Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • Posted by Matt Zaloga
  • February 10, 2016

New York State Brewer's Association Draft Quality Program

All brewers strive to create a quality product that can be consumed by consumers at home or at their favorite bar or restaurant. Unfortunately, there is a lot that can happen to the liquid before the ...

  • Posted by Melissa Hildreth
  • January 28, 2016

How to Survive Festival of Barrels

It's that time again. Deep into the depths of wintertime emerges a glorious event! Surrounded by an icy tundra, up in the wilderness that is Lake George, Adirondack Brewery's Festival of Barrels! Now ...

  • Posted by Matt Zaloga
  • January 26, 2016

Welcome Boulevard Brewing Company!

Part of the fun of craft beer is the seemingly endless influx of new and interesting offerings that become available. With new breweries opening, and established breweries expanding to the point where...

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • January 7, 2016

Mike's HARDER Deadpool Collectible Series

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, De...

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • January 6, 2016

Conquer the Ice with Bon Fires, Disco Balls, and Snow Much Fun!

Discover the beauty of winter, embrace the cold, and conquer the ice. The first ever “Funky Ice Festival” is free entry and will be held on January 22nd and January 23rd from 4:00-9:00pm at The Adiron...

  • Posted by Nate Reynolds
  • December 22, 2015

Continuing Your Beer Education

So you're the avid home-brewer, beer geek or beer guru amongst your friends. You have an entire arsenal of beer books, you listen to brewing podcasts and your a subscriber to Beer Advocate magazine......

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • December 16, 2015

Dooley’s Belated Porter: The Naming of a Beer

It’s no secret that there is a lot of work that goes into naming a beer. Brewers are known to draw on styles, hop varietals, geographic references and beyond to develop a unique name for their brews. ...

  • Posted by Matt Zaloga
  • December 15, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide for the Beer Lover

The Holidays can be a time for joy and spending quality time with family and friends, but it can also be as frustrating and stressful as it is happy and joyful. Most of this has to do with the stress ...

  • Posted by Ben Fredette
  • December 8, 2015

Quality Extract Beer (is Not an Oxymoron)

Maybe you're new to home brewing, and want to learn the craft without the added investment of a mash tun and hot liquor tank. Perhaps you're a seasoned all-grain brewer, and want to brew a great beer,...

  • Posted by Melissa Hildreth
  • December 1, 2015

Electric City On Tap Brew Fest

This upcoming Saturday will be Schenectady's first large brew fest, Electric City On Tap! As a Schenectady resident myself, I'm pretty excited to see this coming to my neighborhood! Here's a quick lit...

  • Posted by Matt Zaloga
  • November 17, 2015

How Environment Can Change the Way You Drink

Imagine sitting on a fluffy, white sand beach, the sound of waves crashing on the shore as the last rays of light dip below the horizon. As the briny sea laps at your feet, you take a swig of whatever...

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • November 10, 2015

An American Dream: The History of 1911 Sprits and Hard Ciders

1911 was a year full of great beginnings. It was the year Chevrolet officially entered the auto market to compete with Ford. The groundbreaking for Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts began. It marke...

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