Say hello to the latest debauchery to come from Austin-based brewery Austin Beerworks: the 99-pack. It weighs 82 pounds. It’s seven feet long. And most importantly, it really does hold 99 beers. Read on.
Chicago's Pipeworks Brewing is known for creating wildly fantastical craft beers with labeling to match, as in the astronaut unicorn hurtling through space on its Imperial India Pale Ale bottle. The label for its latest offbeat brew, "Brown & Stirred," goes in an entirely different direction. The beer, a collaboration with Longman & Eagle, is a strong rye ale (10.5 ABV) inspired by the Manhattan cocktail. The label features a whimsical drawing of a bottle of beer high-fiving a cocktail by Cody Hudson, who shares more details right here.
Contributor Chad Walsh writes about wine and other beverages frequently for Food Republic, and currently serves as beverage manager for The Dutch in New York City. Here, he digs deep into the wine industry zeitgeist to offer a few things on the horizon this fall — in terms of regions, wine bars, retail and auctions.
This week, we are breaking in with our 2014 Fall Preview. New restaurant and bars tend to open by the dozen in the fall months and several Food Republic editors and writers, based around the world, have been following their progress all summer long. Look for reports from Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia and the American South, as well as a few international destinations too.
A tequila-cordial cocktail from an NYC institution
Aug 22, 2014 2:00 pm
The Heads & Tails cocktail from Russ & Daughters' new café is a bit of an anomaly at first glance, since both tequila and mezcal fall outside of what one would expect to drink with traditional Jewish food, but it is a nice nod to the LES neighborhood and the cross-pollination of cultures that have existed there over the past century.
FXX is airing a mega-marathon of all 25 seasons (that would be 552 episodes) of everyone’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons. You're going to need some beer, and I recommend Duff. You do recall Homer’s love affair with Duff beer, yes? Today, I transform into a yellow-skinned cartoon to sample all the Duff beers, ever.
Mexico’s most famous spirit has a long, rich history and should be enjoyed as such. Fine 100% agave tequilas are made to be sipped rather than slammed. A precious few are made using such a painstakingly artisanal process that it would be a shame to throw them down your gullet without savoring them. Here's more details and 5 bottles to try.
Extreme dryness in California poses threat to beer
Aug 20, 2014 10:00 am
While it may have been a wet summer on the East Coast (recently drenched with more than a foot of rain) much of the West Coast has been going through severe drought, affecting breweries' production, pricing and most importantly, their beers' taste. This reality is staring down some of the best breweries in California, like Lagunitas and Bear Republic, both of which source water from the Russian River.