beer http://wamc.org en Thanksgivukkah With Shmaltz Brewing Co. http://wamc.org/post/thanksgivukkah-shmaltz-brewing-co <p></p><p>Break out the latkes, turducken and HE’BREW Beer, it’s time to celebrate Chanukah – which begins on Wednesday and Thanksgiving on Thursday. We do so this morning with the assistance of <a href="http://www.shmaltzbrewing.com/">Shmaltz Brewing Company</a> in Clifton Park. Overlapping for only the second time since President Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a federal holiday — the last time it occurred was in 1888 — these two holidays are renowned for enjoying delicious foods and libations.</p><p>Shmaltz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has a brand new 20,000 square feet brewery in Upstate New York. Their </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Annual </span>HE’BREW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Holiday Gift Pack includes a chance to make a beer menorah. Paul </span>McErlean<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the Head Brewer at </span>Shmaltz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Brewing Company and joins us this morning with suggestions on how to celebrate this Chanukah/Thanksgiving hybrid holiday.</span></p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78507 at http://wamc.org Thanksgivukkah With Shmaltz Brewing Co. Vox Pop : Beer & Brewing : 11/6/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-beer-brewing-11613 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our Beer and Brewing experts are back, and they’re ready to talk with you about home brewing, the latest Beer news and events.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 18:30:00 +0000 77078 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Beer & Brewing : 11/6/13 Vox Pop : The Beer Show : 10/10/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-beer-show-101013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our Beer and Brewing experts are back, and they&rsquo;re ready to talk with you about home brewing, the latest Beer news and events.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:30:00 +0000 75299 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : The Beer Show : 10/10/13 Community Corner: Joe McClain, President of the Beer Institute http://wamc.org/post/community-corner-joe-mcclain-president-beer-institute <p></p><p>Joe McClain, President of the Beer Institute, discusses the need to reform the tax code on the beer industry.</p> Sun, 01 Sep 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 72972 at http://wamc.org TAP New York Festival Toasts NY Craft Beer Culture And Industry http://wamc.org/post/tap-new-york-festival-toasts-ny-craft-beer-culture-and-industry <p>A festival this weekend in New York’s Greene County highlighted the recent expansion of craft brewing across the state. WAMC’s Patrick Donges was there.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 20:01:17 +0000 63417 at http://wamc.org TAP New York Festival Toasts NY Craft Beer Culture And Industry TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival http://wamc.org/post/tap-new-york-craft-beer-and-food-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.tap-ny.com/">TAP New York</a> started out 15 years ago with a couple hundred beer fanatics and a handful of craft brewers at the <a href="http://www.ciachef.edu/">Culinary Institute of America</a> in Hyde Park, and has grown into the largest craft beer and food event in New York State.</p><p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63106 at http://wamc.org TAP New York Craft Beer and Food Festival Craig Gravina - The Albany Ale Project and the city's sudsy history http://wamc.org/post/craig-gravina-albany-ale-project-and-citys-sudsy-history <p>The city of Albany is steeped in history, including the history of one of the nation’s most beloved beverages, beer.</p><p>This afternoon the <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/">Albany Institute of History &amp; Art </a>will host its <a href="http://www.albanyinstitute.org/fundraiser-details/product/Hudson_Valley_Hops_2013.html">second annual Hudson Valley Hops event</a>, a celebration of the history of brewing in Albany and today’s craft beer industry in and around the Hudson Valley.</p> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 17:05:55 +0000 62723 at http://wamc.org Craig Gravina - The Albany Ale Project and the city's sudsy history Chili and Beer for the Big Game http://wamc.org/post/chili-and-beer-big-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Super Bowl is coming up next weekend and perhaps you are planning a gathering for the event. We though whether you are or are not, it would be helpful to call in an expert to help feed guests in a remarkable, comfortable and relaxing way.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A real-life cheese expert, Culinary Institute of America Associate Professor, John Fischer, joins us in studio this morning.</span></p><p>Fischer is the author of the book, <em>Cheese: Identification, Classification, and Utilization</em>. But, he is also an expert in beer, wine and even makes a mean batch of chili. Professor John Fischer joins us with an array of tastes to help plan for the Big Game.</p><p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 56644 at http://wamc.org Chili and Beer for the Big Game U.S. Rep. Richard Neal Makes Case for Small Brew Bill in Berkshires http://wamc.org/post/us-rep-richard-neal-makes-case-small-brew-bill-berkshires <p>Massachusetts Congressman Richard Neal met with brewers from across the Bay State today to discuss the upcoming brewing industry and a bill that seeks to make microbreweries more competitive.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 56466 at http://wamc.org U.S. Rep. Richard Neal Makes Case for Small Brew Bill in Berkshires Vox Pop : The Beer Show : 11/15/12 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-beer-show-111512 <p>Just in time for the winter holiday season, it’s the beer show on this edition of Vox Pop. Our beer panel – brewmaster <a href="http://www.druthersbrewing.com/">George de Piro of Druthers Brewing</a> in Saratoga Springs, brewmaster <a href="http://www.mendobrew.com/home.html">Paul McErlean of Mendocino Brewing Company</a> in Saratoga Springs, and <a href="https://www.beerbrew.com/?">Russell Savoy of Homebrew Emporium</a> in Rensselaer, New York and West Boylston, South Weymouth, and Cambridge, Massachusetts – answers your questions on beer and brewing. WAMC’s Katie Britton hosts.</p><p></p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:00:00 +0000 52093 at http://wamc.org