| Aug 4, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Let them drink vodka.
Perhaps that isn't exactly the message Russia is trying to send, but it appeared Monday as though Kentucky Gentleman bourbon was about to become the latest casualty of the tensions between Russia and the West.
| Aug 4, 2014
| 9:11 PM
The wine makers behind an award-winning Slate Belt vineyard are looking to open a craft distillery in south Bethlehem, among the first proposed for the Lehigh Valley.
The owners of Franklin Hill Vineyards are seeking a limited-distillery license,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Virginia has become a magnet for the craft beer industry, according to the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
The state now has 82 breweries with more opening every year, says the state agency, which has designated August as Virginia Craft Beer Month. A...
| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Nearly every city or region with a flourishing craft beer scene has a dedicated "beer week" on the calendar devoted to celebrating their local beer, breweries, and the people behind them -- L.A. Beer Week is celebrated in late September -- but next week...
| 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...
| 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&...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:52 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:38 AM
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...
| 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...