| Apr 17, 2012
| 10:48 AM
Greg Hall is nothing if not a savvy businessman and even savvier tastemaker.
In 23 years at Goose Island, the beer company his father founded, Hall's commitment to barrel aging and brewing classic Belgian styles with modern American twists, while...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 9:38 AM
In this new era of craft beer mania, where people will wait for hours to buy a single bottle, among the most frenzy-inciting brews is Goose Island's line of Bourbon County Stouts.
Such devotion has made something of a celebrity of John Laffler, one of...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Three months after being acquired by Anheuser-Busch, Goose Island Beer Co. said today that its massively popular 312 Urban Wheat Ale will soon be brewed in an AB facility in upstate New York.
Brewing a beer named for Chicago in Baldwinsville, N.Y. -- 700...
| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Nearly every city or region with a flourishing craft beer scene has a dedicated "beer week" on the calendar devoted to celebrating their local beer, breweries, and the people behind them -- L.A. Beer Week is celebrated in late September -- but next week...
| 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...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 7:28 PM
MOUNT VERNON, Va. — If it looks like scotch whisky, smells like scotch whisky, and tastes like scotch whisky, then it must be scotch whisky, right? Well, sort of.
When it's made in the United States, specifically at George Washington's Distillery...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 7:06 AM
DUBLIN - True or false? Irish whiskey is practically the same as scotch whisky.
Did you answer true? Blarney! You lose. Their rich shades of amber are about the same, but in tradition and taste, the two couldn't be more different.
And I have to admit, I...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 6:54 PM
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — Turtles, rum and glistening white-sand beaches.
A toast to sun-splashed Barbados and three of its biggest attractions.
Turtle snorkels in Barbados are very popular. Tourists on a boat don snorkels and masks and quickly enter...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 5:51 AM
FREDERIKSTED, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands - The Estate Whim Museum provides a look at what life was like 250 years ago on a sugar-cane island.
It includes the plantation house, slave quarters, outlying buildings, a towering windmill and the remains of...
| Apr 7, 2012
The former bottling plant in the Abell neighborhood has been all but abandoned for years. The Beverage Capital Corp. sign outside has faded. The white office walls have yellowed. A nearby mechanic uses the space that used to hold the bottling line as a...