Tag: craft beer

A Sullivan County NY Beverage Tour

My friend Jacki and I have been talking about going up to Cooperstown for the longest time, and visiting Brewery Ommegang and the rest of the Cooperstown Beverage Trail. Jacki was one of my go-to brewery partners when I lived down in Lancaster, but since I’ve moved back to our motherland, and she doesn’t come

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Overrated

Last week we had a discussion of underrated places to visit, things to do, shows to binge, and even one very underrated Christmas album (that I hope you’ve all sampled). We’re going to turn the tables today and discuss places, things, shows, and assorted other I feel are overrated. Now, mind you, overrated does not

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Why Upstate is the Best State: Why I Love Upstate NY

New York state encompasses  54,555 square miles. New York City encompasses 305 of those, yet when one talks about New York, or says they are from New York, or visited New York, unless one specifies “upstate,” it’s presumed you’re talking about one of the five boroughs. In part, that makes sense. Whether or not you

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One of the Only PA Beer Bucket Lists That Matters

Over the past year or so, Thrillist has become one of the sites I check daily. It started because it had great travel articles, but what really gave it the boost is the way their food and beer writers are able to exist in a plane that’s almost the exact spot between high and low

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Eating and Drinking Your Way Through Lancaster Part 27

At this point I’ve written several posts specifically about how to eat and drink your way to obesity in Lancaster, and this post is going to be no different. There really is plenty to do besides eat and drink in Lancaster, however it is home to some very good food, very good beer, and it seems

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My Top Pennsylvania Craft Beer Itineraries

You could hardly go online anymore without seeing headlines for “Best US City for Beer” or “Best Beer State,” and new ale trails seem to be popping up everywhere. We’re definitely in the peak of this craft beer boom that you have to be blind not to realize is going on around us, and while

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Weekend Trip Idea: Roscoe/Livingston Manor NY

I was pleasantly surprised when a Thrillist article entitled “Overlooked Towns Near NYC You Need to Visit” that I was perusing the other day, started with the upstate town of Roscoe, which I ended up visiting one of the first nice Saturday afternoons of this past April, loved, and immediately started planning a more elongated

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A Visit to the Yuengling Brewery

  Think about what things you consider to be inherently Pennsylvanian. For someone born and rasised here, the answers might be biased. For example, I’d always include kielbasa and pierogie on that list, however, there’s plenty of people outside of my small corner of Northeast PA who don’t know what those foods are, and I

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Heavy Alcohol Consumption on Cayuga Lake

You know that old college adage, “liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, beer before liquor, never been sicker”? I found out my second day in the finger lakes that it’s a whole lot of bull. I did a cider tasting, wine tasting, and had a pint of Guinness with lunch, all before sampling some

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A Day on the Finger Lakes Beer Trail

The Finger Lakes is primarily known around these parts as a destination for wine connoisseurs, bachelorette parties, and someplace your parents and their friends take a limo to for the afternoon and come back with an embarrassing buzz. I’d always heard good things, but never had a strong pull to go because, well, wine’s just really

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