This week’s Six Pack of the Week (SPotW?) is Left Hand Breweries Milk Stout. A popular pour at beer festivals and a Finalist in the first ever BFFF, this Milk Stout might be slightly out of season, but the Beer Friends can always enjoy a good dark pour! Cheers!
Archive for April, 2010
There has been a glass in my apartment since I moved in with a whale on one side and “Greenport Harbor Brewing Co” on the other. This glass taunts me. It tells me there is a craft brewery out on the north fork of Long Island, but it knows my laziness won’t allow me to take the day trip. It knows my desire for craft beer is only trumped by my desire to stay in bed. However, finally, like everything else in my life; Greenport Harbor Brewing has finally come to me. They brought six beers (5 taps, 1 cask) to Barcade in Brooklyn to finally give me the chance to try this brewery that I think about every time I do the dishes.
The question is whether it will be good enough to break me of my xenophobic ways and warrant a day trip, or if I will continue to be skeptical and wait for things to come to me…
This limited edition six-pack will include two bottles each of 2009 Samuel Adams American Homebrew Contest winners Michael Robinson’s Old Ale and Ben Miller’s Barleywine, as well as two bottles of Employee Homebrew Winner Jeremy White’s Saison.
Sounds like we’ve got quite a treat this year. You really should rush to your local Beer place and see if you can score a six pack or two, they wont be here forever…and if you miss it there’s always next year.
If you would like to enter the contest this year CLICK HERE!
Beer Friends here giving our brief recap of a night to be remembered at our favorite watering hole, The Pony Bar. Located in Hells Kitchen on 10th Ave and 45th Street, this craft beer bar has made quite the splash in the first year they’ve been open. Besides getting great reviews in Time Out New York and Yelp, The Pony Bar has become one of local legend with it’s All American Club. Drink your way through 100 beers, write them down including Beer, Brewery, date and your own personal rating and receive a awesome Dickies short sleeve button up brewmaster shirt – but wait! There’s more! Last night the Pony Bar was closed for a private party from 3-7p as Dan the manager and the awesome bartenders and barhops treated All American club members to 20 new pours plus sliders and wings.
Of course the Beer Friends made a trip – three of us being members in this exclusive club (we like to drink with a purpose) and here’s what our night consisted of: (more…)
Last summer I took a trip to Cape Cod for the first time since I was a kid. It was an awesome trip.
I got to rediscover what I loved about Cape Cod and found a bunch of new things to fall in love with, and by “things” I mean “Craft Beer.”
It was awesome to try some new brews coming from all over the Cape and the Islands. Even with the time spent I’ve spent in Boston there were a few of these breweries I had never tried before. One brewery that was and early stand out, and has become a quick favorite, was Cape Cod Beer.
Cape Cod Beer is a young brewery getting ready to celebrate their 6th anniversary with a party at the end of this month. They are based out of Hyannis Mass., and there beers can be found around Cape Cod. However, with Cape Cod Beer having no major bottling line, the only way to get your hands on these delicious brews is on tap or in a growler. The best place to get growlers is at brewery itself , but you can also find them all around the Cape at some package stores (or a “Liquor store” for those not from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts).
Beer Friends here with another Monday Six Pack of the week video! This week the Beer Friends took a trip to Northwest New York and brought back some canned goodness! Enjoy!
If you’re curious where the beer you’re drinking falls in relation to the rest of the beer world, I have your Ultimate Reference Chart:
The Periodic Table of Beer Styles.
But maybe you want to print this puppy out, laminate it and carry it around with you at all times? Well you are in luck, john602 over at Flickr has given us this fantastic piece of art in 4 easy to download .jpg files.
Click here to find them.
Thanks to Ken for sending this our way.
Hello all you Beer Friends!
Here is a bonus Thursday Beer Review in honor of baseball season starting. Although a little late from Opening Day – Brooklyn Pennant Ale 55 is available year round, so open that bag of Cracker Jacks and enjoy a Beer Friends bonus video.
The Grand Finale
Since CBS decided to update their “One Shining Moment” Montage, the Beer Friends decided to go old school – enjoy…