Monday, September 6, 2010

Check Out This Interview on FoodieLink!

Our own Jimmy Carbone was interviewed by FoodieLink on craft beer and The Good Beer Seal.

NYC Brewer's Choice

Thanks to Beer Menus for this great write up of NYC Brewer's Choice. We're happy to be a part of it!

On September 30th meet craft brewing pioneers and innovators while you enjoy and learn about their select, rare, and small-batch beers. Brewer's Choice will take place in SoHo at City Winery, an exciting venue that is an operating winery, concert venue, restaurant, and tasting space. There will be a keynote speech on the main stage with Goose Island Brewery owner Greg Hall as well as presentations by Ben Granger of Bierkraft, and Sam Merritt of the Civilization of Beer. Brewers will have tables with beer and food pairings setup. Guests will be able to walk around the City Winery and meet brewers while tasting their pairings. Beers will be paired with gourmet food provided by Sigmund Pretzels, Brooklyn Larder, Jimmy’s No. 43, Jacques Torres Chocolate, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Salumeria Bellese, High Plains Bison and many more.

Learn more and see the list of brewers.

Example beers- All beers at the event will be unusual, small batch, and hard-to-find beers picked by the brewers just for this event.

Greg Hall of Goose Island Brewery will be featuring beers from the Matilda line.

Phil Leinhart of Brewery Ommegang will be featuring the new Belgian Pale Ale (BPA).

Kelly Taylor of Kelso Brewing will be previewing some of his new beers, which will be announced soon.

Example pairings

Dieu du Ciel brewer Luc Boivin will have Montreal-style smoked Brisket from the Mile End Deli in Brooklyn paired with his beers.

Shane Welch of Sixpoint Craft Ales will be pairing the new Pumpkin Saison with a selection of housemade sausages and charcuterie from Resto.

This Thursday with Karen Rivara!

We're excited about the Shuck and Talk this Thursday with Karen Rivara and Slow Food NYC! If you're interested in taking a day trip on this beautiful Labor Day, consider checking out the Shellfisher Preserve!

You can still purchase tickets here!

Directions to Shellfisher Preserve:

From Southold Village east:
Route 25 (Main Road) to Bayview (left after Hart’s hardware at the Gulf gas station), then follow directions
from * below

From New York City :
Take the Long Island Expressway to the last exit. Merge onto Rt. 58 Take 58 past traffic circle to light at
intersection of rt. 105 and 25. Continue straight on route 25. Travel east past village of Cutchogue and hamlet
of Peconic. After Corey Creek Vineyard (on right) make the next right onto South Harbor Road, then make first
left onto Baywater Avenue, past the firehouse, then bear right at the second road onto Bayview and follow the
instructions below.

*Continue on Bayview, pass Cedar, Victoria, and The Cove condominiums, and then make next left onto
Jacobs Lane (note that there is a white gazebo on the triangle of grass at this intersection). Take Jacobs to a
four-way stop sign; turn right onto North Bayview Road. After a minute or so you will see Reydon Drive on left;
Shellfisher Road is the next one on left- look for four identical green plastic mail boxes on left; Shellfisher Road
is shortly after those on curve. It has two brick wall "gateways" facing the street with signs that say "Shellfisher
Road" and "Access by Permission Only."

Drive slowly here- less than 15 mph. You will pass three homes (including the one on corner of N. Bayview and
Shellfisher). Then you will pass through old chain link gates (permanently opened); The underground hatchery
is directly to the left as you drive through the fence. Bear left at rock monument and continue down this road to
reach nursery system at aquaculture dock and greenhouse on Southold bay.

Aeros Cultured Oyster Company Phone# 765-1808, Cell Phone # for Karen Rivara is 516-446-7138

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Belgium Comes To Cooperstown

Oh boy! A real beer festival - "Belgium Comes To Cooperstown" - at Brewery Ommegang. Our own Jimmy Carbone, Ray Deter of d.b.a , and Dave Brodrick of Blind Tiger represented The Good Beer Seal at Brewery Ommegang this past month. What a great beer festival! Check out this gorgeous shot!