The Splendid Seasonality of Beer: Spring Reviews

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Instead of running around New York City trying to find various spring beers, I decided to keep it simple and pick up seven beers at two of my favorite haunts: Noble Grains on the Upper East Side and Astoria Bier and Cheese in Queens.  All of the beers should be easy to find using BeerMenus if you’re interested in trying any for yourself.  Keep in mind that my patented “How Spring Is It?” rating doesn’t necessarily reflect how I much I actually like the beer.  The rating system is more about whether I feel the beer matches the characteristics of spring rather than how good it is.  And now without further ado, let the 1st Annual Splendid Spring Seasonal Beer Reviews commence! Continue reading

The Splendid Seasonality of Beer: Spring Edition

image_26370400080_oA few years ago, my girlfriend and I joined our first CSA (Community Sourced Agriculture group).  The premise is pretty simple: pony up money at the beginning of the year and get a weekly allocation of local, fresh produce.  The vegetables from our weekly CSA pickup became the focus of our meals instead of the staples we picked up from the grocery store. Cooking with ingredients as they came into season allowed us to play around with different recipes and flavor profiles.  On top of being super fresh, everything tasted phenomenal.

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