Narragansett Brewing is an American beer success story. The first ‘Gansett lager debuted in 1890, after which the Rhode Island-born brewery survived Prohibition, became the biggest lager maker in New England, and then, after complications following the 1965 sale of the brewery to Falstaff Brewing Corporation, shut down in the 1980s.
Last month, Founders Brewing introduced Solid Gold, a “premium lager” described by the brewery as a risky and rebellious take on a classic lager. Also in February, Firestone Walker announced the launch of its simply named, simple-drinker: Firestone Lager. It came with more fanfare than a triple-dry-hopped triple IPA. This lager got its own website, Instagram […]
Jim Koch is an American beer industry legend. As the founder of one of the first-ever craft brewing companies and beer brands in the country, the Boston Beer Company and its famous Samuel Adams, Koch’s company has grown from a small startup to the leading craft brewer in the world. ”I started Sam Adams in […]
Pilsners dominate Americans’ perceptions of Czech beer, but the Central European country has a dark, beery secret. The second most popular brew in the Czech Republic is near-black tmavé pivo, or “dark beer,” a brewing style that actually predates pilsner — and upstages it in some Czech taverns. At Prague’s oldest brewery, U Fleků, founded in […]
The best thing about a lager: it’s very simple. OK, actually the best thing about a lager is that you can shout the word in an Arnold Schwarzenegger voice and not seem ridiculous. “Laaaaggggah! Get to the choppa!” But when you want to drink, Predator quotes are generally meaningless. Actually, we hope to god they’re […]
March Madness is wrapping up, and now is the time to root hardcore for your team. Wearing college colors is all fine and well, but the best way to show support for your team is to rep your state by drinking loyally and locally. Don’t worry, here at VinePair, we’re equal opportunists, so we’ve given […]