| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:01 PM
A new rum distillery, which says it is the only one in the state to craft its liquor from raw ingredients, has launched in St. Michaels.
Lyon Distilling Company, co-founded by a 31-year-old former Wall Street currency trader and his photographer...
| Dec 14, 2013
This city recently was my last stop on a quest to visit more than 100 Michigan breweries for a road-trip guide I've been working on. I knew to expect great things in Beer City USA (Grand Rapids), Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo (you've heard of Bell's, right?),...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Beer drinkers will take to the streets of South Florida Sunday morning, when they'll board the South Florida Brew Bus outside of Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park. They'll visit Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach and Brewzzi brewpub in Boca Raton,...
| 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&...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Five German brewing companies were fined millions by German authorities for colluding to fix prices between 2006 and 2008.
The companies -- Bitburger, Krombacher, Veltins, Warsteiner and Barre -- have been ordered to pay a combined 106.5 million euros...
| 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...
| Jan 14, 2014
When you order a shot of Koval single-barrel, organic bourbon whiskey, instead of, say, Maker's Mark, it's as much a statement as a request.
It's a drink, yes, but also an experience. It gives you something to talk about. Maybe the appeal is in how...
| 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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:57 AM
It's never been a better time to be a beer lover in Connecticut. In the past few years, breweries, brew pubs and contract brewers have popped up all over the Nutmeg State, bringing a fresh approach to craft beer and giving aficionados several new...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Craft brewers Todd Randall and Erik Pizer say they're already getting to know their neighbors in downtown Tinley Park, although they're months away from opening their brew pub.
"A lot of residents have introduced themselves to us," Randall told...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The rapidly growing craft beer industry is an unexpected victim of the federal government closure.
As the powers in Washington search for an end to the 9-day-old shutdown, an obscure agency that approves new breweries, recipes and labels is no longer...