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Best Brunch Spots in the Capital Region

Best Brunch Spots in the Capital Region

By: Rob Warner | November 26, 2018 | in: Beer and Food

Brunch is a beautiful time of the day, as it embodies everything great about breakfast and lunch.

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Beer and Food Pairings For Summer

Beer and Food Pairings For Summer

By: Stephen Pendergast | June 19, 2018 | in: Beer and Food

Summer is in full swing, and the Capital Region was never so appreciative! We always greet the sun and warmth with the respect such a season deserves: drinking and merriment. Graduation parties, a sprinkling of birthdays, Memorial, Labor and Independence Day parties all dot our calendars as well as the impromptu gatherings in the backyard with a grill and a case of beer.

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5 Pairings That’ll Make You the MVP of Game Day

5 Pairings That’ll Make You the MVP of Game Day

By: Guest Author | January 30, 2018 | in: Beer and Food

Whether you have home field advantage or not, keep everyone happy with these quick—but very tasty—appetizers and delicious beer pairings.

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​Pairing Halloween Candy With New York State Craft Beer

​Pairing Halloween Candy With New York State Craft Beer

By: Kate Brennan | October 24, 2017 | in: Beer and Food

Halloween is my favorite time of year because, what is better than having the excuse to eat all the candy you want? Well, I think I know one thing: eating all the Halloween candy you want while drinking some of your favorite beers! Here is a list of my favorite Halloween candies paired with some great New York State craft beers.

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Cheese Pairing Tips From the Experts

Cheese Pairing Tips From the Experts

By: Nate Reynolds | November 23, 2016 | in: Beer and Food

If trying every new beer on the market isn’t enough craft exploration for you, have you ever considered escalating your interests by pairing craft beer with food? We mostly hear of beer-paired dinners and often see food suggestions on our favorite beer labels, but if you’re no good in the kitchen and don’t want to purchase a ton of ingredients, there is a simpler solution…cheese! Food pairing is all the rage, and a perfectly executed cheese pairing at your next get-together is sure to impress your guests. The different distinctions of cheese and seemingly boundless beer styles are what makes pairing them so interesting.

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The Best Beers for Thanksgiving Dinner

The Best Beers for Thanksgiving Dinner

By: Matt Zaloga | November 17, 2016 | in: Beer and Food

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, gratitude, and of course, great food and drink. The official kick off to the holiday season to round out the year is an amazing feast to be shared with those you love the most. Of course, when celebrating the festivities, people often look to consume cocktails and wine with their turkey dinner. This year, leave the Beaujolais nouveau behind, and try these beer pairings!

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How to Make Beer Can Chicken

How to Make Beer Can Chicken

By: Melissa Hildreth | June 22, 2016 | in: Beer and Food

I've always seen recipes for it, but my lack of grilling experience always made me hesitate. Beer can chicken is one of those awesome summertime backyard recipes that never lets you down. Between seeing the chicken perched up on the grill, how juicy it comes out because of the steam and the fact that you HAVE to drink half of the beer you're using. It's a winner in my book.

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Mikes HARDER Deadpool Collectible Series

Mike's HARDER Deadpool Collectible Series

By: Guest Author | January 7, 2016 | in: Beer and Food

The only way to make Mike’s HARDER, even harder, is to collaborate with an epic comic book series. Introducing the Mike's HARDER Deadpool collectible series. Each can features the Marvel character, Deadpool, for the upcoming Fox Studios motion picture. Available now through February 2016.

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