| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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?),...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:10 PM
America's first drink is enjoying a renaissance.
Hard cider originally was the most popular beverage in the country until it was eclipsed by brew from beer-loving immigrants and lost favor as the drink of choice. For years, hard cider was considered a...
| 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...