| Mar 11, 2013
Josh Wood has never brewed his own beer.
He hasn't measured the precise amount of hops it takes to make the perfect bitter brew or personally timed the fermentation for the optimal flavor. He's never studied how to create his own wort, mash his own...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 2:41 PM
James Edward Stewart, a 67-year resident of Glendale and most recently Pasadena, died Friday, March 15. He was 89. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Shirley Jean Webb of East Liverpool, OH, who he married in 1946 in Glendale.
| Apr 4, 2013
A cicerone is to beer what a sommelier is to wine.
Earning the title requires extensive training and costly certification tests. But ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is willing to pay, if it means offering customers much-needed guidance in the field of beers....
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Back in the mid-2000s, the Boston Beer Co., brewers of the Samuel Adams brand, issued a "Beer Drinker's Bill of Rights," which declared that "Beer shall be offered in bottles, not cans, so that no brew is jeopardized by the taste of metal." This year, the...
| 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...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:45 AM
These letters were sent by readers in response to our July 31 article, "Beer Cans Are Making a Comeback."
I'm a big fan of Rob Leonard's local brews from New England Brewing Company, and likewise a big fan of canned beer after years as a bottle...
| 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...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 12:10 PM
There are beer snobs or ("craft-heads" as they're sometimes called) who sneer at anyone daring to create their own special beer using someone else's brewery.
"I've had bars tell us, 'If you don't have your own brewery, we won't pour you,'" says...
| Sep 8, 2013
The buying habits of whiskey enthusiasts follow a predictable trajectory: Trace their first love — usually a bargain bourbon — to their dream dram, and you'll see an increase in price and flavor-complexity over time. That's the reason so...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 6:31 PM
SACRAMENTO – California regulators recently gave a go-ahead for Lyft, Sidecar and other services to provide ride-sharing to smartphone users.
Now, it's up to the insurance industry to develop products to meet a requirement that drivers and...
| 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...