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Each Friday, I get a lesson in the NYC brewery scene in these funny and informative videos promoting Urban Oyster’s NYC Brewery Tour

Like many people, I have a grandmother who lives in the residental area between here and Long Island. It’s not easy to get to the far reaches of Queens, so I rented a ZipCar to meet her for dinner. On this particular trip, I somehow get sidetracked in Glendale when I run into Meredith who makes me stray from the path and join her on a brewery visit. Who knew Finback was making full-flavored, unique brews all the way out here in Queens?


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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

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People think I forget about Staten Island when I say we now have a brewery in every single borough of New York. I haven’t forgotten about the forgotten island. There is indeed a brewery on the island and any beer drinker who lives on the fifth borough should know about it by now. For those of us that don’t ride the ferry very often, it’s an exciting discovery.

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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

BIG ALICE BREWING, 8-08 43rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, QueensEverybody by now has heard about microbreweries. They’re the craft beer heroes coming to save us from the corporate commercial breweries in this country that have made our beer flat and bland for too long. But if you thought microbreweries were small, try checking out a local nanobrewery.¬†They’re not as easy to find, but they’re becoming more and more popular in this world of high rents and astronomical overhead.

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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

NEWBURGH BREWING COMPANY, 88 Colden Street (between Washington and South William Street), Newburgh, Westchester County

In reviewing New York breweries on this site, I gave myself the unofficial criteria that the brewery had to be based within 90 miles of the city limits. While I love the beers from Ithaca or Sarnac, those breweries can not really be claimed as an NYC brewery. Newburgh Brewing Company, on the other hand, is just over 60 miles from Manhattan. Their beer is a bit tougher to find in the city (as they’re only a year old), but it’s available at some of the most dedicated craft beer bars.

Room to Stretch Your Legs

Or you can take a short trip up to Orange County, as we did on a cool Saturday afternoon, to hang out in their very spacious tap room. You can’t get space as large as this facility anywhere in the city, but it’s nice to be able to stretch your legs for once.

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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

SINGLECUT BEERSMITHS, 19-33 37th Street (between 20th Avenue and 19th Avenue), Astoria, QueensBreweries are opening up so quickly in the New York City area that it is almost impossible to keep track. And they’re not just confined to the hip areas of Brooklyn anymore. Singlecut Beersmiths popped up last year, seemingly out of the blue, and started brewing lots of different beer styles in Astoria, Queens.

When Bronx Brewery launched a few years ago, they focused on one style and perfected it before putting new spins on it. Others, like Singlecut, fill their plates with all sorts of different styles and put them all out there for the world. The result in this case are uneven beers – some work beautifully while others fall a little flat.

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My search for the best beer in New York continues….

When I think of Blue Point, two things come to mind: oysters and beer. Less food obsessed minds might think of boats or the ocean, but unless I can eat it or drink it, I’m not terribly interested.

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