Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • August 27, 2019

Best Beer Styles for Fall

Crisp fall nights call for darker, maltier and more complex beer. Luckily, there are lots of great brands producing seasonal offerings. From sweet and coppery Märzen-style brews to dark and malty brow...

  • Posted by Lauren Sawicki
  • April 23, 2019

The Best Cinco de Mayo Celebrations in the Capital Region

There’s no time to Siesta, let’s fiesta for Cinco de Mayo! You won’t want to miss loads of Corona and Modelo specials, plus, photo booth fun with friends! We have a collection of the best celebrations...

  • Posted by Lauren Sawicki
  • April 5, 2019

5 Beers That Won't Ruin Your Summer Bod

If you’ve worked hard all winter for your bikini-ready body, the last thing you want is to regret going out for a drink afraid all your progress will go out the window. If you’re still working towards...

  • Posted by Lauren Sawicki
  • March 20, 2019

The Ultimate March Hoops Party Guide

Starting this week 68 teams will battle it out throughout the month of March to see who will reign 2019 Champions. From upsets to triumphs, the three-week long tournament has seen it all. If you can’t...

  • Posted by Lauren Sawicki
  • February 6, 2019

The OG’s of Craft Beer

Throughout the month of February, we will be posting our appreciation for our “Flagship February” favorites.

  • Posted by Lauren Sawicki
  • February 1, 2019

"Flagship February”: What is THAT?

With the inevitable innovation of new craft beers, it’s often hard for people to stick solely to their holy grails. There are so many new craft beers to try, and of course you don’t want the FOMO (Fea...

  • Posted by Korey David
  • January 11, 2019

Pucker Up with Sour Beers

The term sour beer has become as vague as IPA. Without some details, it’s hard to know what to expect. Sour beers range in body and flavor all the way from a light, crisp Berliner Weisse to dark, robu...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • January 8, 2019

The Birth of the Brut IPA

With competition comes innovation, and the American IPA knows this phrase too well. Over the last twenty years American breweries have been constantly broadening the parameters of this hop forward bee...

  • Posted by Stephen Pendergast
  • December 12, 2018

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Goblet

?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...

  • Posted by Rob Warner
  • December 10, 2018

6 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter

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...

  • Posted by Rob Warner
  • November 26, 2018

Best Brunch Spots in the Capital Region

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 a...

  • Posted by Rob Warner
  • November 19, 2018

The Best Beers to Forget the In-Laws This Thanksgiving

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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