Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • March 5, 2018

The Best St. Patrick’s Day Events in the Capital Region

Our list includes a wide range of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! For instance, you could join one of our Irish pub crawls or fill your belly up with traditional Irish food and pints of Guinness....

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • February 19, 2018

Saratoga Beer Week Events (February 20-24, 2018)

The 7th Annual Saratoga Beer Week is back! Don't miss these great beer events happening all week long throughout Saratoga County.

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • February 7, 2018

Q&A with Matty-O From Fiddlehead Brewing

We get up close and personal with Fiddlehead Owner and Brewmaster, Matt Cohen, in this intimate Q&A.

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • January 30, 2018

5 Pairings That’ll Make You the MVP of Game Day

Whether you have home field advantage or not, keep everyone happy with these quick—but very tasty—appetizers and delicious beer pairings.

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • January 24, 2018

National Beer Can Appreciation Day

Four score and three years ago, the first canned beer made its debut. The Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company, in collaboration with the American Can Company, delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Be...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • January 16, 2018

History of Mardi Gras & Fat Tuesday

When you think Mardi Gras, I bet you think lavish costumes, beads flying and one heck of a party. Well, it may be all of that, but it’s also true that Mardi Gras is celebrated in many ways all over th...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • January 9, 2018

Spring Beers We’re Excited For in 2018

As the days begin to get longer, the beer selection at your favorite retailers will begin to switch from heavier winter offerings to lighter spring beers. Here are 8 brand-spanking new releases you ca...

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • December 14, 2017

FX Matt Brewing Wins 37 Medals in 2017

The FX Matt Brewing Co. brought home the bling in 2017, winning 37 medals from prestigious competitions around the globe. We put a lot of focus on brewing great beer at a great value to keep our fans ...

  • Posted by Tim LaFore
  • December 11, 2017

Drinks For Any Holiday Gathering

It’s December, which means the days are shorter and snow is in our inevitable future. One positive aspect of this dreary time of year is holiday activities with friends and family. Whether you are hea...

  • Posted by Bill Ramsey
  • December 5, 2017

How to Brew a Witbier

The Witbier is a Belgian style of beer that dates back 400 years. It’s a lighter style, generally around 5% ABV, with a lot of body due to the umalted wheat. Witbiers are often spiced with coriander a...

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • November 14, 2017

Skiing and Beer: An Age-Old Combination

Ski season is fast-approaching. While many people this time of year are visiting apple orchards and leaf peeping, many are bringing their skis in to their local ski shop to get sharpened, or checking ...

  • Posted by Kaylie Radliff
  • November 7, 2017

Festive Drink Recipes For the Holidays

The holidays are approaching, and what better way to impress your family and friends then with a delicious cocktail menu for your holiday party? My family always enjoys the cocktails that I make each ...

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