New York’s best beer events in 2015

Hey, suds lover! Get ready to map out the year’s best beer events in New York City with our handy guide.

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Great Lakes Reveals First Batch of Refreshed Labels

Cleveland, Ohio Feb. 3, 2015—Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) launched their refreshed logo to the public in January and are now releasing new packaging artwork for their five year-round brands.

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Saranac Immortality

UTICA, NY-Saranac is debuting Immortality, the newest selection in their High Peaks Series. Immortality is a hop forward Imperial Amber Ale made with hops sourced locally, just minutes from the brewery.

 

About the Beer

Quick snapshot of Immortality Imperial Amber Ale:

  • Hops: Heirloom, Cascade, Centennial and Brewers Gold
  • Malts: North American Two-Row, Vienna and Carastan
  • ABV: 7.5%
  • IBUs: 75

Why the name

“Actually, the visual came before the name,” noted Nick Matt, Saranac Brand Manager. “We kept imagining a big amber ale that had hops virtually suspended in it. Almost like a hop that had been immortalized in a piece of amber.”

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Small West Coast Breweries form B.I.G. Alliance

HOOD RIVER, OR—February 12, 2015Breweries In the Gorge (BIG) is excited to announce the formation of a new craft beer alliance combining the breweries located in the Columbia River Gorge in both Oregon and Washington. Ten member breweries spanning from Cascade Locks, Oregon to White Salmon, Washington will debut a map and passport program on Saturday, February 14th coinciding with Zwickelmania, the free Oregon Craft Beer event that offers visitors a chance to tour breweries, meet the brewers and sample amazing beers.  Visitors with completed passports receive a free, limited-edition beer glass and can enter a raffle for shirts, hats, and other prizes. 

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It’s A Brewery!

Featuring 30 Avery brews on tap, a 150-seat tap room and restaurant, and a craft dining menu with a southern flare!

We will be open 3-11pm daily! Beginning March 2nd, we’ll extend our hours to 11am-11pm daily. Our growler-filling station will be up and running soon so you can take home any beer on the menu!

Guided brewery tours are at 4pm & 5pm today through this Saturday 2/21. We designed our brewery to be fully transparent, so self-guided tours are available all the time!

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“Beer trends may come and go, but one that by its very nature will be around for a while is cellaring. Aging beer encourages simple flavors to expand and evolve right inside the bottle, resulting in uniquely delicious brews.”

“But there’s more to building and maintaining a vintage beer collection than forgetting about the tallboys in the back of your fridge. Here are the basics to help you get started.”

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Aging beer can be a gamble; some are winners, others are losers

By Alan J. Wax

“Aging beers. We hear so much about it these days.”

“Brewers often encourage their customers to age their products and nary a day goes by when you don’t see some query on a beer drinker’s forum about the age worthiness of a just-purchased brew.”

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