Sam Adams

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Here's Where to Head for a Burger in LGA's Terminal D

    Flying out of LaGuardia airport requires a level of steadfastness that few can muster without the help of medication, booze, or certifiable insanity. Besides the crumbling buildings and surly security staff, intrepid travelers often face a dearth of options for decent sustenance: woe betide the hung ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Find Complex, Hop-Centric Brews at Other Half Brewing Company

    Lurking on the fringe between Red Hook and Gowanus is one of New York City's newest breweries, an industrial space with a pocket-sized taproom featuring a mounted kudu head and a bar that once went on tour with the Rolling Stones. Other Half Brewing Company (195 Centre Street, Brooklyn; 347-987-3527 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Here's Why You Should Try Shandy

    If you want to spark derision from a bunch of craft beer snobs, just mention the S word: shandy. The most basic of beer cocktails, the shandy combines lemonade or another non-alcoholic drink with beer to create a low-ABV summer sipper. It's been gaining in popularity for the last couple of years, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    The Four Best Happy Hour Specials This Week

    Spring is definitely, at long last, in the air, which means your social schedule should be ramping up as your friends emerge from hibernation. Gather a crew for a cheap drink and food deal at one of this week's hand-picked happy hour spots.

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    This Was the Gayest St. Patrick's Day Ever, Relatively Speaking

    While St. Patrick's Day revelers were puking technicolor green on each other all up and down 5th Avenue, a mass beericide was narrowly averted at the Stonewall Inn, as part of what turned out to be a (relatively) gay-friendly St. Patrick's Day. The famed gay bar had planned a mass dumping of Guinnes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    What's Happening This Weekend: Free Beer, Mutzfest, Cochon 555, and ChiliFest

    Next weekend is all about getting comfy on the couch if you're a sports fan (or a Super Bowl commercials fan/nachos fan/party fan), which means you have all the more reason to get out and explore this weekend. Here's a look at what's happening around the city.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Rex Reed Still Not the World's Worst Film Critic by Any Measure

    New York Observer film critic Rex Reed is such a reliable source of outraged blog posts he's probably just a neck lipo away from getting his own E! reality show. His review of V/H/S/2, written after he skipped out on the latter three-quarters of the film, inspired the headline "Rex Reed Still World' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Where Are You Heading to Happy Hour?

    Summer concerts, pool parties, even the thought of weekend Slip 'n Slide might make you forget there's a lot of fun to be had during the week. Happy hour should help you remember. Here's a look at some of our favorite places for cheap weekday drinking.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    New York Versus Boston, Food Truck Style

    [See More Edible News: Red Robin Launches Sam Adams Oktoberfest Beer-Milkshake | Vote in the Voice's Best of NYC Poll!] Are the food trucks better in Boston or in New York? There's a food truck "throwdown" taking place in Boston's Dewey Square on October 13 that will find out. The day-long contest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Live: George Thorogood Lights Up B.B. King's

    George Thorogood & The Destroyers w/Tom Hambridge & The Rattlesnakes B.B. King Blues Club Wednesday, August 8 Better than: Jack White. The last time I was at B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square (right next to the Sanrio store, across from Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum), I saw Napalm Death. From the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Kefi's New Daily Happy Hour

    Today, we bring you news of a daily happy hour special at rustic Greek restaurant Kefi. From 5:00-6:30 pm, patrons can enjoy specialty drinks and bites at the 79th Street restaurant. Here's the menu: $6 Frozen Cocktails: Frozen blueberry mojito, Cretan strawberry daiquiri $5 Draft Beer: Sam Adam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    National Lobster Day: Ale-Infused Lobster Roll at Red Hook Lobster Pound

    Today is National Lobster Day and to celebrate, Chef David Burke has created a Samuel Adams Summer Ale-Infused Lobster Roll for Red Hook. They will only sell the Summer Ale-infused lobster roll today. The first 50 visitors to reach the Red Hook Lobster Pound trucks and reference, "Sam Adams!" will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    You Can Now Booze It Up at Joy Burger Bar

    Lauren ShockeyIt's time for semi-alfresco drinking​Joy Burger Bar now has even more reason to be joyful. After a month or so of being open, it now has its liquor license, completing the burger-fries-beer trifeca.

