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Building a Brewery From Scratch

“People want to see hard work, they don’t want to see a new brewery show up. They want to see something that grew from a seed,” says Rich Castagna, founder, owner and brewer of Bridge and Tunnel Brewery in Queens. This philosophy could not be more true in his case. Castagna and his family have…

BeerUnion Takes on the Good Beer Seal Bars

One of the best ways to get to know the beer scene in NYC is to visit the Good Beer Seal bars. As we’ve previously mentioned, the seal recognizes independently owned bars that have a focus on bringing craft beer and quality imports to the community. Since starting four years ago, the bars have organized July as Good Beer Month to promote each other and to hold special events. We’ve decided to take on the challenge of going to each of the bars (there are now 40) by the end of July. We will use the next couple of weeks…

A Visit to Peekskill Brewery

On a recent Saturday afternoon (St. Patrick’s Day) we headed up to visit Peekskill Brwery on Metro North with Matt and Emily Garland of Tapped Craft Beer Events. The brewery is conveniently located across the street from the train station and boasts a surprisingly wide variety of beers for such a small operation. Their new brewmaster Jeff “Chief” O’Neil has brewed a perfect lineup for the spring with a saison, a balanced pale ale, and a citrusy IPA. We were impressed with the Zeitgeist Berliner Weisse, a refreshing 3.5% ABV full of lemon flavors and a pleasant sour note. We…