Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • 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 12, 2018

The Capital Region Runs on Harpoon Dunkin' Coffee Porter

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, espre...

  • Posted by Rob Warner
  • October 24, 2018

Build Your Own Six Pack

It's Friday night, and instead of putting your go-to vodka soda on a pedestal, you decide to venture out into the wilderness and drink beer. You go to the local grocery store and are straightaway bore...

  • Posted by Kate Brennan
  • October 24, 2017

?Pairing Halloween Candy With New York State Craft Beer

Halloween is my favorite time of year because, what is better than having the excuse to eat all the candy you want? Well, I think I know one thing: eating all the Halloween candy you want while drinki...

  • Posted by Zebadiah Pagerie
  • July 18, 2017

Guinness: The Perfect Introduction to Dark Beer

Previously in "Ode to An Old Friend" I talked about my first true love, Ithaca Flower Power. That post was wax poetic, exemplifying how much I loved that beer and how it molded me into the craft beer ...

  • Posted by Conor O'Brien
  • June 12, 2017

Beer and Baseball: Celebrating America's Pastime

What's more baseball than freshly cut grass, the roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat, and the seventh inning stretch? The sound of someone yelling "cold beer here." Baseball and beer have had a ti...

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