Rank #1: Bronx Brewery — Brewery Show Episode
#BoogieDownBronx The Bronx Brewery was started by Chris Gallant and Damian Brown to share their love of pale ales within the five boroughs of NYC, and regionally. While they focus mainly on the pale ale, they do produce small batch and barrel-aged beer for consumption in the brewery’s tasting room. Join us as we wander through our own neighborhood for a new season of the Brewery Show, starting with The Bronx Brewery. To find out more about Bronx Brewery you can check them out in person or online at http://thebronxbrewery.com Now that season 3 is underway, we will slowly release new episodes of the show when we can fit it in. For episode 1, we’ve started with The Bronx Brewery in our own hometown of New York City. Unlike previous seasons with a defined time-limit, we’re going with a rolling schedule because our lives are crazy busy. Stay tuned for more episodes as we continue to work on them. Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates. Thanks for watching!
Apr 16 2016
Rank #2: Fiddlehead Brewing — IPA Mastermind of Vermont
The minute I started brewing, for me, it was the perfect marriage of craftsmanship, creativity and science. To this day, it really keeps me going. — Matt Cohen, Owner & Brewmaster, Fiddlehead Brewing Fiddlehead Brewing begins with an IPA Years ago, Matt reached out to us to let us know that he had started Fiddlehead Brewing — following his departure as longtime employee with the position as Head Brewer for Magic Hat. Unfortunately we weren’t able to get up to Vermont to put together a Brewery Show episode at the time, but years later I managed to check out the brewery while on vacation. During that visit I recorded an episode for my side project Brewfiles. We discussed a bunch of things about his new brewery, including what he had planned for the future. You can take a look at that episode here: While it’s not the same as the Brewery Show, I think it does a pretty great job of capturing his intentions for Fiddlehead, how he got into brewing and what being a Vermonter is all about, including: keeping things green and brewing sap beer. THE FOLLOW-UP Since filming the above video, there have been obvious changes for Fiddlehead, such as growth and a […]
Sep 22 2015
Rank #3: Beer’d Brewing — Taking Stonington by Storm
This how Beerd Brewing began: The reason I got into this, is the love of making beer. Putting a smile on someones face when they try a beer for the first time — and saying “that’s phenomenal” — is the most rewarding thing in the world for me. – Aaren Simoncini, Beerd Brewing After leaving the accounting and finance world behind to follow his dream of a career in brewing, Aaren Simoncini stealthily launched Beerd Brewing Company on a 3 barrel brewing system. After years of toying with the idea and running a high-end homebrewing operation, along with some professional practice at Cottrell Brewing, he decided to make it a reality — and Beer’d Brewing began its journey. Located on the inside of an old factory building known as The Velvet Mill — which was literally a velvet mill used for importing and processing velvet in the late 1800’s — since, has been sold and converted into spaces for artists and small businesses to set up shop. One only has to look up at the rafters and admire the beautiful industrial structure that has withstood the test of time. It’s quite a unique building situated amidst rows of sea-breeze kissed properties, and over the […]
Sep 02 2015
Rank #4: Barrier Brewing — Brewery Show
The Strongest of Long Island at Barrier Brewing The guys at Barrier Brewing are as strong as it gets. We found out about them shortly after they opened their nanobrewery. Evan and Craig met as they were co-workers at Sixpoint. They ventured off to create something of their own. After about 2 years of brewing lots of great beer, many unique styles, they were so well received that expansion was required. They purchased a new space on Long Island, and a short while after, Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in New York. They were within the path of damage and almost lost everything. The brewery was mangled, but salvageable. Estimates of up to $100,000 in damage. They are back on their feet — but it was a trying time. So much so, that multiple breweries on Long Island came to their rescue to help rebuild (and even contract brew for them). Check out the video for info on how they got started.
Aug 16 2015
Rank #5: DuClaw Brewing — Brewery Show
Down south with DuClaw Brewing The folks at DuClaw Brewing are a bunch of down-to-earth goofballs, who enjoy entertaining with beer. You can tell, as they’ve produced a bunch of their own comedy videos to go along with beer releases, and they’re quite good. On top of that, they’re fully into the beer they make, have a bunch of barrel aged offerings, and bottle releases, events. The list goes on, and with multiple brewpub locations and a big brewing facility, it’s no wonder they’re able to create quality fun in the form of beer. Take a look at the episode for more of the DuClaw story. If you’re in the Washington D.C. or Baltimore area, check them out for some beer (or a meal, because the food is great).
Aug 16 2015