This passed Saturday I made my way up to New Haven via Metro North to visit friends and check out a few breweries along the way. On the agenda were New England Brewing Co. and Stony Creek Brewery. First order of business was curating a breakfast beer selection for the two hour train ride to New Haven. We had friends meeting us in Stamford with Portuguese breakfast sandwiches and I wanted to keep the beers on the lighter side of the spectrum knowing that there was a lot of dri
This is what I'll be drinking for New Year's Eve and to be clear this isn't a recommendation of what you should be drinking but literally but I bought to drink with my friends this weekend. I went with a two pronged approach, bringing both fresh hoppy beers and some full flavored stouts. I have one buddy coming up who routinely gets me Heady Topper along with many other harder to find New England IPAs. And another who is big into stouts so I snagged a wide range of stouts to
If you put a gun to my head and made me list my favorite beers at least half of them would be stouts and the majority of those would be imperial stouts. I love their velvety smoothness, the big robust flavors from the dark malts used in the mash and never think twice about drinking one aged in bourbon barrels. To a fault I get marginally offended when someone won't try a stout because they don't like "dark" beers. It's just something I can't wrap my head around, especially
Who hasn't heard the age old sayings, "it's on the inside that counts," or, "beauty is only skin deep." These are ideals we're taught as tots so that we look beyond the surface of both people and things that we come across in our daily lives. When it's comes to purchasing any kind of beer, wine or booze the first thing we see before the style, appellation or length of aging is the package design. We all want to think we're smarter than being drawn in by a label but it happens
OK, let's get this out of the way up front. I'm a food snob. My nose is tilted 20 degrees higher when it comes to food as compared to beer. Yes, I'm very inclined to seek out the very best beers that are out there but I'm also happy to concede and drink some crap beer from time to time, I can't always say the same for food. Living in New York City doesn't leave me short of options for beer or food but finding a great restaurant that has a beer selection to match isn't very ea
This was a private tasting that a friend hosted for some business colleagues and I brought the basics to navigate through a beer 101 course. I included four beers in the actual tasting but as you can see in the picture below a few people brought their own beers which made the experience even more fun. For the guided tasting I brought Boulevard - Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, Westbrook - Gose, Stone - Enjoy By 12.25.2015 and AleSmith - Speedway Stout. Below is the summary of people's
I'm a beer nerd who enjoys great craft beer but more importantly I want to share great beer with all of you!