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Hey Everybody! I’m Not Dead Yet. Apologies.

Thailand

You’re probably wondering why I haven’t posted anything in a few weeks. I meant to put up a warning before I left, but if you’re wondering what’s been going on, here’s the deal:

I’ve been on the otherside of the world!  With my girlfriend’s extended family, I cruised from Singapore to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and then back to Singapore.  During that time, my internet was extremely spotty and I didn’t have access to my blog.  I thought I posted something to that effect, and I’m not quite sure what happened there. Regardless, I’m back now.  Here’s an update on what’s been going on in my life:

  1. I released my webseries, Hipster Wars: 2018.  Check it out now!  www.hipsterwars2018.com
  2. I was a supernumerary in Aida at the Met
  3. I helped Two-Girls, One-Pint make their Winter Harvest Beer Festival Video.  Watch  it  at www.Twogirlsonepint.com, though you won’t see me in it (I was behind the camera)/
  4. I was in an episode of Veep (season 2, episode 3…see if you can spot me)/
  5. And obviously, as described, I went to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Singapore.  I reviewed one beer in each country (in some countries, two or three).  However…
  6. My phone was stolen in a Cambodian market.  So I lost several reviews and pictures.  I hope that the teenager who stole my phone is enjoying my reviews, as well as my music and videos (though I imagine he just sold it).

My blog suffered during this period, but now I’m kicking it into high gear.  As you can see, I posted 4 reviews, 2 articles, and a game.  From here on out, you can expect more crazy stuff (like the games), and I promise you more consistency in the new year.  If I don’t post at least one new review each week, I owe you all a beer.  Seriously…call me on it.  Peace and Love.

-Josh

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First Game!

HEEEYYYY YYOOOOUUU GUUUYYYSSS!!!

I’m going to start running free NYC beer games for anyone who’s interested in playing along.

Mikkeller, the gypsy brewery that brews the novelty beer 1000 IBUs (which I just reviewed, thank you very much), makes an incredible line of single hopped beers, each one utilizing a different hop’s taste.  While Mikkeller’s can be expensive, they’re almost always worth it.  The single-hop series is another shining example in their long line of success.  As a prize to whoever can find the following Mikkeller’s beer, I offer one bottle of single hop IPA (the hop is your choice).  Obviously, you have to be 21 to play.  You can pick up your beer at the next Two Girls, One Pint event if you win.

GAME DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Objective:

Find a Bottle or Draft of Mikkeller’s Not Just Another Wit, and take a picture of yourself with the beer and a newspaper.

MIkkeller's Not Just Another Wit

You do not have to buy the beer, just find it.  Also send in the location where you found it. It’s literally that simple.

Good luck searching, and have fun!

Brewery Bus Tour: Update

Good news!

If you couldn’t make the September 22nd Brewery Bus Tour, we’re doing another one on November 17.  We’re heading to all the same places (Weyerbacher, Fegley’s, and Riverhorse), so get your tickets now before they sell out.  Just go to http://www.twogirlsonepint.com, and click on the brewery bus tour flyer.  Also, keep an eye out for more information about bus tours coming in December and January.  It’s going to be a blast!

God made yeast, as well as dough, and he loves fermentation just as dearly as he loves vegetation.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

THE FIRST EVER TWO-GIRLS, ONE-PINT BREWERY BUS TOUR

Hey, this is just a reminder that Two-Girls, One-Pint recently announced their Inaugural NYC Brewery Bus Tour!  Here are the details:

On Saturday September 22, your favorite brewery web-series, Two-Girls, One-Pint, is taking a bus of fifty lucky New Yorkers to three of the Best Breweries on the East coast. We’re starting the day at the Pony Bar in Manhattan.  Once there, everyone should use the bathroom and grab a drink, because then we’re driving our bus out to Pennsylvania (there will be bathrooms on the bus, so don’t FREAK OUT).  On the bus ride out, they’ll be games, entertainment, and maybe even some beer (wink, WINK).  Sooner or later, we’ll arrive at our first destination, Fegley’s Brewery, in Allentown, PA.

Fegley’s are known for their India Pale Ales (I previously reviewed their triple IPA), and their Blueberry Belch, Rude-Elf’s Reserve, ESB, and Chain Link Pilsner (all silver medal winners at the World Beer Championship).  They also have a wide variety of seasonals, as well as fantastic food (just look at their menu: http://www.thebrewworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/08/ABW-Menu-ver-10-web.pdf), so we’ll be eating a meal there along with our tasting and tour of the facilities. After we fill up on food and beer at Fegley’s, we’ll take a short drive over to Weyerbacher in Easton, PA, one of the most famous craft breweries in the North-East.

Weyerbacher, renowned for their “huge” beers, have been awarded several times in recent years for their achievements in brewing. In 2010, they took home the bronze at the Great American Beer Festival for their Imperial Pumpkin Ale, and they also received a bronze at the World Beer Cup for their Merry Monks Belgian Style Tripel.  And in 2011, Weyerbacher was awarded a gold at the Great American Beer Festival for one of their famous “anniversary” beers, Sixteen (an incredible modern day Braggot).  Some of their other celebrated brews include a Double Simcoe IPA, a Blithering Idiot Barley-wine (a review of which is coming shortly), and the “Quad”.  They were also one of the first breweries to implement the idea of aging beers in wooden casks, a fad which has now caught on across America.  After a tour and tasting at their superb facilities, we’ll drive the bus back toward the city stopping at our final brewery for the day, Riverhorse, in Lambertville, NJ.

The Riverhorse Brewing Company, located on the Delaware River, is probably best known for their Triple-horse (previously reviewed), Hop Hazard IPA, and Special Amber Ale, all widely available in NYC.  They have several excellent seasonal beers including an awesome Imperial Pumpkin Ale and a smooth Double Wit-Belgian Style Wheat.  They also happen to be New Jersey’s oldest craft brewery.  And, like Fegley’s and Weyerbacher, they have many unique concoctions which are only available for tasting at their facility in New Jersey.  We’ll receive a private tour and another group of tastings at Riverhorse before we head back to the city.   And don’t worry, they’ll be more beer related entertainment on the way back (if everyone’s up for it of course).

Now, get this: Tickets are only 79 bucks! (includes all three tastings, a meal at Fegley’s, the round trip bus ticket, plus games and surprises).  And we’ll back in the city by 9:30pm, in case you want to go out and brag to your friends about all  the amazing things you’ve seen (and drank).  So come on!  Join us!  If you love beer, if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about craft brewing, or if you just want to try some amazing beers that you wouldn’t otherwise have access to, this is the tour for you.  I promise, you wouldn’t want to miss this for the world!

Buy your tickets now at: twogirlsonepint.com

Any questions? Email me at: Josh@twogirlsonepint.com

Coming Back

Sorry for the delay on posts. I was having some technically difficulties, but thankfully I’m back!  Over the next few days, the site will be getting some much needed updates in terms of format and design.  Also, expect several reviews and articles from the past few weeks to come flooding in on top of the usual weekly reviews.  And finally, and MOST importantly… information on the brewery bus tour coming VERY very soon…

I promise you, you will not be disappointed.

Your Friend,

Joshua Bennett Schwartz