| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 5:55 AM
Photos of Katy Lozano at Sopranos Dueling Piano Bar by Beth Black. Hair by Natalie Sabatino. Makeup by Olivia Smalley of OMG! Artistry.
Remember the term 9-to-5? Remember how it was shorthand for a job that took place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday...
| Apr 4, 2013
Crave a 32-ounce big gulp of your favorite ale from the local microbrewery? Have at it.
How about a gallon jug brimming with 128 ounces of craft beer? You're welcome to it.
Just don't order your artisanal brew in a 64-ounce bottle. Florida lawmakers,...
| Jun 9, 2012
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...
| May 22, 2011
| 9:41 PM
In a Canton basement lit by fluorescent lights, a dozen glass jugs of fermenting grape juice share space with a washer, dryer and furnace.
Standing before them, Erik Bandzak surveys his wines: two deep reds made from a Rougeon grape and an Isabella...
| May 11, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Lehigh Valley microbrewers Weyerbacher Brewing Co. and Fegley's Brew Works are installing more equipment and adding workers to keep pace with a growing demand for their ales, lagers and seasonal blends, owners said.
The two family-owned breweries are...
| Jun 2, 2011
Is L.A. finally turning into a beer-making town? The Los Angeles area already hosts some of America's best beer bars, with carefully curated lists of ever-changing taps and bottles, but almost all of those brews have been made somewhere else. We may be...
| Jan 1, 2012
"Back again, back again, we've got Franklin D. Roosevelt back again, since Roosevelt's been re-elected moonshine liquor's been corrected, we've got legal wine, whiskey, beer and gin." —Recorded by Bill Cox in 1936
Happy New Year!
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| Jun 17, 2011
| 9:33 PM
Satisfy your hunger for fun at York County's "Made in America" factory tours, a four-day celebration starting Wednesday that offers behind-the-scenes access to more than 40 local factories, including a few that open to the public only during this event....