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As a writer for Sports Illustrated—or, wider and more formative in scope, as a fan of four-plus decades—Jay Jaffe has watched a lot of baseball games. "Probably thousands," he initially estimates while we're drinking near his apartment at St. Gambrinus last week, before curiously grabbing a napkin and Good Will Hunting it to calculate an estimate. After a few minutes of scribbling, he arrives at 4,000 and passes me the cloth chalkboard to review...
Covenhoven (730 Classon Ave) has been an invaluable addition to the burgeoning Crown Heights neighborhood, offering an expertly curated draft list and a wide selection of bottles, featuring a perfect combination of special occasion and every-day beers. Plus there's a good amount of seating and an incredibly perfect backyard. We spoke to beer manager James Case about some stuff... How would you describe your clientele? What’s the gender breakdown of your customers like? Our bar caters mostly...
Ask any of the Midwestern transplants who have taken up residence in Brooklyn what they miss most about home, and there’s a good chance they’ll say Bell’s Brewery. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, it’s the sixth largest craft brewery in the US, having produced 216,000 barrels in 2012. (Brooklyn Brewery, the 10th largest, produced 176,000.) But due to the logistical challenges and substantial costs of distributing in NYC, none of that beer was available here—not...

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