Big beer is often portrayed as a simple way to socialize. But there is nothing ordinary about the amazing beers that are poured at Stone Brewing’s Oakquinox. This age-old tradition of barrel aging beers has returned with a flavor busting vengeance, in festival form.
Located in the village, just a few miles from Bear Mountain, Murray's Saloon & Eatery has a mountain divey-ness vibe that is unparelled. Nightly karaoke, a great menu of burgers & appetizers, billiards and a full bar make Murray's a local's favorite. Upon entering the bar, you will likely get the locals once over, reminiscent of a western saloon. But after a few drinks, you'll find one of the most eclectic groups of people - locals and tourists alike - partying together in one small dive bar.
Ross Steinberg is the focus of my first homebrewer highlight. Having lived in Los Angeles, it may come as no surprise that he now brews beer for bands such as Prong, Ministry and The Swingin' Utters. Cool.
Join Stone for a celebration of the tasty extravagance that ensues when beer meets wood. Stone will begin pouring dozens of barrel-aged and wood-infused brews at 10 am and not stop until 4 pm. "Dr." Bill Sysak has over 100 spectacular beers lined up, and he's working on even more!
I just caught wind of a coup. It's nothing that will make the headlines, except for the occasional drinking or beard-celebrating blogs. But Steve McKenna, co-host (stunt-drinker, mascot, drinking buddy) of "Drinking Made Easy" on HDNet, formerly of "Three Sheets" on Spike, will be hanging up his mug. Permanently.
St. Patrick’s day is among the greatest beer-drinking holidays, where millions collectively fill up the mighty pint of beer, toasting to the patron saint of Ireland.
When you reach for a drink tomorrow, any one of these beers will serve you quite well.
The Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) is the only industry event that serves both brewpubs and packaging breweries. On May 2nd, professional brewers will meet to exchange ideas on how to improve brewery quality and performance. CBC is the number one environment in North America for concentrated, affordable brewing education.
It’s known among my good friends that occasionally, I have the capacity of becoming boneless, beaming and butterfingered when I drink. Imbibing aside, I can also just be a klutz sometimes.
I just upgraded to the iPhone 4S. You know where this is going, don’t you? Yeah, it slipped out of my hand onto the concrete outside, as I was starting my jog. To add insult to injury (or in this case, injury to insult), I cut myself on the damn cracked screen!