In winery tasting rooms across the country, spit buckets line the bar. Whether people use them or not, the simple presence of the buckets means the expectation is there. But for some reason, you don’t see spit buckets in a brewery, and ditto at liquor tastings. Whether it’s served in cocktails or neat, there are no spit buckets.
First of all, everything is FINE. No need to fret, America. We’re doing great. You see they got three different sizes of Big Mac now? There’s a filthy new kind of taco out, too. Plus the meteor we’ve been positively begging for seems to be taking its sweet time in delivering the planetary facial we […]
American craft beer isn’t as niche as it was just 15 years ago. New breweries are popping up everywhere, and not just in craft-beer-city stalwarts like San Diego, Grand Rapids, and Burlington. New cities are on the rise with breweries that know how to get noticed in the crowded craft beer scene.
When it comes to craft beer labels, the offensive, animalistic, and downright frightening get a lot of attention. While those are all head turners, nothing really stands out like minimalistic design. A minimalistic beer label makes a statement on whatever overcrowded craft beer shelf it’s on. It’s bold, it’s simple, and among all the wacky […]
Where does your beer really come from? Despite the uptick in the number of craft breweries and craft beer options in the United States, the majority of the beers people consume come from a few major companies. Take the Boston Beer Company, for example. The company went public in 1985 with Samuel Adams Boston Lager.
New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art recently put around 375,000 photos onto their website for public domain use. The images are free for anyone to use however they wish, if they can sort through them all to find what they want. Here at VinePair, we did the searching for you to find the best beer- […]
For many people in the United States, Valentine’s Day means busting out the Champagne or red wine. There’s nothing wrong with that (here are the eight best Valentine’s wines, and you should probably drink them at home), but some people — whether they have a Valentine’s date or not — just don’t like wine. Or they don’t […]
Macro brewers no longer own canned beer. More and more craft breweries are adding cans to their lineups because they’re cheap, they travel well, and they keep damaging light from hitting the beer inside. So the switch is good for the brewer, good for the beer drinking traveler, and good for the beer. But is […]
From the frugal to those who have no problem splurging, we all deserve a little something special for Valentine’s Day. I’ve put together a list of gifts for the beer lover (or neophyte!) in your life. With a range of objects and prices, there’s something here for everyone. Hoppy, er, Happy Valentine’s Day!