| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....