Monthly Archives: March 2013

Beer scribes re-constitute North American Beer Writers Guild

Meeting for the first time on March 29 at Craft Brewers Conference 13 in Washington, D.C., the reconstituted North American Guild of Beer Writers elected a board of directors. Elected co-chairs were Don Russell, Joe Sixpack columnist for the Philadelphia … Continue reading

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Brewers Association Scherer Award Given to New Belgium’s Bouckaert

The Brewers Association, the trade group representing America’s independent brewers, gave its 2013 Russell Scherer Award for Innovation in Brewing to Peter Bouckaert, brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing Co., Fort Collins, Co. The award, presented March 27 at the BA’s … Continue reading

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Croxley’s Ales restaurant empire 20 years in the making and still growing

The owners of Croxley’s Ale House this week are marking 20 years in business with special beer and wing deals. They’ve built an empire of five bars from Manhattan to Smithtown and one more soon to open. Twenty-three years ago, … Continue reading

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Brewers group honors Peter DiFazio, Congress’ small brewing champion

The Brewers Association, the trade group representing America’s independent brewers, gave its annual leadership award on March 27 to one of its own, Congressman Peter DiFazio (D-Ore). The award was presented at the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington, DC, which … Continue reading

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Passover spirits: San Francisco treats from No. 209 Distillery

For those who keep kosher for the Jewish holiday of Passover, a California distillery offers a gin and a vodka that meet religious requirements.  They’re definitely worth a shot. Why is No. 209 Distillery different from all other distilleries? Because … Continue reading

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Thanks for an amazing first year

As Corkscapsandtaps.com marks its first anniversary beer has become the topic of choice. What a year it’s been! Corks, Caps and Taps was launched just a year ago. In that time I’ve written 81 posts —  this will be No. 82 … Continue reading

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Tasting notes: The ‘Odds of March’

Beware the Ides of March. These words from a soothsayer to Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, with a slight twist may be appropriate for beer drinkers as well. Today, for this Ides of March, I’ve put together tasting notes on some recently … Continue reading

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Signs of spring: New beer standouts at the Long Island Craft Brewers Festival

It was the first sign of the season: the Spring Craft Beer Festival at Long Island’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. After days of rain and cool temperatures, on March 9 the sun shone bright, the sky was blue and the … Continue reading

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Long Island vineyard’s Kickstarter campaign exceeds goal; 2 weeks remain

The owners of a Southold, Long Island vineyard seeking $15,000 in crowd-sourced funds to plant an acre of “weird” grapes have exceeded their goal with more than two weeks to go. Aided by a press bonanza that included an article … Continue reading

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March 9 Nassau Coliseum Spring Craft Beer Festival to feature 50 breweries

Tickets still available for popular Long Island brewers fest. Hard to believe it’s been seven years since the first Spring Craft Beer Festival at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island. The March 9 event, put on by … Continue reading

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