Named for the Sumerian goddess of fermentation, Ninkasi Brewing makes beer from the heart. Helmed by the humble Jamie Floyd, who had been brewing up small batches of beer at a local restaurant in the early 2000s, and Nikos Ridge, who returned to his (and the brewery’s) hometown of Eugene, Ore. after a brief NYC […]
One of the splashiest brews at New York City’s Beer Week in February 2018 didn’t come from a legacy label. It came from an assemblage of nine newcomers. In preparation for the weeklong event, Five Boroughs Brewing Co. of Sunset Park, Brooklyn orchestrated a collaborative feat: a brew day involving all nine new breweries that […]
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Sony recently told Knee Deep Brewing to “stay out of my territory,” claiming copyright infringement on one of its most popular beers, Breaking Bud. The media company claims the brewery’s Breaking Bad-inspired beer intentionally capitalizes on the hit TV show’s fame.
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At a commercial break during the finale of ”The Bachelor” (don’t judge), Progressive, the insurance company, aired an advertisement about a group therapy meeting called the “Dad Support Group.” Most so-called dad jokes are pretty toothless, but one line caught my attention. It was delivered by a bespectacled blonde woman wearing a collared shirt under […]
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“Brewed locally, somewhere,” is the motto of Stillwater Artisanal, an undeniably cool brewer that has called many places home. Born in Baltimore in 2010, and currently based in New York, Stillwater has brewed around the world and is now planning to open a facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Stillwater is a contract brewer, a company that […]
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2018 has been a banner year for baseball-related beer news. In the latest in a string of brewer-ballpark partnerships (Boston Beer and the Boston Red Sox, Mikkeller in the Mets’ Citi Field), Goose Island has been named the ”official craft beer” of the Chicago White Sox.
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Cider is a broad category. By definition, sour cider is “cider fermented with non-traditional yeast and bacteria, typically lactic and acetic acid, and wild-fermented,” Peter Clausen, production manager of 101 Cider House in Los Angeles, says. Clausen quite literally defined the category, assisting the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) in creating the definition […]
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We’re never gonna tell you not to eat cheese with your wine. That we can solemnly swear. However, if you’re a beer drinker, beer and cheese pairings are very much worth your time. Think about it — beer is grain-based and effervescent, so putting it with cheese can be an easier, more balanced path to […]
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Hoof Hearted Brewing Company, in Marengo, Ohio, got its name from a fart joke. ”Like many of the world’s most successful businesses,” Trevor Williams, the head brewer and an owner, says with a laugh. (Hint: say the name out loud.) The company’s brand identity is appealingly irreverent, sometimes crass, and ultimately hilarious. Nostalgic beer names and labels […]
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Dog Beer. Dawg Grog. Pooch Hooch. (O.K., that last one isn’t real, but it totally should be.) As craft beer exploration and merriment have become more commonplace among humans, and with many breweries and bars welcoming patrons’ furry friends, companies are responding with the next best thing to getting drunk with your dog: dog beer. […]