Chicago-based Craighton Berman Studio designed their Manual Coffeemaker (the MCM) to work like a Chemex, but with the added feature of a dome-like enclosure that the designer suggests will keep your coffee warm. And it can be yours via a cool new Kickstarter campaign.
If you’re an avid Game of Thrones fan like any number of us here at Food Republic, you’re all fired up for the new season premiering this coming Sunday, April 6. Fortunately the choice of ale is easy, as Ommegang Brewery has released its third collaboration: Fire and Blood Red Ale. We had a chance to try out the brew before the premiere. It's pretty freaking great.
Unlike rankings that rate breweries by strength of product, this recently published list compiled by the Brewers Association outlines the top 50 U.S. craft brewing companies by sales as well as the top 50 overall. With so many brewery rankings lists out there, what sets the Brewers Association apart?
Who wouldn't want a boozy mint-chocolate milkshake? Seems obvious, however, very few of us would likely be as enticed if said drink was the color of the Chicago River on St. Patrick's. Enter the Grasshopper cocktail. An easy way to make the classic creamy cocktail — sans artificial ingredients — after the jump.
If, on your visit to Mexico, you don’t want to look like a wide-eyed gringo who’d be fun to roll for his wallet (I prefer to project the air of a degenerate gringo who you might catch something from), there are three acceptable ways to drink tequila. All about not slamming it, after the jump.
Simon Ford catches up with Aviation Gin co-founder Ryan Magarian to discuss how the idea for the company was conceived, its unique characteristics and the ongoing evolution of gin. Ryan also provides two simple cocktail recipes. The full interview, after the jump.
Isaac Shumway runs the bar at Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s San Francisco restaurant Tosca Cafe. A former cook, Shumway became fascinated with classic cocktails (and the culinary techniques behind them) and made the switch the barman fulltime before overseeing the North Beach reboot. Here we find out about the San Francisco craft spirits scene, which is one of the strongest in the country.