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The best craft beer in Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York

As time goes on, hipster neighborhoods evolve. What’s cool one year might not be as popular the next, once prices go up & artists, musicians, and small business owners start to get priced out. In New York City, Bushwick has supplanted Williamsburg as the hottest hipster area. The neighborhood is especially known for having some […]

The best craft beer in Flushing, Queens, New York

Flushing, Queens, New York is known for a lot of things. The New York Mets. The U.S. Open tennis tournament. One of the most diverse populations in the country, with particularly large Chinese & Korean communities (and with those, amazing food). The Nanny. The World’s Fair. That clip of Homer Simpson seeing a bus heading […]

The best craft beer in Atascadero, California

There are three options for driving between San Francisco & Los Angeles, depending on how much time you have for the journey. Following the 101 is the middle speed option, taking a somewhat less direct route through the small cities of central California. These cities make for nice weekend getaways or stopovers along the way. […]

The best craft beer in Carpinteria, California

After spending the previous couple of days in Paso Robles, my next stop on my road trip through California was Carpinteria. Carpinteria is a nice beach town located just east of Santa Barbara, along the 101 heading toward Los Angeles. It’s a nice place for an oceanside getaway in a place that’s pretty, but not […]

The best craft beer in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Pilsen, Czech Republic is best known as the birthplace of the pilsner style of beer. The Pilsner Urquell brewery is the obvious main draw for beer drinkers in the city, with the smell of freshly brewing beer permeating the air. However, if you’ve come to Pilsen for beer, you’d be missing out on a lot […]