Author: Brad Japhe

  • Heads Up, Lager Lovers — Bierocracy Will Tap Fresh Czech Pilsner

    When Bierocracy (12-23 Jackson Avenue; 718-361-9333) opened late last year, it brought the trappings of a Central European beer hall into the heart of Long Island City. This week, on January 21, it will host a special event dedicated to that region’s most celebrated style: pilsner. Specifically, Pilsner Urquell, the originator of the species. But […]

  • The Mind of a Mescalier: Courtenay Greenleaf of Masa y Agave

    Wine has sommeliers; beer has cicerones; mescal has…mescaliers! Yes, it’s a thing, although there’s only a handful of the certified agave experts scattered about New York’s colossal cocktail landscape. Count Courtenay Greenleaf among them. After earning the distinction three years ago, the New England native set up shop at La Biblioteca, the city’s first lounge […]

  • The Ten Best New York Beers of 2015

    There was a time, not so long ago, when compiling a list of the city’s best beers was a breezy task, merely a matter of cataloging the limited amount of good grog the five boroughs had to offer. Things have changed. Drastically. As of 2015, the Tri-State area is brimming with micro-breweries, dozens of which […]

  • A Sipping Rum for Whiskey Lovers

    Rum is a spirit saddled with a certain reputation. Spring break, tropical beaches, brightly colored cocktails adorned with miniature umbrellas. It’s not exactly terrible imagery to be associated with, but it also denies the liquor a sense of seriousness. Elevating its stature is a new wave of sipping rums washing upon the shores of the […]

  • Captain Lawrence’s Seasonal Sour Collaboration with Stone Barns

    To the craft beer enthusiast, sour ale is the source of obsession. But its pungent tonalities can be off-putting to the casual consumer. With their newest release, Captain Lawrence Brewing has bottled a sour capable of pleasing both camps. Hudson Valley Harvest Sour Raspberry is an ale aged in oak barrels, fermented with fruit sourced […]

  • The Boozy Holiday Gift Guide, 2015 Edition

    For all the supposed joy of the holiday season, gift shopping can bring out the Grinch in the best of us. Regardless of how well you think you know your friends and loved ones, that perfect item remains stubbornly elusive. Your dad clearly doesn’t need another tie, and a gift card to the iTunes store is […]

  • Maker’s Mark Whisky Truck Hits NYC in Search of Winter Coats for Charity

    Whisky has helped drinkers feel warm and fuzzy for hundreds of years. But this week, it’s bringing warmth in a far more direct fashion. Maker’s Mark, Kentucky’s most popular “wheated” bourbon brand, has teamed up with One Warm Coat to collect extra coats and jackets from across the country. Starting today, until the end of […]

  • Hold the Sugar: These Savory Tipples Require Serious Sipping

    Finding a savory cocktail today can be a maddening challenge. Even as cocktail culture soars to untold heights, bar menus across town remain dominated by tipples that skew sweet. Unpalatable to some — and likely to cause a hangover for most — the stubborn staying power of juice-laden drinks is a testament to America’s insatiable […]

  • ‘Tis the Season for (Barrel-Aged) Saison

    In the craft beer scene, anything barrel-aged is going gangbusters these days. Wood slowly imbues liquids with all manner of nuance and complexity, so it’s easy to understand why it would appeal to the high-minded connoisseur. But even for the casual drinker, the chill of autumn signals a sensible time to explore these elegant expressions. […]

  • On Tour This Weekend – Barcelona Garage Beer Collabs with Other Half Brewing

    The brewers and brews of Garage Beer Company are on tour this weekend throughout Manhattan. For craft beer enthusiasts, it’s a rare opportunity to experience award-winning fermented beverages from the Barcelona-based microbrewery. Celebrating their arrival on our shores, Brooklyn’s own Other Half Brewing collaborated with GBC on a special one-off called “In Green We Trust.” […]

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