Entries by Rochester Beer Gals

Beer Review: Zero Gravity’s Madonna IIPA

I’m into IPAs just like the rest of the world, but I like them to be balanced. IPAs that are too aggressively hopped seem like they’re trying to cover something up. It’s easy to hide low qual ingredients or beer flaws with more hops. Anyone can do that. But brewing IPAs that are balanced, where hops play nice with malts and the flavor is big, but not overwhelming? That’s an art….

It’s Oktoberfest Season.

The fall season isn’t only for pumpkin beers – though you may not know it given their abundance on beer market shelves…since August – it’s also for Oktoberfests. Been too focused sipping that P-spice beer to think about this other seasonal? No prob, here’s a quick run down on the style and a few to […]


The crisp, clean lager you should have been drinking all summer. Good news, it’s good all year too. Listen, I love Pilsners. I feel like you hear a lot of brewers say the same, but fewer mainstream craft beer drinkers share the sentiment. Why is that? Maybe it’s because when I say Pilsner, you automatically […]


It’s GIVEAWAY time! Give us your thoughts and we’ll give you… some free concert tickets. Nope, we’re not kidding. We have some tickets to an Avett Brothers concert on Saturday, September 2 that we’re excited to give away. There are two VIP tickets that include admission to The Headliner Lounge, a parking pass, and awesome seats, […]

Women Who Beertend – Stories, Beers, Passion

For this year’s Real Beer Week, we’re featuring local women who beertend (aka, the bartenders at your local brewery or beer bar). As the most immediate face of each brewery, these women work hard alongside their fellow barkeeps to provide you with excellent service and a memorable experience. There’s an art to beertending and each of […]

5 Real Beer Week Events Not to Miss

Real Beer Week is Rochester’s ultimate week for craft beer. It’s the one week of the year truly dedicated to craft beer with events throughout the week for every type of beer drinker. We chose 5 events we’ll most definitely make time for this week. In no particular order and not counting the must-attend Rochester Real […]