NYC Beer Week 2016: Brewers to Look for and Beers to Drink

NYC Beer Week  2016 (Feb. 19 – 28) is almost upon us. With less than two weeks to go, it’s time to start planning which beers to seek out, many brought to you by the ever-growing and awesome group of talented New York City brewers. Lucky for all of us, some of us were clued in to what will be pouring throughout the 10-day “week” of incredible local beers.

The recommendations below include beers poured at the NYC Beer Week 2016 press preview held at Flatiron Hall on Jan. 27, 2016. Several of these breweries will also be debuting SMaSH beers on Feb. 19 during the city-wide SimulTap, or simultaneous tapping of State Malt and State Hop beers brewed specially for NYC Beer Week. Possibly the best lineup of these (10 SMaSH beers on tap) will be tapping at Banter on Feb. 19, but you can find them throughout the city and week in small quantities. Continue reading

Ale Street News: The Rise of the Beer Web Series

Chris Bosh and Sam Calagione in That's Odd...Let's Drink It!

Chris Bosh and Sam Calagione in That’s Odd…Let’s Drink It!

The new issue of Ale Street News is out, which means I finally get to share my favorite feature of the year: The Rise of the Beer Web Series.

On assignment from Tony Forder, ASN editor, I had the opportunity to interview Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder, about his new web series that launched recently on First We Feast: That’s Odd…Let’s Drink It!

The series opened a floodgate for me, as I discovered a number of beer series across the Internet of Beer landscape: Craftwerk by Munchies (Vice); the Beer Diaries by the eponymous Beer Diaries TV; Beer Artisan by the Foodable Web TV Network. As these series continue to surface, and as beer shows begin to rise in popularity in general, an important set of questions begins to emerge:

  1. Why are beer shows being produced online instead of on TV?
  2. Can a beer show simultaneously appeal to beer experts and beginners?
  3. What will Sam Calagione do next?

Find out on Page 13 of the latest ASN issue, Vol. 24—No. 6: Craft Beer Gone Crazy. Pick one up in a craft beer bar near you—or click here.

Cheers,
BeerAffair