Bringing you local beer knowledge from street level, not a corporate platform!

WHY CRAFT BEER?              RAY DETER TRIBUTE

Promoting quality, diversity, and knowledge of beer - and (importantly) the industry that produces it.
This is a 'D.I.Y.' website; my philosophy is if you want to say something, don't just sit there - Do It Yourself!

- Alex Hall

'dba Brooklyn' sadly closed recently without much notice, watch this space for news of potential relocation plans and also plans for future NYC cask festivals previously held there.


As the last few years has seen an explosion in the number of beer brands available in New York (and where to find them), it is proving impossible to track and list everything as I did previously in Beer Demystifier. Consequently this site, plus sister site cask-ale.co.uk, will largely be focusing on cask beer information. However, I am maintaining a guide to all breweries within the five boroughs of the city, and there is a NYC beer bar guide that is a joint effort with a friend.

BREWERY AND BEER BAR GUIDES

A New York Beer & Pub Guide
Compiled jointly by me and Jezza from London, with the tech help of Fred Waltman (cheers Fred!).
Part of a series by Jezza and Fred of worldwide city guides including London, Los Angeles, and Bamberg.
This is still under construction, a few entries and some functionality still needs to be worked on. 95% complete now...
Official launch is expected to be late summer 2015 when complete. This is on a separate domain.

New York City Brewery Demystifier (updated March 2015)
This version is formatted for printing on 8.5"x11" (U.S. Letter) paper.

New York City Brewery Demystifier (updated March 2015)
This version is formatted for printing on 'A4' paper.


CASK-CONDITIONED BEER
Cask Beer Finder U.S.A. & Canada (updated winter 2013-2014)

My cask columns in Ale Street News

My article explaining cask-conditioned beer for Union Beer Distributors (full version)

Another page explaining cask (older)

American cask beer festivals: My story - and your D.I.Y. guide

d.b.a. Brooklyn's casks BAR CLOSED!

Forthcoming beer festivals organised by Alex Hall

Cask festival archive (menus and photos)


INFO FOR BAR OWNERS
Technical set-up and guide, plus troubleshooting

Cask Marque in the U.S.A. (currently NY & PA)

Cask Marque, New York area, in pictures

Keeping cask ale cool - saddle & jacket method

How to adapt a walk-in cooler for cask ale (includes cask measurements)

Glossary of terms


OTHER PAGES
Why craft?

Fake beer engine alert! (1)

Fake beer engine alert! (2)

HUMOUR: Beerman & Firkin #24 (See The Gotham Imbiber magazine for others)

ARCHIVE: The Gotham Imbiber magazine (2003 to 2006)

ARCHIVE: Beer Demystifier NYC (2010)

Alex Hall in the media

About Alex Hall




Please email me for details of hands-on cask cellar training or Cask Marque accreditation (in the NYC area).


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THE MALTED BARLEY APPRECIATION SOCIETY OF NEW YORK CITY
[Link to MBAS Home Page]
MBAS' monthly newsletter includes features, stories, and a calendar of forthcoming craft beer events.


Alex Hall, 2015.

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