Craft Beer Mavens
Two Girls in New York City
Seriously Curious About Craft Beer
Winners of the Good Beer Seal and committee members pose with Jimmy Carbone of Jimmy’s No. 43 and the city’s proclamation of July Good Beer Month
In a ceremony last night at 82 Mercer, the Good Beer Seal committee announced ten new bars as inductees. These bars will now proudly display the Good Beer Seal, which certifies bars that don’t just merely offer craft beer, but celebrate it. In addition to adding several bars in the five boroughs, the committee chose five bars outside of the city - in nearby New Jersey and on Long Island - that were also worthy of the seal.
Anyone else manage to snag tickets to the Great American Beer Festival? I was able to get tickets during the members only pre-sale yesterday, and luckily my friends and I didn’t have any trouble. I know a lot of people did though, but fear not! I hear it’s not too difficult to get tickets from Stub Hub or other such places, as people end up being unable to attend or end up with extras.
The Beer Gods have smiled upon me!
This is my first time attending GABF and I’m so beyond excited!!! I’ve been wanting to go for a few years now. I’ve also never been to Denver so I’m very excited about that too, though not sure how much I’ll be able to explore with all the festivities going on (no complaints about that though!). I’d love to hear what people think. Have you ever been to the festival? Any tips, dos/don’ts etc.?
When I found a recipe that called for beer to steam the clams in, I was beerious…to say the least. I love steamed clams because they are fun to eat and I think they’re delicious! I soaked 24 fresh clams for an hour in salty water to release any sand or grit from the sea they were holding onto. In the meantime, I minced a few cloves of garlic and sautéed it with a little butter before adding a bottle of Shipyard’s Longfellow Winter Ale that had been hanging around in the fridge waiting for an opportunity like this. Longfellow is an English Porter with a sweet, malty flavor and dark brown color. Porters aren’t my favorite so this was the perfect chance to see what else it could do.