Amber Ox Kitchen & Brewery to join Williamsburg brew scene
Aug07

Amber Ox Kitchen & Brewery to join Williamsburg brew scene

Williamsburg is about to get its fourth brewery – and first brewpub. Opening in the Merchants Square District of Williamsburg, Amber Ox Kitchen & Brewery will feature 18 taps, including a revolving 8-10 taps pouring beer brewed in-house. Amber Ox will specialize in seasonal small batches, and will offer no flagship beers. An important part of these small batches will be an extensive kettle and fruited sour program. Head brewer...

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FIRST DRAUGHT – January/February 2016
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FIRST DRAUGHT – January/February 2016

A few weeks before Halloween, a colleague sent an email asking if I’d like to be part of a Buzzfeed-style video where we sample local craft beers and decide which ones pair best with candy. Yes, please. As a non-beer-drinker, I’ve embarked on a quest to find the perfect brew for me.  So the opportunity to try a half dozen in one day was perfect. The opportunity to indulge in work-sanctioned daytime drinking was a bonus. I sat in the...

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FIRST DRAUGHT – November/December 2015
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FIRST DRAUGHT – November/December 2015

It happened again. A few friends organized an outing at a local watering hole for beer and discounted tacos – a little much-needed relief from the regiment of adult life. I love hanging out with friends. I love tacos just as much. I even love the idea of “grabbing a beer.”  The problem is I don’t drink beer. I’m that oddball (especially among journalists) who knows nothing about the beverage; the one who will order a mixed drink...

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