| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:19 PM
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...
| 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:41 AM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:21 AM
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...
| 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 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A new brewery is headed to the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, but instead of yet another start-up company it is an established, hometown brand that’s taking the plunge on a sprawling production brewery, tasting room and restaurant.
| Mar 21, 2014
| 3:26 PM
It doesn't take industry experts to tell you that craft beer is growing in America (and Los Angeles especially) -- a trip to any beer bar or liquor store will offer more than a few new beers and new breweries competing for your beer money, but the Brewers...
| May 14, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Whiskey and pork naturally complement each other. If you've ever sipped some smoky, bacon-infused whiskey, you understand. But the team at Templeton Rye Distillery is looking to combine the two flavors in a new way.
The Iowa-based company has started...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A couple of weeks into the 2014 World Cup and the first games in the Round of 16 are shaping up. There will be some exciting match-ups this weekend, and while I’m no expert on the beautiful game, I know my way around a beer list. Here are my...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 9:35 AM
In the war for your beer money, craft breweries have learned to leverage what some are calling an unfair advantage over the big industrial brewers -- the label on the bottles.
Beer and breweries are, for better or worse, subject to stringent...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 11:51 AM
There is no shortage of gifts for the craft beer drinkers on your list, and all of these ideas are a better option than those “beer of the month”-type subscription services that are almost universally a bad value and a disappointment. You&...