Dogfish Head Craft Brewery launched in 1995 in Rehoboth, Del., a seasonal town for beach-goers with little connection to craft beer. Apparently, Rehoboth was thirsty: Dogfish Head Brewery & Eats was welcomed with open arms and mouths, and the brewery opened a second production facility in nearby Milton, Del., in 1997.
Taproom visits are on the rise. According to a recent Nielsen survey, 42 percent of respondents said they increased their visits to taprooms, tasting rooms, and brewpubs over the previous year. Brewery visits are not only a good time, though. They help grow the beer industry.
Craig Sindelar was drinking beer with his father when the lightning bolt struck. Sindelar, a sommelier with some 20 years in the industry, most recently at three-Michelin-starred Alinea in Chicago, had impulsively ordered a nice malt whiskey to sip with his beer. He was taken aback by how well the two went together. “My job […]
Cigar City Brewing launched in Tampa, Fla., in 2009 and swiftly became a cult favorite. Claims to fame include its tropical Jai Alai IPA, now one of the top-selling beers in the U.S.; Maduro Brown Ale, which took home a gold medal from the 2018 Great American Beer Festival; and Hunahpu, an imperial stout that […]
If size matters — and in beer, it does — Stone Brewing is a San Diego heavyweight. One of over 150 breweries citywide, Stone has the largest craft brewery in Southern California, and ranks among the 10 top-selling breweries nationwide. Stone has multiple locations across San Diego as well as in two other beer hotspots (Richmond, […]
If you visit Milwaukee, be prepared to talk about beer. A lot. Nicknamed “Brew City,” and located 80 miles north of Chicago, Milwaukee has had hops running through its veins for longer than some cities have existed. If you’ve ever sipped a PBR, High Life, Schlitz, or any number of other popular domestic beers that […]
If you take the time and pay a fee to tour a brewery, chances are you’re pretty into beer. We asked 10 brewers across the country how breweries can show their appreciation for visiting devotees. From insider access to samples aplenty, here is everything that separates a good brewery tour from a great one. “A […]
“Drinking on a train is, in every respect, the perfect antidote to our overworked minds,” Bharat Vohra, who blogs about train travels at bratislav.blog, recently told VinePair.
“In Italy, being a gondolier is a family tradition. In Belgium it’s brewing beer.” Such is the introduction on the website for Belgian Family Brewers, a non-profit association representing small Belgian beer makers. If you love beer, you already know you’re destined for a trip to Belgium.