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In Season Now: Wet Hop Beer

Drinks Jen Muehlbauer 4 comments

In addition to being a fine excuse to drink German lager, in the beer world, October is hophead Christmas. Every year more and more breweries produce "wet hopped" beers using hops that have not been dried in a kiln to preserve them. (You'll also hear the terms "fresh hopped" and "harvest," which—with the exception of some semantic beer geek controversy—are generally considered synonymous.) When tasted fresh, these beers pack an extra-special hop punch and are coveted by many. More

Tasting Sixpoint's Mad Scientist Beers with Food at the Guilty Goose, NYC

Drinks Jonathan Moxey Post a comment

Sixpoint's Mad Scientist line is a limited-run series of experimental beers the brewery releases once every two months. The series gives Sixpoint's brewers a chance to unleash some of their wilder notions on the public. We gathered at the Guilty Goose to try out four of the beers paired with food. More

Serious Beer: New York IPA

Drinks Jonathan Moxey 13 comments

This week we continue our survey of India Pale Ales by heading down the Eastern seaboard to check out the offerings of New York state breweries. Although New York brewers aren't following a single set of guidelines for their IPAs, most of the best examples we tried showcased pungent American hops often used in their West Coast cousins. We tried 14 different IPAs from the Empire State. Which ones are your favorites? More

Pumpkin Photos of the Day: Prepping Pumpkins for Sixpoint Pumpkin Brewster

New York Maggie Hoffman 5 comments

It's October, which means we're getting kind of excited about pumpkins. And we're not the only ones. Our friends over at Sixpoint Craft Ales sent us these images documenting the creation of their Pumpkin Brewster beer More

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