| Mar 24, 2014
| 11:12 AM
If you don't know what a growler is, you probably don't spend much time drinking beer in local breweries. That's also why growlers are probably for you.
Growlers are refillable glass jugs — currently sold in 1 quart and 1 gallon sizes — that...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:16 AM
Popular South Florida DJ Adam Foster went into Fork & Balls several days ago to test out the new sound system that will be his responsibility as entertainment director for the much-anticipated Las Olas restaurant, set to open Friday. He chose the first...
| Apr 4, 2013
Crave a 32-ounce big gulp of your favorite ale from the local microbrewery? Have at it.
How about a gallon jug brimming with 128 ounces of craft beer? You're welcome to it.
Just don't order your artisanal brew in a 64-ounce bottle. Florida lawmakers,...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 7:38 PM
WASHINGTON — In the fall of 1799, George Washington wrote to his nephew: "Two hundred gallons of Whiskey will be ready this day for your call, and the sooner it is taken, the better, as the demand for this article is brisk."
The whiskey Washington...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 10:03 AM
The brew pub that arguably started it all in Chicago — or can at least lay claim to being the granddaddy of the city's current generation of breweries — has a new hand at the helm.
This month, Nick Barron, 28, formerly the head brewer at...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A Bel Air company that handled payrolls for many employers in the area is being sued by clients for allegedly stealing years of tax payments rather than sending them on to the tax collectors as required — leaving the companies on the hook....
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:55 AM
It takes a long time to create a vineyard. That's why Connecticut law allows a Connecticut winery seven years to meet a state mandate that at least one-quarter of its wine be made with grapes grown locally.
Some of this state's winery folks are now...
| Mar 11, 2013
Josh Wood has never brewed his own beer.
He hasn't measured the precise amount of hops it takes to make the perfect bitter brew or personally timed the fermentation for the optimal flavor. He's never studied how to create his own wort, mash his own...