Brewing in NYC
by Ricardo Roces
This beer is good for you. This is draft beer. Stick with
the beer. Let's go and beat this guy up and come back and drink some more
-Ernest Hemingway, To Have and Have Not
Modern Beer- Finally, what we've all come to
love. Today, we are able to sample the different kinds of beer from all
over the world. Beer has become a part of out lives, for good and bad.
We see gentlemen and ladies drink it in fine establishments, and we see
teens chugging 40's on the street corner. We make new friends over mugs
of ale in the local pub, and we drink it like slobs on Superbowl Sunday.
Beer is here to stay, a part of our culture. And because it is part of
our culture, it has also become commercialized to the extreme.
Most beers today are mass produced from one monstrous brewery per region.
Gone are the tavern and monasteries that produced it's own special blend.
We will never feel the same way Tolkien's Bilbo and Frodo did when they
visited inns famous for their unique brews.
But maybe it's not too late. See the following link for New York micro
breweries, bars and restaurant that specialize in providing distinct tasting
beer. Don't settle for cheap swill in a can! Be a gourmet beer drinker!
And for fellow Fordham Univ. students- next time you're in Annapolis, check
out the Fordham Brewery (no affiliation with the school) by the Naval Academy.
Heartland Microbrewery and Bar on
Union Sq. West, New York City
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