Mother’s Day is right around the corner and while we’re sure your mom would love to get flowers and a card, why not mix it up and give her an amazing beer instead? To find out what moms like to drink, we went straight to the source - our own moms! We asked them what they would like to drink for Mother’s Day and made some recommendations based on their responses. All of the...
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laymansbeer: How does beer get from the brewery to your glass? The bearers of your beer are distributors, the unsung heroes of the six-pack, the mysterious carriers of kegs, the transporters of tall-boys and twelve-packs alike. This week I was privileged to be given an inside look at how a distributor… Here is a great look into where our beer comes from and how the Three Tier System...
Homebrew Series Part 3 "Bottling Day"
We’re near the end of the road here with Chris and Cole. The bottling day! Bottling is one of the more important steps in the home brewing process. It’s the last stage before drinking the beer and it’s very important to get the priming sugars correct and really pay close attention to the sanitation of all the bottling equipment. One false step here and the whole batch could be lost due to...
Homebrew Series "Gravity Reading"
The stout Chris and Cole brewed has been in the primary fermentation for exactly 30 days. We’ve taken a gravity reading and we think its time to bottle up. Its hard to see in the photo but we’re down to 1.010. Stay tuned for the bottling action shots we’ll post up in the next few days.
the short list: Valentine's Day Edition
Trying to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the beer lover in your life? Well we’ve come up with a ‘short list’ of beers that we are sure your Valentine (or you) will love. This time around we asked each of our employees what beer they would love to receive on Valentine’s Day. We received some pretty great responses and have a list of beers that are sure to be...
In-depth Look: Environmentally Friendly Brewing
We here at Beer Table / Pantry are curious about all aspects of beer and brewing. At a recent staff tasting, the topic of environmentally friendly and sustainable brewing was brought up for discussion. None of us was too familiar with what breweries were really striving to become more eco-conscious, so we put our very own Alaskan, Hannah W., on the case: As someone who is interested in good beer...
Homebrew Series Part 1
Welcome to the first post of our homebrew series. Two of our staff members Chris and Cole will walk us through brewing a batch of beer from beginning to end and give us a peak inside their kitchen as they brew up a small batch beer. First thing on the list is to develop a Recipe. Below is the basic outline of the Stout we based our recipe on. We had to make a few modifications and tweaks on the...
The Short List Vol. II
Howdy! We’re at it again, bringing you another list of the beers we don’t think you should be living without. And so we give you, ‘the short list’… Stillwater Of Love and Regret An amazing beer for those of us wishing for an early spring. This saison brewed with heather, chamomile, lavender, and dandelion is loaded with herbal aromas and flavors, yet still manages...
15 Minutes with Rick Field
Rick’s Picks began making pickles from locally-sourced, seasonable vegetables back in 2004. Since then, the business has grown to become a nationally-recognised brand known for its original and eclectic take on this traditional and humble foodstuff. We’ve been selling a range of those pickles at Beer Table Pantry (our Manhattan Location) since the store first opened and will soon be hosting two...
Early Closing for BTP on January 14, 2013
Hey Tablers! beer table pantry will close at 7:00PM today for our staff holiday party. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will return to our regular business hours of 8am to 10pm tomorrow. Cheers, beer table / pantry
Have you read that great NY Times Article on...
In case you missed it here’s the link to the article. Its a great read if we must say… The best news is if you’re interested in trying some beers with this wild yeast, we’ve got you covered. A few that we’re quite fond of and are in stock at Beer Table Pantry, our Manhattan location. Green Flash - Rayon Vert Ancorage - Love Buzz (Aged in Pino Noir Barrels) ...
Weekly Shop Update
Hey Tablers, We’ve finally recovered from our post-holiday coma and are back with some new tidbits of info to pass along. Grand Central Terminal (home to our Manhattan location) is turning 100 on February 1st! As part of the centennial celebration, we will be heavily stocked with Founders Centennial IPA. Additionally, we will be participating in several other terminal-wide promotions. So be sure...
Beer Table Pantry Holiday Hours: Monday December 24th X-Mas Eve 8 AM - 6 PM Tuesday December 25th X-Mas Day - CLOSED Monday December 31st NYE - 8 AM - 6 PM Tuesday January 1st NYD - CLOSED Stop in and see us for your last minute stocking stuffers and holiday gifts for the beer lovers on your list. All other days we’ll be open for our normal business hours. Our Normal Business Hours...
The Short List
Howdy Tablers! If you’re like us, there are still a few people lingering on your holiday shopping list. But look no further because we’ve got you covered! Introducing “the short list” – a small compilation of beers that we think you (or the beer lover in your life) simply won’t be able to live without. This month’s list is pulling from a wide range of flavors, but focuses heavily on seasonally...
Weekly Shop Update
Hi there Tablers! Today is the third in a series of three tastings with KelSo Brewing at our Manhattan location. We’ve tasted some KelSo staples the past two weeks but tonight we’re going to mix it up this week by sampling their Rye Aged Pale Ale. Brewer Kelly Taylor will be leading the tasting and is sure to entertain (and possibly bring a tasty treat or two). So stop by the shop...
WHAT IS A MILK STOUT?
A milk stout “is a particular type of dark ale brewed with an addition of lactose”. Brewers yeast (s. cerevisiae or s. pastorianus) has been conditioned over centuries to breakdown and convert maltose, a disaccharide found in grain as a result of the breakdown of starch by beta amylase, into energy. The biproducts of this reaction are what we are most concerned with in the beer world -...
usedtohaveadayjob asked: Do you have any Westvleteren XII left?
Weekly Shop Update
Hey Tablers! Can you believe it’s already the second week of December? The holidays aren’t just around the corner, they’re at the front door! We know you’ve got a ton on your plate right now, but make sure to take a break from your holiday hoopla and stop by Beer Table / Pantry for one (or what the heck, two!) of our fabulous seasonal brews. Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux, De...
WHERE DOES A CHURCH KEY GET ITS NAME FROM?
These are church keys: Well, there’s no one answer as to the origin of the name “church-key”. However, there are several stories that all probably have some nugget of truth to them. - In medieval Europe, most brewers would have been monks. Many of their beers would have been cellared and to prevent any pilfering, locked in said cellar. Some think that the early church key...
Weekly Shop Update
Howdy Tablers! It’s a Thanksgiving miracle – we finally have openers back in the shop! This time around we’ve upgraded our selection to include old-school church keys as well our classic keychain key-shaped openers, each are still only $1. Check back in later this week to find out the history of the name “church key” and feel free to chime in with any theories that you might have come...
greenchairbrewery asked: So at your restaurant the Beer Table do you brew your own beer? I live in California but if I lived closer I would definitely like to try some of your beer and food.