Beer is everywhere in San Diego. Anyone who wants to experience the full breadth and depth of the city’s brewing scene faces a behemoth challenge. Not only is San Diego county geographically large (more than 4,500 square miles), and spread out across a wide variety of landscapes, but the sheer number of breweries to explore […]
Are there any easy substitutions for vermouth if I don’t have it at home? I wanted to make a Martini the other night and realized I was out. Unfortunately, there are not really any “easy” substitutions for sweet or dry vermouth, as the other spirits that will work are less common in home bars.
Growing up in St. Louis, the only Saturday activity I loved more than a Cardinals game was a trip to Anheuser-Busch. Visiting the mammoth brewery was about so much more than beer.
The time has come. Every four years, a small group of elite athletes from around the world demonstrates amazing physical prowess while the rest of us eat snack food. Ah, the glory of the Olympics. In honor of the games, and because you’ll probably want to be slightly intoxicated for the inevitably bizarre opening ceremonies, […]
Well, at least the beer industry made it out of the Super Bowl without any wars waged between Anheuser-Busch and small and independent brewers. Just kidding! We totally had you there for a second. Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial, ”Stand by Me,” advertises the company’s emergency water program, a disaster relief effort that involved the donation of […]
Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something brewed. Eat, drink, and be married. There are many ways to tweak the typical wedding to make it totally yours. Some beer lovers go all out. Mary Izett, author of ”Speed Brewing: Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads, and More,” married Chris Cuzme, co-founder and brewer of […]
It seems like there’s a new Marvel or DC flick dropping every summer — not to mention winter weekend. (We see you, Black Panther.) While there are important themes and valuable lessons one can take away from these stories (courage, integrity, sacrifice, using good to triumph over evil, blah blah blah), we’re going to keep […]
When it comes to restorative boozy beverages enjoyed on cold winter nights, hot toddies have enjoyed their reign for years. And while they may very well remain on top for decades to come, a relatively unknown but increasingly popular alternative is brewing in Portland, Oregon. Every winter, Cascade Brewing releases a limited-edition, seasonal brew called […]
In the days of yore, there were wine drinkers, and there were beer drinkers. With the recent onslaught of inventive beverages sneaking their way into the mainstream (we’re looking at you, sour beers and kombucha), lines are being crossed, and so too are loyalties to any one beverage. More adventurous drinking is becoming the norm, […]