| 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...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
This could be the big summer of cider. We've fallen hard for the crisp dry hard ciders coming out of Millstone Cellars in Monkton, which are so refreshing for hot-weather dining.
The Maryland Wineries will host Locapour - Drink Local, a tasting event at...
| 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...
| Jul 9, 2013
Don't worry, Dooby's will be here soon. That's the word from Dooby himself.
Dooby's is the long-long-awaited Mount Vernon cafe from Phil Han, the Gilman alumnus whose childhood nickname is now plastered on the Park Plaza building, which has been without...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:32 PM
He has to be one of the most understated personalities on television. But Lt. Joe Kenda (retired) made a solid impression on viewers with the premiere season of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, and he’s returning to his nightmares and to...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Margaret and Louis Chatey are turning pears and apples from Ledyard and Middlefield into award-winning brandy in a barn off an Ashford country lane.
Over in East Hartford, Adam von Gootkin is hunting for Connecticut corn he can transform into what he...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 9:24 PM
Beer lovers will appreciate that the first ever Lehigh Valley Beer Week, Feb. 11-17, encompasses Valentine’s Day. Is there a better way to express abiding affection for craft brews than enjoying a special beer dinner on Feb. 14 at Allentown or...