FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: A Short List of Favorite Eats… and a Drink!!

by Harvey Gold 03.11.2015

A while ago I was asked to submit, to a web site, a few restaurants, pubs or saloons I thought were notable. Didn’t matter what or where, so I thought I’d share these notes with you. Two in Ohio, two in New York, one in Paris. Go to ALL OF THEM! It’ll get you out […]

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BEER CLINIC :: Winter Thoughts of Warmer Weather – Beers of the Islands

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 03.04.2015

How to open a successful brewery: Quit your job in the States and move to paradise… live on a boat for a few months to save rent… bus tables to earn some cash… teach yourself how to brew beer…create a unique beer with an island character…invest your money in a brewery to make this unique […]

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BEER CLINIC :: Best Picture Nominees, Academy Awards 2015

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 01.28.2015

It’s that time of year again–time for the 2015 Motion Picture Academy Awards, the Oscars! And it’s time for the second annual YBN beer and Oscar pairing, wherein I match Best Picture nominees with an appropriate craft beer to drink, and provide a link to the trailer, for your viewing enjoyment. Enjoy the beer with […]

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BEER CLINIC :: An Unusual Beer From The Sea – Cooper’s Low Tide Oyster Stout

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 01.18.2015

We stopped for a late meal at a local restaurant, Cooper’s, in Pittston, PA, a favorite spot for fresh seafood and, when in season, oysters. Readers familiar with the long-running TV show, The Office, may be familiar with its sister restaurant in Scranton, PA, which is the bar where the office crowd frequently met after […]

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THE EDITOR’S DESK :: The YBN Christmas Beer Fridge

by admin 12.24.2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! HAPPY CHANUKAH!!! HAPPY KWANZAA… AND ANY OTHER APPLICABLE  SEASONAL NOD!!! This is going to be a very fLuid (yeah, I know) piece as we try some of the brews below throughout the evening and the next day or two. As we have observations, we’ll edit them in and let you know […]

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THE BEER CLINIC :: Holiday Warning! Beware The Mad Elf!

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 12.10.2014

When you hear “Hershey” you may think “chocolate” but I think “beer.” Tröegs beer, that is. I found myself in Hershey PA a couple of months ago for a meeting, and as soon as I had a chance I made a beeline for Tröegs Brewery, conveniently within a mile or two of Hershey Park. I […]

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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK :: A New Trip Through the South

by Harvey Gold 11.25.2014

So a new trip to the south. The difference this time, is that, as opposed to a one stop straight shot to our beloved but isolated burg of Okeechobee Florida, this tour had more stops and, thus, more opportunities to try some brewage. First up, Winston-Salem North Carolina. We revisited a watering hole we’ve reported […]

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MASSIVELY FAST REVIEW :: 4 brews, 4 breweries

by Harvey Gold 11.23.2014

These bottles have just been sitting here. Let’s cut to the chase! Left to right: Yes, definitely! Night of the Living Stout, from  Full Pint Brewing NO, NO, NO!!! Argh!!! Cranberry Stout from Meantime Brewing You Betcha! Hop Ryot Rye IPA from Jackie O’s Woo Hoo!!!! D.O.R.I.S. the Destroyer from Hoppin’ Frog   QUESTIONS?

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BEER CLINIC :: At The Hop [Harvest]

by Dr. Carol Westbrook 10.28.2014

Hops, hops, and more hops! It is a dream come true for a hophead like me. I was thrilled to participate in the hop harvest in Leelanau Co, Michigan this fall. Picture me on a lovely autumn morning, sitting in a tractor, harvesting hops, and later sharing a draft of delicious, locally brewed Michigan IPA. Here […]

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GUEST POST :: Craft Brewing’s Secret Sauce: it’s brewing water

by admin 10.17.2014

by Jaime Jurado Ed: Contributor Jaime Jurado is Director of Brewing Operations at Abita Brewing Co.
We’ve asked Mr. Jurado to contribute based on his vast knowledge and  insights into
the making of beer and the industry. Your Beer Network receives no money or incentives
from Abita, and are grateful for Mr. Jurato’s contributions. When you visit breweries, ask for […]

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