Hops: Azacca, Centennial, El Dorado
@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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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”
Another week, another intriguing Connecticut can release! This time, we’re keeping our Drink Local philosophy going by highlighting a relatively new brewery, Nod Hill Brewery, and their first can release! On Tuesday, December 19, at 4PM, head on down to the Ridgefield beer makers for cans of Geobunny and Super Mantis! Continue reading “Nod Hill Brewery Releasing Its First Cans Next Week!”
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!”
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”
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”
Do you like candy? Do you like castles? If you answered yes to both of these, you’re going to want to head to Derby, Connecticut on Tomorrow (November 30) at 5pm. BAD SONS Beer Co. is getting ready to launch its latest canned brew–the Candy Castle Double IPA. Continue reading “BAD SONS Beer Co. Is Lowering the Draw Bridge on their Candy Castle Double IPA”
In our ever-lasting quest to support local breweries, Beers on Window Sills took a quick trip to Aspetuck Brew Lab to pick up a six pack of their latest release: the DDH Turbidity Lucidity IPA. My stay was brief, but the delight I draw from the beers I picked up there will be with me for a while. Continue reading “Aspetuck Brew Lab Releases Cans of DDH Turbidity Lucidity”
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!”
If you live in the Connecticut area, and love good beer, you should get yourself down to Lock City Brewing for a big can release this Friday. The Stamford-based Brewery will be releasing cans of two of their IPAs starting Friday at 5pm—the EEPA and Launch IPA. Continue reading “Can Release: Lock City Brewing”