Craft Beer & Spirits Week

15 Pantry Recipes To Pair With A Good Beer

Nothing in the fridge but beer? Let’s cook.
Apr 24, 2015 1:00 pm

Happy Craft Beer & Spirits Week! Our fridges are packed with incredible craft beer to celebrate this momentous week...and not much else. What are we, Martha Stewart? But where there’s a pantry, half a pack of bacon, a few potatoes and onions, some eggs and maybe the one green thing in your fridge, whatever that may be (hey, where’d this slightly wilted parsley come from?), there’s a way to get a beer-friendly meal on the table.

Canadian Whisky Takes A Dark Turn. For The Better.

You can call it “brown vodka” no more
Apr 24, 2015 11:00 am

Canadian whiskey has long been perceived as light and rather insipid. Hence the pejorative “brown vodka” moniker. But today, distillers in the Great White North are experimenting with single malts, sophisticated oak treatments and barrel proofs, resulting in whiskeys that are bold and complex. Displaced Canadian Chantal Martineau has the scoop on some new-generation whiskeys that you need to know.

5 States Where You Can Find Surprisingly Great Craft Beer Being Made

From east to west, keep an eye on these beer scenes
Apr 24, 2015 9:00 am

Jess Lebow is a beer expert and home brewer. His second book, The United States of Craft Beer, is a state-by-state exploration of America’s greatest breweries, focusing on the people who make the nation’s best-tasting beers and the innovative brewing methods that help create the perfect batch. Lebow visited all 50 states while authoring the book. Here are the five states he found most surprising along the way.

An Illustrated Introduction To Some Puzzling Craft-Beer Terms

Classic craft brew-speak, explained
Apr 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Food Republic Newsreels explain both new and classic terms in the food and drink lexicon. With it being Craft Beer & Spirits Week, we wanted to take a look at three craft-beer terms. Sure, you’ve probably heard them used before, but what exactly do they mean? We’ve got the answers for you — all explained in under one minute.

5 Tips For Cooking With All That Good, And Possibly Sketchy, Beer In Your Fridge

A time and a place for light macros, heavy porters
Apr 23, 2015 1:00 pm

Cooking with wine is pretty common, and a lot of recipes you come across will call for some. But did you know you can cook with beer just as easily? You can! Beer can and totally should become a part of your cooking repertoire, particularly during Craft Beer & Spirits Week. Here are some tips to help get you started. Don’t worry, there’s a time and place for every bottle or can in your fridge. 

Meet The IPA Specialists At Other Half, Brooklyn’s Hottest Brewery

These guys know their hops, when they can find them
Apr 23, 2015 11:00 am

Other Half Brewing has been getting a lot of love lately for its hoppy yet approachable IPAs, as well as for its decision to put them into tallboys. Very Brooklyn. Writer Chantal Martineau checks out the popular brewery, meets the brewers and gets to the root of their hop-heavy approach.

The Problem With Craft Spirits For Craft’s Sake

Not every indie upstart is a true liquor craftsman
Apr 23, 2015 10:00 am

We asked writer and barman Naren Young for his take on the craft-sprits boom, and whether this current obsession has any downside beyond the usual morning-after effects.

A Craft-Beer Revolution Is Happening In Ireland Right Now. Here’s Where To Drink.

7 pubs to visit in Dublin for the crafty good stuff
Apr 23, 2015 9:00 am

With interesting new breweries opening and customers looking for more choice, an increased number of Irish pubs are focusing on craft beer and turning their backs on mainstream brands like Guinness. The craft-beer sector has tripled in size in three years, and sales were up 50 percent in 2014 alone. With this increased production, a large number of craft-centric pubs have sprouted up in Dublin over the past couple years. Here are seven to visit.

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