While new brands enter the New York market weekly, it’s rare to see such a complete rollout where shelves are cleared out to make room for the anticipated rush. It seemed like Midwestern favorite Bell’s out of Michigan would never surface in the Big Apple, but here we are, and people sure are excited! Here's why it's important for craft beer in New York, and which ones to snap up immediately!
He will find you. And he will make you drink a lot.
Feb 20, 2014 2:00 pm
In my time so far on the planet I’ve uncovered two key coping mechanisms for dealing with life’s topsy-turvy twists and turns: strong drink and Liam Neeson, preferably in combination. I would like to share the details of a game with you now. To play, you will need a case of beer, a ridiculous amount of whiskey, a Netflix account and friends. Okay, then, let’s get to it...
When most of us think of “drinking Mexican,” we imagine ourselves sipping a refreshing margarita. Or maybe even an exotic mezcal. But Mexico’s wine producers want to remind us that they have been around for a very long time. After several generations of big, hot, brash wines, a new generation of producers is ready to show that they can make elegant world-class vino. Read on.
When buying coffee, a lot of people look for the Fair Trade stamp of approval on the packaging. Fair Trade USA is a non-profit organization that certifies goods like coffee, chocolate and sugar are made according to a set of strict standards that encourages environmental sustainability, as well as ensuring that the people involved in production were treated and compensated fairly. Sounds admirable. But critics of Fair Trade claim that the certification no longer means what it used to. The question is: are consumers being misled? Read on.
Over the past few years, numerous articles have celebrated how Americans are once again producing hard cider — a practice that was once commonplace, then all but disappeared after apple orchards were left to rot during the dry years of Prohibition. A report from the annual Cider Summit in Chicago, after the jump.
5 sexy chocolate beers for all you lovers out there
Feb 14, 2014 1:00 pm
Nothing says "I love you" more than a thoughtfully selected craft brew, and nothing sets the mood better than a seductive chocolate-flavored ale. If you need a last-minute gift or just want to spice things up tonight, here’s how to make your Valentine’s Day the sweetest.
Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant knows that one of the best things about the gig is heading out with coworkers for a drink after the last patron has left and the floors have been mopped. Here, employees from Andrew Carmellini's New York City restaurants dish on where they're drinking after work. And read through to the end for a special bonus Proustian cocktail recipe.
Small size doesn't matter when you've got big brews
Feb 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Though small in size, these tiny operations are brewing some of the best beer around and sharing it with more people than ever before thanks to growlers, mobile canning lines and contract brewing. Here are 5 whose popularity is imminent, and the beers you should hunt down.