May 2014


The local brew-lover's guide to all things hoppy, malty, and chug-worthy

Shmaltz Brewing Throws Big Birthday Bash

A Saratoga County brewery rocks the house during its “Beer Gangs of New York” party

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Quinn’s Bar in Beacon Offers Quality Beer in Cans

A local bar pays homage to the appeal of aluminum by selling, and displaying, high quality beers in cans

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The local brew-lover's guide to all things hoppy, malty, and chug-worthy

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Welcome to The First Draft — a column devoted exclusively to all things beer. Yes, that’s right, from taste-tests to profiles of brewers (and homebrewers) to expert advice (hello, Craft Beer 101), we’re going county to county, city to small town to uncover all the sudsy stuff you need to know. Heck, we’ll even let you know which brewery has the coolest looking T-shirt in town. You can expect reviews, food and beer pairings, roundups, trends, expert advice, homebrewing, profiles, big beer events, best nights out.

To make sure we don’t miss a thing, we’ll also have updated information, breaking news, fabulous photos, and special guest bloggers. Cheers!

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