Tag Archive for ‘New York’

Beau's Lug-Tread in New York State

Beau’s set for New York distribution

Beau’s All Natural Brewing will be expanding into the American beer market in March when a distribution deal with Albany, New York-based Remarkable Liquids goes into effect. Through the distribution deal, Beau’s will start shipping its beer south of the border to be distributed in New York State. It’s the first time Beau’s beers will… Read More ›

Black Oak van

Black Oak embraces larger format for seasonal beers

Toronto’s Black Oak Brewing is taking a risk on a larger-format bottle size with its seasonal beers. Up until now, Black Oak has stuck to traditional 341 mL bottles, but now it will be releasing seasonals in 650 mL bottles to Ontario’s liquor stores — and in its own in-brewery store, of course. Many other… Read More ›

A slight detour to Manhattan

For six months, I hadn’t left the North. Living in Fort Smith since March, I’d only travelled to Hay River to the west once in the spring and then a weekend trip to the Folk on the Rocks music festival in Yellowknife in July. Without a pub in town, I took full advantage of being… Read More ›

North American Craft steps up to support small breweries

A year ago, Claude Lefebvre left his old job and started a new business aimed at helping small craft breweries become more visible at the Ontario retail outlets. A year later, that business is representing almost 30 brands, and Lefebvre has surprised even himself with the success he’s had in only a year. Described by… Read More ›

Review: Southern Tier Pumking

Beer: Imperial Pumking Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing Company (Lakewood, New York) Style: Imperial Vegetable Ale Alcohol: 8.6% ABV It’s that time of year again, and yours truly has been busy sampling as many pumpkin and harvest ales as possible. Last year, the LCBO brought in Southern Tier’s Pumking, an imperial vegetable beer that won over… Read More ›

Review: Southern Tier Crème Brûlée Stout

Beer: Crème Brûlée Stout Brewery: Southern Tier Brewing (Lakewood, New York) Style: Imperial Milk Stout Alcohol: 10% ABV Here’s one of those oddities that Southern Tier has become known for. The brewery’s Crème Brûlée Stout is a flavoured imperial milk stout (yes, Southern Tier adds lactose to the beer, so take note if you’re intolerant)…. Read More ›

Southern Tier bus trip and tour planned for April 30th

Here’s an interesting find. Importer Roland + Russell is planning a bus trip and tour to Southern Tier Brewing on April 30th. It’s a one-day bus trip to Lakewood, NY to visit Southern Tier’s brewery, meet Phin DeMink and his team, and sample some American craft brew. Leaving at 8:00 a.m. from Toronto (the site… Read More ›

Sam Adams Infinium on its way to LCBO

The Bar Towel is reporting that Boston Beer Company‘s Sam Adams Infinium will be available on LCBO store shelves within the next week. Brewed in collaboration with Germany’s Weihenstephan Brewery, the LCBO is only bringing in 200 cases of Infinium. The 750mL bottles will retail for $14.95 each, but unfortunately it’ll only be distributed to… Read More ›

Utopias orders go live today

Hey, buddy, can ya spare $115? See, there’s this new beer that the LCBO is taking orders for starting today that’s going to break my bank account, but they (whoever they are) say it’s one of the greats. That’s right. By the time you read this, the Liquor Control Board of Ontario will be taking… Read More ›

Episode #19: Southern Tier Pumking

Here we go with one final pumpkin beer review for the year. And frankly, we couldn’t have ended on a better note. Southern Tier’s Pumking is a legend among pumpkin beers, and (as you’ll see in this video review) it’s a spectacular brew — moreso than I thought possible.