| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:15 PM
Longtime Kentucky bourbon maker Elmer T. Lee, who introduced a single-barrel bourbon brand that helped spark the industry's comeback, has died. He was 93.
Lee, who held the title of master distiller emeritus at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, died Tuesday...
| May 24, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Hipsters are making beer more expensive, or at least that’s the argument that’s been popular the last couple of days. But the brewing industry -- run by enormous multinational conglomerates -- has been planning price hikes for years. ...
| Jan 15, 2013
Q:I have eaten at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery several times and LOVE their Tuscan Chicken. Is there a recipe that you could get for this delicious dish?
—Patricia Korns, Westmont
A: Yes! Here's the recipe for Rock Bottom's Tuscan Chicken...
| 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...
| Aug 4, 2013
Allison Patel jokes that when she retired as a professional ballerina at 23, she discovered "wine, whiskey and cheese." It took another few years to find the whiskey that would change her life, and, for a lover of cheese and wine, of course, she found...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2013
A few years ago a friend who had adopted a gluten-free diet asked if I knew of any good gluten-free beers.
Based on the handful of gluten-free beers on the market at the time, I suggested he'd be better off drinking a good cider, which is naturally...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:09 PM
In case you hadn't realized it, there's a whole lot of brewing going on in Southern California. Don't believe it? Read the New Yorker. The magazine has put together a slick interactive map that illustrates the dramatic growth of the craft beer industry....