| 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 11, 2014
| 5:40 AM
With apologies to the many accomplished musicians performing on Fort Lauderdale beach this weekend, the most important improvement at the ocean-ecology-minded Tortuga Music Festival is the news that the house beer this year is Corona (replacing last year&...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 1:25 PM
If you like Baltimore, beer and beer brewed in Baltimore — and why would you be reading this blog if you didn't? — the above trailer for Nick Kovacic's new documentary, "Brewmore | Baltimore," should be of interest.
The 65-minute film looks...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Adam Benesch, a co-founder of Union Craft Brewing in Hampden, would like to take his Duckpin Pale Ale to a farmers' market and let consumers taste and buy it.
John Knorr, co-owner of Evolution Craft Brewing in Salisbury, just wants to brew more beer....
| 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...