Matthew Sedacca

Bored Brewers Turn To Ancient History For New Brews

Bored Brewers Turn To Ancient History For New Brews

Creativity is inseparable from the past. The cardigan’s short-term revival as fashionable outerwear, reboots of Star Trek and Star Wars, and Michelin-starred chefs being inspired by recipes from their grandmothers’ kitchens; all of these moments highlight the time-tested theory that if something was once cool, it’ll probably catch a second wind sooner or later. Beer […]

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Government Tax Cuts And Incentives Are Driving Craft Beer’s Boom And Creating Thousands Of Jobs

Government Tax Cuts And Incentives Are Driving Craft Beer’s Boom And Creating Thousands Of Jobs

At North Baltimore County’s Black Locust Hops, over 5000 lime-green hop vines cling to rows of towering poles. For over a decade, the husband-and-wife hop farm team of Che’ and Lisa Carton has grown and supplied hop varieties like citrusy Cascade and pinecone-reminiscent Chinook to local breweries, including Maryland’s Flying Dog. In 2010, however, the […]

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Making Wine In Post-Communist Independent Croatia

Making Wine In Post-Communist Independent Croatia

Driving down the dusty road toward the Croatian village of Konavle, Ivo Vodopić chirped excitedly at the green sea that flooded the land. The snow-haired winemaker pointed to the the grape varietals outside the car’s windows, listing off long, elegant-sounding wines as he whizzed past the eponymous rivers of grapes. The lush vines’ tendrils stretched […]

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