Alewife Brewing Company: Death to Ego

Alewife Brewing Company: Death to Ego on the Windowsill

Hops: Azacca, Centennial, El Dorado

ABV: 6.1%

IBU: 54

Availability: Year-round

@untappd says: 3.9/5

Let’s set our egos aside in favor of good beer on the Windowsill today!

Yesterday, my good pals Mike and Christine introduced me to Alewife Brewing Company—a great brewpub in Long Island City, Queens. I’m really grateful that they did. Not only did Alewife have a Windowsill for me to put a beer on (although it was a tad dark), they also brew their own solid beers, and carry over two dozen craft beers from New York, and all over the country, too. I tried some delicious in-house beers, as well as other craft brew on tap from LIC Beer Project, SingleCut Beersmiths and Clown Shoes Beer. One nice detail you can see in the photos in the Instagram post below… at 8:29 PM, they printed out a new tap list. It replaced the 3:38 PM tap list. These guys are on top of their stuff. Oh, did I mention they also have delicious food? I devoured my burger so quickly, I didn’t even take a picture of it. If you’re in Long Island City, check them out!

It doesn’t matter how many craft beers a brewpub has, I have to judge them on the beer they brew in in their own barrels and tanks. Thankfully, the Death to Ego was tasty! It’s an American IPA, and the official description says it all. CITRUS. FRUIT. LOVE. If you ask me, those are some pretty key ingredients for brewing a good IPA. Thankfully, they also used actual ingredients—namely, Azacca, Centennial and El Dorado hops. Great combo! I wish I’d tried more of Alewife’s in-house brews to see how they stacked up to the Death to Ego, but I was too busy oogling the rest of the craft brew list. Oh well. Next time!

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Thanks to Places like The Bronx Brewery, Beer Is Making a Comeback in the Bronx

A Can of The Bronx Brewery Built For This

The last time we had The Bronx Brewery on the Window Sill, I told you the story of Kato, the ailing-yet-brave fat cat I’d grown to love while my wife and I were nursing him back to health. You’ll be glad to know that not only is Kato doing better, but the Bronx is back on the sill, too! This week, I reached out to the “Boogie Down”-based brewery to talk to them about their delicious Northeast IPA, Built For This. See what they had to say about it! Continue reading “Thanks to Places like The Bronx Brewery, Beer Is Making a Comeback in the Bronx”

Half Full’s Releasing Another WROR Series brew this Friday!

Half Full Brewery Without Reason #2 Ernest

What’s up Window Sillers? It’s that time again! We’re pumping up yet another delicious Connecticut can release. This time, we’re heading back to Stamford’s Half Full Brewery for their second Without Rhyme or Reason release—the Ernest. It’s a blended and barrel-aged Belgian/Amber hybrid, and it’s coming this Friday, December 15! Continue reading “Half Full’s Releasing Another WROR Series brew this Friday!”

Quadruple Can Release from 30 Mile Brewing Co. on Saturday, Dec 9

30 Mile Brewing Company Cans

It’s time, once again, for everybody to come aboard the CT Can Release train! Here at Beers on Window Sills, we like to drink local, and do I have a hell of a release to tell you Nutmeggers about! This Saturday, starting at 1PM, Old Saybrook’s 30 Mile Brewing Co.—you might be familiar with them from my visit back in August—is getting set to release four different cans at their taproom. Continue reading “Quadruple Can Release from 30 Mile Brewing Co. on Saturday, Dec 9”

Beers on Window Sills Goes to BAD SONS Beer

Bad Sons Beer Co.

If you’ve been keeping up, you know that Derby CT’s BAD SONS Beer Co. had themselves a can release this past Thursday. Although I wasn’t able to make it for the actual release, I brought Beers on Window Sills there on Friday. Let me tell you, I came away very impressed. I ended up with some beers, some swag, and a new brewery I will regularly visit. Continue reading “Beers on Window Sills Goes to BAD SONS Beer”

Half Full Brewery Kicks Off the Without Rhyme or Reason Series!

Half Full Brewery Without Rhyme or Reason #1

When: Wednesday, November 22 at 12:00PM

Where: Half Full Brewery – Stamford, CT

What: Half Full Brewery – Without Rhyme or Reason – Amelia (WROR #1)

What’s up, Window Sillers? Half Full Brewery, which is located on Homestead Avenue in Stamford, CT, is getting set to release the first cans in its new “Without Rhyme Or Reason” series on November 22nd at noon, and I got an exclusive pre-release six pack to review for you!
Continue reading “Half Full Brewery Kicks Off the Without Rhyme or Reason Series!”