Monthly Archives: August 2012

Harvest East End: Good weather, good wines, good memories

All that’s left of Long Island’s Harvest East End wine and food event are memories. To be sure, good ones, the result of lovely weather, a roomy tent, delightful nibbles and, particularly, many good wines. The Aug. 25 charity event, … Continue reading

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Long Island wines, home brews will compete at Long Island’s ‘County Fair’

Commercial wines from Long Island and homebrewed beers will be judged along side pies, pickles, guinea pigs and needlepoint this year at the annual Long Island Fair. The fair, Sept. 27-30 at the Old Bethpage Restoration, is one of the … Continue reading

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Croxley’s Smithtown location opens with 80 taps and something different

  Croxley’s Ales, the mini chain of craft beer bars, has opened the doors to its fifth location in Smithtown, Long Island. Started 20 years ago in Franklin Square, Long Island, with an English pub theme, Croxley’s owners have taken … Continue reading

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Long Island’s biggest wine fest Aug. 25 at Hampton Classic, Bridgehampton

Long Island’s biggest wine bash gets underway in just a few days. Harvest East End, a tasting festival featuring 39 Long Island wineries and almost as many restaurants and food marketers, takes place in Bridgehampton on Aug. 25, the eve … Continue reading

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A Widmer beer dinner: 4 beers, 4 courses, $40

Four courses, four Widmer Brothers beers, $40. It was an irresistible deal: the latest monthly themed drinking and dining event at The Good Life gastro pub in Long Island’s Massapequa Park. The kitchen showed flair with the inventive fare served to an Aug. … Continue reading

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Luc “Bobo” Van Mechelen: The face of Chimay in the United States

For many beer-loving Americans, Luc “Bobo” Van Mechelen is the face of Chimay, the celebrated Belgian Trappist beer. It’s a cheery face, covered by a full, largely gray beard and accented by tortoise-shell eyeglasses over twinkling eyes. Belgian by birth … Continue reading

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Champion English beers add some ‘flavour’ to Olympics viewing

I’ve been catching the Olympics games from my home, not London, but I’ve added a bit of across-the-pond flavor as I sipped some British brews each night as I watched Michael Phelps and Gabby Davis go for the gold. Inspired … Continue reading

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Sweetwater Brewing wins top honors in US Open Beer Championships

Sweetwater Brewing of Atlanta was named Grand National Champion at the 2012 U.S. Open Beer Championships  in Atlanta. Sweetwater received the title by winning three gold, three silver, and a bronze meda at the competition, which was sponsored by  Beer Connoisseur Magazine … Continue reading

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