Presenting BARch Madness

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brewyork:

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Are your brackets filled for March Madness? Then it’s time to play BARch Madness. It’s our 64-bar tournament to determine New York City’s favorite beer bar, and it begins today.

For the next three weeks, we’ll play in seeded tournament format, with the bar receiving the most votes in each matchup moving on to the next round. Voting on the first round begins today and runs through Monday, March 24th at 12 noon.

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Pacific Standard vs. The Double Windsor was the hardest decision I’ve had to make all day.

Seriously. I struggled with that one for quite a while. A tough draw for both bars. I went with Double Windsor because of the burger, but it easily could go either way.

Looks like it’s shaping up to be a Pony Bar - Owl Farm matchup in the second round. That’s gonna be a tough one, too. And further on down the road, Blind Tiger - One Mile House will be tough in the Downtown Region, and I like Proletariat - Torst in the East Side Region final. Top Hops is a dark horse given its loyal following, and The Jeffrey has a tough road, likely facing Ginger Man and Pony Bar to get out of its region.

A potential first-round upset: Adobe Blues over Alewife. There’s basically an entire borough pulling for Adobe Blues on social media right now. They’re acting as if Staten Island’s entire beer scene is riding on this.

Presenting BARch Madness

brewyork:

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Are your brackets filled for March Madness? Then it’s time to play BARch Madness. It’s our 64-bar tournament to determine New York City’s favorite beer bar, and it begins today.

For the next three weeks, we’ll play in seeded tournament format, with the bar receiving the most votes in each matchup moving on to the next round. Voting on the first round begins today and runs through Monday, March 24th at 12 noon.

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I spent most of Monday night writing two-sentence descriptions of 64 different bars, so the least you can do is vote in this!

"[The success of Between Two Ferns driving people to Heathcare.gov] would mean that there are millions of young people out there who couldn’t be persuaded by billions of words in newspapers, magazines, State of the Union addresses, and news broadcasts, but they are persuaded by a hipster webcast comedy show. That doesn’t really speak well of them — or the country generally.”

- Jonah Goldberg, apparently oblivious to shifts in media consumption among young people

A rare #tbt to my days behind the radio mic, circa 2003.

A rare #tbt to my days behind the radio mic, circa 2003.

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(via fatmanatee)

How not to promote your bar’s event on Twitter.

How not to promote your bar’s event on Twitter.

Casey Neistat snowboards NYC.

Dunkin Donuts with the Blue Screen of Death this morning.

Dunkin Donuts with the Blue Screen of Death this morning.

Bell’s has arrived in New York City!

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It’s finally here! The long-awaited release of beers from Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery is here. Bottles have already started popping up at retail locations this morning, and there’s a week full of launch events ahead of us. And as we’ve updated our calendar page, it’s even easier to find all the events lined up this week.

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SO. EXCITED.

The Super Bowl Visitor’s Guide to Craft Beer in New York City

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Map out our state’s breweries on the wall at Midtown’s New York Beer Company

It’s Super Bowl Week here in New York! So we’d like to extend a warm welcome (as warm as can be, given the weather) to everyone visiting, especially Seattle and Denver fans. You fans are coming from some of the best craft beer cities in the United States, so you’re probably wondering what New York has to offer. Maybe you think we’re a snooty wine and cocktail town, and we’re a vast wasteland of Bud Light (a certain company with a cruise ship parked on the Hudson would have you think that). But we’re here to prove to you, the craft beer drinkers who root for the Seahawks and Broncos, that there’s a vast beer scene here for you to enjoy.

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Hey folks - if you know anyone who likes beer and is flying in for the big game, let ‘em know where to go!

Checking out a free show on my last night in LA. This is Vanaprasta and they’re quite good.  (at Bootleg Theater)

Checking out a free show on my last night in LA. This is Vanaprasta and they’re quite good. (at Bootleg Theater)

I would like to submit this picture as a replacement for my last.

I would like to submit this picture as a replacement for my last.

Sunset in the OC.

Sunset in the OC.