Full Sail @ Half Full Brewery & Soundwaters Rare Beer Cruise

What’s better than beer and boats?  A beautiful summer eve upon the Soundwaters 80′ schooner with the good folks from Half Full Brewery and the Long Island Sound does it for us… Great beer and fair winds set us up for a perfect night.  It’s funny though, when asked by one of the owners of Half Full…

Defiant Brewing Co. – Pearl River, NY

This is our first live blog, meaning we are relaying our experience “on the ground” without editing.  Therefore, it may appear a bit choppy, since we are adding thoughts throughout the visit. First stop on motorcycle ride to Half Full Brewing’s 2016 Soundwaters Rare Beer (Boat Edition)…. Defiant Brewing opened at 2:00 pm (thank you…

The Mystery of Winslow Wilson

Who was this artist who lived and worked in the shadows for many years in Rockport and Gloucester, and why should we on Cape Ann be interested in his life and work? Arthur William Wilson (July 20, … Source: The Mystery of Winslow Wilson

Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference 2016 meets Pokemon Go

BBC16 (Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference 2016) just wrapped up another fantastic session on July 10, 2016.  Thank you to Zephyr and all of the sponsors, breweries, and speakers that participated.  Filled with strong content, networking and a beautifully revived Tampa riverfront, we had the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones throughout…

SpongeBeer GrowlerPants

This past weekend, The Brew Sherpette and I took another of our celebrated beer-expeditions, this time to check out a few more Connecticut and Rhode Island Breweries.  We put the word out to our friends and followers on Untappd asking for suggestions and received responses that ranged from the ridiculous (skip everything and just head…

Tributary Brewing; A Love Story

So there we were in Kittery, Maine at Tributary Brewing, a full 350+ miles from home, expressly to evaluate the new beginnings of brewing legend Tod Mott. The brewery tasting room had a warm, cozy, almost like home feel, with the patrons sitting close and enjoying each other’s company while sharing a pint of beer….

Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Boston 2016

Lagunitas and the Sherpas…perfect together!  Our love affair for all things Lagunitas started in Petaluma in 2012.  First the Beer Circus, then the tasting room and tour, set the stage.  Not only is the beer first class, their approach to marketing is unique.  Stories abound regarding the naming of some of their beers, 420 lore,…

Portsmouth Beer Week – Beer & Cheese Tasting at Earth Eagle Brewings

Heading toward Maine…once again…affords some wonderful, educational, savory, social experiences.  Our friends at 2beerguys welcomed us as old friends do…as if we hung out just yesterday.  Amber recommended that we attend this event at Earth Eagle Brewings in downtown Portsmouth.  She was right on!

The Maine Event

800 Miles and a Mule.   Whose mule?  Well, neither really, just a fantastic road trip in the Northeast to one of the freshest, most concentrated beer scenes in the country ATM. The roadtrip from NJ to ME is ripe with interesting beercation detours and landscapes.  Although we missed some great stops, we made the most…

The Jeffrey – NYC

Visit The Jeffrey NYC for a back-to-basics experience for beer lovers in the afternoon and evening.  This venue, located under the Queensboro Bridge at 311 East 60th Street in Manhattan, appears very basic, like an old neighborhood haunt.  Combining two storefronts, this unassuming location and appearance is incredibly impressive from its tap list.

The Brew Sherpa Mugs for Sale

You asked for it!  And we’ve got it!  Finally, The Brew Sherpa merchandise is available for sale. We start The Brew Sherpa collection with a 20 ounce dimpled beer tankard, just like those available in Europe, perfect for drinking session ales, pilsners and lagers. These mugs are available at a cost of $15.00/each!  Combined shipping…

Other Half Brewing – Brooklyn, NYC

Worth the effort to find this tiny brewery in the Carroll Gardens section of Brooklyn, NYC! We made the mistake of driving.  Being a born and raised New Yorker, I decided not only to drive from a luncheon at the Union League Club, but to override the GPS and not go thru the Battery Tunnel…