| May 23, 2014
| 10:41 AM
As the craft beer renaissance continues in Chicago's suburbs, one Plainfield home-brew supply shop is getting ready to offer up its own homemade suds.
Chicago Brew Werks, a supply shop and taproom that opened about a year ago at 14903 S. Center St.,...
| May 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Just because you're on vacation at the shore doesn't mean every drink has to come with a tiny beach umbrella. Pitch the slushy or cosmopolitan, and think more along the lines of craft.
Craft beer, that is.
For a long time, beer drinkers lacked choices...
| May 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In the words of county singer Toby Keith, "I love this bar."
In the past year and a half as the Orlando Sentinel's night-life columnist, I've said those words more times than I can count. Restaurants, parks, housing: All are essential parts of a...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:55 PM
The owner of The Baltimore Sun wants to find partners to develop about 37 acres of unused land next to the newspaper's printing plant in Port Covington.
The plans are part of a broader push by Tribune Company to make more money from its real estate....
| 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.
| Jun 13, 2014
| 9:48 AM
Ever wonder what you're consuming when you knock back a couple of beers, besides a buzz? If you look at a beer label, chances are you won't find the ingredients, but Anheuser-Busch, makers of Budweiser, and the Miller Coors company behind Coors Light, are...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:34 AM
One hundred years ago, on days when the wind was right, the sour smell of mash enveloped Campbeltown. Then this speck of a community tucked into a small harbor near the end of the Kintyre Peninsula on the western side of the country was widely...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:54 AM
The whiskey hype machine is dominated by Scotch, bourbon, American rye and even, on occasion, Japanese whiskey. Canadian rye, meanwhile, gets lost in the shuffle.
In part, that's because when most of us think of Canadian whiskey, we think of a light...
| 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...
| 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&...
| 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...