As we mentioned on an earlier story one of our favourite Brew Pubs in New York City is the Pony in Hell’s Kitchen, well another is Heartland Brewery which are found in about seven locations all over the city. We tried the Times Square, Radio City and Empire State Building pubs but the one we loved the best was in the historic seaport district on Fulton Street overlooking the tall ship museum. The choice of beers was fantastic and this Indian River Light was one of the highlights. The pub is housed in a building that dates back to about 1812 and has been beautifully restored with rich timbers, old time charm and some lovely breweania on the walls. Food is pretty good too but it’s the beers we have been visiting for. The Indian River Light is like a Belgium beer it has a hint of coriander and orange amongst its fruity and aromatic flavours. The beer is a mid-strength beer having only 3.9% alcohol and it is also low carb having about 25% less of those nasty carbs than the normal beer. The beer is has a low carbonation which makes it pretty easy to knock back and enjoy.
Posts Tagged ‘Craft Beer’
Today’s beer is Brooklyn Lager from New York’s Brooklyn Brewery. The brewery began in 1988 and today is one of the top craft beer breweries in the world with a whole array of awards and one of the biggest exporters of craft beer. This picture we took in New York City but we have a local bottle shop which stocks the Brooklyn Lager in our hometown of Geelong Australia, only problem it’s about 3 times the price! The beer is a brewed in a Vienna Style with amber gold colour and a very nice caramel malty taste. The beer has been dry hopped giving it a very crisp bitterness making it quiet easy to drink.
The Lager is delicious but the brewery also has wide range of beers available all through the year and a number of fantastic seasonal beers including a magnificent pumpkin beer called Post Road we tried during the Halloween festivities it has a lovely nutmeg and sweet flavour.
This is a great book we have seen for sale on Amazon, it is written by Andy Crouch who is also responsible for a book called “The Good Beer Guide to New England” and written extensively for magazines including BeerAdvocate, Beverage Magazine and the like. This book “Great American Craft Beer” was released in August of 2010 and is a must for any lover of fine American beers. The book features some great historic stories and photographs which will give you a insight into the rich history of brewing in the United States. The book explains the ingredients and the brewing terminologies to help give you a good understanding of this amazing craft. There are stories and tasting notes on hundreds of specialty beers from the four corners of the USA.
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We did a story about Murray’s Craft Brewing’s Drop Dead Gorgeous Blond,
well they have just released another special product which is well worth chasing down. The first release of Murray’s Wild Thing Imperial Stout has hit the market, but you better be quick as there will only be 1100 bottles of this beer available and is only available at their soon to be new home in the Beautiful Port Stevens Winery on Australia’s New South Wales coast. Now the Wild Thing sure has a kick with a ABC of 10% and OG of 11,00 it is inspired by the great Russian Stouts and Murray’s reckon it’s fit for a Czar- who could argue with that, with lovey aromas of strong dark chocolate, a little fruitiness from the hops and yeast and some rumminess from the alcohol. The flavour is an intense hit of mocha – bitter dark chocolate bordering on coffee- no more time to talk about it we need to get our selves to Port Stevens and try it before it runs out… cheers!
The Japanese sure love their beer and beer drinkers will be out in force next week for the Japan Craft Beer Association is hosting the 11th annual Great Beer Festival at the Ebishu Garden Palace. The event is to be held on the 5th and 6th of May and more than 120 craft beers will be represented. All you need to do is turn up with your sampling shoes purchase a ticket and start trying these lovely beers. (you can purchase tickets before hand and save yourself a few Yen, Family Mart, Circle J-Sankus are a few of the continence stores which sell them, otherwise tickets are Y4800 at the door). The beers are served in 1.7 ounce portions and are sectioned into 12 categories, a great way to fill in a cool afternoon in Tokyo- Kampai!
People in Osaka don’t miss out either as they have their festival on starting May 31 at hte Sky Hall at the Kyosera Dome in Nishi-Ku.
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