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Ultimate Neighborhood Guide to a Day in Astoria

Astoria, Queens is a wonderful multicultural area with a plethora of things to do. With the NYC Ferry recently announcing a new stop in Astoria, a day trip to this gem is just a hop and a skip away. What to Do: Museums:  The Museum...




9 Best Beer Gardens in NYC

Beer on its own is pretty darn magical. So when you put beer into an outdoor garden setting, you’re making something already great, the GOAT. Read on to find out what beer gardens you’ve gotta spend International beer day/National IPA day (and every day...


13 Essential Chicago Breweries with Taprooms

The area within the borders that define Chicago is packed with breweries. However, it wasn’t always that way. Chicago was a bit of a brewing desert until Goose Island arrived barely three decades ago.  While Goose Island (now a product of Anheuser-Busch) placed the...


Chicagoland Brewery Boom: 9 Weeks Equals 12 New Breweries

The Chicagoland brewery explosion doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. 2017 has been hopping with new breweries and the last three months being especially busy. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the newest entrants in this constantly fermenting market. Open Outcry Brewing Company...


10 Summer Beers for Beating the Heat

Beer is the nectar of summer.  Nothing pairs better with a balmy, sun-soaked summer afternoon than a perfectly chilled, crisply refreshing, highly drinkable beer.  Better yet, discovering an especially savory brew early in the season is a gift that keeps on giving all summer....



Prohibition Ended: Speakeasy Resumes Production

Speakeasy Ales and Lagers might have a second life. The mob-themed San Francisco brewery announced two Fridays ago it would cease operations indefinitely. “Indefinitely” is, apparently, one week, because the production lines at the facility are once again churning out beer. According to a...