| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Two Roads Brewery
1700 Stratford Ave., Stratford, (203) 375-3361, tworoadsbrewing.com
Half Full Brewery
43 Homestead Ave., Stamford, (203) 309-2821, halffullbrewery.com
Hey kids, let's open up a brewery! A lot of people must be having the same...
| 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...
| May 30, 2013
Scott Vallely brewed beer at home for 30 years while running a successful career in the paper and pulp industry. But the digital age took its toll, and three years ago, Vallely sold his company, paper.com. He always brewed beer in the kitchen of his New...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Bella Vista Suites
Bella Vista Suites, downtown Lake Geneva's stunning all-suite boutique hotel, features a four-story atrium, well-appointed one- and two-bedroom suites and elegant private function areas. The suites offer brilliant lake views or...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 9:45 AM
It’s getting crowded in the American beer market, with the most breweries in operation in the country’s history.
This year, 2,751 breweries were active and permitted in the U.S., according to industry group the Beer Institute. Of those, 98%...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The craft beer scene in Orange County is thriving, and besides the great bars and restaurants highlighting craft brews, there are a dozen breweries serving the thirsty crowds from Seal Beach to San Clemente. Here are five tasting rooms at Orange County'...
| 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....