Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • Posted by Melissa Hildreth
  • November 4, 2014

Sierra Nevada: A West Coast Adventure

There are three places in the world I feel at home; in the villages of Bavaria, the streets of Brooklyn and sunny California. So my trip out to visit the infamous Sierra Nevada Brewery this past Septe...

  • Posted by Melissa Hildreth
  • October 7, 2014

Brooklyn Brewery: A Brewery With Heart

Coming from Manhattan it's a quick taxi or subway trip and nice walk through the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. Williamsburg is a fun place with some tasty restaurant stops, thrift stores and a cool i...

  • Posted by Melissa Hildreth
  • September 23, 2014

Olde Saratoga Brewing Company: A Well-Kept Secret

Right in Saratoga Springs, New York we have Olde Saratoga Brewing Company. At a quick glance you might miss it, but on a side road, behind the hustle and bustle of downtown Saratoga you will find your...

  • Posted by Erik Budrakey
  • August 7, 2014

Today is International India Pale Ale Day!

Founded in 2011, National IPA Day was created as a day for craft beer enthusiasts to celebrate craft beer’s #1 style, IPA’s. The day is not meant to serve any particular brand; rather it’s an equal op...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • July 3, 2014

All-American Beers For the Fourth of July

Fourth of July is a day to celebrate pride and patriotism. This July, honor your country by drinking an all-American beer. Whether it’s at a picnic or afternoon barbeque, reach for one of these next t...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • May 22, 2014

Brown’s Brewing Supporting Ales for ALS

Last week, I had the opportunity to visit Brown’s Brewing Company to observe how their beer is made. Not only did I learn about the brewing process and the different varities of hops, I also learned a...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • February 19, 2014

Celebrating Craft Beer in Upstate New York

This Saturday marks the 3rd annual Saratoga Beer Summit. This year’s event will feature more than 150 different beers from more than 80 American craft breweries. The Saratoga Beer Summit not only offe...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • February 3, 2014

Four Beer Myths Busted

We've all heard some good myths and urban legends about our favorite alcoholic beverage. However, in this blog post you will find four popular myths debunked.

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • January 31, 2014

Five Gifts for Your Beer Lover

Ladies, let’s be honest… Valentine’s Day is less than a month away, and if you’re anything like me, you have no idea what to get your man. Lucky for you, I’ve done some investigative research and come...

  • Posted by Melissa Hildreth
  • January 21, 2014

Adirondack Brewery: A Gem in Lake George

Nestled snuggly in the village of Lake George is a brewery larger than its visible size, Adirondack Brewery! At first glance you can tell that the brewery is also a restaurant and brew pub, and while ...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • January 6, 2014

The Health Freak's Guide to Drinking Beer

All beers are not created equal – this I swear by. Some beers are just naturally healthier for you, while others simply are not. Before you start feeling guilty about knocking a few back, remember tha...

  • Posted by Melissa Hildreth
  • September 5, 2013

Brown's Brewing Opens New Location on the Walloomsac River

I was lucky enough to get to check out the new location for Brown's Brewing Company in Hoosick Falls, New York, before they are fully ready for visitors, of course I jumped at the chance!

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