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NYC Brewery Tour Video Collab: The Complete Series!

So, Hayley and I got wrangled into collaborating with the brilliant minds over at Urban Oyster and Eat This NY for a series of short videos focusing on the burgeoning NYC craft beer scene. Now that we've gathered a critical mass, I'm posting all the silly little vids here in one place. Enjoy these visits to SingleCut Beersmiths, Rockaway Brewing Co., Other Half Brewing, Big Alice Brewing and Dirck the Norseman.

Check 'em out, have a laugh and learn a thing!

Eat This NY's Brian believes he is an expert on the NYC brewery scene, but gets a wake up call from Meredith of Beerded Ladies about the new and exciting brewery scene all across the five boroughs when he wakes up on the last subway stop in Queens.
On episode 2, Eat This NY's Brian stumbles upon Meredith from Beerded Ladies doing some research for Urban Oyster's NYC Brewery Tour when he makes a wrong turn. The research involves drinking lots of Rockaway Brewing Company's traditional and high quality beers. Perfect for a day at the beach.
After leading Urban Oyster's Brownstone Brooklyn tour, Brian from Eat This NY gets asked some questions about the NYC brewery scene. Good thing Beerded Ladies' Meredith is walking by to answer them and bring them to Other Half Brewing where they specialize in hop-forward beers.
Eat This NY's Brian has just picked up a big bag of produce, but doesn't realize there's a similar concept in beer. Meredith from Beerded Ladies introduces him to another stop on Urban Oyster's NYC Brewery Tour: Big Alice and their unique, one-of-a-kind large format beers.
Eat This NY's Brian is about to chow down on some serious bar food at Dirck the Norseman when Meredith from Beerded Ladies surprises him with news of a brewery in the back of the bar. It's called Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co. and you can visit this traditional brewpub on Urban Oyster's NYC brewery tour.

Welcome to NYC, Bad Seed Cider!

Upstate New York, once the country’s hops capital, is now overrun with apples, soy, corn and other cash crops. During Prohibition, Farmers from Syracuse to Saratoga were encouraged by changing cultural attitudes and economic incentives to rip out their vines and plant anew, further inhibiting the brewing industry and contributing to big beer’s dominance throughout the 20th century. Fast forward to today: the price of corn is at a three year low, our apples are trucked in from Central America and yet New York is experience a craft beer boom to rival any other state in the country.

Enter cider! Following the lead of neighboring breweries, Highland’s Bad Seed Cider is making good use of the current agricultural landscape, quenching a cultural thirst for sustainable products and boosting a rundown local economy by turning crops into handcrafted artisanal spirits and cider. Last Fall, I grabbed a couple of gluten-free friends and traveled upstate to visit the cidery. I was interested in  calling attention to Bad Seed's commitment to working in concert with craft breweries to increase the consumer’s ability and desire to drink local, and I wanted to see how they made just great, beer-inspired cider.

For cider makers Albert and Devin, a couple of farm boys who grew up together on the family orchard, getting The Cider Act passed by the state senate means everything. The Cider Act would allow Bad Seed to take advantage of tourism in the same manner as craft breweries, providing tours and tastings to interested folks on weekend trips Upstate. Though they recently signed a distribution deal with Manhattan Beer, passing The Cider Act would allow the boys to fully enjoy the same exposure as the rest of the taps at the bar. 

Good news for cider fans -- Bad Seed Cider will be available in NYC this month! Ask your local bottle shop to stock up on some of their beautiful Belgian bottles. Let's welcome Bad Seed into NY's craft state community in style.

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Dispatches from the Village Voice's Brooklyn Pour! 

On October 12th, I raced from my normal Saturday gig (giving craft beer walking tours of Williamsburg for Urban Oyster)  to the Brooklyn Pour festival at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene, a decommissioned bank built in the most beautiful Art Deco style. A giant beast of marble and delicate fresco, the building was truly inspiring and an hilarious place to host a sloppy, day drunk craft beer fest. 

The list of participating breweries was impressive, especially considering the fest was scheduled for GABF weekend. But the gang was there, ranging from actual brewers like our buddy Heather from Sixpoint and our good friends Joe & Lauren Grimm from Grimm Artisanal Ales to NY Sales reps for national brands like Victory and Founders to friends of friends who know a guy and can pour beer and work a thirsty crowd. A mixed bag for sure, but a good time for all.

We came, we saw, we drank. And we very much enjoyed the tunes from the Don Giovanni Records DJ team! Until next time, Village Voice.