Lots of insanely delicious looking stuff here.
Hey! Check out this article which features all photos taken by yours truly! You should take a look at the list and maybe feel inspired to grab a drink at one of these bars. They’re all really good by the way.
And If you’re in NYC please pick up a copy of this issue hitting street corners now! Look for my photo on the cover.
Give this a reblog won’t you? :)
The good people at the Village Voice set up shop at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene on Saturday for the third annual Brooklyn Pour New York Craft Beer Festival. It’s a magical event where many of the country’s premiere breweries—including many from New York—are on hand serving up samples of their beers to lots and lots of people, many of whom have beards, some of whom do this weird, sort of embarrassing thing where they tie pretzel necklaces around their neck in order to keep their stomach lined, I guess, and some of whom (more than usual this year, in fact, which was a pleasant surprise) are even of the female persuasion. If I was forced to choose a personal favorite of the many beers I sampled, I’d have to go with Money IPA from Long Island’s own Barrier Brewing. Sticky, citrusy and just a little bit sweet, it is without question one of the best beers being made in the state. [More…]
Check out my photos from Brooklyn Pour!
There is obviously something magical about the first beers of spring: maybe it’s that first time you get to sit outside at a bar, or the first time it’s cool enough at night to drink on your rooftop. But it’s nothing compared to the first beers of fall, when you can drink in those very same outdoor spots, but only if you’re wearing a sweater. The chillier air brings with it more exciting flavors, too. Gone are the citrusy IPAs and light, easy-drinking pilsners of summer, replaced by more robust, maltier options that serve as the perfect transition into winter. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves… [Read more…]
If you’re a fan of craft beer and fall, give this article a read. Also all the photos throughout are mine. :)
Yellowstone National Park | Idaho, Montana, Wyoming | R.J. Caputo
Established: March 1, 1872
Yellowstone is a geological smoking gun that illustrates how violent the Earth can be. One event overshadows all others: Some 640,000 years ago, an area many miles square at what is now the center of the park suddenly exploded. In minutes the landscape was devastated. Fast-moving ash flows covered thousands of square miles. At the center only a smoldering caldera remained, a collapsed crater 45 by 30 miles. At least two other cataclysmic events preceded this one. Boiling hot springs, fumaroles, mud spots, and geysers serve as reminders that another could occur.
Yellowstone, however, is much more than hot ground and gushing steam. Located astride the Continental Divide, most of the park occupies a high plateau surrounded by mountains and drained by several rivers. Park boundaries enclose craggy peaks, alpine lakes, deep canyons, and vast forests. In 1872, Yellowstone became the world’s first national park, the result of great foresight on the part of many people about our eventual need for the solace and beauty of wild places.
In early years, what made Yellowstone stand out was the extravaganza of geysers and hot springs. The wild landscape and the bison, elk, and bears were nice but, after all, America was still a pioneer country filled with scenic beauty and animals.
As the West was settled, however, Yellowstone’s importance as a wildlife sanctuary grew. The list of park animals is a compendium of Rocky Mountain fauna: elk, bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, moose, pronghorn, coyotes, mountain lions, beaver, trumpeter swans, eagles, ospreys, white pelicans, and more.
During the summer of 1988, fire touched many sections of the park, in some areas dramatically changing the appearance of the landscape. Yet not one major feature was destroyed. The geysers, waterfalls, and herds of wildlife are still here. Many places show no impact at all, while those that are regenerating benefit both vegetation and animal life. Side by side, burned areas and nonburned areas provide an intriguing study in the causes and effects of fire in wild places. Yellowstone has witnessed bigger natural events than this and may well again.
Of far greater concern to environmentalists than the fires are the impact of the increasing numbers of visitors, the threatened grizzly bear population, and, on nearby lands, the planned development of natural resource projects. Cooperative management between the park and the six forests that make up the greater Yellowstone ecosystem is essential if wildlife and thermal features are to survive.