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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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The Best Beers to Forget the In-Laws This Thanksgiving

The Best Beers to Forget the In-Laws This Thanksgiving

By: Rob Warner | November 19, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that could mean two things: turkey and perhaps dinner with “the in-laws.” For many of you, this can be a stressful time of the year.

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The Capital Region Runs on Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter

The Capital Region Runs on Harpoon Dunkin' Coffee Porter

By: Rob Warner | November 12, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Many people pride themselves on how they take their coffee, but however you decide to drink it will not matter. This brand new coffee beer embodies everyone’s favorite tastes of coffee, caramel, espresso and chocolate.

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A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Pilsner

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Pilsner

By: Stephen Pendergast | November 9, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Pilsners have a special relationship with glass because the beer we know and love today is directly related to our scientific advancements in glassware that occurred around the 19th century.

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The Albany 21st Birthday Bar Crawl

The Albany 21st Birthday Bar Crawl

By: Rob Warner | November 7, 2018 | in: Beer Events

On your 21st birthday, you wake up in your downtown Albany apartment with one question in mind: "Where are we going?” You start to make breakfast, and your buddy comes over with a birthday present and a beer. He tells you of this awesome bar crawl, and one word that he utters catches your ear… "free.” Yes, you heard right, "free.” Your buddy then mentions that several bars in the downtown Albany area offer free vouchers for 21st birthdays, and immediately you turn the stove off, abort breakfast and order up an Uber. Your first destination is Bomber's Burrito Bar and you're nothing less than excited when you arrive.

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The Importance of the Beer Clean Glass

The Importance of the Beer Clean Glass

By: Stephen Pendergast | October 31, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

One of the most obvious things to anyone when pouring a beer might not always be the type of glass or working on the proper pour.

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