For an industry veteran who wanted to run a smaller, neighborhood brewpub, the friendlier laws in North Carolina were a huge incentive for the Terrapin co-founder to launch UpCountry Brewery in Asheville.
Increasingly, sour beers—and the foeders used to produce them—are becoming a less-surprising feature among American craft breweries. And while larger breweries with connections acquire as they go, the demand for foeders among smaller breweries is only growing.
Academics, artists, bureaucrats, techies and unreconstructed hippies: You throw them in the pot, they simmer for a while, and wind up congealing into a mass that’s thirsting for a quality beverage. And nowhere in the upper Midwest does it all come together like it does in Madison, Wis.
With all of the region’s successes and the outstanding and diverse beers available, I think it’s about time we give Midwestern brewers the praise due to them. They’ve got my vote for best in the industry.
A cheese board can create an inviting appetizer that can be paired with a variety of beers. This winter, take that same concept, but heat it up! Warm up a beer, add some cheese, and before you know it, you’ve created a whole new dimension of flavor, texture and application for those same ingredients.
Anheuser-Busch imitates craft marketing; voters weigh in on who they’d like to share a beer with; cost increases in the UK threaten beer culture; Randy Thiel takes a new job; and a University considers teaching brewing.