The Tri-State is a haven for couture, culture and culinary creativity. Along those same alliterative lines, these states are also a treasure trove for those who covet craft beer, as is evinced by the stellar products made by the following four microbreweries.
7 Mile Brewery (New Jersey)
The 7 Mile Brewery in Rio Grande boasts a stacked menu of house beers that would make even a considerably more established brewery blush. For those who love their bitters, there is the 7 Suns Double IPA, which almost hits triple-digit IBUs and has a balanced finish with notes of citrus and pine. For those looking for something completely different, try Boscos Revenge, which balances malt and chocolate with the taste of bacon for a blend that your taste buds will not soon forget. With well over a dozen beers to try, there is no wrong place to start; visit http://7milebrew.com to see more of whats on tap.
Finback Brewery (New York)
With a little more than two years of brewing in the books, Finback Brewery in Queens has become a popular spot for New Yorkers to get together with friends. Finbacks tasting room features 12 taps that offer popular fare like the Massif, brewed in collaboration with Russias Zagovor Brewery and including notes of everything from caramel and vanilla to coffee and licorice, and the Starchild sour ale brewed with grapefruit peel. Finback also offers a rotation of seasonal and special brews, so there will almost certainly be something new to try whenever you stop in next. For more information, visit Finback Brewery at http://finbackbrewery.com.
Brass Works Brewing Company (Connecticut)
Waterburys Brass Works Brewing Company may have only recently gone into business, but the team behind it has been brewing together for more than a decade. This experience shows in Brass Works exceptional offerings, which includes the Wee Windy English Bitter, Brass Nail Session IPA, Pilgrim Pie Farmhouse Ale and Uncle Zacs Stout. Brass Works also plays frequent host to events from around the community, so if you are looking to make new friends over a crisp brew, check out http://brassworksbrewing.com to see what lies ahead on the calendar.
Flagship Brewing Company (New York)
Staten Islands Flagship Brewing Company offers a diverse beer menu that should appeal to anyone who enjoys a good brew. Theres the Flagship APA, which balances hoppy bitterness with a smooth finish; the Flagship American Wit, which is infused with notes of citrus and spice that make it perfect for drinking after a bike ride or a long day of work; and the Flagship Wee Heavy, which is modeled after the ales of Scotland and considered ideal for the colder months of the year. There is much more where that came from at Flagship Brewing Company; visit http://theflagshipbrewery.com to learn more about their beer menu or how you can rent the Flagship Brewery Beer Truck for your next big function or party.
Whatever your beer tastes entail, these microbreweries will have something that is up your respective alley. And whatever those tastes may be, indulge them responsibly by ensuring that you always have a designated driver handy for your next night out.
This article is presented by Kundert Volvo in Hasbrouck Heights and Englewood, NJ.