The brewers at Flying Dog University in beautiful Fredrick, Maryland, know that school wasn’t that much fun. That’s one of the reasons they became brewers: Brewing beer is very fun. Round out your passion for drinking great brews with a solid education in the basics of brewing from experts in the field. Enrollment is always open, ’cause of course it is — it’s a beer college!
Finally, a commemorative week that recognizes something that really matters: craft beer! While National Candied Orange Peel Day may be an actual thing, American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17) is something we can all get behind.
GOOD MORNING!!! Sorry, ahem, good morning. Pour yourself a cup of joe and scroll down this impressive, extensive coffee infographic from our slightly jittery friends at Coffee Tasting Club. Hey, look at that. Coffee does make you more productive. So who drinks the most? Imports the most? Earns the most from this truly sacred, really awesome little bean?
Best when tart and earthy from the rum, mojitos aren't the most imaginative of drinks. Like most coolers though, its primary purpose is to refresh. Hibiscus petals add to the traditional mint leaves, bringing a floral element and giving the drink a purple hue. There’s also mezcal in there. It goes down quick and has the right amount of cane sugar to beat the day’s heat.
A guide to one of America’s most awesome beer towns
May 7, 2015 1:00 pm
While cities like San Francisco, Denver and Portland squabble over the “best beer city in America” crown, Philadelphians sit back with a pint or six and chuckle. Superlatives are sweet and all, but anyone who’s spent a night drinking around the city can speak to its distinct craft-beer prowess. Here are 15 stops along the way.
We poured some mezcal in there too. You’re welcome.
May 5, 2015 2:00 pm
Ready the limes: It’s tequila time! Cinco de Mayo may conjure up ideas of the perfect frosty margarita, but let’s face it: There are better other things to do with this powerful and delicious spirit. We bring you 20 alternatives to the traditional margarita, because we know you know how to make one already. Celebrate this Cinco with a new signature cocktail.
Sparkling natural wines are a champagne alternative
May 5, 2015 1:00 pm
Warmer days are here, and for most of us, that means that around 5 p.m., our ability to work is severely compromised as visions of a glass of refreshing, sparkling wine claim the imagination. Maybe some of us prefer to splurge on the best grower champagnes out there, but even so, there is always a time and a place for the lovely, simple, low-alcohol wine made in the pétillant-naturel (naturally sparkling) style — known affectionately as “pét-nat.”
Brooklyn photographer Matt Coats has traveled the world several times over while assisting top photographers in the fashion industry. But over the past couple years, he’s found his most inspiring subjects in his own backyard. Coats, who once considered himself more of a “rum on the rocks guy,” has embarked on an ambitious project: to photograph the fine craft-brewing community of New York City. Here’s a look at his work and an interview.