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Beer Cellaring 101: Which Beers Are Best Suited To Ageing?

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

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Golden Road Brewery founder on why the brand was sold and what's next

When Anheuser-Busch InBev bought Golden Road Brewing in September, many craft beer drinkers in Los Angeles, who'd followed the local brewery's rapid growth and expansion, were not surprised. There was a sentiment repeated in tweets, Internet forums and comment threads that Golden Road was "built to …

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Pico is an idiot proof Wi-Fi connected craft brewing kit

A home brewing kit that takes a cue from pod coffee machines is hoping to encourage more people to brew their favourite craft beers at home.<p>Pico, the …

Universities tap into craft beer growth by offering classes

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — With an explosion in growth in the craft beer industry over the last decade, it's not enough to simply have a passion for brewing and beer when it comes to starting a brewery or working for one as the industry gets more competitive.<p>Recognizing that, some universities are now …

11 Cocktails to Make with Just 2 Ingredients

Because stores (and bars) may not be open on Christmas Day—when you need a drink most.<p>Overcomplicated drinks have a habit of coming out during the …

Reader: When Big Companies Buy Craft Breweries, the Quality Goes Down

Adds Joe:<p>Buyout, schmyout. I'm just glad we have great small breweries with great folks behind the scenes like Gravity Brewing, J Wells Brewery, …

Slow Cooker Cocktails To Help You Survive The Holidays

<i>By: Wil Fulton</i><p><i>Credit: Cole Saladino/Thrillist</i><p>"<i>Now is the winter of our discontent,</i>" said every sober person ever, and also Shakespeare.<p>But it doesn't have to be that way! Here to aid you through the bone-chilling pain that is attending Diwali/Christmas/Chanukah/Boxing Day with people you are forced …

Worried About Talking Politics With Family? These Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes Will Take The Edge Off

THANKSGIVING. FAMILY. CHAOS. FOOD. FOOTBALL. ALCOHOL. You know how it goes.<p>Anyway…here are a few of our favorite cocktail recipes to help you weather the storm or surf on the wave.<p><b>Butternut Squash Old Fashioned — Little Dom’s in Los Angeles, Calif.</b><p>Ingredients:<p>2 oz. squash-infused Sazarac Rye<br>• Dash of …

$1-billion Ballast Point deal continues heady year for beer industry mergers

Constellation Brands, the third-largest beer company in the U.S., with Corona, Modelo and Pacifico in its portfolio, has purchased San Diego's Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits for $1 billion. The sale of the craft brewery is the latest deal in the torrent of mergers and acquisitions that have …

Is the Craft Beer and Spirits Movement Threatening Big Brands?

Andrew Buchanan had prepared for the launch of The Gentleman Distillery’s bourbon for months; however, this wasn’t just any craft spirit. Buchanan and his business partner Curtis Mackley* were releasing the first bourbon produced in Bourbon County, Kentucky since 1919, the year before the Noble …

Appeal of IPAs inspires Ballast Point IPO

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits Inc. won over California beer aficionados with its Sculpin India pale ale, and now the San Diego craft brewer is betting that an even wider audience will want to try its hoppy beer.<p>The 19-year-old brewery has filed plans with the<p>Securities and Exchange Commissionto …

Raising the Bar on, uh, Home Bars: The Bottles You Really Need

Let's move this party to the living room: Here's how to stock your home bar with the best bottles of sipping neat and mixing.<p>Sure, we love a good cocktail bar. But we've got to be honest: Sometimes, there's nothing better than coming home after a long day of work, pulling on pajamas, and knocking …

The Rules: A Man's Guide to Drinking

It's always 6 o' clock somewhere. Here's how to imbibe in style.<p>Whether you're joking with friends or blowing off steam with colleagues, rules of decorum apply. For example, no self-respecting man consumes his libation with a straw. And when it comes to a man with a mullet, one must avoid said man …

In defense of pumpkin beer

Mention pumpkin beer to nearly any group of craft beer drinkers and you’re sure to hear plenty of scoffing, lambasting and cries of “beer should taste like beer!”<p>Even if you’re not a fan of the sweet and spicy pie-in-a-glass pumpkin ales, you shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss them. They are a …

Big changes coming for Samuel Adams beer

The Boston Beer Co., maker of Samuel Adams beers, is expanding its focus.<p>The company, on Monday, will formally announce plans for a series of …

Say Goodbye To Craft Beer As You Know It

PORTLAND, Ore. (MainStreet) – Back in April, we told you that craft beer would be unrecognizable by 2020. That process has begun, whether the …

Eight Crushable, Unorthodox Beers to Win at the Tailgate This Fall

When it comes to picking up beer for the season’s tailgating get-togethers, convenience and crushability are easily the two most significant factors. …

How to pour beer like a German

Of course, no one has perfected pouring liquid gold quite like the Germans, famous for their expertise in all things beer, as well as their stringency in, well, everything. We tapped a real live German — Sylvester Schneider, owner of German bar and restaurant Zum Schneider in New York's Alphabet …

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