Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • Posted by Lauren Sawicki
  • February 18, 2019

Saratoga Beer Week (February 18-23, 2019)

Saratoga Beer Week will take place Monday, February 18th through Saturday, February 23rd. Come out and enjoy a great week of craft beer and fun! Events for the week are listed below.

  • 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 Guest Author
  • January 30, 2019

7 Winning Game Day Dip Pairings

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

  • 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 Stephen Pendergast
  • November 29, 2018

A Simple Guide to American Hops

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, hop...

  • Posted by Stephen Pendergast
  • August 15, 2018

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Hazy IPA

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 dri...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • June 26, 2018

5 Patriotic Beers for Your Summer Celebrations

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.

  • Posted by Brian Coffey
  • April 10, 2018

Embrace the Haze

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

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • March 27, 2018

Albany Craft Beer Week Events (April 2-7, 2018)

The 2nd Annual Albany Craft Beer Week kicks off next week! Don't miss these great craft beer events happening all week long throughout Albany.

  • 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 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 Ben Richards
  • October 3, 2017

New York's Take on the Traditional Märzen

With the changing of the seasons comes the quick and feverous shifting of the craft beer drinker's palate. Rolling into the fall weather, beer enthusiasts start to seek out the heavier, maltier, and a...

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