Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Island to Island’s Danii Oliver Loves Sours, Says ‘Death to IPAs’

Danii Oliver became a brewer out of necessity. The Queens-born, Caribbean-American business owner was looking for healthier, tastier alternatives to fermented beverages when she was pregnant with her first child. So she decided to make them herself. At House of Juice, her first Brooklyn business, Oliver crafts fresh fruit-based juices, smoothies, and kombuchas. Her craft brewery, Island […]

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Study: 12 Beers from the Great Lakes Have Microplastics in Them

Study: 12 Beers from the Great Lakes Have Microplastics in Them

We were already grappling with seeing the amount of calories in beer. Now, something worse has bubbled to the surface: Researchers at the University of Minnesota have found microplastics in 12 brands of beer from the Great Lakes region. The brewers, though not named, included, “Three breweries [that] drew water from Lake Superior, four from Lake […]

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100-Year-Old Woman Says Secret to Long Life Is ‘A Guinness a Day’

100-Year-Old Woman Says Secret to Long Life Is ‘A Guinness a Day’

”A Guinness a day” is one of the famous beer brand’s iconic advertising campaigns from the last century. It’s also, apparently, the secret to a long life. If anyone knows the secret to a long, healthy life, it’s a centenarian. Doris Olive Netting, a 100-year-old woman in Plymouth, England, threw a Guinness-themed party to celebrate […]

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Hop Take: FDA Calorie Counters Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Craft Beer

Hop Take: FDA Calorie Counters Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop Craft Beer

After more than a decade of threats, the Food and Drug Administration is now enforcing menu labeling requirements for U.S. restaurants. Effective May 7, the new law requires restaurants with 20 more locations to post calorie counts of everything they serve, including alcohol. Alcohol was originally exempt from the rules, Paul Gatza, Brewers Association director, […]

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Oregon to Launch First Statewide Reusable Beer Bottle Program

Oregon to Launch First Statewide Reusable Beer Bottle Program

Eco-conscious beer drinkers will be happy to know an old-world environmental trend is making a comeback. According to Food and Wine, Oregon will be the first state to launch a reusable beer bottle program. The new initiative, backed by the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative (OBRC), is scheduled roll out this summer. The concept harkens back […]

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NYC Bartender Wins National Cocktail Competition, Epic Bragging Rights

NYC Bartender Wins National Cocktail Competition, Epic Bragging Rights

Speed Rack, a national competition highlighting female rising stars in bartending, has announced Haley Traub as the winner of Miss Speed Rack 2018. Traub, a New York-based bartender at Dutch Kills in Long Island City, Queens, and Fresh Kills in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was crowned Miss Speed Rack 2018 on Tuesday night at the Speed Rack National […]

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