When you hear “Buffalo Wild Wings,” your first thought is probably not craft beer. A conglomerate that cranks out 27 million wings a week, Buffalo Wild Wings is probably more often associated with the kinds of big American lagers you’d expect to find at a casual dining and sports bar franchise. But if Bud is […]
The new year is finally here. It’s time to wash away the good, the bad, and the questionable choices of the past 12 months with some well-deserved drinks. This year might be the one where you need a couple of extra drinks to cheers a fresh start. Or maybe you just want to get your […]
On Nov. 30, the Scotland-based brewery BrewDog tried to shake up America’s small brewing scene with a scheme called the ”Big Bet.” The plan was to give people who funded its crowdsourcing campaign a vicarious gambling experience. BrewDog cofounders James Watt and Martin Dickie opened an account on the website BankRoll, a website that allows people to invest in privately owned […]
Ryan Burk only wants one thing. The head cider maker at Angry Orchard wants to put numbers on his cider labels. Not just any numbers, either. Burk wants to advertise the year of the apple harvest that resulted in the cider in your bottle.
Canadian whisky has an image problem. It’s actually the result of vague governmental wording. By law, Canadian whisky, Canadian rye whisky and rye whisky can all be labeled as rye, even if the drink in your glass isn’t rye. Don’t blame the very pleasant, non-discriminatory Canadian people, though. Blame history. For the past two centuries, “rye whisky” […]
During Prohibition, New York City was flooded with speakeasies. Underground clubs thumped to the rhythm of of the Jazz Age, fueled by illegal liquor. Today, Prohibition is over and the music has changed, but 25 percent of liquor bottles are still being smuggled in from out of state.
Imagine 50,000 square feet of museum space dedicated solely to beer in the heart of Pittsburgh, one of the nation’s burgeoning food cities. Each visitor takes a short quiz on a tablet, and their answers guide them through a personalized, interactive series of exhibits that tell the 10,000-year-old tale of beer. At the end, a […]
We’re gonna go out on a limb here and just call it: Thanksgiving’s gonna be INTENSE this year. With all the talk about a nation divided, we’re gonna say that you’re going to be extra thankful for that Thanksgiving wine.
Mexico played a big role in Donald Trump’s bid for the Presidency of the United States. One of Trump’s earliest and most popular schemes involved building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico to curb illegal immigration, and he promised to make Mexico pay for it. But it wasn’t just Trump’s voters who were paying attention to […]