Road Trip: The Catskills

Classic diners, micro-breweries, hiking and some respite from NYC

Summer in the city is sticky, sweltering and strangely quiet—with plenty of New Yorkers escaping as often as possible. Just a few hours north, the Catskills offers the peaceful respite of nature—and a little action. Whether hiking mountains, swimming at the base of waterfalls, floating down a river, visiting wineries and breweries, a summer road trip can be as adventurous or relaxing as you choose. …

Grimm Ales’ First Anniversary Bottled Blend of Beers

Combining liquid that's a year old with some recently brewed, a release that encapsulates the brewery's efforts so far

Prior to opening their airy and ambitious Williamsburg outpost, Joe and Lauren Grimm were running their brewery, CH favorite Grimm Ales, on a nomadic basis. The pair would develop a recipe on their home-brewing system (inside their Gowanus apartment) and then translate that recipe to the operation of larger pre-existing breweries willing to lend space. There, they’d make their beer, bottle or can it, and …

SingleCut Beer Launches in Japan With Gamified Cans

Celebrating US songs that were popular in Japan and SingleCut’s launch in Tokyo, the brand’s new tropical and dense IPA (aptly named “Big In Japan”) features four different can variations—all with their own cartoonish QR code. The codes are comprised of motifs that act as hints to a song title and, when they’re scanned, they prompt Spotify to open and play the track—ultimately revealing whether …