Jared Paventi writes while sitting at his coffee table in Syracuse, N.Y., while his wife complains about how much he spends on coffee and craft beer. A nonprofit marketing communications practitioner by day, he reviews New York State craft beer for NYUP.com and his local restaurant scene for Syracuse.com. Jared welcomes tweets, memes and nonsensical chatter at @jaredpaventi.
You may not think of West Coast pine or tropical fruit when you think of Wyoming. But Melvin's IPA says you should.
This craft lager... is short on the craft and heavy on the sweetness and bread.
A toast to an "onramp" beer – without Blue Moon, would you be drinking that Witte?
Session beers shouldn't just be watered-down versions of the regular styles we love.
It might be better for cooking than savoring, but Shiner Bock is still a decent slammer.
Westbrook ups the dosage on their sequel to One Claw, but this is a mellow rye IPA.
The line between an india pale ale and a pale ale may be blurred, but Half Acre's effort is excellent no matter the label.
Don't pound the Megawheat all day – Stone's newest collaboration is worth more than a sip at the end of the day, though.
Don't get all caught up in the business talk. Snap open a can of Cigar City Jai Alai and sniff.