Good Beer Month Goes Out With a Bang

July is Good Beer Month in New York City! It’s the seventh annual Good Beer Month. It was launched by Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 and the Good Beer Seal as a way to celebrate great beer in New York City and the places that serve it. There are bars marked with the Good…

Gun Hill Brewing Co. Crowdfunding New Fermenter

We all love canned craft beer. The Bronx’s Gun Hill Brewing Co. is planning to can its beer, but to do that they need to purchase a new fermenter, so as not to disrupt the regular production schedule. The brewerey has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money needed to get that new fermenter. Gun Hill…

Brooklyn Homebrew to Close

It has been a roller coaster type of year for beer in New York City. While new breweries, bars and shops open at an impressive and exciting rate, other spots that seemed unstoppable in years past have shut their doors. One of the few homebrew shops in the city, Brooklyn Homebrew, is slated to close at the end of this month. The shop was opened in 2009 by Danielle Cefaro and Benjamin Stutz, and was a go-to spot for brewing supplies, classes, or advice. The shop even helped host the popular Brewklyn Homebrewer’s Contest. The pair cited the “grind of running a retail…

Greenpoint Beer Works Opens a Taproom

It’s fun, bearing witness to the craft beer growth in New York City. In the past several years we’ve not only seen great new breweries popping up in all five boroughs, but we’ve also seen some of the originals grow and expand.  This week, Greenpoint Beer Works – which produces KelSo and Heartland Brewery beers…

Join us on a beer adventure!

Beers. Trivia. Travel. Coming up on July 11, BeerUnion will team up with New York Adventure Club on a brewery trip up the Hudson, which will involve all three of the above. Join us as we start in Manhattan, head up to Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, then visit Rushing Duck Brewing Company, and finish the…

A few words about beer cocktails

 Ok. Beer cocktails. It’s something we really need to talk about. We were invited to serve as judges for a Beer Cocktail Showdown, hosted by TableHoppingNY. Don’t get me wrong, it was a great evening. We had some great cocktails. But let me say this: if you put less than a tablespoon of beer into…

Drink Beer in Support of the East Village

At the end of March, an explosion on Second Avenue in the East Village caused three buildings to collapse (aftermath is pictured above). Many businesses have been struggling since, including craft beer institutions Jimmy’s No. 43, Burp Castle and Standings (also known as the “Brewmuda triangle”). On Friday, May 15, the New York City Brewers…

Some of our favorite (new) things

New York City’s beer scene is constantly changing. Every so often we take a moment to appreciate some of our favorite new happenings around the area. Here’s what we’re excited about right now: 1. Greenport Harbor in bottles – Long Island’s Greenport Harbor is (by our estimation) one of the best breweries in the state, but…

Brooklyn Brewery Partnership With Carlsberg Extends to Norway

The iconic Brooklyn Brewery seems to be taking the world (or at least Scandanavia) by storm. Last year, the brewery partnered with Danish brewery Carlsberg to open Nya Carnegiebryggeriet (New Carnegie) in Stockholm, Sweden. Now the two breweries are at it again, this time in Norway. Brooklyn will build a new brewery in the existing E.C. Dahls building…

On Being a Woman in Beer

Thrillist recently ran a listicle entitled “Six Dirty Lies Men Spread About Women and Beer” written by Ashley Rouston, aka the Beer Wench. I’m not going to link to it here because I’m not about to give it direct web traffic. When you write a story that includes sweeping generalizations, you discredit yourself and make people angry. I’ve…