| Jun 9, 2012
MOUNT VERNON, Va. — If it looks like scotch whisky, smells like scotch whisky and tastes like scotch whisky, then it must be scotch whisky, right? Well, sort of.
When it's made in the United States, specifically at George Washington's Distillery...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 6:11 PM
Not everything has to be complicated, says Todd Leopold, co-owner and founder of Leopold Bros. distillery. His artisan liqueurs boast distinct, pure flavors that anyone can enjoy.
That doesn't mean there isn't a place for libations such as wine or...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Cartographically speaking, Chicago is pretty neat. There exists a grid of streets occasionally bisected by diagonals to create six-cornered intersections -- the proverbial root of the Chicago "hard left" versus the "soft left." There are abandoned...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 7:43 PM
A couple of years ago I was in a craft-beer bar in Helsinki and felt more than a little pride when I spied Bourbon County Brand Stout on the menu.
I didn’t order it — the thick, black Goose Island brew was close to $40 for a 22-ounce bottle....
| Mar 29, 2011
| 10:00 PM
One reason I haven’t been too worried about Anheuser-Busch’s takeover of Goose Island Beer Co. is that even if Goose is ruined – which I don’t necessarily think will happen – there will continue to be no shortage of great...
| May 22, 2011
| 9:41 PM
In a Canton basement lit by fluorescent lights, a dozen glass jugs of fermenting grape juice share space with a washer, dryer and furnace.
Standing before them, Erik Bandzak surveys his wines: two deep reds made from a Rougeon grape and an Isabella...
| May 11, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Lehigh Valley microbrewers Weyerbacher Brewing Co. and Fegley's Brew Works are installing more equipment and adding workers to keep pace with a growing demand for their ales, lagers and seasonal blends, owners said.
The two family-owned breweries are...
| May 19, 2011
| 8:37 PM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. --Southern California's largest craft brewery is thriving in the sluggish economy and announced that it will be getting even bigger.
San Diego has become a premiere destination in the world for craft beer; thanks in part to the...
| Jun 2, 2011
Is L.A. finally turning into a beer-making town? The Los Angeles area already hosts some of America's best beer bars, with carefully curated lists of ever-changing taps and bottles, but almost all of those brews have been made somewhere else. We may be...
| Feb 3, 2011
While craft beer fans hedge their bets on whether Sunday's Super Bowl play-by-play is more suited to hopped-up IPAs or intensely flavored stouts, Greg Koch will be deliberating over a lot more than what to sip on game day. In the coming weeks, the co-...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Craft brewer 16 Mile Brewing Company has launched six packs in Baltimore.
The Georgetown, Del.-based brewer, now three years old, stopped producing its signature 22-ounce aluminum bottles and shifted to six packs last fall.
Southern Maryland was...