Category: People & Places

Craig Dilger, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Foulmouthed Brewing 9 Steps to Beerdom by

The Dilgers placed the creativity, variety, and limitless experimentation that they loved about homebrewing at the core of their business plan for Foulmouthed, their brewery in South Portland, Maine.

33 Elmwood: Bowling and Bocce in Westbrook, Maine Barkeep by

In Westbrook, Maine, 33 Elmwood has elevated the food-and-entertainment game by pairing bowling with a beer list and dinner menu that stands up to the city’s fine dining restaurants.

Laura Boada, Founder of Zambo Creek Microcervecería, an All-Female Brewery in Ecuador Last Call by

As the founder and brewmaster of Zambo Creek Microcervecería, an all-female brewery in Quito, Ecuador, Boada works to empower women in the brewing industry.

BrewLAB: How California’s 1.5-Barrel Microbrewery Lives Up to Its Name From the Source by

BrewLAB’s small size comes with a glut of flexibility, and with both owners serving as brewers, too, there’s no shortage of opportunity to live up to the California brewery’s name.

At Vermont’s Hermit Thrush, Brewmaster Christophe Gagné Showcases Local Microflora 9 Steps to Beerdom by

Hermit Thrush Brewery in Brattleboro, Vt., Christophe Gagné showcases local microorganisms by nurturing house cultures of wild yeast and bacteria and embracing spontaneous fermentation.

The Jailhouse: Old West Charm and New School Beer in Buena Vista, Colorado Barkeep by

Colorado beer-industry pro Sarah Haughey opened The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar in the squat, 850-square-foot building in Buena Vista that briefly served as the town jail 137 years ago.

Modern Times Beer Founder Jacob McKean On Employee Ownership and Staying Ahead of the Curve Last Call by

Jacob McKean opened Modern Times in 2013 with a large, 30-barrel system, 16-ounce cans, and a focus on packaging design—three choices that put him a step ahead of industry trends.

Braxton Brewing Company: Investing in Kentucky’s Future From the Source by

Given its explosive growth, it’s no wonder that the city of Covington has embraced Braxton Brewing in a big way. The better story, however, is how Braxton has embraced Covington.

Andrew Witchey: Founder and Brewmaster, Dancing Gnome Brewing Company 9 Steps to Beerdom by

Dancing Gnome Brewing Company, the hop-forward brewery and taproom Andrew Witchey opened on the outskirts of Pittsburgh last year, sprang from the desire to help grow craft brewing’s culture in Pennsylvania.

Luppolo Station: Rome’s Train-Themed, Craft-Focused Pub Barkeep by

Luppolo Station’s venue in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood helped shape the bar’s original—and unusual—theme.

Yazan Karadsheh of Carakale Brewing Company on Launching Jordan’s First Microbrewery Last Call by

Before Yazan Karadsheh could come up with a name for his startup, he had to figure out how to translate words like “brewer,” “brewery,” and other beer terminology into Arabic.

Good Nature Farm Brewery: Growing a Beer Business in Hamilton, N.Y. From the Source by

Good Nature Farm Brewery’s dedication to local ingredients has been key to its success.

Karl Spiesman, Co-Founder and Head Brewer, Brick and Barrel Brewing 9 Steps to Beerdom by

At Brick and Barrel, the Cleveland neighborhood taproom that launched in 2014, Karl Spiesman applies his wine-making background to classically inspired European ales executed with a creative American sensibility.

The Hops Farmer: John Segal Jr. Will Work For Beer by

Determined to connect farmers and brewers, third-generation hops farmer John Segal rebuilt his family’s business—the first to commercially cultivate Cascades.

The Shaved Duck: Beer and Barbecue in St. Louis Barkeep by

By making slight deviations in traditional cooking methods, The Shaved Duck has developed its own distinctive flavors that pair well with high-quality beer.

Building Beertown: The Economic Allure of Brewing for Three Small Communities Feature by

Small towns across the US—often defined by their past and reeling from the fallout of lost jobs and dwindling populations—are turning to a decidedly trending industry to help guide their future: beer. We look at three recent examples.

Eric Steen, Founder, Beers Made By Walking Last Call by

Beers Made By Walking leads nature walks, teaching the public about local flora and fauna, and encourages brewers to use foraged ingredients in their recipes.

The Tank Brewing Company: Stouts and Stogies in Miami From the Source by

In Miami, where local beer is now as ubiquitous as cigars, The Tank Brewing Company celebrates both.

Punk Rock Meets Chinese Cuisine at Arizona’s Chop and Wok Barkeep by

Chop and Wok’s personality is a reflection of its uber-energetic owner Jamie Mather, a Hawaiian-born surfer, punk rock singer, and beer aficionado.

Morgan Alexander, Founder and Brewmaster, Tacoma Brewing Company 9 Steps to Beerdom by

After 5 years of running the brewery like a commercialized homebrew venture and sweating out 10-gallon batches, Tacoma Brewing moved into a new, larger space in May 2017.

Super Shoppers: Why Beer Buyers Are the Brewing Industry’s New Celebrity Gatekeepers Feature by

The art of choosing which beer to sell has become a highly competitive, data-driven process, and the tastemaking “beer buyers” with the job are often regarded as celebrity gatekeepers who can make or break upstart breweries.

Mekelburg’s: A Brooklyn Hideaway with a Focus on Gourmet Grub Barkeep by

Located below a red awning advertising fine foods and craft beer in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, the low-slung basement space that is home to Mekelburg’s is far from a traditional bar and restaurant.

Sound the Alarm: Craft Brewers Stoked Over Retired Firehouses Brick & Mortar by

Decommissioned firehouses provide charm—and quirks—to dozens of breweries across the US that have found a home in these historical structures.

Chuckanut Brewery and Kitchen: Embracing Terroir in Washington’s Skagit Valley From the Source by

Chuckanut opened its second location, the South Nut, in the heart of the fertile Skagit Valley, within walking distance of some of the best grain—and grain research—in the country.

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