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    April 1, 2014

    The Best Beer Events in April

    Happy April! Do you need an excuse to drink? Probably not. But if you're looking for one, we've got you covered. This month brings an eclectic assortment of beer-filled events, so you actually have no excuse not to drink up.

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    February 26, 2014
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    October 17, 2013

    And the Winner of the Brooklyn Pour's Fan Favorite Award Is...

    What was your favorite brew at last weekend's Brooklyn Pour? That was the question we asked you as you stumbled sauntered out the door post-tasting in our quest to crown a fan favorite at the Greenpoint craft beer event. Well, we've tallied your votes, and we have a winner.

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    October 11, 2013

    Steadfast Beer Company and its Gluten-Free Beer

    Finding a suitable beer when you can't consume barley or wheat is a challenge. But when there's an opening in the market, wait around long enough, and someone will fill the void. When Albany-based Steadfast Beer Company co-founder Jeremy Hosier decided to do just that, he wanted "to take gluten fre ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013

    Brooklyn Brew Shop to Join the Brewery Ranks

    Brooklyn Brew Shop is one of the only places in New York City that provides easy-to-use brew kits for homebrewers. "Making beer is not difficult. It requires little space. It will save you money, and taste better than what you find in most stores," the shop's website boasts, encouraging others to ge ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    A Brew With A View: Rockaway Brewing Company in Long Island City

    Next time you find yourself at the LIC Flea & Food in Long Island City and you've sifted through your share of vintage dresses and antique furniture, you might consider rewarding yourself for your hard work with a pint at Rockaway Brewing Company, which is located just around the corner--behind the ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Local Pumpkin Beers to Usher in Fall

    We officially ring in autumn this weekend, which means it's time to start indulging your seasonal obsessions like apple picking, scarves, and decorative gourds. It also means that the market is flooded with pumpkin-infused everything, and if you've already gotten your fill of lattes (we wouldn't bla ... More >>

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    September 17, 2013

    Screaming Females' Marissa Paternoster to DJ Village Voice's Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

    Well this is sure shaping up nicely: Our annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival, wherein 100 (!) breweries offer beer thirsty patrons an unlimited taste of their product, has just added some megawatt DJ talent. Marissa Paternoster of the bands Noun and Screaming Females (who we gushed about in our ... More >>

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    September 4, 2013


    Yes, Pig Island is what 
it sounds like

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    July 19, 2013

    Alewife Team Opening Two New Beer Bars in Manhattan and a Brewery in Brooklyn

    As we perused our Get Real Presents Craft Beer Passport, plotting how we'd consume the 39 craft beers it entitles us to, we noticed a spot we'd never heard of before: The Jeffrey, listed at 311 East 60th Street. So we did some digging and learned that the spot's the work of the team behind Long Isla ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    Pick Up a Get Real Craft Beer Passport, Drink 39 Pints for $30

    We're right in the thick of July Good Beer Month, and whether you're a craft beer amateur or aficionado--or a total novice who just likes drinking cheaply--you might consider this sweet deal to carry you through the rest of the (very hot) summer: Buy a Get Real Craft Beer Passport for $30 and you'll ... More >>

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    June 27, 2013

    Bed Vyne Brews Brings a Craft Beer Shop and Tavern to Bed-Stuy

    The folks behind Bed Vyne, a sweet little wine shop on Tompkins Avenue in Bed-Stuy, have sojourned into the world of beer. Last weekend, they quietly opened Bed Vyne Brews, a craft beer shop and tavern, in the space next door.

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    June 13, 2013

    Craft Beer Convention, LIC Flea, Jazz Age Lawn Party: What to Do This Weekend

    The weekend is almost here, and if you're looking forward to spending quality time with dad on Sunday, check out the roundup of offbeat food-related Father's Day activities we posted yesterday. If you're weekend isn't revolving around celebrating Dad--or if he's game for non-Father's Day-related out ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Evil Twin's Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø on the Side Project That Became an Empire

    New York City is having an Evil Twin moment. For proof, check the drinks menu at the trendier of your favorite establishments, where you'll almost certainly find one or two beers from this craft brewer listed. For further proof, head out to Greenpoint and hit Tørst (if you've managed to avoid it th ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Japanese Brewery Revolutionizes Chocolate Stout -- With a Chocolate Glass

    Rogue Ales makes one, and so do Brooklyn Brewery and Harpoon. In fact, it's hard to find a fashion-forward beer factory that hasn't made its own version of chocolate stout recently. Some ramp up the excitement by making double chocolate stouts and black chocolate stouts. But what is it? Chocolate st ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    What's Happening: Latke Festival and Cheese Ball

    Monday, December 10 Fourth Annual Latke Festival Celebrate Hanukkah at BAM with 17 restaurants including Fatty 'Cue and Veselka, as they fry up some of the best latkes in the city. Tickets are $55 and include drinks. 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn

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    May 16, 2012


    Googa what? Googa who?

