It’s always craft beer week here at Food Republic, but thanks to the Brewers Association, American Craft Beer Week is official and it started yesterday! We’re talking really official, too. There are in fact two resolutions signed by the House of Representatives in support of the weeklong celebration of suds. Here are eight stand-outs on our radar this week.
We’ve all heard of Scotch whisky, most often referred to simply as “Scotch” which consists of malt or grain whisky made in Scotland. And most of us know that the country is divided into a number of geographic areas that produce the beloved liquor. But what exactly are these various districts and how do the flavors vary? Let’s take a look.
Cachaça is a liquor made from fermented sugarcane juice and is now recognized by the U.S. as a distinctive product of Brazil, instead of as a "Brazilian rum." With the World Cup and the Olympics turning the world's attention to Brazil in the next couple years, get ready for the cachaça blitz and arm yourself with new cocktail recipes — like this one!
In this video, director David Garcia documents a day in the life of a Bridget Firtle, a native Brooklyner who operates a forklift, pours hundreds of pounds of molasses and runs an entire distillery by herself at The Noble Experiment, her craft distillery in Brooklyn.
Erick Castro is a bartender’s bartender. After a career working at many of San Francisco's great cocktail bars, he has opened a new bar in sunny San Diego called Polite Provisions, part cocktail bar and part old-fashioned pharmacy counter, complete with egg creams. Instead of telling you what Erick is doing, I thought I would let him do that himself. I bellied up to his new spot and asked him some questions.
Crack open these bad boys at your next backyard bbq
May 9, 2013 2:01 pm
With so many different flavors both on tap and on the grill, it can be a task to to pick one style of beer to compliment it all, so we're sharing our favorite suds for getting your flame on. Whether it's cooking around a campfire or tailgating at a baseball game, you'll want something accessible. Here are 10 beers we're going to be drinking by the grill all spring and summer long.
Sometimes, you need a closer. Think flowers on Valentine’s Day. Or Mariano Rivera, circa 2008. For Italians, the ultimate summertime closer is limoncello, the bright, bracing digestivo that is sipped from May to mid-September. It’s time to learn how to make Italy’s summer spirit in your own kitchen. Read on.
Check out the new trailer - released today - for the upcoming documentary Somm, which takes an emotional and illuminating look at the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam, previously fully shrouded in secrecy. Since its inception almost 40 years ago, less than 200 individuals have reached the exalted Master Sommelier level. Read on.