Beer Has Always Been Political, So Stop Telling Brewers to ‘Stick to Beer’

Beer Has Always Been Political, So Stop Telling Brewers to ‘Stick to Beer’

You may consider it poor manners to publicly discuss politics, especially with a beer in your hand — and especially in 2018. But beer and politics have always been intertwined. Early American public houses slung brews while patrons debated the news of the day. As legend has it, in 1775, a young apprentice was sipping […]

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Baseball’s Beer and Champagne Shower Celebrations Face an Uncertain Future

Baseball’s Beer and Champagne Shower Celebrations Face an Uncertain Future

When cult Danish brewer Mikkeller opened its first NYC brewery in March 2018, the city’s craft beer community fired up Untappd and hopped on the subway. The site of Mikkeller’s first East Coast operation? Citi Field, the Queens stadium of the New York Mets. (Mikkeller’s wasn’t the first craft stadium brewery in baseball, either.

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How Craft Breweries From Allagash to Half Acre Find Inspiration for New Brews

How Craft Breweries From Allagash to Half Acre Find Inspiration for New Brews

Anyone who follows craft beer knows the drill. “NEW BEER ALERT!” your favorite brewery crows, announcing its latest offering via press release, Instagram post, or Facebook update. More and more, the announcements herald one of two types of beers: hazy IPAs, or a stout aged in some kind of barrel with whatever the brewery found […]

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‘This Is a Good Fight’: Four Breweries Making Charitable Moves for Lasting Change

‘This Is a Good Fight’: Four Breweries Making Charitable Moves for Lasting Change

Brothers Daniel and David Kleban started Maine Beer Company armed with a charitable ethos and decisive motto: “Do What’s Right.” The statement appears on Maine Beer packaging, signage, and apparel to this day. “At Maine Beer Company, we try to do things correctly,” Anne Marisic, marketing coordinator at MBC, says.

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‘We Try Not to Chase After Scores’: NFL Alums Are Making Wine and Crushing It

‘We Try Not to Chase After Scores’: NFL Alums Are Making Wine and Crushing It

In his rookie year with the Miami Dolphins, Damon Huard was taught more than just how to play quarterback in the National Football League. Sure, future Hall of Famer quarterback Dan Marino shared expertise on how to execute the playbook, but he also introduced Huard to what would become their second professional act: wine. The […]

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Rosé Beer and Cider Were Inevitable, but Are They Any Good?

Rosé Beer and Cider Were Inevitable, but Are They Any Good?

Brewery Ommegang, an esteemed, Belgian-influenced operation in upstate New York, recently released Saison Rosé, a 7.7 percent ABV farmhouse ale. “The beer was partly born out of recent popularity of rosé,” brewmaster Phil Leinhart says. “But we’ve been thinking about doing a beer with hibiscus for a while.” Ommegang is not alone. Some of the […]

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Your Guide to Cape Cod’s Emerging Craft Beer, Wine, and Distillery Scenes

Your Guide to Cape Cod’s Emerging Craft Beer, Wine, and Distillery Scenes

Cape Cod, a northeastern peninsula with beaches on both sides and weathered-cedar houses, used to be a wasteland when it came to drinking. Because a large percentage of businesses are seasonal, craft brewing and distilling movements were slow to develop on these shores. As a result there were very few options outside of dive bars […]

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Actually, It Makes a Lot of Sense That Craft Brewers Are Also Distilling Spirits

Actually, It Makes a Lot of Sense That Craft Brewers Are Also Distilling Spirits

Dogfish Head may be one of the more recognizable craft breweries in America, but there was a time when its Rehoboth Beach outfit made it the smallest brewery in the country. After the 90 Minute IPA became a cult favorite, owner Sam Caligione suggested the company “do more,” according to James Montero of Dogfish Head […]

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A Gulf War Veteran Is Making Craft Beers With Big-Name Brewers for Military Charity

A Gulf War Veteran Is Making Craft Beers With Big-Name Brewers for Military Charity

Dave Pappas insists that, for the sake of full transparency, he is identified as a non-combat veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He stresses that it is an important distinction. Pappas has dedicated his post-service career to veterans. And, as a former active-duty marine, he can understand some of the challenges veterans face while away […]

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