image viaCan you spot the reigning Hopfenkönigin? That's her in the middle, Christina Thalmaier!Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (3229 Washington Avenue; 314-222-0143) isn't letting its youth stop it from belly-flopping into St. Louis' vat full o' beer festivals. On Sunday, March 27, the fledg ... More >>
The baby carrot takeover marches on, with schools receiving carrot vending machines. The Middletown (Ohio) Journal reports that Bolthouse Farms in Bakersfield, California, is test marketing the machines in Mason, Ohio, and Syracuse, New York, for two months.
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image viaWeihenstephaner Festbier ($10/six pack at the Wine & Cheese Place)
Even with the barest first hint of autumn in the air, richer brews have begun flooding the m ... More >>
Berthold Werner, Wikimedia CommonsOne of the things that I love about beer -- and, truth be told, wine and spirits, too -- is the sense that I'm drinking history. When a beer is made according to a nearly-lost brewing tradition, drinking it allows you a vibrant, if brief, glimpse into another er ... More >>
Ever seen that ad where Jim Koch of Samuel Adams noses around a hops field and says, "Hops are to beer what grapes are to wine"? While it's not quite an SAT-worthy analogy, it does make the point that there are different varieties of hops -- and that they are crucial to beer.Hops are the spice of be ... More >>