The Budos Band and SingleCut Beer have teamed up to create a beer celebrating the band’s newest record, Burnt Offering. The beer, also named Burnt Offering, is a riff on SingleCut’s John Michael Dark Lyric Lagrrr!, a dark lager with the flavors of chocolate and light roast coffee. Inspired by the murky mood of Budos Band’s upcoming record (PS – It kicks ass!) as well as past album covers featuring scorpions, snakes, and fire, Burnt Offering features the addition of char-roasted jalapeños to add a nasal-tickling brightness and sweetness to the aroma and the flavor.

The beer will be available at select bars in Williamsburg this Saturday as part of a bar crawl with the band. The crawl features stops at band favorites The Anchored Inn, The Drink, Spuyten Duyvil, Barcade, and Harefield Road. An RSVP with more information on the bar crawl can be found here ( Burnt Offering will also be available in our Tap Room at our 2nd Anniversary Party December 6th!

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Here’s another peek behind the scenes of our typical morning routines (pics courtesy of our roving eye / Tap Room Managrrr! ‘Manda). Voyeurism is fun!

10689417_713828458702810_8165285906216626131_nWe self distribute our beer throughout NYC. So the first order of the day is to spread out all the accounts we need to deliver to to sort out the best route.

10610478_713829018702754_4144161122251241096_nNext: Our Distribution Team Extraordinaire Of Eric and Dave get them kegs loaded.

10590582_713829122036077_7258231331074680889_nEasy… Easy…! FYI the average filled keg (15.5 gallons) weighs 160 lbs. Here Dave is delicately plucking out over 2500 lbs of beer.

10610870_713829238702732_1351101226418593474_nSome smaller accounts and restaurants prefer smaller 5 gallon kegs AKA “sixtels”. Dave is grabbing those to be delivered on this day.

10698455_713829328702723_2494362702032730864_nThe sea of kegs eventually gets sorted…

10712839_713828778702778_6059266845813722597_n…and makes it’s way onto the “Starship” otherwise know as the Beersmiths Mobile.

10348998_713828505369472_1037387145219848720_nMeanwhile! Team Sales (here we see Mike and Peter) getting their samples ready to bring to prospective new accounts, as well as current accounts that wish to try our latest releases.

10420035_713828622036127_6593313201360970035_nHead of Sales Mark hits the streets too! Beersmiths need to wear many hats.

1901804_713828565369466_5714105056823778869_nBottles sanitized and ready to be filled by Team Sales. (You didn’t hear this from us but expect to see an IIPA released in 16 oz bottles in over a months time… of course done right in our Astoria brewery. Shhhhh!)

10301368_713828695369453_507670388752621431_nMIke gets the paperwork ready. Did you know we have an office?

10407967_713829615369361_4021243575049919902_nAll the while, the brewery is humming along. Here Director of Brewery Operations Brian gets the necessary hoses organized to transfer today’s brew to its respective fermenter (in this case we were brewing up the first “ERIC” of the season. This batch promises a few surprises… shhhhh!)

1960767_713829545369368_2512890687625089849_oOne task that never ends is cleaning kegs. Here Sam is taking care of business in preparation for kegging up a fresh batch of DEAN (another insider tidbit – we’ve upped the hops in DEAN quite a bit in our latest batch. Hope you like).

10407690_713829658702690_276847546621152946_nThere’s Sam still cranking away! And Head Brewer Rich looks to be taking a break from transferring NIGEL to one of two grundies (to be inoculated by numerous wild yeast strains) by whipping out the ‘ol hoola hoop for some waist slimming exercises. Well no, that’s actually a CO2 hose, but trust us, he’s got a passion for hoola hooping!

10411166_713829725369350_8277206524514574779_nRich pitching some wild yeast for NIGELs secondary fermentation. Our second “grundy” will be pitched with two other strains we’ve been developing, all to be blended for final release (date to be announed, and most likely, in bottles. Ahem!)

Whew, by this point it is still well before noon. A big brewday still to come, with all its associated tasks. Not to mention the prep work to do it all over again tomorrow.




IMG_1350Winter is coming, so it’s time to mill some roast malt and brew up “ERIC” More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout. And yes, there’ll be a rum barrel-aged version (aged 9 months). – Rulpsen



“NIGEL” Pride of Squatney Strong Ale status update: Aged for 9 months and is tasting great. We just received two additional grundies (shown below) which will be used for its final stage of maturation: Brett secondary fermentation (with our blend of 3 different strains). We’ll keep the updates coming as to an expected release date – Rulpsen

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Here we see our Beersmiths brewing up JÅN, kegging JOHN MICHAEL, and taking care of the usual myriad of tasks – Rulpsen



On tap this Friday 10/10. 私たちは今すぐに実行する必要があります!




The Great American Beer Festival is underway and Team SingleCut are in the house to experience the world’s greatest beer show. It’s our first time, so lots to learn and info to gather. We’ll update this post as the news comes to us.

FIrst up, upon touching down in Denver, the boys immediately went to research the closest relative to the hop (do our Beersmiths ever turn it off?) which as luck would have it, is readily available in Colorado.

IMG955810Just look at the passion in our Manhattan rep “Nordic Nick”! So hungry to learn about all things related to brewing ingredients. Way to go Nick!

IMG951159With some hard research out of the way, it was time to get to the main event.

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 8.23.54 PMOpen for business! Booth U3, please say hello if you’re in the house!

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 8.25.00 PMThat “Certified Cicerone” tag can only mean our resident “Beardsmith” Sean is present!

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 9.23.57 PM“Wish you were here!”

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 9.23.23 PMSean has become an attraction onto himself with folks having their pic taken alongside the great bearded one!

10420780_822583641114750_2041355135933253034_nSpeaking of getting your pic taken with celebrities, Sean got a pic with none other than Jamil Zainasheff who popped by our booth for some KIM.

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 10.34.39 AMPerhaps our greatest achievement: Day 3 and they boys are still standing. Well at least Mark, Adam and Sean are.

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 1.21.47 PMCorrection: Dave and Nick are also still in the game!

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 10.33.58 AMAnd speaking of games, spot the Manning jersey was a popular past time.

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 10.35.02 AMWe had some jerseys of our own, which many were happy to see versus the obligatory work shirt.


A view from the drivers seat.

SCB @ GABF 32Mark’s lovin’ it!

SCB @ GABF 23We’ll be back!





photoAvailable only in our Tap Room! – Rulpsen




Our last remaining kegs of the Widow Jane whiskey barrel aged “ERIC” More Cowbell! Chocolate Milk Stout will be on in the Tap Room this weekend. Not sure how quickly they’ll go – fair warning! – Rulpsen

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Fancy yourself craft beer savvy?

Our Beersmiths Brian & Amanda are firing up their second round of classes and they begin next Tuesday, October 7th.

Seven weeks. Two hour long classes. Tons of beer.

For more information or to register (limited space!) email or go to