Beer, the people’s drink, pairs beautifully with humans’ best friend. Breweries across the country are catching on, as dog-friendly businesses welcome furry guests and create staff positions for the most qualified pooches. You may even see good boys’ and girls’ headshots in the “about” section of brewery websites, like Alementary’s and Monday Night Brewing’s.
Jamie Floyd’s illustrious beer career either began with a humble batch of homebrew when he was 17; or, with “prison-style hooch” made from Tree Top Apple Juice and Fleischmann’s Baking Yeast in a childhood friend’s ”hidden attic” when they were 15, Floyd says.
Carol Stoudt is a living legend. Dubbed the Queen of Hops, she rules a small craft beer kingdom in Adamstown, Penn., a Pennsylvania Dutch-descended pocket of the state. At the center of her empire is Stoudts Brewing Company, a destination brewpub she founded in 1987.
As the American craft beer industry evolves, small-town brewpubs are increasingly outnumbered by slick operations poised for multi-city expansions, massive productions, and, of course, rapidly proliferating corporate buyouts. Taprooms remain essential for all breweries, regardless of size and business model. They provide a physical manifestation of brewery identity, without the carefully worded marketing materials. Does […]
Oskar Blues is a brand with many milestones. It launched the can craze and invented the crowler, and, as of 2016, is one of the top 10 craft brewing companies in the country. Today, as a member of Canarchy, Oskar Blues continues to push the boundaries of craft brewing. Here are a dozen things you […]
Elaine St. Clair likes to get her hands dirty. As co-founder, brewmaster, and winemaker at St. Clair Brown, an urban winery and brewery in Napa, Calif., she’s a woman of the land, whether it’s producing hops, grapes, or grains. She’s also devoted to her liquid. St. Clair was the co-owner and head brewmaster of the […]
Shiner Beer is a country classic. Brewed by Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Tex., a small town occupied by 2,069 residents, Shiner has been in operation since 1909. Today, Spoetzl ships 7 million cases of Shiner Beer to 49 states every year. Here are 10 other things you should know about Shiner Beer. Shiner came before […]
In September 2012, the White House published a presidential first: a recipe for White House beer. White House Honey Brown Ale, and later White House Honey Porter and White House Honey Blonde, were the first beers ever brewed on site, courtesy of Sam Kass, White House assistant chef, and President Barack Obama.
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.