What do Pythagoras, Charlie Parker, the Fun Tank, and Long Island City, NY have in common? Fifth Hammer Brewing, that's what. The NYC brewery landscape continues to grow with the addition of this gem. Join Mark and Jimmy as they spend some time with Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett at this can't-miss new brewery in Queens!
Oh what a fun night we had at the release party for Pint of No Return, our very own Broadway Brews Project brew number FOUR! Loads of great folk from Phantom, Hardywood Brewing, and Musicians on Call raised multiple glasses throughout the evening for a great cause. Under a beautiful Manhattan sunset, we toasted the journey that this beer will take, from Virginia to Broadway and beyond!
Every time we come to the end of a Brew journey, it's a real reckoning. These are not easy to pull off, but INCREDIBLY rewarding, every single time. Look for a video episode covering this amazing night very soon. And many thanks to the good folks at Beer Authority NYC, as well as our wonderful capture crew.
Still want to support the Broadway Brews Project? We're always looking for help.
And NYC'ers, find The Pint of No Return at a Trader Joe's in the NYC area, and give it a try. It's one of the coolest beers you'll taste this year. CHEERS!
Broadway Brew #4 Commences!
The Broadway Brews Project rolls on, as our FOURTH brew in the Broadway Six Pack is about to premiere in NYC! And now YOU CAN FOLLOW ALONG and see how we got it there.
In this episode, Mark and Jimmy introduce members of the Phantom of the Opera cast to the Hardywood Brewing (from Richmond, VA), and, using some unbelievably good beer as mental grease, we answer some very important questions: What will this beer be like? What will we name it? Which charity will it raise money for?
Phantom Cast: Ali Ewoldt (Christine Daee), Rodney Ingram (Raoul), Paul A. Schaefer (Marksman), Katharine Heaton (Page), Giselle O. Alvarez (Ballet Chorus), Maree Johnson (Madame Giry), Carlton Moe (Ubaldo Piangi), and Jacob Keith Watson (Swing):
Hardywood: Matt Shofner (Marketing), Brian Nelson (Head Brewer).
Let's get started with our Phantom journey. This one's gonna be a great one, folks!
Special thanks to all out there who participated in the online naming contest, Mahaley and Marc at Bond Theatrical (you guys are wonderful), the good folk at Rattle N Hum West for hosting us, and to our capture team, Brad, Johnny, Squigs and Jennifer!
Just in time for their SECOND ANNIVERSARY:
There's only one Chief when it comes to great Craft Beer in New York State: Jeff 'Chief' O'Neill, the founder of Industrial Arts Brewing in Garnerville, NY. We've crossed paths with Chief many times over the years, and to finally see him in his own place, the Lord of all he surveys, is very heartening indeed. And the BEER. My, my, my, THE BEER.
Press play and see the magic. Then get your butts up there. Special thanks to Jen for handling capture duties!
Respect your Mother. True in life, and true in...craft beer? Definitely in Covington, KY, where Braxton Brewing is at the forefront of flavor, innovation, and a changing neighborhood. Oh, and you can drink your ice cream there. How? Press play, y'all. Press play. CHEERS!
Looking back is always one of our favorite things to do each year - and 2017 was another great trip. We were all over the US once again, with stops in Vermont, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan; and most importantly the Broadway Brews Project powered forward, with the release of Brews number two and three, with more to come! Get ready for 2018, and “Craft Beer for Good” with us. CHEERS!
Time to re-learn two very important lessons this holiday season: Good leadership is vital, and family is all.
Jimmy and Kristen made their way through Vermont this last summer as part of their pre-Jake 'babymoon', and when in Vermont, one must BEER in Vermont - so it was time to drop in on our old friends at the Alchemist. We've known these folks since the 'oughts', and have watched them grow through some pretty unimaginable challenges. And though they make some of the best beer in the world, when you hang out with them, you realize that what's first in founder / owners John and Jen Kimmichs' hearts a leadership style that makes some of the happiest beer people we've ever met.
Join us for a peek at the Alchemist Family. Happy Holidays, and CHEERS!