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    December 3, 2011

    L'Asso Pizza's Thomas Barris on Beer

    Thomas Barris​ Like many, Thomas Barris first learned about beer in college. Unlike many, Barris' education wasn't confined to frathouses and rubber funnels: He took some time away from school to travel Europe, where he learned about the Continent's cuisine and drink. There, he also got gigs o ... More >>

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    November 22, 2011

    Taste Testing Saranac's Shirley Temple in a Bottle

    While food shopping at Polpette (254 Fifth Avenue, Park Slope, 718-399-8800) recently, we chanced upon a soda we'd never seen before: Saranac's Shirley Temple. Having drunk many a Shirley Temple in our youth (gotta train for cocktail consumption early in life!) we were excited to see the beverage in ... More >>

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    October 7, 2011

    Sixpoint Joins Occupy Wall Street, Supplies Protesters With Water

    This is what democracy looks like! Pictured is Sixpoint's Ian McConnell, who is filling up kegs with what the company calls "Sixpoint Lite," a/k/a clean drinking water. Unlike Liberatos Pizza, which is selling OccuPie pizzas for $15, Sixpoint isn't looking to make a profit. Instead, president Shane ... More >>

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    September 27, 2011

    The Lower East Side Gets a Little Beer-Happier

    Just what the LES needs: more beer.​Top Hops (94 Orchard Street), a craft beer shop-slash-tasting room is gearing up to announce itself to the Lower East Side. A few more details on the concept have emerged: it will specialize in American craft and select imports and offer growlers. If you're ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    Craft Beer Week Coming Soon to New York City

    Landfelddt / FlickrBottoms up!​While there is no greater craft beer event this autumn than the Village Voice's own Brooklyn Pour, beer geeks should get pumped for New York City's fourth annual Craft Beer Week, occurring from Friday, September 16 to Sunday, September 25. With almost 100 bars a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Open and Closed: Say Hello to Silver Lining, Goodbye to Asia de Cuba

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Asian fusion restaurant Asia de Cuba, in Morgans New York hotel, will close in October. The owners will replace it with a new concept. [Crains]​ Leske's, the last Scandinavian bakery in B ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    Barcade's Joe Stickney Talks Craft Beer and the Best Video Games to Play While Drinking

    ​ Could there be a better dude bar than Barcade in Williamsburg? Not only is it filled with vintage video games, it also boasts 25 beers on tap and the official Good Beer Seal for carrying quality American craft beers. If you're not a beer geek, don't worry, the staff here is very nonjudgmenta ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Bourbon Boom Boosts Kentucky Distilleries; S.E.C. Stops Crowdsourced Buyout of PBR

    ​Kentucky bourbon distilleries have spent at least $150 million expanding their facilities as demand for bourbon explodes in the United States and across the globe. [Daily Mail] Ten of the city's best beer shops suggest 10 of their favorite brews. [Grub Street] The S.E.C. stops two ad execs ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Jamie Oliver Gets Flavored Milk Banned in L.A.; Ferran Adrià Teams Up With Pepsi

    ​Superstar chef Ferran Adrià is forming a new partnership now that El Bulli is about to close ... with PepsiCo. [Eater] Jamie Oliver wins one for the kids as the Los Angeles Unified School District decides to ban flavored milks. [LA Times] Twenty coffee experts gather in Santa Marta, Colomb ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    The Holy Grail of Bourbon; Silly Cocktails

    ​Buffalo Trace's Single Oak Project may be the Holy Grail of bourbons: it was aged in barrels made from 96 hand-selected trees. [Washington Post] BAMA Vodka is donating all profits from its May and June sales to help victims of the storms that raged through Alabama in April. [Sacramento Bee] ... More >>

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    May 4, 2011

    The Library Taps Coney Island Brewing Co. to Brew George Washington's Beer

    Doth poor penmanship beget good beer?​The New York Public Library is getting foodier everyday. Not only is it digitizing some 40,000 New York restaurant menus of yore, it's also taking a stab at George Washington's recipe for making beer.

