Cornell Graduate’s Brewery Pub Rides Growing US Trend, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, 8 June 8, 1987

People go back to nature, back to basics, back to the good ‘ol days and back to the future, so a 31-year-old barkeeper has reached for all those elements and gone back to brewing. Kevin Townsell spurns glitzy advertising campaigns and brand identification in favor of beer made in carefully controlled batches on the premises. Naturally. Just … Continue reading “Cornell Graduate’s Brewery Pub Rides Growing US Trend, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, 8 June 8, 1987”

Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 10, 1987

COORS ENTERS N.Y. MARKET FACING AN IMAGE PROBLEM LABOR PORTRAYS THE BREWER AS A UNION BUSTER Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 10, 1987 Author/Byline: James T. Mulder Staff Writer Edition: Metro Section: Business Page: B5 Coors, one of the nation’s most popular beers, began flowing in Syracuse for the first time Monday, marking the official entry of the Adolph … Continue reading “Syracuse Herald-Journal (NY) – February 10, 1987”

After Sunset At Syracuse Last Sunday

We always seem to get lucky with the conditions at baseball games. Well, except for the condition of the guy nearby in the crowd at Blue Jays games. Always the drunk idiot. Otherwise, it’s been swell. Like last Sunday. Hoffman coneys. Empire Amber. I’ve cream for the kids just as a decade ago. An attentive … Continue reading “After Sunset At Syracuse Last Sunday”

Canada Particularly More Free Than Syracuse Today

Flipping around the channels last night after the Red Sox creamed the Indians, I saw an item on Syracuse channel 5 news that was fairly shocking: City workers were fired for living outside of City limits. Here is the story in the Post-Standard: Eight of the 12 Syracuse city workers who were suspended Wednesday on … Continue reading “Canada Particularly More Free Than Syracuse Today”

I Never Thought I Would Write This: Syracuse Wins!

I was conscious for most of it and listening intently on the radio when I was awake. At one point, half drifting, I thought that Syracuse had been caught in the second half, that the score was 31-21 Louisville, that the rational universe had imposed itself again. But no, the Orange won 38-35 over a … Continue reading “I Never Thought I Would Write This: Syracuse Wins!”

The Blue Tusk, Syracuse, New York

The last of what Lew Bryson has called “the triumvirate” of Syracuse’s temples to ale, the Blue Tusk, was my favorite for the mood of the day. Much Middle Ages on tap as well as Stone and Victory and even Blue Lite for who knows why. Loud and chatty, we walked in and immediately got … Continue reading “The Blue Tusk, Syracuse, New York”

Awful Al’s, Syracuse, New York

Never was a beer from Stone so appropriate…  We only stopped in Awful Al’s briefly when walking between Clark’s and the Blue Tusk. Two reasons. I was told to stop taking photos and it is a reminder of how great the anti-smoking laws are for the consumption of fine beers. It is, however, the dimmest … Continue reading “Awful Al’s, Syracuse, New York”

Clark’s Ale House, Syracuse, New York

Click above for bigger beauty I came away from a visit to Clark’s Ale House knowing I should visit it again in a different circumstance. In the middle of a semi-sub-roaring tour of the town with friends, the quiet of Clark’s was a little disconcerting and, given a wrong moment, felt like pretense…but I figure … Continue reading “Clark’s Ale House, Syracuse, New York”

Now That It’s March It Must Be Thursday So Here’s The News

Well, here we are. March. -15C this morning with the wind chill but at least it’s March. Things could be worse, I suppose. I could find myself at what the British call a hen party like we see in the photo of the week captured by temporarily angry Katie apparently practicing her mind control in … Continue reading “Now That It’s March It Must Be Thursday So Here’s The News”

The First Week Of December Finds Every Child’s Mind Drifting To Beery News Notes

This week’s big news saw me and mine on the road. I was up in the nation’s capital over Saturday and Sunday and took part in my kind of beer tourism. By that I mean actually doing normal things while noting beer around me and having one when the more important things in life were … Continue reading “The First Week Of December Finds Every Child’s Mind Drifting To Beery News Notes”