Category Archives: news

At WSJ on Beer

When I’m not in the food biz, I work as a freelance journalist and my most visible regular outlet is the Wall St. Journal, where I write about jazz. In 2014, they let me write about beer on occasion.  These … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings September 21

A lot of the work that I’m particularly proud of at Westside Market East Village is in introducing people who don’t consider themselves to be beer drinkers to beers or ciders that they enjoy. About once a week someone will … Continue reading

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ICYMI, Three Wall Street Journal stories on the NYC beer scene

Two of them are outside the firewall. This one is on the brewing renaissance. http://www.wsj.com/articles/craft-brewers-and-brewpubs-gain-popularity-in-new-york-city-1421976473 This one is on local gypsy brewers http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052702303801304579409102170863322 This one on barrel aging is inside the firewall so…. Barrel-Aged Beer Is Making a Comeback A … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairings August 23 and 24

I used to think that the hardest transition in offering downtown New Yorkers top flight beer and cheese was from Sunday, when the vibe was typically chill, to Monday when the hustle bustle often came just short of violent. I’ve … Continue reading

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At The Beer Geeks TV Show blog on Gose

A new home from my scribbles. http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/gose

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Beer and Cheese Pairings July 19

I’ve been a good sport–you could say a team player–for much of the last month when it cones to what goes on the tasting board at Westside Market East Village. What you want that Shandy sampled? Sure, I’ll put it … Continue reading

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Only The Strong Survive

Thursday November 6, Maggie Fuller and I will be teaching a beer and cheese class called Only The Strong Survive: High ABV Beer and Potent Cheeses to Match at the 92nd St. Y.  Tickets are available via this link, http://www.92y.org/Event/Beers-with-High-ABV-and-CheeseContinue reading

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