Archive | February, 2012

Local Spotlight: Stoneyard Bar & Grill, Brockport, NY

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Stoneyard Bar & Grill

What: Bar & Grill with 21 rotating craft beers on tap.

Where: 1 Main Street, Brockport, NY 14420 (corner of Main St & the Erie Canal)

When to go: Wednesday nights are “Beer Masters” nights.  Enjoy special “Cookin’ with Beer” menu items and once you join their Beer Masters club ($20 for the year), you’ll get discounts on craft beer every Wednesday night.   **The last Wednesday of every month is Beer Masters University where they give patrons the opportunity to learn about craft beer including trivia, tastings and giveaways from 7-9pm ($5 for members/$10 for non-members)

Stoneyard Bar & Grill is one of the few options in Brockport for both a nice sit-down meal and good craft beer.  For those of you that might be familiar with this small college town just west of Rochester, it’s the location of the old Jimmy Macs. The dining room is at street level, with the bar located downstairs, right next to the canal.  Their canalside location makes it a summer hot spot for boaters and bikers along the Erie Canal.

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Visiting Southern Tier Brewing Company

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This past weekend the gang and I traveled to Lakewood, NY to visit Southern Tier Brewing Company for the second time.  I still cannot recommend this brewery enough, I don’t think I have ever had a beer from Southern Tier that I didn’t like.  If you ask me, they are the best brewery in New York State and quickly becoming one of the top breweries in the country.

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Local Spotlight: Donnelly’s Public House, Fairport, NY

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Donnelly’s Public House

What: Neighborhood pub with 22 rotating craft beers on tap.

Where: 1 Water Street, Fairport, NY 14450 (at the corner of Liftbridge Lane)

When to go: Thursday nights are “Drink Local” nights.  Stop in from 6-8pm in February to enjoy a beer tasting presented by a local brewery.  Also, any beers on tap from New York State breweries are just $3 and you get a FREE “I drink NY” pint glass to take home! (limit 1 per visit)

Donnelly’s Public House in Fairport, NY is a great place to go for dinner and a few beers with friends.  They provide ample seating both nearby and away from the bar, perfect for whatever kind of night you have planned.  It can get busy though, so be prepared to wait a few minutes for a table if you stop in during the dinner rush.

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Beer Mine, Valentine.

Beer Mine, Valentine | a beer lovers gift guide.

Ahh Valentine’s Day… love it or hate it, it’s coming.  You know all the angles… For some, the day of love stirs up memories of scorned hearts and lonely nights, others loathe this “Hallmark Holiday” for giving flower shops an excuse to jack the price of long-stem roses.  Yet, for the seemingly few that actually enjoy Valentine’s Day, those lucky in love fools, it’s a day to celebrate love and affection with that special someone.  And although gift giving may not be the central theme of the day, it comes in a close second.  Each year, on February 14th, we bestow flowers, jewelry, and the iconic heart-shaped box of chocolates upon our sweethearts, in an effort to show how much we care.  But it’s not always easy to find that special gift, the one that speaks your true feelings, the one that really says “i love you.”  So I’m here to offer some help to all the lost and confused lovers out there.  If the one you love, loves beer… here’s a list of Valentine’s Day gifts for the beer lover in your life.

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