This week's guide to Craft Beer News, Gossip and Innuendo
Hey it’s Wednesday and it's Rumor Mill Time…..We’re not sure that New York City gets what is about to hit them – but they soon will – because SAVOR 2013 is coming to the “Big Apple” this weekend. We’ll be bringing you everything we know so far. Plus we’ve got some fast-breaking news from Founders and a brewing update from the Center of the Universe! We’ve also got an awesome new release that you’ll want to chase down. So fasten your seatbelts everybody….THIS WEEK’S RUMOR MILL IS ON!
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about Orlando’s Cask & Larder (C&L). At only 9 months old, this “southern public house” has been setting the bar higher and higher for brewpubs across the country. Not only does C&L take a farm-to-table approach – sourcing local products, curing their own meats, preserving their own fruits, and pickling their own vegetables – but most importantly, they also make their own beer... and it’s some of the best beer in Florida.
The craft beer industry in Los Angeles has taken off in the last few years, and one brewery that has served as a trendsetter in this cultural shift is Golden Road Brewing (GRB). Since co-owners Tony Yanow and Meg Gill started their brewery in September of 2011, GRB’s explosive popularity has led it to become one of LA’s largest and most successful craft breweries. Not only do GRB’s beers represent the culture and livelihood of Angelinos, but they also set the precedent for how amazing craft beers can and will be for years to come in LA.
It’s Father’s Day this Sunday and if you haven’t already started thinking about what you’ll be giving your dad this weekend – now’s the time. And since just about every dad we know enjoys beer, we thought it might be helpful to ask our American Craft Beer correspondents for their Father’s Day suggestions. And guess what? Your search for the perfect Father’s Day gift just got a whole lot easier…
About fifty minutes north of Boston in an industrial park in Newburyport, Massachusetts, you’ll find Riverwalk Brewing Company. Their mission is to “create a unique experience in every glass of Riverwalk beer.”And after sampling the brews on a recent visit, I can say that Founder and Owner Steve Sanderson is doing just that.
DAN VARRICCHIO - BOSTON CORRESPONDENT | JUNE 10, 2013
We blame the industry for this… It used to be that when we wrapped up our Weekend Picks on Friday, we could coast through the weekend. There was little need to check in for updates – things were pretty much done. But clearly all that’s changed. So here’s some of what’s happened in the world of craft beer while you were enjoying yourselves.
Hey it’s Friday and the weekend‘s almost here. The weather’s getting warmer and you’re ready for some fun, and that’s where we come in! We’re all about it and we’ve got your back big-time. Plus we’ve got a special weekend beer pick that you’ll want to track down. So welcome to this week’s edition of our awesome Weekend Picks!
For most of us, the recent Memorial Day weekend was a time for sunshine, grilling, and beers – the kind of day that outdoor festivals were made for. Not so much for Boston this year, or for its debut music festival, Boston Calling.
JULIANA CASALE - BOSTON CORRESPONDENT | JUNE 7, 2013
The emerald in the crown of Portland’s Beer Week is the Portland Fruit Beer Festival. It all goes down this Saturday and Sunday at Burnside Brewing, where you’ll find the masses reveling in the levity of fructose and hop fusions. The event, now in its third year, will feature more than 25 brewers serving 40-plus beers. While more Session styles will be featured this year, there will still be plenty of big flavors and varieties on hand, with nearly all the beers featured being small batch, one-time-only offerings.
WARREN WILLS – PORTLAND CORRESPONDENT | JUNE 6, 2013