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New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | December 26, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

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 pursuing them. I really like beer. Why would I give it up? Instead, I am resolving to go on a mission to further my knowledge about it!

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Healthier-For-You Alcohol Alternatives

Healthier-For-You Alcohol Alternatives

By: Rob Warner | December 17, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

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 few tweaks to your alcohol diet, you will be able enjoy the beers you already love with some classics and many new health-inspired drinks.

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A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Goblet

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Goblet

By: Stephen Pendergast | December 12, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

​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. It seems to instantly create a posh atmosphere just by being placed on the table.

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6 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter

6 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter

By: Rob Warner | December 10, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

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 year here in the Capital Region.

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12 Giveaways of Christmas

12 Giveaways of Christmas

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | December 4, 2018 | in: Contests & Giveaways

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Gotbeer.com'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 12 days leading up to Christmas (not including weekends). Prizes may include wearables, tailgating accessories and lots of beer swag!

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Boozy Gifts For Your Beer Lover

Boozy Gifts For Your Beer Lover

By: Guest Author | December 4, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

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 aroma of cinnamon and spiked eggnog is floating everywhere along with the reminder that there are so many gifts to still be purchased. If you are anything like our team here at BoozinGear, we like to celebrate the holidays with a drink in one hand and a gift in the other.

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A Simple Guide to American Hops

A Simple Guide to American Hops

By: Stephen Pendergast | November 29, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Hops have gotten nearly all the attention in the beer world as of late, and they are, in part, pretty deserving. While we would have nothing without yeast, malted grain (usually barley) and water, hops are the magical fourth ingredient that preserve and, lately, dominate the flavor profile of our beverages of choice. While hops are grown throughout the world, I want to focus this article specifically on American hops.

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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. With that in mind, this post highlights some of the best places in Albany to brunch, along with food and drink specials offered at each location from 11am to 2pm on Sunday

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