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Dogfish Head Brewery's Sam Calagione Talks About His New Beer TV Show: Do Not Expect Fistfights and Crying

    Sam Calagione's nine-year-old daughter owns part of the brewery. Will be popular in high school.​ Sam Calagione, the head brewer at Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware, might look like a frat boy and sound like a total dude, but he's one of the biggest geeks around when it comes to beer. His new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Jeremy Cowan of Shmaltz Brewing Company Talks Geektoberfest, Jewish Celebration & How Sour is the New Bitter

    Jeremy Cowan​Jeremy Cowan started Shmaltz Brewing Company back in 1996 out of his San Francisco apartment. Now, the beer is brewed in upstate New York and includes the line of HE'BREW craft kosher beers and Coney Island Craft Lagers. Cowan is busy this week as NYC Craft Beer Week is in full sw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Rightbloggers Stick It To The Man With Groovy Rightwing Revolution

    Psst, brother! Are you down with the revolution? No, we don't mean the revolution of the Sixties -- though some of the star players in this one do dress like Paul Revere and the Raiders (and most of them are old enough that -- who knows? -- they may have have gotten stoned and marched on the Penta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: David Burke at Bloomingdale's Beer Dinner; Bastille Day

    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! Sam Adams Dinner David Burke at Bloomingdale's Tuesday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Wine pairing dinners are great, but sometimes all you want is a nice, cold beer. Enjoy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2010

    Underage New York Post Intern Wasted At Least $81 Worth of Alcohol

    ​An intern from the New York Post, not yet 21-years-old, was sent on a reporting mission to 30 alcohol-serving establishments across Manhattan, finding that 57% would provide him with drinks illegally. Some never checked his ID, which clearly read "UNDER 21 UNTIL," and others just didn't care. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Duane Reade's Sushi: We Tried it so You Don't Have to

    How many things are wrong with this picture?​ Last October, Duane Reade rolled out its very own line of generic food products. Labeled with such au courant buzz words as "vegan," "gluten-free," and "all natural" and wrapped in discreet black and white packaging, they signaled the drugstore cha ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2009

    10th Annual Film Critics' Poll: The Abridged Results

    94 critics voted. The results are in.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Say Hello to Black Shack, Burger 67's New Midtown Sibling

    ​ When Jeff Maslanka and Ed Tretter opened 67 Burger in late 2006, they brought hand-formed, seven-ounce patties and Sam Adams milkshakes to Fort Greene and entered the pantheon of new burger joints that Our Man Sietsema observed were "sprouting in trendy neighborhoods like toadstools." Three ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Real Dives--Denny's Steak Pub in Kensington, Brooklyn

    Real Dives: In which we recommend authentically divey dive bars. A real dive bar may be characterized by low prices, clientele over 60, trucker hats only on actual truckers, a long history, lotto, lack of ironic PBR, and a sense that the place is not trying to impress you, or anyone else, ever. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    Scenes from a 21st century Depression, Exhibit A

    A cheery email from the folks behind Campbell Soup and Sam Adams beer recently crossed our desk. (Click here to see it.) It begins: “Hi, I hope all is going well!
 It’s no secret the economy is in the tanker right now,” and urges us to drown our sorrows in lager and chicken noodle. It also ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
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    September 19, 2006

    Field of Queens

    The life and loves of Eric Merfalen, a gay athlete who forged his sexual identity while playing America's most macho, bone-crushing sport

  • NYC Life

    June 27, 2006

    Freedom Booze

    What did our Founding Fathers Get Wasted On?

  • News

    April 11, 2006

    Rumsfeld Pressured to Resign

    A troubled legacy in Iran, Iraq—but don't ignore the Secretary's war on privacy

  • News

    February 7, 2006

    The War on Privacy

    Rumsfeld warns that the enemy can succeed in changing our way of life. It already has.

  • NYC Life

    June 21, 2005

    The World's Strongest Beer

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

  • Music

    December 28, 2004
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    July 28, 2004
  • News

    March 11, 2003

    Red Alert for Bill of Rights!

    Justice Department vs. Democracy

  • Specials

    December 3, 2002
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    November 26, 2002

    Resistance Rising!

    True Patriots Networking

  • News

    July 9, 2002

    Remembering Why We Are Americans

    Who's That Next to Us at the Meeting?

  • NYC Life

    May 29, 2001


    Too Hot to Think? Drink.

  • Music

    August 15, 2000
  • News

    July 4, 2000

    Modem Patriots

    Silicon Alley Chokes on Proposed European Tax