As brewery-band collaboration projects become more commonplace, new research suggests that neurological connections between how we process taste and sound could exist—potentially taking musically-inspired beers to a new level.
Jeff Griffith, head brewer at Fate Brewing Company in Boulder, Colo., cranks out everything from classic Belgian and German styles to experimental IPAs, tequila barrel-aged sours, and coffee-infused hop bombs.
SingleSpeed Brewing, the Cedar Falls, Iowa, nanobrewery Morgan founded in 2012, is on the brink of a major expansion, as SingleSpeed exits its nano-sized beta version for a state-of-the-art brewhouse opening late this year.
Beers like Founders Breakfast Stout and Short’s Bellaire Brown Ale enhance these recipes for fudge, a perfect make-ahead dessert that travels easily, shares well and can be quickly placed on a candy dish for impromptu gatherings.
Palmetto Brewing, South Carolina’s first modern brewery, started in Charleston in 1993, but seven other production breweries have opened since 2007. Beyond that, a bevy of retail shops, bars, and tour companies have filled most corners of the city with at least one solid craft option.
Across the country, craft breweries have coffee specialists going far beyond mere coffee-beer collaborations. Taking notes from beer, coffee shops hope to increase conversation and connectivity between the parallel crafts, opening both to new customers and ideas.
Here’s how the “Chip Shot Coffee Porter” came to be: Smog City brewer Chris Walowski found himself one night in a little dive bar in Bakersfield, Calif. Talk turned to coffee cocktails, including the Chip Shot, a blend of coffee, Tuaca and Bailey’s.
US government shutdown hindered craft beer industry growth; rare disorder turns man’s stomach into a brewery; civet coffee controversy spurs brewers to reevaluate the ingredient; after lawsuit dismissal, tribe repeals prohibition; and Whole Foods to open first in-store brewery.
Coffee and dark-roasted Stouts or Porters are a perfect marriage of flavors, but … screw expectations. Yes, the extract makes a great addition to a sweet Stout, but let’s have some fun! How about Jolted Toasted Oat Amber?