Bringing you local beer knowledge from street level, not a corporate platform!

WHY CRAFT BEER?              RAY DETER TRIBUTE

Promoting quality, diversity, and knowledge of beer - and (importantly) the industry that produces it.
This is a 'D.I.Y.' website; my philosophy is if you want to say something, don't just sit there - Do It Yourself!

- Alex Hall


As the last few years has seen an explosion in the number of beer brands available in New York (and where to find them), it is proving impossible to track and list everything as I did previously in Beer Demystifier. Consequently this site, plus sister site cask-ale.co.uk, will largely be focusing on cask beer information. However, I am maintaining a guide to all breweries within the five boroughs of the city, and there is 'A New York Beer & Pub Guide' that is a joint effort as a sister site to the London Beer Guide (which I'm not involved with).


ALSO CHECK OUT...

THE MALTED BARLEY APPRECIATION SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CITY
Link to MBAS Home Page
The club meets every second Wednesday of the month at Mugs Ale House, 125 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (in the back room). Everybody is welcome, there is usually at least one guest from the craft beer industry with samples to share. From January 2016, we ask for $2 from everyone attending each session (the former $20 annual dues have been scrapped).
Link to the Current MBAS Newsletter


BREWERY AND BEER BAR GUIDES

A New York Beer & Pub Guide
Compiled jointly by me and Jezza from London, with the tech help of Fred Waltman (cheers Fred!).
Part of a series by Jezza and Fred of worldwide city guides including London, Los Angeles, and Bamberg.
This database is on a separate domain.

New York City Brewery Demystifier (updated March 2016) - full details of all city breweries

(Click here for the same, but formatted for printing on European A4 rather than American 'letter' paper)


CASK-CONDITIONED BEER
Cask Beer Finder U.S.A. & Canada (updated winter 2013-2014)

My cask columns in Ale Street News

My article explaining cask-conditioned beer for Union Beer Distributors (full version)

Another page explaining cask (older)

American cask beer festivals: My story - and your D.I.Y. guide

d.b.a. Brooklyn's casks BAR CLOSED!

Forthcoming beer festivals organised by Alex Hall

Cask festival archive (menus and photos)


INFO FOR BAR OWNERS
Technical set-up and guide, plus troubleshooting

Cask Marque in the U.S.A. (currently NY & PA)

Cask Marque, New York area, in pictures

Keeping cask ale cool - saddle & jacket method

How to adapt a walk-in cooler for cask ale (includes cask measurements)

Glossary of terms


OTHER PAGES
Why craft?

Fake beer engine alert! (1)

Fake beer engine alert! (2)

HUMOUR: Beerman & Firkin #24 (See The Gotham Imbiber magazine for others)

ARCHIVE: The Gotham Imbiber magazine (2003 to 2006)

ARCHIVE: Beer Demystifier NYC (2010)

Alex Hall in the media

About Alex Hall




Please email me for details of hands-on cask cellar training or Cask Marque accreditation (in the NYC area).


LINKS


Alex Hall, 2016.

    The Gotham Imbiber Fan Page

    Alex Hall


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