Jugs of beer are universal, surely; but growlers hold a special place in American history (and hearts). In the early 20th century, growlers spoke to star-spangled industry, delivered to laborers alongside lunch pails. Resourceful urbanites whose thirst outpaced their free time purchased beer by the bucket as early as the late 1800s and as late […]
Ah, Corona. It’s the laid-back brew that wants us to find our beach. It’s the beer seen most often in Mexican restaurants, city park barbecues, and dive bars, almost always served with a requisite lime wedge. It’s also a brand at the butt of many jokes, but we’ll get to that later.
Updated on 2018-02-22
We’ve seen sandwich spreads in cocktail form, but the reverse, a spreadable cocktail, specifically gin and tonic, is a first. Fresh in from Firebox, an online retailer of gifts, gadgets, and other goodies, Spreadable Gin is officially available* for pre-order. The ”gin and tonic marmalade,” as the product is called, is the spreadable, edible, gin-infused […]
Last week, The Beer Necessities, a beer publication funded by Anheuser-Busch InBev, somewhat unexpectedly shut down. The site going dark was a surprise to some, who figured a website funded by the world’s largest beer producer had a better chance surviving than many competitors. To others, the closure was less of a shock.
Updated on 2018-02-21
If there’s one thing celebrities love buying lately, it’s spirits. Mega stars like Diddy and 50 Cent launched vodka brands; George Clooney vied for tequila, and most recently, mezcal. Next to cash in on the trend is Ryan Reynolds, who, along with paving his way to fame with superhero roles like Green Lantern and Deadpool, has announced […]
Those who consider drinking beer a noble act unto itself are not wrong. But community-oriented beer fans will be delighted to learn that a number of brewers are partnering with philanthropic organizations to raise money and awareness for worthy charities. Aiding drug recovery, championing women’s health, and ending food waste are among the causes you […]
“Do your best, and next time, do better.” Such is the motto of Deschutes Brewery, a brewery deeply rooted in its home and community of Bend, Oregon. As the eighth-largest independent brewing company in the country, and 15th-largest brewing company overall, it comes as no surprise that the brewery is constantly working to improve. Aside from its […]
Updated on 2018-02-15
According to recent data from the Beer Institute, Mexican beer accounted for more than two thirds of U.S. beer imports in 2017. The top beer brands we apparently can’t get enough are Constellation Brands’ Corona Extra and Modelo Especial, and Heineken-owned Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma’s Dos Equis and Tecate.
Updated on 2018-02-15
The tension between local beer and global beer knows no bounds. A London pub recently tweeted a response to a negative review that went viral. Reason for the one-star rating: ”No Stella.” While any business has to deal with the unstoppable phenomenon of plebian reviews online, the bar and restaurant realm tends to get hit […]