For Ohio Brewer Trevor Williams, ‘LaCroix Is Life’

For Ohio Brewer Trevor Williams, ‘LaCroix Is Life’

Hoof Hearted Brewing Company, in Marengo, Ohio, got its name from a fart joke. ”Like many of the world’s most successful businesses,” Trevor Williams, the head brewer and an owner, says with a laugh. (Hint: say the name out loud.) The company’s brand identity is appealingly irreverent, sometimes crass, and ultimately hilarious. Nostalgic beer names and labels […]

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Barrage Brewing’s Steve Pominski Adores Cantillon’s Iris, And Yoo-hoo

Barrage Brewing’s Steve Pominski Adores Cantillon’s Iris, And Yoo-hoo

What do you call a bar in a garage? If you’re Steve Pominski, that’s an easy answer: a ”barrage.” In 2009, Pominski, then a homebrewer, built a 16-foot mahogany bar outfitted with two taps in his garage to better sample batches and track progress while he assiduously refined his recipes. Soon, ”The Barrage,” as it […]

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Craft Brewers Predict the Biggest Beer Trends for 2018

Craft Brewers Predict the Biggest Beer Trends for 2018

Craft beer reached another unprecedented milestone in 2017. For the first time, according to newly released figures from the Brewers Association, the total number of breweries in operation in the U.S. passed 6,000. Though the exact number has yet to be revealed, that’s at least 700 more breweries than we had in 2016, and more […]

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Mekong’s An Bui Admits He Has a Zima in His Fridge

Mekong’s An Bui Admits He Has a Zima in His Fridge

Beer was the answer for An Bui. In 1997, he decided to ditch the extensive wine list at Mekong, his family’s struggling Vietnamese restaurant in a Richmond, Virginia strip mall, for a small selection of Belgian ales. The brews drew customers to Mekong, so Bui expanded, first adding a single-tap kegerator, and then quickly upgrading to […]

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