| 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,...
| 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 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
| 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...