With no official league yet, it’s hard to tell if a beer club is actually a beer-making entity or just a bunch of people drinking beer and watching football.
The Beer Ball League (BBL), however, is a new entity that hopes to change that.
It is the brainchild of two New York beer enthusiasts, Seth Stroh and Andrew Lohmann, and is based in the borough of Queens.
It’s one of many beer-league projects, both online and in-person, popping up across the country.
The BBL was created in May and is the result of a group of beer lovers who decided they could no longer ignore beer.
Seth Stroha, a Brooklyn native, and Andrew Ludwig, an undergraduate student in New York, wanted to create a beer leagues in the Bronx and Staten Island, and the boroughs themselves.
After many conversations, they formed the Beer Ball.
“We’re all from Brooklyn,” Seth said.
“So we thought we could build an all-New York brewery, in the form of a beer ball.
We’ve had people come to us for help, but we’ve been doing it ourselves.”
The idea of a brewery-brewed beer league came from Seth, who was always interested in beer and wanted to make it easier to get it.
“It’s so easy to get into a beer tournament, you don’t need a brewer or an accountant to do that,” he said.
Andrew said, “We have to start from scratch.”
“There’s no way to do a beer beer league,” he added.
“I think that’s a real shame.”
They started by contacting a local brewery, but they eventually settled on the BBL because, Andrew said.
They had been looking for a way to get beer in bars across the United States and they knew that it was difficult to find a bar in Manhattan where they could put a beer party, so they came up with the idea of having a beer festival.
“The idea is to give the beer lovers of New York City and the whole country the opportunity to come and experience what it’s like to be part of a brewing community,” Seth added.
Andrew added, “It feels like a big change from what we’ve had in the past.”
“We feel like we’ve really brought people together,” Seth agreed.
“This is the first time that we’re going to be able to really share a beer in a communal setting.”
They’re also the first to hold a beer conference, so it will be fun to watch the beer league’s brewers and brewers’ partners compete.
“There are so many breweries around the country, but New York is really unique,” Andrew said about the borough.
“You can see the diversity of the beer industry and the uniqueness of the borough and the people who live in the city.”
The BML has more than 30 teams, ranging from craft brewers to brewpubs to breweries and bars.
Each team has their own rules, which is the difference between a traditional beer festival and the BML.
A typical beer festival typically takes place on a Saturday and Sunday, but the BSL has the same schedule every night of the week.
“Our league is designed for the beer lover,” Seth explained.
“Everyone’s going to enjoy the same beer, and they can get together and be part.
The event will be held on a Sunday, with the players having to come together to get together on a Monday morning.”
The beer leagues, which can be found in all 50 states and in other countries, are not limited to one region, and can be held in any borough.
The New York BBL also has a beer garden where the beer is grown and bottled.
They have a variety of beers, from beers that are only available in the state of New Jersey and only in the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania to beers brewed by international breweries, like Corona and Imperial Stout.
“A lot of people don’t realize how much of an impact beer has on our lives,” Andrew told New York magazine.
“As an artist and a consumer, we all love our beer, but what we want is to have that influence on people’s lives.”
In addition to brewing and marketing, the BPL also provides a variety-oriented training for its brewers and partners.
The team also hosts events like Beer Days where beer lovers can meet other brewers and breweries, meet other beer lovers, and hang out with beer enthusiasts.
“Beer Day is our biggest draw,” Seth shared.
“Because it’s such a big event, it gives the people of New New York a chance to meet other New Yorkers who have been drinking beer.”
The team is also currently working on a new app that they hope to launch later this year.
The app will allow users to view photos of their favorite beers on the New York State Liquor Control Commission’s website.
“They can then vote for them and vote for the beers they want to see in the app,” Seth told New Yorker. “What they