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Craft Beer New York Is Out!

After many months, and many more beers, I’m pleased to announce the release of Craft Beer New York, the one-stop shop for all you need to know about drinking craft beer in New York City. The iPhone app is available from the App store for the low, low price of $1.99—in other words, far cheaper than your favorite craft beer. If you’re so inclined, check out the app here. It’ll be a handy tool next time you come to NYC. And on that note, I need a beer. Methinks I’ll have this one. 

Announcing the Craft Beer New York App: Out November 15


You might say I’m a glutton for punishment. The last three years have been a madcap whirlwind of writing books (have you got your copy of Brewed Awakening yet?!), writing hundreds of articles, getting married and going on an endless, endlessly drunken book tour. Oh, and then I wrote another beer b ook, which I just wrapped up a few weeks ago—more details to come next year. So you’d think I’d want to sit on my rear end, perhaps drink a beer out of pleasure, instead out of journalistic duty (not that there’s really a difference, actually).

But no.

Instead, the fine folks at London’s Blue Crow Media met with me and said, “Hey, Josh. You live in New York. You like to drink craft beer. You even used to review bars.”

I said, “That is very true.”

They said, “Would you like to write an iPhone app on the best craft beer bars, breweries and bottle shops in New York?”

“No,” I said. Then I thought about it. Nearly every day, people ask me where to get the best beer in New York. Because I grew up in Ohio and have good manners, I tell them. By doing this app, folks would get all my picks and my wildly subjective opinions in one place! “I’ll do it,” I said.”

Thus, for the last three weeks, most of my sober (and not so sober) moments have been reserved for writing up reviews on the city’s top spots for craft beer. It’s tough, thankless work, and I’m all too happy to do it. The app should drop in November, just in time for the holiday rush. You can follow the app’s Twitter feed for news on New York drinking and my very swollen liver, or visit the website. 

Gut Instinct: Bye-Bye, Beer Buddy

My search: “sad drunk.” The result? A six-year-old girl. Internet, you scare me.

“I’m going to read you something,” my fiancée says, pulling her computer close to her peepers.

“For men going through a midlife crisis, one of the top complaints is the lack of close friends.”

“I think I’m about 15 years away from a midlife crisis,” I reply. “It’s not like I have a hankering to buy a cherry-red Porsche and go clubbing to hit on cocktail waitresses— yet.” She rolls her eyes, knowing an emotional dodge when she sees one. “You know what I mean,” she says, clicking on an episode of The Biggest Loser.

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Year in Dining: Restaurant Double-Takes

How can you tell these restaurants apart? Hire me and I’ll tell you!

You know, every week I write reams of stories that I’m remiss about telling y’all about. Why? Perhaps laziness. Perhaps! But now I’ll aim to do better and spread the gospel of my adjectives and adverbs. Huzzah! Today’s tale: a piece for Metromix about how to tell similarly named restaurants apart. It’s service journalism at its finest, my friends. Curious? Read ahead!

Hidden in Plain Sight

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Oh, hi there. Who likes hidden spots? I do! I found a saucy quartet for Time Out New York this week. It’s good times U.S.A., my friends. Good times U.S.A. Eat it up!