Hundreds of craft breweries are expected to close by the end of 2018, according to Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson. But the presence of “distressed breweries” is not necessarily a sign of hard times; it’s a sign of a maturing industry, and one that has become increasingly competitive.
Two Roads Brewing put Stratford, Conn., on the map for beer nerds. Since opening in 2012, the independent company has remodeled a historic building, rehabilitated wetlands, and received notoriety for its many beers spanning flagship classics like Ol’Factory Pils and No Limits Hefeweizen, plus seasonals like Ok2berfest, and its ever-expanding roster of exquisite lambic-style sours […]
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 […]
Tonya Cornett is a fruit fiend. The research and development brewmaster for 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, Ore., Cornett is often inspired by cocktail menus — especially those “made with fruit.” Her award-winning kettle sours, called Crush, are Berliner weisses infused with farmers-market favorites like raspberry, apricot, lemon, and cucumber.
Send questions to: email@example.com Should beers at a brewery be cheaper than they are at bars? Perchance to dream, my friend, perchance to dream. It would be logical for a beer to be cheaper at the brewery than at the bar, because the brewery doesn’t have the added distribution costs; unfortunately, that is not the […]
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Classic Guinness stout will not be brewed at the company’s new brewery opening just outside Baltimore this Friday (Aug. 3). No, that operation will remain in Dublin, where the water, the history, the Irish knowhow, or something similarly romantic makes it taste just right. But the new […]
At last count there are more than 6,200 breweries in the U.S. While we love them all, we know that, statistically, they can’t all be good. In some cases, a brewery may be run by earnestly passionate people trying their damnedest to put out delicious beer, but who are simply not very good running a […]
Cape Cod, a northeastern peninsula with beaches on both sides and weathered-cedar houses, used to be a wasteland when it came to drinking. Because a large percentage of businesses are seasonal, craft brewing and distilling movements were slow to develop on these shores. As a result there were very few options outside of dive bars […]
“There’s no mistaking that we are living in the heyday of IPA,” Dick Cantwell, brewer and author of ”Brewing Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale,” says. He’s absolutely correct. The Brewers Association ranks IPAs just behind American lagers and light lagers in nationwide popularity. Beer styles within the category span all-out hop […]