Archive for New York

Lesser Dangers: Episode 2

Posted in Fun... with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2009 by thebrewyorker

You have been warned. Repeatedly. Yet still you commit errors whilst heavily drinking. We’ll tell you one more time, but this is it: beware!

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George and Gracie

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2009 by thebrewyorker

We’ve all been put into difficult situations by our friends. Let the Brew Yorker help you out in such a place!

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Bar Review – McAleer’s

Posted in Bar or Beer Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 10, 2009 by thebrewyorker

One of the best sports bars in the city (and with one of the best deals) gets the BY treatment, courtesy of our guest hosts Erin and Laura! Stop oggling them breasts and watch the video, perv!

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Bar Review – Manitoba’s

Posted in Bar or Beer Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2009 by thebrewyorker

A fun, old school New York bar in the East Village where the drinks are cheap, the atmosphere rocks, and there’s always something going on. We have Clare Goggin from Beer Goggins to help us out, too!

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Failed Advertising Presents: Guinness Boy

Posted in Fun... with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by thebrewyorker

If you’ve ever been at a bar, then you know the kind of commotion that the arrival of a Miller Lite Girl or Corona Lass can cause. Drunken idiots falling over themselves to impress moderately attractive women, free visors, and the subtle but omnipresent pressure to order a brew of the ladies’ employer (no matter how much you don’t want to drink it). Guinness experimented with this kind of thing a few years back, but apparently something in the details was lost on the trip across the pond…

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Buying A Keg In New York

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on July 10, 2009 by thebrewyorker

As you’ll all recall from high school and college, a keg of beer is a thing of beauty. It’s cheaper than buying cans, more environmentally friendly, and generally just more bad-ass than any other kind of alcoholic beverage that you can provide at a party. But here in New York, getting a keg can be QUITE a problem. But have no fear: if you were ever wondered just how to secure that 5.5, 7.5, or 15.5 gallon container of wonder, you need search no longer.

New York Beverage

This beer distributor has a good number of brews available in both keg and cases. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, but also very no-nonsense. It’s a business, and they want to sell you (and others) quality brew at decent prices without fuss. Don’t expect that they’ll be all chummy with you because you call them “brah”.

Phone Number: 212.831.4000
Beers on Keg: 45+
Price (Low-End): $105 for a half (15.5) of Budweiser
Price (High-End): $179 for a half of Brooklyn I.P.A.

New Beer Distributors

Located a couple blocks south of 2nd Ave and Houston, the New Beer Distributors sell a whole lot of fantastic brew. You’ll feel like a glorified beer snob as you check through their selection (separated by continent and country), and their prices aren’t too shabby, either. The last time I checked, their keg selection was limited, but call ahead and see what they have.

Phone Number: 212.473.8757
Beers on Keg: 10-12
Price (Low-End): $110
Price (High-End): $200

Flair Beverages Inc.

I don’t think there’s more of a Beer Mecca in New York than this place. Row upon row of cases and kegs (not just of beer, but also soda and other soft drinks) are available for wholesale and retail pick-up and delivery. The prices can’t be beat, and though the selection of cases is better (by hundreds) than kegs, I can’t praise this place enough. Just remember to bring cash: they don’t take credit.

Phone Number: 212.569.8713
Beers on Keg: 20+
Price (Low-End): $90
Price (High-End): $190

Other Places

115 R&P – 115th and Madison Avenue: (212) 828-5511
Riverside Beer District Inc‎ – 12th Ave: (212) 234-3884‎

Remember that New York State requires a deposit in addition to every establishment’s own deposit charges. Most places will rent out a tap: just remember to soak it in water. And if you “prime” the keg by pumping several dozen times before pouring, I hope you burn in hell for all eternity with all the rest of your massive-head-inducing ilk.

Otherwise, happy drinking!

– Steele

The Brew Yorker Interview with Jeremy Cowan

Posted in Beer Culture... with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 9, 2009 by thebrewyorker

The creator of He’Brew and Coney Island Lager sits down with us (or stands, really) and gives a delightful interview. You can find more information about the Shmaltz Brewing Company at their website,

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