| Jul 27, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The Sacramento-based Rubicon Brewing Company has gotten a little bigger, adding a new facility in West Sacramento.
The new 16,000 space off Stillwater Road will be used entirely for production.
"We've really been selling a lot more to restaurants and...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Maryland's burgeoning agritourism industry is offering consumers yet another product to satisfy their hunger — or thirst, in this case — for locally grown goods. Recently enacted legislation has generated a flurry of hops growing, barley...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 11:33 AM
Jay Gatsby would have been astounded by today’s beer market, especially the spectacular growth in craft brews.
Beer from small and independent makers is performing far better than more mainstream labels in the U.S. Through the first half of 2012,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Latin-themed craft brewery 5 Rabbit has snared a big fish in the latest stage of its rapid growth: the No. 3 guy at Goose Island.
John J. Hall, a senior brewer who designed the recipe for Goose's biggest-selling beer, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, has signed on...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — What does the third-best beer bar in the world look like? It looks like a lot of other bars.
HopCat, stationed on a corner in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., has a long, curving wood bar packed with drinkers, beer placards on...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Dante Liberatore already knew the value of participating in a "restaurant week" — a special promotion in which restaurants offer various discounts and special menus to showcase their establishments. With restaurants in Harford and Baltimore...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:06 AM
DUBLIN - True or false? Irish whiskey is practically the same as scotch whisky.
Did you answer true? Blarney! You lose. Their rich shades of amber are about the same, but in tradition and taste, the two couldn't be more different.
And I have to admit, I...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:38 AM
In this new era of craft beer mania, where people will wait for hours to buy a single bottle, among the most frenzy-inciting brews is Goose Island's line of Bourbon County Stouts.
Such devotion has made something of a celebrity of John Laffler, one of...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:07 PM
Glass bottles moved briskly along new manufacturing lines — some filling with rum, others with tequila — as the plant manager explained just how groundbreaking this was for a site used to a more sedate pace.
The Baltimore County plant now can...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:05 AM
Backstage Eat. Drink. Live.
84 Main St., Torrington, (860) 489-8900, backstageeatdrinklive.comThere is nothing small about the award-winning Backstage in Torrington. Customers are presented with a grandiose atmosphere even before they set foot inside....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:05 AM
NEW YORK -- Cattle farmers struggling with record corn prices are feeding their cows candy instead.
That's right, candy. Cows are being fed chocolate bars, gummy worms, ice cream sprinkles, marshmallows, bits of hard candy and even powdered hot chocolate...