| Jan 20, 2013
The job of an eau de vie distiller is a bit like the role of a photographer, says Lance Winters, master distiller at St. George Spirits. "You aim to capture the essence of something," he says. As a distiller of the category of fruit brandies known as...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Less than two years old, 5 Rabbit Cerveceria has found success that many young craft breweries would envy.
Its founders — Mexican and Costa Rican nationals — found a fresh niche in the industry: the first Latin-themed craft brewery in the...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 3:25 AM
Chicago entrepreneur Frank Manzo is moving ahead with plans to revive a local retro brand.
To produce a limited edition brew within the next six to nine months.
To bring back Drewrys.
Local residents might remember the smell of fermentation wafting...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 7:48 AM
ATLANTA - "It won't be too long until there's a coffee roaster, brew pub, distillery and maybe a cacao artisan in every town," said Bill Owens, president of the American Distilling Institute.
That prediction is about to come true for metro Atlanta. The...
| May 5, 2013
It used to be that everything we knew about Irish beverages could be explained over an intimidatingly dark beer with a half-inch head, or a quick dram of whiskey (shot, not sipped) poured from a green-tinted bottle.
Whether or not we drank Guinness...
| Apr 21, 2013
Much of the world, including the United States, spells whiskey with an "e." The Scottish do not. On those salty, green cliffs, they drink whisky.
The Japanese also drink whisky, and there's a simple reason for that: when its whiskey industry was...
| Apr 24, 2013
WATERBURY, Vt. — For someone in pursuit of a Heady Topper — the world's top-ranked beer at the moment my plane touched down in Vermont — I made the mistake of arriving on a Sunday.
I had driven directly to a bar in Burlington that...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 5:34 PM
Jesse Rotz and Ryan Richards are living the dream.
The two Chambersburg friends, pals since grade school, have managed to parlay their passion for beer into a lucrative business.
Since 2008 when the Roy-Pitz Brewing Co. at 140 N. Third St., sold its...
| 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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:51 AM
Make room for cider and mead.
In Maryland, cider was last popular in Colonial times. Mead never has been.
But a new generation of mead and cider makers, with their feet planted firmly in Maryland soil, are rethinking these age-old fermented...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 9:10 AM
No one really bats an eye anymore when someone tells you they've been brewing beer in their garage. Or basement. Or kitchen. Homebrewing is super popular these days, what with the rise in popularity of craft beers and the notion that beer doesn't have...