| Jul 27, 2012
| 5:29 PM
The Sacramento-based Rubicon Brewing Company has gotten a little bigger, adding a new facility in West Sacramento.
The new 16,000 space off Stillwater Road will be used entirely for production.
"We've really been selling a lot more to restaurants and...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Maryland's burgeoning agritourism industry is offering consumers yet another product to satisfy their hunger — or thirst, in this case — for locally grown goods. Recently enacted legislation has generated a flurry of hops growing, barley...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Latin-themed craft brewery 5 Rabbit has snared a big fish in the latest stage of its rapid growth: the No. 3 guy at Goose Island.
John J. Hall, a senior brewer who designed the recipe for Goose's biggest-selling beer, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, has signed on...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — What does the third-best beer bar in the world look like? It looks like a lot of other bars.
HopCat, stationed on a corner in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., has a long, curving wood bar packed with drinkers, beer placards on...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Dante Liberatore already knew the value of participating in a "restaurant week" — a special promotion in which restaurants offer various discounts and special menus to showcase their establishments. With restaurants in Harford and Baltimore...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A Bel Air company that handled payrolls for many employers in the area is being sued by clients for allegedly stealing years of tax payments rather than sending them on to the tax collectors as required — leaving the companies on the hook....
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:55 AM
It takes a long time to create a vineyard. That's why Connecticut law allows a Connecticut winery seven years to meet a state mandate that at least one-quarter of its wine be made with grapes grown locally.
Some of this state's winery folks are now...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:38 PM
Deep Creek Lake
Deep Creek Dunk
Missed the Polar Bear Plunge in January? Here is your second chance to freeze for the Special Olympics. The 15th Annual Maryland State Police Deep Creek Dunk will be held Feb. 23. After dunking into the frigid water,...