Craft 47 in Goshen killing it right now with hard to find Hudson Valley and NYS beers!
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 26TH
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a Two Roads Tasting 6pm – 9pm!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 27TH
Beer World in Kingston has a Bell’s Limited Beer tasting 5pm – 7pm including Hopslam and Planet Series beers!
Beer World in New Windsor has a Broken Bow tasting 3pm – 5pm!
The Burger Loft in New City has a Maine Beer Co. Tap Takeover 11am – closing!
DeCicco’s in Ardsley has a Perennial Artisna Ales tasting 5pm – 8pm!
Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson has a Harpoon Tap Takeover 6pm – 9pm!
Craft Beer Cellar in Warwick has a Southern Tier Tasting 3pm – 6pm!
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28TH
Chatham Brewery was on Food Network’s Farmhouse Rules show this afternoon. All the food was made using their brews, very cool. Keep an eye out for reruns.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 19TH
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 20TH
Beer World in New Windsor has a 2 Roads tasting 4pm – 6pm!
Beer World in New Windsor has a Bad Seed tasting 6pm – 8pm!
Broken Bow Brewery in Tuckahoe has a Kolschfest 3pm – 6pm OR 6pm – 11pm!
Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville has a Keegan Ales Craft Beer Dinner 7pm – 11pm!
The Craftsman Ale House in Harrison has a Green Flash Tap takeover at 7pm!
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has an Abita tasting/party 5pm – 8pm!
Half Time Beverages in Poughkeepsie has a North River Hops & Brewing tasting at 5pm!
Half Time Beverages in Mamaroneck has a Green Flash Meet the Brewer/tasting 4pm – 7pm!
Decicco’s in Armonk has an Alpine Beer & Green Flash tasting 5pm – 9pm!
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 21ST
Beer World in Kingston has Mill House Brewing Co. (from Poughkeepsie) retail debut 12pm – 2pm! Come meet the brewers and taste their beer!
Half Time Beverages in Mamaroneck has a Broken Bow, Bronx Brewery, North River and Merchants Duvin tasting at 3pm!
A Visit to Lancaster Brewery @lancasterbrew Knowing they already have a solid lineup of year-round beers that are available in NY now, I sampled a flight of their seasonal and limited releases. All up to snuff and their two highest rated beers on BA, their Double Chocolate Milk Stout and Imperial Joe were even better, yet both extremely sessionable. The food was also superb, some of the best soft pretzels I’ve had, with fresh-cut fries and a delicious bison burger, all in the cozy retro atmosphere of an historical 1800s-era building, which made me wish I could stay all afternoon. Took home a variety 12 in the most unique packaging in the industry.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 12TH
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a Peak Organic tasting 6pm – 9pm!
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13TH
Beer World in Kingston has a Bad Seed Cider tasting 5pm – 7pm!
The Craftsman Ale House in Harrison has an Ithaca Beer Tap Takeover at 7pm!
Green Growler Grocery in Croton-on-Hudson has an Ommegang Tap Takeover 6pm – 9pm!
Craft Beer Cellar in Warwick has a Valentine’s Day Chocolate Lovers tasting 3pm – 6pm!
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 14TH
Grand Cru Beer & Cheese Market in Rhinebeck has their 3rd Annual I Love Beer I Love Barns event 4pm – 8pm!
Growler & Gill in Nanuet has a Chocolate Beer Lovers Valentine tasting 4pm – 8pm!
Half Time Beverages in Mamaroneck kas a Arcobrau Brewery, Dinkel Acker Brewery, Half Full Brewery tasting 3pm – 6pm!
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17TH
The Anchor in Kingston will have a Bell’s Hopslam release party at 7pm!
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18TH
DeCicco’s Brewster Bar has a Bell’s Hopslam tapping at 3pm!
Culinary Institute 2nd Annual Beefsteak Dinner, January 31, 2015
The renowned CIA recently held it’s yearly Beefsteak, a one night only feast of food, drink and music and I was lucky enough to be able to attend. For the uninitiated, a Beefsteak is an old NY tradition where men would get together and overindulge in steak, beer, bourbon and song with no sign of silverware, manners or restraint. The Culinary’s version, now all-inclusive and utensil-ready, was started last year by Senior Director of Food & BeverageOperations, Waldy Malouf, who hosted a similiar night at NYC’s former Beacon restaurant
for twelve years. As a band played sing-along tunes, guests sat at long, communal tables and enjoyed four all-you-can-eat courses which included jumbo shrimp, crab and oysters, sliders, lamb chops and bacon-wrapped kidneys, sirloin by the pound and mini-cheesecakes and fresh doughnuts for dessert. The meal was also paired with never-ending pints of classic, crisp, Brooklyn Pilsner and bottles of Bulleit Bourbon, which I had never had before and was amazing. As one would expect from the Culinary, all of the food was top notch. Brooklyn Brewery, with their new on-campus brewery currently being constructed, (look for an article on that soon) had their own table of staff and guests, thus the photo above with Regional Sales Manager Rich Jarvis, myself, owner of the Hudson Valley’s original craft beer bar The Golden Rail in Newburgh, Brian Butler, and Brooklyn CEO Eric Ottaway. Good times were had by all. My only regrets were not booking a hotel room nearby to fully indulge the way they did back in the day, and not bringing a large group of friends to sit with. Until next year, Beefsteak…