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. It was great … Continue reading The Jeffrey – NYC

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 … Continue reading The Brew Sherpa Mugs for Sale

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 … Continue reading Other Half Brewing – Brooklyn, NYC

“What for?” DuClaw Retribution!

                    This post was delayed due to "life" happening...It was written a year ago, but is as relevant today as it was then 🙂 Retribution!  If that is punishment, I want me some.  The 2014 bottle release of this bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Stout was held at … Continue reading “What for?” DuClaw Retribution!

Mo’ Pizza, Boy

What do pizza and beer have in common?  Well, the answer(s) probably center around taste, but did you ever think that pizza and beer just pair well together? The Sherpas heard so much about Pizza Boy Brewing Co., in Enola, Pennsylvania, that we ventured out one snowy March day to explore.  The folks on the … Continue reading Mo’ Pizza, Boy

On the Scent of the Sublime Pie

"Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society."  If Mark Twain's famous quote is true, how would he lead the statement "____ makes the pizza."? Flour, water, cheese and tomatoes make not the pizza alone.  In our travels, we have begun to attempt to answer that question.  Pizza is ubiquitous.  Google … Continue reading On the Scent of the Sublime Pie

New York City Craft Beer, BBQ and Sports Bar Scene – From a Letter to a Friend

The Sherpas were asked to provide suggestions to a friend who was recently visiting NYC.  He and his wife were interested in fun things to do in NYC for a beer aficionado.  Below is a copy of our letter and his response, including a recommendation of his own!   Dear Vasily, Sorry it's taken so … Continue reading New York City Craft Beer, BBQ and Sports Bar Scene – From a Letter to a Friend

Enter The Scoville Unit (36 Chambers)

I'm not much of a chilihead. Sure, I like some jalepeños on my nachos, or a little Cholula in my ramen noodles, but hot wing challenges seem ridiculous and even torturous to me. So why am I sitting at a table with 4 chili beers, including what is generally regarded as the hottest beer on … Continue reading Enter The Scoville Unit (36 Chambers)

#Couchtrippin NYC

September 28, 2014 was a night to remember - although with all of the Lagunitas cerveza fria flowing freely, there was a basis in which remembering could be compromised ;).  The Lagunitas "Couchtrippin' to New Orleans...2014 Tour (http://lagunitas.com/couchtrippin/#) was on its way around the U.S..  What could be more enticing than one of our favorite … Continue reading #Couchtrippin NYC

Kane You Brew It?

Ocean, New Jersey, we like it there.  Summer memories of the Jersey Shore, fishing, music, friends, and....suds.  (credit photo to Kane Brewing Company) Yesterday afternoon, the American Homebrewers Association (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/), in collaboration with Kane Brewing Company (http://www.kanebrewing.com/), held a rally at Kane Brewing Company's headquarters.  As a perk, Michael Kane gave away 5 gallons of wort … Continue reading Kane You Brew It?