It Could Be Worse: Weird Beer Laws Beyond New York
Pennsylvania grocery stores, like this Wegmans, are getting around the state’s backward liquor laws to sell beer.
New York’s beer laws aren’t nearly as backwards as they used to be. Governor Cuomo has been a part of that, untangling some rules on taprooms, labeling fees, and unruly licensing roadblocks in recent years. And while it’s not like beer is pouring on every street corner, this state’s beer laws are far more progressive than other US states. Here are some of the places that have it worse than us.
Barcade and Sixpoint cap off Beer Project Thursday Night
After two years, an era is ending at all three Barcades on Thursday night, including two locally, Barcade Brooklyn (388 Union Ave., at Ainslie St., Williamsburg) and Barcade Jersey City (163 Newark Ave., at Erie St., Jersey City). In 2012, the bar teamed up with Sixpoint to resurrect seven beers that the original Barcade poured in the early years of the brewery’s history - 2004 and 2005. To celebrate the series, the bars will pour a total of 75 lines from Sixpoint, including some beers rarely seen even in New York.
Sampler Tray: A Few Sips of New York Beer News
A sampler tray at New Jersey’s Kane Brewing Company (Photo: Chris O’Leary)
It’s been busy on the city’s beer scene as the new year has gotten underway. But we’ve got a wrap-up of the latest bits and bites from the New York beer scene in this summary. Among them, new brews from Ohio, Wisconsin, and Virginia hit the market, a new book to guide your New York beer travels, an overseas beer shipment from Sixpoint, and a better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Happy drinking!
Under Construction: More Beer Spots to Watch For
Construction continues at the forthcoming Fool’s Gold on the Lower East Side
With Beer Week winding down, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll be drinking in the months ahead. There are openings coming up this spring, and we’ve got a rundown of what new beer bars and shops are under construction right now. Keep an eye on these new places opening soon.
Highlights of the First Weekend of NYC Beer Week
We’re pretty wiped out today after a weekend chock full of great beer events for the first weekend of NYC Beer Week. But here’s some of the highlights from our very beer-y weekend.