Whenever I travel I do my best to try as many of the local culinary customs as I can. And that includes beer. I make it a point to drink the best local beers and microbrews I can at the bars and pubs of whatever city I'm in. But it recently dawned on me that whenever I come back to NYC, I always fall back into old habits and order my usual pints of Bass or Magic Hat. Which is a shame as New York boasts a pletora of amazing local breweries! So I've started consciously adapting my drink orders to sample as many local NY beer offerings as I can when out and about here in my hometown these days.
This week's recommended brews of choice are Ithaca Apricot Wheat and Allagash White, both enjoyed at the Fat Cat on Christopher St.
Correction: I just discovered I was misinformed and Allagash is actually brewed in Portland, ME.