Tag Archives: Microdistillery

• How New York’s Microdistillery Law Is Building a New Industry

How New York’s Microdistillery Law Is Building a New Industry

“If you’re thinking of starting a distillery, here’s a tip: Don’t put it on the second floor of a building with nice wooden floors,” Colin Spoelman laughs. “Sometimes, the sour mash spills and burns the wood.” The 31-year-old Spoelman knows what he’s talking about. The New York-based architect is also the owner of Brooklyn’s King’s […]

• Spirited Startups: Colorado’s Microdistilleries Follow an All-American Path

Spirited Startups: Colorado’s Microdistilleries Follow an All-American Path

Reinvention is something Americans are known for, and in this current economic climate, lots of us are trying to reinvent our careers and our lives. Colorado ‘s new governor, John Hickenlooper, was a laid-off geologist who opened the state’s first brewpub back in the 1980s. As he says in his official biography, “I didn’t know […]

• From Prohibition to Microdistilleries: Changing How America Drinks

From Prohibition to Microdistilleries: Changing How America Drinks

Strong drink is as American as the Fourth of July, and dates back a few years earlier. In fact, U.S. distilleries and their potent products have been part of the national culture since long before the War of Independence and have played a major role in the country’s history. But America’s troubled relationship with liquor […]