Even the company bringing Clydesdale horses through your living room on Super Bowl Sunday knows that craft beer drinkers can't be ignored. Hosts and hostesses of Super Bowl parties shouldn't ignore the preference either, especially when GrowlerWerks' uKegs are able to pour some of the nation's best beer, which doesn't always come in a can.
This past week on the Franchise the crew welcome John Kielty, lead brewer of Big aLICe Brewing out of Long Island City in Queens, New York. What was it like starting a brewery in Queens? How is the brewery scene like in New York City? What are some new IPAs and ales that Big aLICe Brewing have released or are currently working on?
Long live brewery in providence is climbing the ranks of top breweries in Rhode Island. 16oz can releases often have beer lovers waiting in lines! Featured here is just one of a few video reviews from Scott and Jeff from French Hawes Beer Reviews, a youtube channel dedicated to rating beers. Watch, and if I like what you see, subscribe to their channel!
This week on the brand new WBOB Bobcast, NEWBD On Tap hosts Ben & Mo welcomed Paul from Black Hat Brew Works. The duo open a four pack of questions about the beer and brewery in Bridgewater Mass.
Scott and Jeff from French Hawes Beer Reviews check out Lawson's finest liquids "Sip of Sunshine" double IPA. This one clocks in at 8% ABV and has very high rating on most respected beer review sites. Since Two Roads Brewing in Connecticut took over distribution the beer it is a lot easier to acquire but has it affected the taste? Watch to find out.
"What do you want for Christmas?"
Remember when you were a kid and you went to sit on Santa's lap to answer that question you had been anticipating for an entire year. Much thought would go into to your reply as you had to be sure that your requests were given in the right order with the proper emphasis on a few choice potential gifts. Well with that spirit in mind 990WBOB asked our resident beer team just that question. They all ironically asked for golden bubbly magical feel good juice also known as beer and they might all actually think that Santa is bringing it to them. Give a read and find out what our experts what to sip on this holiday season.
The Franchise boys, Ferro and Morgan, invade The Rotunda and bring their sudsy sound! Keir Hamilton, barrel master, for Sixpoint talks about their newly released 4Beans and 5Beans Barrel Aged Porter, Redhook facility, future taproom and what's in store from Sixpoint. They try some new brew from Morgan, Coming Out Swinging IPA for their on air beer share and Scott shares some strange stories.
Efren from the Providence Brewing Company stops by to discuss his brand new brewery in North Providence. What has he learned in his decade in the industry? How did Prohibition impact the original Rhode Island breweries? Most importantly, why should you be drinking his beer?
Ben & Mo - The NEWBD Crew
Beervana is an exciting time of year for the NEWBD crew. Mo and I love the beer festival season and Beervana is the most intimate setting to get your hands on some great beer. The venue is easy access for most on the south coast of MA and RI, right off the highway and plentiful parking allows for an enjoyable arrival and departure to the event.
Beervana is very well organized with great advertisement, ticket information, availability updates and site map all released in plenty of time for attendees to take full advantage. I really enjoy the two tier setting which gives you open air and a good sense of being in the middle of all the action without being to crowded. Unlike most beer festivals, the Rhodes at Pawtuxet venue gives you a chance to have a conversation with your peers and the brewers at a relatively normal volume, which is great.