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Best Beers to Enjoy During Football Season

Best Beers to Enjoy During Football Season

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | September 4, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

Football season is finally upon us. Whether you prefer a sports bar or the comfort of your own home, watching football is so much better when you have a cold beer in your hand. With that in mind, here are six crushable beers to drink during the game.

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A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Hazy IPA

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Hazy IPA

By: Stephen Pendergast | August 15, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

One of the most subtly important aspects of drinking a beer is the vehicle of the beer itself. While beer is drunk predominantly from cans, glass bottles, glasses, and even plastic cups, most beer drinkers can agree that the method of drinking is crucial to the enjoyment of the drink itself.

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Just What Is Summer Beer?

Just What Is Summer Beer?

By: Stephen Pendergast | August 1, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

July has come and gone, and by now most beer drinkers have checked out the various "summer beers" on the market. I know I’ve been overwhelmed by the variety of beers with the sub-name “summer” available at my local beer store. The style just didn’t seem to have a neat grouping, like fall has Oktoberfest, since summer beers range from IPAs to wheats to pilsners. This begged the question then: What even is a summer beer?

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5 Patriotic Beers for Your Summer Celebrations

5 Patriotic Beers for Your Summer Celebrations

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | June 26, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

The summer has finally arrived! And with Fourth of July almost here, we’ve taken the liberty to compile a list of patriotic beers that you might want to enjoy this holiday.

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Beer and Food Pairings For Summer

Beer and Food Pairings For Summer

By: Stephen Pendergast | June 19, 2018 | in: Beer and Food

Summer is in full swing, and the Capital Region was never so appreciative! We always greet the sun and warmth with the respect such a season deserves: drinking and merriment. Graduation parties, a sprinkling of birthdays, Memorial, Labor and Independence Day parties all dot our calendars as well as the impromptu gatherings in the backyard with a grill and a case of beer.

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Q&A with Dan Mitchell From Ithaca Beer Co.

Q&A with Dan Mitchell From Ithaca Beer Co.

By: Guest Author | May 15, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

We get up close and personal with Ithaca Beer Co. owner, Dan Mitchell, in this intimate Q&A.

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Craft Beers You Need to Drink This Summer

Craft Beers You Need to Drink This Summer

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | May 8, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

May has arrived and you know what that means… summer is almost here! Once Memorial Day weekend hits, it’s barbecues, trips to the lake, concerts, and a whole lot more. We did some painstaking research to round up the best contenders for your summer bucket list. Some are seasonal — meaning they’re only available during the summer months — and others are just downright. Cheers!

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Embrace the Haze

Embrace the Haze

By: Brian Coffey | April 10, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Today, haze is all the craze! Here are 10 hazy beers that are sure to please your palate.

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