This week saw another ripple in the Big Beer versus Independent Beer debate. On Monday, Stone Brewing released an announcement and video detailing a lawsuit Stone filed against MillerCoors regarding its Keystone brand. According to Stone, MillerCoors co-opted the Stone Brewing brand by rolling out a recent rebranding of Keystone in which the industrial light […]
Anyone can sneak a few brown-bagged bottles into her luggage and transform even the dodgiest motel room into a private pub. (Other people do this, right?) But for those seeking slightly more elevated experiences, several American breweries offer overnight accommodations, either at or adjacent to production facilities. Boutique hotels are also getting in on the […]
Even the most militant craft beer evangelist drinks an industrial beer from time to time. When traveling, maybe; or when seeking comfort at the end of a long day. Or if there’s nothing else in the fridge. Without invoking (much) shame from the craft community, there’s a time and place for everything. I can cop […]
Craft beer reached another unprecedented milestone in 2017. For the first time, according to newly released figures from the Brewers Association, the total number of breweries in operation in the U.S. passed 6,000. Though the exact number has yet to be revealed, that’s at least 700 more breweries than we had in 2016, and more […]
Finally, some good news in the beer world.
This Thursday 200 strangers were the first to taste an exclusive new Samuel Adams beer. The twist? We were 30,000 feet in the air. On a JetBlue flight from New York to Denver, Boston Beer Company co-founder Jim Koch hosted what he believes was the first-ever inflight beer tasting in history.
Crushing bottles of our favorite whites and rosés is definitely our preferred springtime activity. But repurposing those bottles into cute crafts is a close second. With the weather warming up, we can’t wait to start pimping out our gardens. While flowers, herbs, and shrubs are the obvious choices, why not dress up your digs with […]
Whether your drink of choice is vodka, Pinot Noir, or cider, you’ve probably noticed a change at bars and retailers lately: The selection is exploding. From craft beers to artisanal scotches and wines of every imaginable provenance, the American alcohol market is just plain booming, and it’s not slowing down. Political divides aside, drinkers and […]
Ever find yourself standing in your kitchen realizing that you have a collection of empty wine bottles lining your counter? Many of us collect corks and save them for future projects, though why not do the same with bottles? With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better opportunity to get into the spooky spirit […]