| Apr 5, 2014
| 6:05 AM
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...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:49 AM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:49 PM
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...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:35 PM
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-...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 10:33 AM
There are two parts to Parts & Labor, Amy and Spike Gjerde's new Remington project - a retail butcher shop and a restaurant. The butcher shop opened today, and the restaurant is scheduled to open on April 24.
At the retail shop, a six-person butchery...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Sagamore Spirit, a planned distillery backed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, wants to name its whiskey Triple Rye and might locate in Baltimore, possibly in Port Covington.
The company has applied to trademark the Triple Rye product name and expects to...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 5:40 AM
With apologies to the many accomplished musicians performing on Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend, the most important improvement at the ocean-ecology-minded Tortuga Music Festival is the news that the house beer this year is Corona (replacing last year&...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 11:12 AM
If you don't know what a growler is, you probably don't spend much time drinking beer in local breweries. That's also why growlers are probably for you.
Growlers are refillable glass jugs — currently sold in 1 quart and 1 gallon sizes — that...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:06 PM
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,...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:37 AM
If you are looking for hard data about the health of the South Florida economy, look no further than the Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park. And, remember, math goes better with beer.
Just one year into its existence, the brewery is gearing up for a...