Monday, March 08, 2010

Don't Come for My Beer!

And I thought New York's liquor laws were crazy - check out the wackiness in Pennsylvania.


Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Movie About Beer is a Good Thing

Beer Wars - The Movie

They're doing a screening and event on April 16th. Check their site for more info. Here's the film's synopsis:
In America, size matters. The bigger you are, the more power you have, especially in the business world.

Director Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate one of America’s favorite industries.

Beer Wars begins as the corporate behemoths are being challenged by small, independent brewers who are shunning the status quo and creating innovative new beers. The story is told through 2 of these entrepreneurs - Sam and Rhonda - battling the might and tactics of Corporate America. We witness their struggle to achieve their American Dream in an industry dominated by powerful corporations unwilling to cede an inch.

This contemporary David and Goliath story is ultimately about keeping your integrity (and your family’s home) in the face of temptation. Beer Wars is a revealing and entertaining journey that provides unexpected and surprising turns and promises to change the world’s opinion on those infamous 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the beer

What's better than a great holiday beer?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Isn't this every week?

Conceptualized in the spring of 2008, Syracuse Beer Week will be born on Sunday, November 2, 2008. Through the collaboration of dozens of world class brewers from around the globe and several exceptional beer bars, restaurants, and local retailers, will present a series of events targeted at enhancing beer knowledge and appreciation in the Syracuse area, while encouraging tourism in the Central New York market.

The inaugural Syracuse Beer Week is sure to be a fun-filled event for everyone involved. While the planning committee has put in considerable time in shaping this event, we invite you to share your comments, suggestions, and feedback on our blog.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

Another reason why we love fall

For some seasonal bar fun, try these new fall-inspired cocktails (recipes included).

New York Daily News


Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th - now have some bourbon

Seems that this All-American beverage is enjoying a resurgence with all ages of consumers. And that is a beautiful thing.


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Esquire picks the best bars

I cannot believe Champs Corner in Hastings isn't on this list.

How many (if any) have you been to?


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Is American beer any good?

Now that's a great headline if I've ever seen one. The Canadians are feeling the love for American craft beers now. Cool beans!

From Toronto's


Sunday, May 04, 2008

The summer of beer is coming soon

There are lots of summer beer festivals around, and gives you a six-pack of their favorites.

Road trip anyone?


Friday, April 25, 2008

Speaking of beer ...

Why didn't I think of this? A beer search engine. Yeah, baby! Sadly, it's only in NYC at the moment, but I see great things in this site's future.

UPDATE: Here's another great site for finding beers


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

We must drink beer in Syracuse

All About Beer magazine put together a list of the "must-visit" spots for beer drinkers, and The Blue Tusk and Clark's Ale House both make their list. Yeah, baby!

Thanks to Doc Willoughby for the link to


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Truer words have never been spoken

"If you can’t afford to tip, don’t buy a drink," she said to me, and to no one.

Folks, just tip the bartender, OK?!?!?



Monday, March 24, 2008

Vodka - is there anything it can't do?

If you’re a fan of vodka, you know that its smoothness and versatility make it the perfect drink to pair with pretty much any mixer. There’s no end to the praises to be sung about this uniquely intoxicating alcohol, but did you know that there are plenty of other uses for vodka? It turns out that it’s actually a pretty handy substance to have around.

21 Amazing Alternate Uses for Vodka


Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sometimes a little research is a good thing

I'm all for science and stuff, but there are times it gets a little dry and boring. So when I heard about this call for research, I was totally into it.


Monday, January 28, 2008

I love news like this

If you want to live a long and healthy life, you're probably trying to eat right, exercise regularly and get enough sleep. Good steps. Now how about adding a little alcohol to your regimen?

That's right. It is well documented that tossing a few drinks back in a week (and that means a few: up to one a day for women, up to two for men) has potential heart benefits. But researchers in Denmark decided to look further. Could drinking alcohol have a benefit similar to that of exercise?


Thursday, December 13, 2007

What's your Holiday Drink?

Take this quiz and find out what drink is most appropriate for your holiday imbibing. Mine ended up as a single malt scotch - I can go with that!



Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Get your bar ready for winter

The good folks at have put together a guide for making sure your home bar has all the essentials to get you through a rough winter of holiday gatherings and football games and dinner parties. I'm getting thirsty just thinking about it.


Friday, November 09, 2007

I love this idea

Draft beer on the go - I'm a big fan.

Drinks International


Friday, November 02, 2007

Beer - is there anything it can't do?

So after an exhausting work out or a long run, don't grab a sports drink or some water; slam down a tasty brew. I love that idea.


Friday, October 19, 2007

Great Fall Beers

Where there's a chill in the air and color on the trees, nothing much is better than some great fall beers to warm the cockles of your heart (where are your "cockles," by the way?). MSN list some fall favorites, including a couple of New York State brews by Brooklyn Brewing and Southern Tier.

MSN City Guides


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Is consolidation a good thing?

The new MillerCoors will combine the #2 (SABMiller) and #3 (Molson Coors) U.S. brewers to go up against #1 behemoth Anheuser Busch. So is this good or bad for us beer drinkers of the world?


Friday, September 07, 2007

Maybe I'll just have a beer

They're getting a little wacky again in Las Vegas and making up all kinds of crazy and exotic and expensive drinks so they can get their name in the paper. Luckily, the LA Times is there to report for us.


Thursday, June 14, 2007

Beer or Wine - It's All Good

In California wine country, there's been an interesting rise in fancy beer making, too. Road trip anyone?


Thursday, May 31, 2007

A fully stocked bar for under $300

And the Washington Post tells us how. That's just freakin' beautiful, man.


Friday, May 18, 2007

I knew it was good for me

I just knew that Jack Daniels was a health food. I did, really, I did.

Some wacky TV station website.


Friday, April 06, 2007

A list! A list!

Our friends over at TV Squad have put together a list of the 18 greatest TV drinkeries. Where would you want to go get your drink on, and what have they missed?


Friday, March 16, 2007

Happy 'Green Isn't My Color' Day!

Have a great St. Patrick's Day tomorrow, and hopefully we'll see you up in Mexico!!

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Monday, February 19, 2007

May I have another, please?

Bourbon is selling so well that they're gonna have to make more. And that is definitely a good thing.

AP via


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A truly noble pursuit

The folks at Sam Adams have come up with what they refer to as the Ultimate Beer Glass. I kneel down before their greatness. I need to buy some of these immediately.

From (naturally!).


Thursday, February 01, 2007

Whoa there, big fella

16 tempting urges for men that must always be controlled.
7. Yelling out a song request. Sorry, but the lead singer is only paying attention to the braless blonde in the front row. Channel all that energy into clapping, Casey Kasem.

10. Talking between bathroom stalls. No matter is so pressing that it needs to be discussed with your pants down.

Very entertaining. Thanks to Nate for the link.



Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Gluten-free beer from A-B

Anheuser-Busch is coming out with a new beer called "Redbridge" that will be made from sorghum instead of wheat, so those with gluten allergies can have a beer again.

Article @
Redbridge Beer website


Friday, December 08, 2006

How many calories in my piña colada?

I think I'll just have a Glenlivet on the rocks and those pounds will melt away, right?

10 fattening cocktails to avoid - -


Sunday, December 03, 2006

10 great places to see what's brewing

Sure you can get a great beer at your local pub, but a tour of a brewery is a great experience, and often the tasting room at the end of the tour is a story all unto itself.

10 great places to see what's brewing in beer -