Archive | December, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy new year! I can hardly believe that this site is almost one year old. As I look back on 2012, I am so grateful for what a wonderful experience starting this blog has been. Craft Beer is about people and community. It’s about growth and creativity and enjoying life. Thank you to all of you that have chosen to join me on this journey. This past year has been amazing and I can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store. Cheers!

new year 2013

The Roaming Pint: Holiday Gift Guide

craft beer holiday gift guide

I wanted to put together a post about holiday gifts for craft beer lovers… but in my search for the goods, I stumbled upon the Craft Beer Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide, and wouldn’t you know it, Brian and Maria over at The Roaming Pint already did all the work for me!

So if you’ve got a craft beer lover on your list, shop the craft beer lover’s holiday gift guide and help support The Roaming Pint’s website and in turn, small businesses and breweries across the nation. They’ve got you covered with gifts for everyone on your list, from the novice beer lover to certified beer geeks and connoiseaurs!

craft beer lovers gift guide peek

See the Craft Beer Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide…

Johnny’s Tower Takeover with Victory Brewing Company

Last week I received an email from Amy over at Rochester A-List about a Victory Beer Pairing at Johnny’s Irish Pub on Culver Rd in Rochester. She asked if I had heard anything about their monthly beer pairing events, that they seemed to be pretty popular. I hadn’t, but my interest was piqued, so I called some friends and we made plans to attend.

When we stopped in, a little before 7pm, the place was full but not crowded. My first time at Johnny’s, I took a minute to survey the area… A quick assessment of the beer selection told me I was among friends. The bar was inviting, softly lit and surrounded by the smiling faces of patrons out enjoying their Thursday night. A handful of tables surrounding the bar, and more in an adjoining room, sat small groups of people already enjoying the featured menu. Dinner started at 5, and we hadn’t made reservations, so I was a little nervous that we’d miss out on the beer pairing… luckily there was a table free and we were able to sit right down.

johnnys irish pub

More About Johnny’s Tower Takeover with Victory Brewing Company…