In his newest book, author Stephen Beaumont chronicles big-ticket beer travel bucket list items, from Belgium’s Kerstbierfestival to thriving beer scenes in cities like Chicago, Bristol, and Barcelona.
A look at two of the longest-running family breweries in the US—New York’s F.X. Matt and Minnesota’s August Schell—explores the challenges they faced and the ways these companies survived when others disappeared after Prohibition.
Attracted by the idea of increased brand awareness and selling directly to consumers, breweries tackle growth by opening multiple locations in their hometowns. We look at examples in San Diego, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Asheville, N.C.
From blank brewhouse walls made colorful by local muralists to expressions of brand identity, large-scale art is a growing presence at breweries across the country. We highlight six of the most striking examples.
While some in the beer industry may have started as volunteers, and craft brewing’s popularity means willing participants are never in short supply, more and more business owners now see unpaid labor as a potential risk.