Holy trolling! Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, founder of Evil Twin Brewing, took to Twitter this week to escalate his years-old feud with his brother and competitor, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, co-founder of Mikkeller. Jeppe piggybacked on a tweet from Brewbound editor Chris Furnari about how Scottish brewery BrewDog was losing its “punk” factor by being partially owned by […]
Magical thinkers, this June’s for you. The blazing summer sun is illuminating new paths, and those who march forward will ultimately be rewarded. Dare to dream big. Step into the light and embrace VinePair’s June 2018 drink horoscope. Here is everything you need to drink this month for maximum celestial rewards. Aries: Swiss Chasselas Wines […]
I was into my third 10-ounce glass of Pliny the Younger when I noticed the line snaking outside Russian River Brewing’s taproom in downtown Santa Rosa, Calif. “Five hours,” a bouncer told me. That was the estimated wait time to enter the hallowed halls of Sonoma County’s most revered brewery. Beer pilgrims hailing from 40 […]
The Brewers Association (BA) published its annual Industry Review in the New Brewer this month. Among its takeaways is that 24 of the top 50 craft brewing companies didn’t grow last year. They didn’t grow the year before, either. Boston Beer, Sierra Nevada, Deschutes, Rogue, and Green Flash are among the beer companies that saw their […]
The majority of beer produced in North America is brewed with grains grown on a large scale, often far from where the brews themselves are made. So while “local” breweries might be physically making beers onsite, most of their ingredients are shipped from far and wide. Now some breweries are flipping that script.
A trip to New York is filled with myriad expectations and to-dos. There are museums and galleries to visit in Manhattan, and culture and architecture to check out in Harlem, and dumplings to eat in Queens. But if you’re here for the beer, Brooklyn’s got you. And by that, we mean both the borough, which […]
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 […]
In New York, where VinePair HQ is located, we’re privileged to live with relatively lax liquor, wine, and beer laws. Alcohol laws vary aggressively by state, though. Every state has its own set of allowances and restrictions, some of which are really weird. (In Oklahoma, shop owners cannot sell ”low-point beer” — beer 3.2 percent […]
Anheuser-Busch InBev gets lots of attention for its business practices stateside. Buying up formerly independent breweries, say, or taking over tap handles and shelf space. But let’s not forget, this company is global. This week, AB InBev set its sights on Africa.