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.
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Booze makes people pretty creative. As such, it’s possible it can stretch our imaginations. There are many legends associated with alcohol throughout history, from the mythical Stingy Jack, a drunkard who roamed the earth with a hollowed-out turnip filled with hellfire, to the very real Jack Daniel, who may or may not have died from […]
While most of us were sweating our drivers’ tests, 16-year-old Sebastien Long was apprenticing with a winemaker and learning the ins and outs of wine sales. Hailing from a long line of industry folks in France’s Bordeaux and Rhône regions, Long now works with Maison de Grand Esprit, a French label aiming to win over […]
American cider is currently defined by what it isn’t. Made from fruit, not grain, it isn’t beer — although it is frequently packaged in beer-sized bottles, and drafted alongside beer at bars like The Northman in Chicago or Covenhoven in Brooklyn. It certainly doesn’t inspire the reverence or academic certification that surrounds wine, although production […]
Cabernet Sauvignon is an international success story, planted in almost every wine region worldwide. Its widespread popularity is a result of the grape’s remarkable versatility. One of the nine noble red varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon is equally impressive in blends and single varietal wines, and produces remarkable wines across all price points. The Bordeaux-native variety was […]
Few things in this world command hours-long lines, truck-chasing juice wolves, internet economies, and endless debates quite like juicy and hazy IPAs. Commercially known as New England-style IPAs, or NEIPAs for short, these beers are booming. According to IRI Worldwide, from July 2017 to July 2018 the style grew more than 200 percent in dollar […]
When Knob Creek launched in 1992, it was an anomaly. At the time, small-batch bourbon with a steep price tag was not a common sight. Since then, America has experienced a bourbon boom, with whiskey lovers willing to shell out serious cash for premium booze. Born in Kentucky and praised across the nation, Knob Creek […]
Ask 10 people of legal drinking age if they like Margaritas, and expect to get a shiny dime in return. Margaritas have been the most popular cocktail in the U.S. for two consecutive years, according to Nielsen data. Tequila sales across the United States are up 9.9 percent.
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.