Author: Brad Japhe

Brad Japhe is a Village Voice columnist and a craft beer and whiskey consultant.

Strength in Numbers: Will Mergers Help Small Breweries Compete with Big Beer? The Business of Beer by

What does the recent series of small brewery mergers mean for the companies involved? And more importantly, what does it say about the future of craft brewing?

The Chef in the Brewhouse: More Breweries Add Upscale Menus and Sit-Down Dining Feature by

Goodbye boring pub grub. As the role of the brewery has evolved over the last decade, so has the relationship between the beer being brewed and the food being served.

Bubbling to the Top: The Rise of Hard Root Beers The Business of Beer by

Buoyed by the meteoric rise of Not Your Father’s Root Beer, 2015 has undoubtedly brought us the Summer of Botanical Beer. But where will it all end? Or will it?

Curating a Commercial Beer Cellar The Business of Beer by

Bars and restaurants not typically known for expansive beer menus are beginning to devote serious space to aged stock.

Crowlers, the Glass Growler Alternative, Catch On News by

Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery worked with Ball—the manufacturer that patented the Crowler cans—to develop the Crowler seaming machine.

The Age of Agave The Business of Beer by

Adventurous brewers are now setting their sights on a relatively unexplored aging vessel: the tequila barrel. Will they be a short-lived novelty, a reaction to the bourbon derivatives crowding the market, or are tequila barrel-aged beers what’s next in wood?

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