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

GUN HILL BREWING COMPANY, 3227 Laconia Avenue (between Boston Road and Duncan Street), Allerton, Bronx

Bronx is the new Queens. Did anyone ever expect that? Queens still reigns supreme in the sheer number of craft breweries that have opened there, but the Bronx is gaining steam. The borough now has Bronx Brewery, recently opened Chelsea Brewing Company, and Gun Hill.

Just Behind the Bar

Gun Hill, which is quite a walk from the subway, was the borough’s first official brewery to open since Prohibition. I got to visit it in the very early days when the owners were still putting the final touches on it. But from the beginning, I could tell this would be an exciting beer destination.

Why Choose Just One?

But since there was no beer to taste back then, I couldn’t be sure how good the beer would be. I’ve had a few samples at some beer bars and festivals since their debut, but have had mixed feelings. Now that I’ve returned to the tasting room (which is amazingly open every day of the week), I can safely say that their beer is excellent. (more…)


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Every week, I document another dish that impressed and satiated me during my food adventures around New York City

GUN HILL BREWING COMPANY, 3227 Laconia Avenue (between Boston Road and Duncan Street), Allerton, Bronx

Since this is my third consecutive post about beer and breweries, it seems this week is dedicated to beer. Why not? It’s a good time to be a beer drinker in the city.

I recently made the trip up to Gun Hill Brewing Company in the Bronx to have a flight of their sudsy offerings. The last time I was up here was to meet with the owners Dave and Kieran to discuss our NYC Brewery Tour. At that time, their brewmaster Chris had just begun brewing beer but there was none for us to taste quite yet.

Since that time, they’ve won awards and even begun canning some of their beers. The brewery itself is worth a visit, but I’ll have a separate post about that experience in the coming weeks.

One of the beers I tasted in their flight was so surprising and delicious that I had to include it as this week’s featured dish.

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

ASTORIA BIER & CHEESE, 35-11 Ditmars Boulevard (between 35th and 36th Street), Astoria, Queens

I remember a few months ago before the second location of Astoria Bier & Cheese opened on Ditmars, I passed by a few people on the street who saw the sign announcing the beer store’s opening and they expressed their doubt. “Beer and cheese don’t go together.”

Well, hopefully now that the beer and cheese pairing has been underway for a few months, there are no more doubts about the two foodstuffs perfect marriage.

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