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    October 21, 2010

    Pumpkin Ale Taste-Off

    ​"It's like every brewer has to make a pumpkin ale now," said the bearded fellow at Whole Foods' beer shop. "But if you don't like any of these," he continued, gesturing to my shopping bag, "I think you should probably just give up on pumpkin ales." Pumpkin ales start popping up everywhere i ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    Good Beer NYC Coming Soon to East 9th Street

    ​If you're still recovering from Craft Beer Week, then you might want to avert your eyes: in two weeks' time, should all go according to plan, Good Beer NYC will open on East 9th Street.

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    June 17, 2010

    The Fourth Annual NY Brewfest Will Bring a Lot of Beer to Governors Island This Saturday

    NY Brewfest​Craft beer will get yet another moment in the sun this Saturday, when Brewfest descends upon the grassy expanse of Governors Island. The festival will celebrate its fourth year with suds from breweries including Brewery Ommegang, Ithaca Beer Company, Spaten, Duvel, Captain Lawrence ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    7-Eleven's New 12-Pack

    ​In a bid to have even more drunk teenagers congregate outside their stores, 7-Eleven has launched its own beer, Game Day, which comes in both "light" and "ice" variations. 7-Eleven is actually the third-biggest beer retailer in the United States, and they've been seeing an uptick in budget ... More >>

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    April 20, 2010

    7-Eleven to Roll Out Private-Label Beer; High-Alcohol Wines Appeal (to Some)

    ​A bizarre study has revealed that college students who are addicted to tanning salons tend to drink more alcohol and smoke more pot than their paler peers. [BusinessWeek] 7-Eleven is launching its own private-label beer called Game Day, produced by City Brewing of Wisconsin, that will target ... More >>

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    March 23, 2010

    Chinese Winemakers Go High-End; Anheuser-Busch to Make More Beer with Less Water

    ​After years of producing cheap, bad wine, Chinese winemakers are creating high-end offerings, catering to a an increasingly affluent and sophisticated Chinese consumer. [Wall Street Journal] Christie's has announced it will auction Pablo Picasso's portrait, "The Absinthe Drinker," for betwee ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Eataly Promises "The Craziest and Amazing Brewery in the World"

    ​ An update on Eataly, the artisanal Italian food juggernaut set to descend upon West 23rd Street sometime this summer: MadParkNews learns that the 32,000-square-foot emporium's rooftop brewery-restaurant will be a combination of two American and two Italian craft breweries. The American brew ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Hangar One Really Deals in Brandy; The Peanut Board Pushes Booze

    ​Thanks to establishments like Bierkraft, growlers -- 64-ounce glass vessels for transporting beer -- have become the accessory of the moment, and not just for beer geeks. [NY Times] Brandy has always been the goal of the makers of Hangar One vodka. They've been aging brandy for the past 20 y ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Our 10 Best Beers

    ​ When we got the idea to do Our 10 Best Beers, little did we realize what a shark tank we were jumping into. While wine drinkers, cocktail swillers, and those that drink their spirits neat are a very vocal and cantankerous bunch, the vast majority of beer fanciers just sit back, foamy quaff i ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Booze News: Anheuser-Busch Launches Wheat Beer; Lonely Men Like Gin & Whiskey

    ​ Following in the footsteps of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today, Zagat has launched its own wine club in collaboration with Direct Wines. The Zagat Wine Club will deliver a new specially selected mixed case every three months. [Zagat] With wineries being hit just as ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Craft Beer Week & New Amsterdam Market

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Queens County Farm Dinner Queens County Farm Museum September 10, 6-10:30 p.m. Join Top Chef alum Camille Becerra and former owner of San Francisco's SPQR Danie ... More >>

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    September 8, 2009


    So many beers, so little time

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    June 18, 2009

    City's Public (and Maybe Private) Drinking Down

    The new Zagat New York City Nightlife Guide is out, and its survey indicates that citizens are not hitting the bars and clubs like they used to. Zagat finds 56 percent of survey respondents going out less, 38 percent finding cheaper places, 27 percent ordering fewer drinks, etc. Given the economy, ... More >>

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    June 16, 2009

    Booze News--Sasha Petraske Does D.C.; Boxed Wine Is Better, Says Study

    Big beer companies and small craft brewers are teaming up to change a range of federal tax laws. Associations representing both groups have joined forces to introduce the Brewers Excise and Economic Relief Act (yes, the BEER Act), which would return federal excise taxes on beer to pre-1991 levels, f ... More >>

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    April 13, 2009

    What's Happening This Week

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! This week, we bring you a little tax day relief and a beery movie night. The newly opened pizza-by-the-inch joint Golosi (125 Park Avenue) will have a tax day ... More >>

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    March 25, 2008


    Drink up with 52 award-winning breweries

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    June 21, 2005

    The World's Strongest Beer

    Sam Adams' record-breaking brew: Actually a fine spirit?

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