Having re-fueled with oysters, our next stop on the Charleston food and drink trip was the Palmetto Brewery. The oldest brewery in South Carolina, Palmetto has a tap room where beer enthusiasts can sample their brews, listen to live music, and hang out. I started with the Ginger Slap, the winter seasonal red ale spiced… Continue reading Winter Weekend in Charleston: Part III
For the next stop on the Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour, we head a few blocks down from Five Borough Brewing Co. to Industry City. On the sixth floor of one of the reclaimed industrial buildings is a unique space that holds not one but two breweries and a distillery. The Wartega brewery, Industry City… Continue reading Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour: Breweries of Industry City
Welcome to the first installment of the Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour…reviews, pictures, and tales from touring as many breweries in NYC (and maybe Long Island) as possible. First stop, the Five Boroughs Brewing Co. in Sunset Park! Tucked among warehouses in the formerly very industrial, now next-up-and-coming-neighborhood, the Five Boroughs tap room is a… Continue reading Official Unofficial NYC Brewery Tour: Five Boroughs Brewing Co.
In what now might become an annual tradition, I flew down to Durham, NC for a quick birthday weekend of fabulous food, friends, and (mostly) local craft brews. First stop, Criterion! Located in the heart of Durham’s downtown, this vintage-feeling bar is meticulously designed from wooden booths to the tin ceiling and cinephile light fixtures. Quickly… Continue reading October Weekend in Durham, NC
Although there is plenty to do in New York City during the summer, sometimes you just have to beat the heat and get out of town! Luckily, the Long Island Railroad has guided trips. On the hottest weekend of the summer, my friend Sarah and I packed our day bags and headed for Jamaica Queens.… Continue reading Long Island Winery Tour
For Memorial Day weekend, our motley crew of city-folk adventured out the mountains of West Virginia for some fresh air and grilling. My one request was that we stop by the Mountain State Brewing Company, a local brewery. Above are Stephen and Gabe in front of the brewery’s pub. Inside, it had a very… Continue reading Mountain State Brewing Co.
This Memorial Day, my friends and I took a trip out to Montauk, Long Island for the weekend. Montauk is the furthest point on Long Island, the end of the line. On our drive from the city, we made a little detour to the Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue, Long Island, about half way to… Continue reading Adventures in Montauk: Part I