Stan Wash, dwarfed by towering metal shelves stocked with faucets and toilet seats, raises a small glass of butterscotch-colored liquid to his lips, takes a taste, and gasps. “WHOO! Oh my goodness! UGH! That’s so tannic!” We’re standing in a cavernous plumbing warehouse in Gary, Indiana, where Wash and a partner, Zach Getzelman, press, age, […]
For beer, FOBAB
It’s exhilarating just to anticipate the annual Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer (FOBAB). I don’t know if it is the prospect of being surrounded by so many high ABV (alcohol by volume) beers that brings this out in me or the fact that there was only a virtual version last year. The sheer thought […]
Wisconsin’s Fermentation Fest offers more than 50 classes on brewing, cheese making, and more
Now’s the time to introduce live cultures into your life.
Redd’s Apple Ale: So is it swill or what?
Redd’s Apple Ale is apparently what happens when MillerCoors realizes that Mike’s Hard and Twisted Tea don’t have apple versions.
Mash Tun Oktoberfest and other food and drink events
Craft Spirits Week takes over Chicago’s food and drink event scene, with still more Oktoberfests, beer festivals, wine festivals, and dinners paired with spirits and ciders
Taste of Polonia and other food and drink events
Labor Day Weekend includes food and drink tutorials, a luau, multiple pig roasts, and a new cider release
Charitable Ice Cream Social and other food and drink events
Labor Day Weekend includes food and drink tutorials, a luau, multiple pig roasts, an ice cream social, a new cider release, and a spa night, Mortini’s included.
Pear cider and Valstar apples: the Fruit Slinger reports from Green City Market
Some items make only rare appearances at the market: Saturday was the day for Valstar apples and pear cider.