Category Archives: whiskey

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 Pairing Notes January 5

Beer and Cheese Pairings January 5, 2016 My series of pairings featuring dark beers and blues got off to an excellent start. Both Sunday and Monday, people were receptive to the offerings, and that was my primary concern. In the … Continue reading

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Beer and Cheese Pairing Notes, December 2015

My apologies for the infrequency of these dispatches, they have become a casualty of my success both with the beer program and with the writing phase of my professional life. In other words, the beer program’s success began to involve … Continue reading

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At Beer Geeks TV Blog on NYC IPA and on the new Paste Magazine Stout List

These new IPA’s are phenomenally bright! http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/11/13/east-coast-ipa The Paste List judges stouts! http://www.ora.tv/beergeeks/article/2015/11/6/a-beer-ranking-you-can-trust

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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, That NY Times Story

It came up a few times recently, so those of you just tuning into the narrative, here’s that NY Times story, a story about me rather than by me, but happily a story about writing that I’ve done, albeit on … 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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