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Taste Talks All Star BBQ
Celebrate a day of discovery and indulgence at Taste Talk’s All-Star BBQ, a sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs making signature dishes at the beautiful East River Park. Expect to mix & mingle with Lee Tiernan, Danny Bowien, Inaki Aizpitarte, Jamie Bissonnette and more than 20 cult-status-chefs at 14 different grilling stations, while dining on their brilliant, delicious BBQ creations. Ticket includes all dishes.
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bobbycaputo:

Taste Talks All Star BBQ

Celebrate a day of discovery and indulgence at Taste Talk’s All-Star BBQ, a sampling feast that brings together world-renowned chefs making signature dishes at the beautiful East River Park. Expect to mix & mingle with Lee Tiernan, Danny Bowien, Inaki Aizpitarte, Jamie Bissonnette and more than 20 cult-status-chefs at 14 different grilling stations, while dining on their brilliant, delicious BBQ creations. Ticket includes all dishes.

Booze Traveler: One Road Trip, Four Hudson Valley Breweries

WE HAVE SPILLED MUCH INK over the years about the growing number of outstanding breweries now operating within New York City, from old standbys like Brooklyn and KelSo to promising upstarts like Other Half, Finback, Grimm, and Singlecut. Just as worthy of your attention, though, are the breweries—again, some new and some old—operating outside the city limits. If you’re willing to drive 80 miles north (or, scratch that: if you’re willing to have someone drive your drunk ass around for a couple hours), you can hit up four spots serving very fine beer and, in some cases, some very good food. As an added bonus, you’ll get to take in the beautiful scenery—like giant steel tanks full of beer, and long rows of tap handles, but also, fine, things like mountains and the Hudson River. Remember: If there’s anything better than autumn in New York, it’s autumn just outside New York.

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bkmag:

Just What’s in the Glass: A Blind Taste Test of 10 Locally Made IPAs

Why do some breweries get all the attention while others are essentially ignored? Is it just the taste? Or is it groupthink? Do we like one brewery’s logo better than another? Do we have a friend who works for one of them? Are we influenced by something we read on the internet by a writer we respect?

In hopes of answering some of these questions (hooboy, how’s this for a buried lede!), I decided to set up a blind taste test of 10 locally made IPAs. The idea, of course, was that we’d taste the beers and rank them in order of preference based only on the appearance, aroma, and taste of what was in the glass in front of us. I assembled a panel of judges to join me: Joshua M. Bernstein, author of The Complete Beer Course and Brewed Awakening; Niko Krommydas, editor of the Craft Beer NY app and columnist for Long Island Pulse and Yankee Brew News; Meredith Heil, writer at BeerdedLadies.com, and Zack Mack, owner of Alphabet City Beer Co.

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I don’t know what it says about me that this might be the thing I’ve worked the hardest on in my life.

Now in Cans: KelSo’s Boozy and Delicious Industrial IPA
Among the many fine locally-produced beers that’ve been available on tap at bars in and around Brooklyn over the past few years is KelSo’s Industrial IPA, a 10% ABV monster that, in fact, stands as the highest in alcohol content of all the IPAs currently being made in the area. And now, because sometimes the world is every bit as wonderful a place as you always dreamt it could be, it’s available in cans.
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Now in Cans: KelSo’s Boozy and Delicious Industrial IPA

Among the many fine locally-produced beers that’ve been available on tap at bars in and around Brooklyn over the past few years is KelSo’s Industrial IPA, a 10% ABV monster that, in fact, stands as the highest in alcohol content of all the IPAs currently being made in the area. And now, because sometimes the world is every bit as wonderful a place as you always dreamt it could be, it’s available in cans.

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bkmag:

An Endorsement: Ludicrously Expensive Beers
Last night, I drank one of the best beers I’ve had in a really long time. It was made byMikkeller, the brewery owned by the other twin—not Jeppe of Evil Twin and Torst fame, but Mikel, who’s kept his operation based largely in his native Copenhagen. The beer was calledSpontan Cherry Frederiksdal, a sour ale brewed with real cherries and aged in oak barrels. It poured a dark, beautiful red with a big, surprisingly sudsy pink head; it looked like a glass of red wine with a dollop of raspberry sherbet sitting on top. It was unbelievably rich and exceedingly pleasant: a mix of sour and sweet cherries with hints of warming spices and a touch of vinegar. It was unique, extremely complex, and an absolute joy to drink.
A 12.7-oz bottle of it also happens to cost $17.50 plus tax and deposit.
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bkmag:

An Endorsement: Ludicrously Expensive Beers

Last night, I drank one of the best beers I’ve had in a really long time. It was made byMikkeller, the brewery owned by the other twin—not Jeppe of Evil Twin and Torst fame, but Mikel, who’s kept his operation based largely in his native Copenhagen. The beer was calledSpontan Cherry Frederiksdal, a sour ale brewed with real cherries and aged in oak barrels. It poured a dark, beautiful red with a big, surprisingly sudsy pink head; it looked like a glass of red wine with a dollop of raspberry sherbet sitting on top. It was unbelievably rich and exceedingly pleasant: a mix of sour and sweet cherries with hints of warming spices and a touch of vinegar. It was unique, extremely complex, and an absolute joy to drink.

A 12.7-oz bottle of it also happens to cost $17.50 plus tax and deposit.

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