June 30, 2010

Drunk History Presents St. Arnold, Nikola Telsa & Mark Zap

Not only is July the celebratory month of St. Arnold, Patron Saint of Brewers, but it is also Good Beer Month here in NYC! There will be several events going on all around the city, so be sure to check at least one out!

Next on the list, we wanted to give a shout out to our buddy Mark Zap and congratulate him, and his homebrew club, The New Brighton Homebrew Society out on Staten Island. They are the American Homebrewers Association's feature club of the month! Check it out here. Staten Island has a whole mess of homebrewers and we are very happy to see them getting a nod. We should also mention that Mark has been working on a really awesome project for a few months now called "Brewing As Art". Mark and a welding buddy will be building, from the ground up, a completely mobile brewery. They plan on having presentations all through the city when the project is ready. You can follow their progress here.

Lastly, we wanted to remind everybody about our new FORUM! Now anytime you have a question and need an answer, you can have a whole mess of people helping you out, including us of course. Feel free to join and participate or just browse the forum as a guest. It is of course FREE to join! We also have a new "Questions & Answers" page set up. It is simply a quick reference guide for frequently asked questions and will always be available to view on our homepage.

Next up some Adventures from New Glarus.....

June 3, 2010

The Cooking Channel? F*ck that sh#t! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

In case you didn't catch it, we had the pleasure of joining Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy's No. 43, Ray Deter of d.b.a., Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger, Brian Ewing of 12 Percent Imports, and Spencer Niebhur from Southampton Ales & Lagers at Roberta's for an episode of Beer Sessions on the Heritage Radio Network.

We got to taste some great beer that Brian and Spencer brought with them, and we got to share a Saison and a Canadian/Belgian Cherry Ale that we brewed at home. The food at Roberta's is indeed as good as everyone says..... Awesome pizzas, and a fantastic dry-age steak!
Thanks for having us guys.
Also, noteworthy, but much less significant... we made a "subliminal" appearance on the Cooking Channel last monday night on a show called Drink Up! You surely wouldn't have noticed us, but images of our store were used for the homebrewing segment. Don't feel bad if you are confused..... blame the sloppy editing of the hopefully soon to be short-lived Cooking Channel. Blahhhh! Television leaves us with a bad taste in our mouths. Give us radio or give us death!
If you are interested in attending the Brooklyn Wort home-brew competition, and helping to choose which beer is awarded the title of Peoples Choice (and the $200 cash prize), the tickets are now on sale here! $20 for 20 3 oz tastings, thats a freaking deal! Get 'em before they're gone!
We've added some new herbs, spices, and flowers to our lineup: Rosehips, Star Anise, and Sea Salt and Anatto seed for you cheese makers.
Also, we are happy to say that we are now selling raw honey from Stockin's Apiaries in Pennsylvania, instead of getting honey from California. We can sleep better at night now.
The grain selection has grown too. We added Pale Chocolate malt, Acidulated 2-row malt, Chocolate Rye, and Special Roast.
The 3rd meeting of the Brooklyn Rot at Bierkraft was once again a success!! Delicious goat cheese, awesome pickles and lots of homebrew as always! We hope we can keep this beautiful union of all things fermented for a long time to come.
Thanks again everyone for all of the support!