We’re never gonna tell you not to eat cheese with your wine. That we can solemnly swear. However, if you’re a beer drinker, beer and cheese pairings are very much worth your time. Think about it — beer is grain-based and effervescent, so putting it with cheese can be an easier, more balanced path to […]
Hoof Hearted Brewing Company, in Marengo, Ohio, got its name from a fart joke. ”Like many of the world’s most successful businesses,” Trevor Williams, the head brewer and an owner, says with a laugh. (Hint: say the name out loud.) The company’s brand identity is appealingly irreverent, sometimes crass, and ultimately hilarious. Nostalgic beer names and labels […]
It’s a brewery born out of romance, named after a flower, and founded on farmhouse community values. By all accounts Trillium should be the brewery equivalent of that girl in the crochet dress dancing with her eyes closed at a folk festival. Instead, it’s one of the most serious, successful breweries producing widely sought-after beers. […]
Here at VinePair we rely on our readers to keep us honest. Last week, a loyal, handsome and thoughtful reader named Ken emailed the following to VinePair headquarters: Come on now, what’s the real difference between ale, lager, stout, bock, dunkel, pilsner, saison, IPA, APA, EIEIO, etc., etc.? Are you guys just screwing with us (I’m […]
Every couple of months, Beer Research Director Emily and I take a fact-finding trip to New York City. I decided on my might-as-well-have-been-80th birthday that I am too damn old to ride long-haul busses, so these last few years we’ve been taking the train. This is how we came to learn that the Amtrak café […]
None of us want to admit it, but sadly, summer is coming to a close. Depending on where you live, temperatures may or may not be dropping, but no matter how sweltering it is outside, a feeling of finality is starting to form in the air. Kids are looking more forlorn, stores are already hocking […]
Last November, the New Yorker ran a cover featuring two tattooed hipsters on a pub bench being served by an equally flannelled young man. In his hands? Beer, being presented like a sommelier would show off a shmancy bottle of wine. Though obviously satirical, the cover is indicative of the sophisticated turn beer has taken.