| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:38 PM
WASHINGTON — In the fall of 1799, George Washington wrote to his nephew: "Two hundred gallons of Whiskey will be ready this day for your call, and the sooner it is taken, the better, as the demand for this article is brisk."
The whiskey Washington...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Make room for cider and mead.
In Maryland, cider was last popular in Colonial times. Mead never has been.
But a new generation of mead and cider makers, with their feet planted firmly in Maryland soil, are rethinking these age-old fermented...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 9:10 AM
No one really bats an eye anymore when someone tells you they've been brewing beer in their garage. Or basement. Or kitchen. Homebrewing is super popular these days, what with the rise in popularity of craft beers and the notion that beer doesn't have...
| Apr 4, 2013
Crave a 32-ounce big gulp of your favorite ale from the local microbrewery? Have at it.
How about a gallon jug brimming with 128 ounces of craft beer? You're welcome to it.
Just don't order your artisanal brew in a 64-ounce bottle. Florida lawmakers,...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:41 PM
James Edward Stewart, a 67-year resident of Glendale and most recently Pasadena, died Friday, March 15. He was 89. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Jean Webb of East Liverpool, OH, who he married in 1946 in Glendale.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:39 PM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brewing company Anheuser-Busch has asked movie studio Paramount Pictures to obscure all images of Budweiser beer in the film "Flight," which is about an airline pilot who is accused of drinking and includes scenes showing him...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Sweaty outlaw-types laboring over backyard stills. Fake drawers and secret compartments. Beat cops who look like Sean Connery, bribes, speakeasies, secret knocks, mobsters and weird afflictions like blindness and "jake leg."
Moonshine 101, right?...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:51 AM
FREDERIKSTED, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - The Estate Whim Museum provides a look at what life was like 250 years ago on a sugar-cane island.
It includes the plantation house, slave quarters, outlying buildings, a towering windmill and the remains of...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:28 PM
1865 - Carl Jeppson is born in the province of Skane, Sweden.
1867- D.J. Bielzoff opens a distillery in Chicago.
Mid - 1880’s- Carl Jeppson emigrates from Ystad, Sweden, to Chicago’s Swedish area near Clyborn/Division. He marries and opens a...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 3:10 PM
When Baltimore brewpub owners Don Kelly and Justin Dvorkin were looking to expand, Howard County grabbed their attention.
They now plan to open the second location of The Alehouse in Columbia, which will join their Pratt Street location.
"It's a great...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption.
I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...