| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Five German brewing companies were fined millions by German authorities for colluding to fix prices between 2006 and 2008.
The companies -- Bitburger, Krombacher, Veltins, Warsteiner and Barre -- have been ordered to pay a combined 106.5 million euros...
| 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 10, 2014
| 6:19 AM
Dan Meiser and James Wayman introduced themselves to Mystic in September 2011 by way of Oyster Club. Though diners quickly flocked to the unique sea-to-table restaurant for raw Noanks on the half shell and native Stonington fluke, others eventually...
| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Beer drinkers will take to the streets of South Florida Sunday morning, when they'll board the South Florida Brew Bus outside of Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park. They'll visit Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach and Brewzzi brewpub in Boca Raton,...