Tag Archives: Detroit

• Americans Toast 80th Anniversary of Prohibition’s Repeal Dec. 5

Americans Toast 80th Anniversary of Prohibition’s Repeal Dec. 5

Many Americans this week will toast the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcoholic beverages that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities and otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals. They may also want to toast one unintended consequence of Prohibition: a renaissance of cocktail creation that began […]

• The Mystery of the Canadian Whisky Fungus

The Mystery of the Canadian Whisky Fungus

The air outside a distillery warehouse smells like witch hazel and spices, with notes of candied fruit and vanilla—warm and tangy- mellow. It’s the aroma of fresh cookies cooling in the kitchen while a fancy cocktail party gets out of hand in the living room. James Scott encountered that scent for the first time a […]

• Schlafly Draft Beer Challenges Bud on Home Turf

Schlafly Draft Beer Challenges Bud on Home Turf

When Tom Schlafly started making craft beer two decades ago in Anheuser-Busch’s (BUD) hometown of St. Louis, local bar owners gave the brewer a standard response on sales calls: “We already stock all the beers.” In local parlance, that meant Anheuser-Busch’s full lineup, not just Bud and Bud Light. “It was kind of like selling […]

• What's your fav booze's carbon footprint? Check it out

What's your fav booze's carbon footprint? Check it out

Murder in Detroit, overworked immigration judges, bruisers-for-hire on Indian reservations: If you’ve been reading Mother Jones lately, you’re probably ready for a stiff drink. Not so fast! In terms of greenhouse-gas emissions, US booze manufacturers release the annual equivalent of 1.9 million households. How’s that for a buzzkill? The good news is that you have […]

• Starts Saturday: Detroit Beer Week

Events will include Michigan craft beer tastings, local food, bikes, history, and help benefit Pints for Prostates. The second-annual Detroit Beer Week kicks off this Saturday at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit with a special event to help benefit Pints for Prostates. The entire week is packed with events designed to promote and appreciate  Michigan […]