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A Rich Hop-Growing History In Sangerfield And Waterville

During the 1800s and early 1900s, the Town Of Sangerfield and specifically Waterville were considered one of the major hop-growing regions in the country. Due to that fact, a number of local breweries were located in the nearby Utica area.

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Food Pairings With Beer

We've heard wine aficionados discuss what wines to serve with certain foods, but beer also has some especially good food pairings. With "Utica On Tap" coming to the Stanley Theater on March 22nd, here are some tips on matching beer with food.

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What is the Worlds Best India Pale Ale? Can you Sample It at Utica On Tap?

According to RateBeer.com, the Two Hearted Ale as brewed by Kalamazoo, Michigan's Bell's Brewery has been named the best IPA in the world.

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5 Reasons Utica On Tap Tickets Are The Best Valentines Day Gift For Him

Shopping for Valentine's day gifts for men can be a huge challenge. Not this year, give him the simple gift of "Utica On Tap" tickets. Don't believe me? Here's 5 reasons why these are the best gift ideas ever this year. 

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Check Out This Awesome Map of Craft Breweries around New York State

Looking to plan a beer sampling trip around New York State. Let this map be your guide.

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Could a Brewing Institute Open at SUNY Morrisville?

Morrisville State College is well known as one of New York State's top agricultural focused institutes of higher education. Now a new grant could bring an institute devoted to the art of brewing beer.

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Vote Saranac As The Best Craft Beer Of 2013

Our friends at Saranac need your help. Vote for them as The Best Craft Beer Of 2013.

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Jelly Belly Unveils New Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans

Who says you can't have beer flavored jelly beans from Jelly Belly? No us!

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Saranac Among Nominees For Best Craft Beer of the Year

Saranac Legacy IPA is among the nominees for the best craft beer of the year. You can support the local brewery and it's new brew by voting in a new poll, looking for the best of the best.

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Prohibition Ends And Utica Club Started Flowing

Here's an event that has a big connection to the Utica-Rome area. On this day in 1933, Prohibition was repealed, and within an hour, Utica Club Beer was back on the street. Here's how it happened.

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Saranac ‘Season’s Best’ In Its 30th Year

One tradition during the holiday season in central New York is the arrival of Saranac Season's Best from the F.X. Matt Brewing Company. If my calculations are correct, this marks the 30th year that this holiday beer has been brewed. Remember how it started?

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Beer Churches Offer Brews In The Pews

You probably know by now that I share with you the latest beer news, and there's a new idea brewing...beer churches. This is not a joke, but for real.

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