NYC Beer Renaissance Notes

Inspired by legwork on this article

NYC Beer Renaissance

And Local Cheese to Match

92Y January 28, 2016

Instructor Martin Johnson

Stillwater Yacht (Lager, 4.5% ABV, gypsy)

Nancy’s Camembert (Pasteurized Sheep’s Milk, Chatham, NY)


Finback Age of Reason (Saison 5.7% ABV, Queens)

Beecher’s Flagship (Raw Cow’s Milk, Manhattan)


Finback IPA (India Pale Ale, 7.2% ABV, Queens)

Beecher’s Flagsheep (2/3 Raw Cow’s Milk, 1/3 Sheep’s Milk)


Finback Starchild (Grapefruit Sour, 4.6% ABV, Queens)

Jos Vulto Miranda Raw Cow’s Milk, Walton, NY)


Finback Massif (Baltic Porter, 8.4% ABV, Queens)

Beecher’s Smoked Flagship (Raw Cow’s Milk, either Manhattan or Seattle)


Evil Twin Even More Jesus (Imperial Stout, 12% ABV, gypsy)

Arethusa Blue (raw cow’s milk, Litchfield, CT)


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Next Class: Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles February 11.



About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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