New York City is not exactly a friendly place to launch a brewery. Space that's large enough to hold equipment is scarce, and what exists is expensive. But for Larry Koestler, Loren Taylor-Raymond, and Kaitlyn Haubrich, opening elsewhere was not an option -- all three of them were born and raised in ... More >>
Local brewmasters pair their cuisine to their creations
With the weather getting hotter, we know you need an excuse to leave your air conditioned abode. If you're not escaping to a rich friend's summer share, consider one of these events.
Before heading out of town for Memorial Day weekend, toast your office buddies and those friends that never leave the city with a few cheap drinks. Here are four places to take into consideration.
Take advantage of the post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving lull in "pumpkin traffic" (how Long Island locals refer to day-trippers who jam up roads by the u-pick patches), and spend a day in the vineyards of the North Fork. The Fork starts just past Riverhead, and depending on traffic, entails an hour-a ... More >>
Almost as soon as we published our list of the 10 best breweries in NYC(-ish) last week, a number of this city's craft beer aficionados took to the comments section and Twitter to discuss our ranking order and point out omissions they perceived as particularly glaring.
Beer is a longstanding July 4 tradition, and an ice cold brew sounds especially good in this hot and sticky weather. You have lots of options when it comes to stocking your cooler, so we tracked down Joe Tracy, cellar manager of Brooklyn's craft beer mecca Bierkraft, who gave us his top five picks f ... More >>
Gregory Fellows began working with chef Anita Lo at her Greenwich Village restaurant Annisa seven years ago, and he fell so in love with the experience that he gave up his plans to follow a career in political science to stay on board. He never looked back. He's been serving at the spot ever since, ... More >>
Thursday, December 27 Beer Dinner for Holiday Hurricane Relief at Alewife: Long Island City brewery Alewife will host a holiday meal fit for a beer fanatic. For $50, try brews from Smuttynose, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, Greenport Harbor, and Bronx Brewery, all paired with a six-course men ... More >>
THE GOOD BEER FEST RETURNS
After years of working as a bartender and a marketing guy for Anheuser-Busch, Ted Kenny decided to test out his beer chops by opening up a store of his own on the Lower East Side, Top Hops Beer Shop (94 Orchard St., 212-254-4677), where you can grab a pint to stay or a growler to take home. Of cours ... More >>
The Growler Station (which, we've since learned, is opening tomorrow) isn't the only new beer shop opening downtown. Now comes word that Top Hops has officially opened at 94 Orchard Street (212-254-4677). Part bottle shop, part tasting room, and part classroom, this sudsy spot offers over 700 brands ... More >>
Sterling PublicationsA beer a day will keep the doctor away, right?While the craft-beer movement might have had its start out West, there's now no shortage of quality breweries here in New York. Just ask Joshua M. Bernstein, author of Brewed Awakening, a new book all about the origins of the ... More >>
The craft beer movement, once the province of homebrewers and so-called "beer nerds," has become so mainstream that you'd be hard-pressed to find a bar in New York City that doesn't have at least Brooklyn Lager on tap. But where do you go when you want to find the absolute best brews in the ... More >>
Gays get the freedom to marry—and for some, the freedom not to
A tour of Fire Island, the Hamptons, the anti-Hamptons. All nice. Now it's back to Murray Hill.
As we head into a 48-hour period of relative oblivion, here's a look back at the best posts of the last five days: This week, g-u-t-b-o-m-b is spelled by the Galway Hooker's hooker burger. Paul Giannone, the man behind the new Paulie Gee's, talked about making the leap from IT manager to restauran ... More >>
New York, this brew's for you.It's the kind of thing movie bromances are based on: John Liegey and Rich Vandenburgh met in college, became best friends, and always dreamed of starting a microbrewery together. That dream was made a reality last July when Greenport Harbor Brewing Company was fo ... More >>
For this week's VV dining newsletter newsletter (sign up here), Chris Leahy of BLT Prime gave writer Hailey Eber a dressed-up oyster recipe, perfect for New Year's Eve or a Christmas Day lunch. Widow's Hole Oyster Company harvests oysters from Greenport Harbor off the coast of Long Island. Leah ... More >>