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  • Malort gains fans as battle brews over name

    Malort gains fans as battle brews over name
    My friend Julie has a complaint about malort, and it's not that it tastes like sweaty socks wrapped in spoiled grapefruit after marinating in a trash can. It's that people have started liking it too much. Not so long ago, Julie explained, malort was...
  • Angel's Envy finds formula for success

    Angel's Envy finds formula for success
    It's all in the finish. Well, maybe not all. But the thing that makes Angel's Envy whiskeys, Angel's Envy whiskeys, is that the distillery finishes its whiskeys in used spirits barrels. That approach, common in the rarefied world of single-malt...
  • Chicago Craft Beer Week begins

    Chicago Craft Beer Week begins
    It's starting to seem as if craft beer has been around forever. Of course there's fresh, creative, locally made beer everywhere we go. Of course it comes in styles that both date back generations and barely existed a year ago. Of course there is a Chicago...
  • Sticker shock for whiskey shot

    Sticker shock for whiskey shot
    There is an impulse to sneer at a $4,000 bottle of whiskey, because, well, it's a $4,000 bottle of whiskey. It can't possibly be worth it, can it? So has gone the inner dialogue in recent weeks for those sitting before a glass of Michter's Celebration...
  • More craft beer brews are on tap for Maryland

    More craft beer brews are on tap for Maryland
    Maryland's craft beer business is growing rapidly — at a rate of 35 percent a year — as consumers increasingly seek out independent brewers' new-style yet traditionally made beers. "There is just an amazing level of interest in craft beer,...
  • Senate bucks 'Vinny' and sheds 'shakedown' language from its beer growler bill

    Senate bucks 'Vinny' and sheds 'shakedown' language from its beer growler bill
    TALLAHASSEE -- State lawmakers are backing off some controversial provisions of a beer bill likened to a mob-like shakedown of Florida's exploding craft brew industry. The bill, SB 1714 sponsored by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, has been pushed by...
  • Beer deal will allow more bottles for craft brewers

     Beer deal will allow more bottles for craft brewers
    TALLAHASSEE -- The beer fight over control of the growing craft brew industry has reached a compromise that could allow craft brewers to sell 20 percent of their brew in bottles or cans from their breweries. The Senate sponsor of a bill beer announced...
  • The Politics of Beer

    The Politics of Beer
    TALLAHASSEE – For his Blondes, Reds, or Brown Ales to make it to a pub near you, John Cheek has to pay a middle man to tap into Florida’s growing thirst for craft beer. The founder of Orlando Brewing Co. pays a distributor to pick up his...
  • Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings

    Beer, bud and budgets: Florida Legislature taking most of its thorny issues into the final innings
    TALLAHASSEE -- Good times or bad, the Florida Legislature has historically made a habit of slow-rolling its most cantankerous issues. Although passing a budget is all they're constitutionally required to accomplish by May 2 -- and they had a $1.3...
  • Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate

    Divisive craft-beer bill passes through Florida Senate
    A bill that craft-beer breweries view as an affront to their growing industry gained final approval in the Florida Senate Tuesday. The brewers like the part of the bill that would allow them to fill 64-ounce “growler” jugs of beer for...
  • Weatherford: Growler beer bill will be a heavy lift

    Weatherford: Growler beer bill will be a heavy lift
    TALLAHASSEE -- House Speaker Will Weatherford said Tuesday that a beer-growler bill would be heavy lift in his chamber, likely signaling the end of the road for the embattled beer bill. Because it didn't clear it's committees, House rules require a two-...