Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • February 5, 2019

Schenectady Beer Week (February 5-9, 2019)

?Schenectady Beer Week will take place Tuesday, February 5th through Saturday, February 9th. Don't miss these great beer events happening all week long throughout Schenectady.

  • Posted by Lauren Sawicki
  • February 1, 2019

"Flagship February”: What is THAT?

With the inevitable innovation of new craft beers, it’s often hard for people to stick solely to their holy grails. There are so many new craft beers to try, and of course you don’t want the FOMO (Fea...

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • January 30, 2019

7 Winning Game Day Dip Pairings

Elevate Game Day with these delicious dips and refreshing beer pairings.

  • Posted by Korey David
  • January 11, 2019

Pucker Up with Sour Beers

The term sour beer has become as vague as IPA. Without some details, it’s hard to know what to expect. Sour beers range in body and flavor all the way from a light, crisp Berliner Weisse to dark, robu...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • January 8, 2019

The Birth of the Brut IPA

With competition comes innovation, and the American IPA knows this phrase too well. Over the last twenty years American breweries have been constantly broadening the parameters of this hop forward bee...

  • Posted by Stephen Pendergast
  • December 31, 2018

A Simple Guide to European (and English) Hops

?The superstars of the beer world in the 21st century are hops. Everyone's talking about the “hoppiness” of beers, or the IBU, or what-have-you hop-related feature. In part, this hop-obsession was dri...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • December 26, 2018

New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

With the New Year approaching, you might be thinking about making resolutions. While many of us usually resolve to cut back on the things we love, I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest pursui...

  • Posted by Rob Warner
  • December 17, 2018

Healthier-For-You Alcohol Alternatives

With awareness being raised concerning alcohol and calories and with New Year’s Resolutions fast approaching, many people ask how they can cut calories without completely cutting out drinking. With a ...

  • Posted by Stephen Pendergast
  • December 12, 2018

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Goblet

?One of the most standout glasses in the beer drinking world is the goblet glass. There isn't a single glass to my knowledge that makes the drinker feel like Arthurian (or maybe Lannisterian?) royalty...

  • Posted by Rob Warner
  • December 10, 2018

6 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter

The winter is upon us, and with every snowfall comes a new winter season beer for you to enjoy. Here are some great winter inspired beers to warm yourself up with during the most wonderful time of the...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • December 4, 2018

12 Giveaways of Christmas

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!'s 12 Giveaways of Christmas will take place Thursday, December 6th through Friday, December 21st. We will be giving away one prize a day for the 1...

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • December 4, 2018

Boozy Gifts For Your Beer Lover

The holiday season is upon us. It doesn’t matter if you live in the cold north and you just had your first snowfall or if you are relaxing on the beaches of Florida with your toes in the sand. The aro...

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