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Wine From Wastewater: The Future Is Now

Wine From Wastewater: The Future Is Now

The drought in California is so severe, no solution is considered too far-fetched. Not even using recycled toilet water to irrigate the nation’s most prestigious wine grapes in Napa Valley. Call it effluent for the affluent. The drought in California is so severe, no solution is considered too far-fetched. Not even using recycled toilet water […]

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• High spirits: Airlines offering better cocktails, craft beers

High spirits: Airlines offering better cocktails, craft beers

Alaska, Delta and Virgin offering more specialty and better drinks, with some locavore ingredients. Flying, at least for non-millionaires, has gotten grimmer in recent years. But things are looking up on the drinks cart. “You can actually get a decent drink,” says Anthony Caporale, director of beverage studies at the Institute of Culinary Education in […]

• Anheuser-Busch Buying Craft Beer Maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch Buying Craft Beer Maker Elysian Brewing

Anheuser-Busch is buying Seattle’s Elysian Brewing Co., further expanding its collection of craft brewers as it tries to offset sagging sales of its flagship beers. The financial terms of the deal announced Friday were not disclosed. Anheuser-Busch is the U.S. arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, a Belgian company that is the world’s largest brewer. The […]

• Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

Craft Beer Uses 4 Times As Much Barley As Corporate Brew

For decades, US beer lovers have denounced corporate-made brew as watered-down swill. Just how diluted is the product peddled by the two enormous dinosaurs that dodder over the US beer market, InBev (maker of Bud) and MillerCoors? In a delicious new report, the US Department of Agriculture has numbers. Most beers, industrial or craft, get […]

• Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer. Yum.

Coors Is Releasing A Gluten-Free Beer. Yum.

MillerCoors is the latest brand to accommodate those with gluten allergies and sensitivities. The brand is releasing a gluten-free beer called Coors Peak Copper Lager, according to AdAge. MillerCoors described the taste of the beer as “light to medium-bodied crisp copper lager” and that it has a “malty, slight caramel profile offset by subtly spicy hops and the […]

• Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

Drizly uncorks a second e-commerce revenue stream

On Friday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Drizly, the Boston-based online alcohol delivery company, had inked a major deal with MillerCoors to cross-promote the delivery service. As part of the partnership, Drizly delivered cases of Miller Lite for free over the past weekend in four of its nine service cities. While the news of […]

• Seattle Seahawks Busted For Selling Watered Down Beer

Seattle Seahawks Busted For Selling Watered Down Beer

Stop me if you have heard this one before: If you buy beer at a sporting event, it might be watered down. People have been making that assumption for years — heck, for as long as I can remember I have been hearing that rumor. Turns out it could be true! The Seattle Seahawks have […]

• In-flight sales fly high when planes go to the West Coast

In-flight sales fly high when planes go to the West Coast

Folks buy the most in-flight when they’re flying to the West Coast. That’s one of the findings from a snapshot taken by GuestLogix, a firm that provides the in-flight payment systems used by roughly 90% of the airlines in North America. A review of in-flight sales on five airlines, including some of the leading U.S. […]

• Top 10 Baseball Stadiums For Craft Beer

Top 10 Baseball Stadiums For Craft Beer

With Major League Baseball’s 2014 opening day around the corner one of the hottest topics for baseball lovers is beer. Teams are building new state of the art stadiums and fans tastes are becoming more discerning and here in San Francisco that is reflected in the libations offered at AT&T Park. Specifically, craft beer has become a big […]

• Strange Bedfellows: Scotch Whisky and Oysters

Strange Bedfellows: Scotch Whisky and Oysters

Scotch and oysters start out seeming like odd mates, but sip, slurp, close your eyes, and enjoy the fun of two great delicacies come together. Imagine scotch in its native habitat: oyster-grey sky, fog thick with salt spray, just the faintest whiff of the sea rolling over green hills. The old garden adage, “What grows […]

• Nordstrom shoppers can now booze ‘n browse & buy buy buy!

Nordstrom shoppers can now booze ‘n browse & buy buy buy!

The upscale retailer opened a lounge called Habitant, a 36-seat cocktail bar, near the women’s apparel section on the second floor. Its menu features small plates along with wine, beer and cocktails. Conveniently located near the women’s apparel department, we’re thinking the lounge will be an ideal spot for weary husbands and boyfriends to kick back […]

• Chicago Craft Beer Week Starts May 16!

Chicago Craft Beer Week Starts May 16!

What It’s All About Welcome to the 4th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week! This year’s theme is “Chicago: A City of Neighborhoods.” We invite you to explore our city via great beer venues. The goal of Chicago Craft Beer Week is as always, to entice patrons to explore the depth and breadth of local craft […]

• 10 Best Craft Brew States in America. Guess who’s #1?!

10 Best Craft Brew States in America. Guess who’s #1?!

The craft beer movement continues to boom across the USA. 10Best editors have compiled this state-by-state guide so you can plan your next beer pilgrimage. 1. California, 268 craft breweries Wine isn’t the only libation California is known for. With 268 craft breweries and counting — more than any other state in the USA — […]

• More good health news about BEER!

More good health news about BEER!

Drink to your health! A new study reveals beer can have positive health effects on diabetes, inflammation and even forms of cancer. The University of Washington has announced that “researchers employing a century-old observational technique have determined the precise configuration of humulones … that give beer its distinctive flavor.” Now, if this were us doing the research, and we were inspecting […]

• Beer molecule discovery bolsters Seattle biotech upstart

Beer molecule discovery bolsters Seattle biotech upstart

Scientists have delved deeply into the molecular structure of a compound found in bitter beer, notching a discovery that could aid the Seattle startup KinDex Pharmaceuticals’ advance of new drugs for diabetes and other diseases. Using good old X-ray crystallography, University of Washington chemistry professor Werner Kaminsky found previously unknown variation in the structure of […]