Archive for December, 2012

A (Tasty) Christmas Miracle

We’ve got 21st Amendment’s Marooned on Hog Island Oyster Stout on draught. Part of their limited-edition Insurrection Series, it’s only available this December.


A most excellent collaboration with Hog Island Oyster Company brewing hops, yeast, malt, rolled oats, chocolate malt, white wheat, oh and over 400 pounds of Hog Island Sweetwater oyster shells. But wait, there’s more…

Hey thanks for the pix theseamonster.net

And we’ve got a crazy Hama Hama selection in the house tonight too!

  • Sea Cows: earthy and creamy with a sweet, full-flavored finish – named after the now-extinct Steller’s Sea Cow
  • Blue Pool: crunchy texture with a pronounced vegetable finish
  • Hama Hama: clean, bright flavor with a melon-rind finish that is harvest by hand clean

Check out our updated draught list and oyster selection.

See you upstate!

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December 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

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Same-number-date. That’s the official name, meh. It’s also Ed Koch’s Birthday!

The three-term mayor of NYC is 88 years young today. The perennial bachelor is quite an accomplished guy. But these days we (wife) find him most endearing when offering movie reviews: Mayor at the Movies

Don’t know if you are planning anything special on this same-number-date, as for us we are trying to fix the dishwasher which caught a teeny tiny bit on fire last night.

See you upstate!

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December 12th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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Puttin’ On The Ritz

Look what came in the mail today! Just don’t tell you know who (husband).

Listen, owning a restaurant in this city is kinda expensive so we have to make sacrifices and this is proof of our (wife) effort.

See you upstate!

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December 11th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

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Psychiatric Help 5¢

Only took ten minutes to figure out how to make the ¢ sign, hey thanks google.

Every time we walked by C.O. Bigelow’s window, decked out for the holidays BuckShowalter always stops to watch. A little weird, no?

See you upstate!

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December 10th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

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Sherry Is A Snob

Been on a sherry kick as of late thanks to our cute neighbor Tinto Fino a wine shop that offers 250 Spanish selections, with a particular emphasis on sherry.

Like champagne, sherry has that whole regulatory classification system but instead of the french AOC, it’s D.O. Who knew sherry was a snob? We totally dig it.

Hey thanks for the pix Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana

We’ve put Bodegas Hidalgo La Gitana on the menu and you fancy folks just can’t seem to get enough of this Manzanilla. It’s a dry wine, the lightest and most delicate of the Sherry region and can only be made in the coastal town of Sanlacar de Barrameda.

Your great aunt’s sherry this aint.

See you upstate!

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December 8th, 2012 at 7:14 pm

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Brew Review

Tree is trimmed and kegs are tapped. We’ve got Captain Lawrence Pleasantville Smoke Porter on the line tonight folks.

The brewer description goes something like this: Aromas of smoked wood, licorice, and dark fruit. The flavor is a balance of smokiness, roasted malt, coffee, and malty sweetness.

But if you were to ask us, we say: It’s a well made porter that has a smokey taste up front that also lingers. Nice, thick and heavy with notes of coffee balanced by the sweetness of chocolate and burnt sugars. It’s like crack in glass. Only legal. Provided you are 21 years of age. 


See you upstate!

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December 7th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

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C.U.I.

Crafting Under the Influence. Not for the novice as it takes a special kind of person to craft and consume. Not to mention glitter in the eye really hurts.

Big day tomorrow – putting up our Christmas tree in the shop. Don’t think we will have time for a formal tree lighting ceremony.

The husband made this yesterday when he was four years old. Allegedly.

We’ve got one more crafting glitter project left.

See you upstate!

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December 5th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

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Glitter Glitter Everywhere

Literally. It annoys our friend Dan when people say that. In most instances whatever is being emphasized as true cannot actually be proven. Clearly our friends have meticulous and rigid personality traits are intellectuals. Literally.

No holiday season is complete without a little (or a lot) glitter

Been busy making Santa Oyster ornaments to hang on our little Christmas tree in the shop. Cleverness credit goes to Hama Hama Oysters.

Prep time is key, you don’t want Santa ornaments to smell like oysters

Ugh – don’t you hate it when you run out of googley eyes?


Well thankfully we have not run out of beer, in fact we’ve got an updated draught list for you.

See you upstate!

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December 4th, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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Happy Holidaze Part 2

Good news, the tree is officially decorated as well as secured to the wall.

Step 1: dog proof the tree

You know you are a grown up when you have an actual ornament storage box.

Scoping out which ornaments to break

Made it through the first night and still standing

Today’s craft task? Oyster Santa ornaments!

See you upstate!

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December 3rd, 2012 at 2:07 pm

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Happy Holidaze

Big week of holiday decorating and crafts folks!

He only looks like he knows what he’s doing


Decorating a Christmas tree is not my idea of fun said the Grinch husband.

Guess who else is not a fan of Christmas trees

The Christmas tree incident of 2008, in which an 11 month old BuckShowalter knocked over said tree in the middle of the night. He now is traumatized for life and all future Christmas trees get anchored to the wall.

Funny, the tree didn’t look this big outside

Speaking of Christmas, we can’t seem to keep Sly Fox Christmas Ale in house. Who knew melted gingerbread man cookie in a glass would be in such demand? But not to worry as another keg will arrive Monday morning. You’re welcome.

See you upstate!

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December 2nd, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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