"Staring down shelves of craft beers, each six-pack stamped with terms like “dry-hopped,” “high gravity” or “cask conditioned” can be a little overwhelming, even for the well-versed beer drinker.
At Beer Noggin in Bronxville, the shop is small, the selection is curated, and it’s not overwhelming in the least.
Owners Brendan Carroll and Doug Cedrone founded their business on quality, and remain committed to selling not just the most beers, but those they consider to be the best.
For the next six weeks, Cedrone and Carroll will serve as lohud’s resident beer experts. They will choose our lohud Beer of the Week, and including tasting notes and suggestions for pairings.
“We sat down and went through them all, together, one by one,” says Carroll, adding that they wanted the Mixed Six tasting notes to be original, helpful and most importantly, more specific than what you’ll get from anywhere else.
We'll also feature the beers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #lohudfood, so you can follow along and ask any questions. At the end of the six weeks, we'll review the Mixed Six and recap their choices.
All six beers are available for purchase at the Beer Noggin shop and taproom across from the Bronxville Metro-North station, where coffee shop meets craft beer bar in one easy space.
During the day, you’ll find parents with a baby stroller or Bronxville shoppers ducking in for a quick drink. Once 5 p.m. comes around, commuters take over. A small bar lines the back of the shop, where you can taste any of the dozen beers on tap that day.
Keep an eye on the Beer Noggin Facebook page, where you can follow along with the limited beer releases and tap takeovers featuring brewers they deem worthy of their chalkboard menu.
IF YOU GO
Beer Noggin, 102 Kraft Ave., Bronxville, 914-337-7400, www.beernoggin.com. Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday.