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To Every Beer There is a Season

Every year, as the number of pages in the calendar gets scarce and we move headlong into “’tis the season” territory, I get a little contemplative about the seasons—more specifically, about the limited-time brews that correspond with those seasons.

Buffalo Wild Wings Unveils New Craft Beer from Lagunitas

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. announced it will offer fans a brand new craft beer brewed by Lagunitas Brewing Company and designed as the perfect complement to eating wings and watching sports. Fandom Ale is a hoppy pale wheat ale that will be available on tap in all Buffalo Wild Wings locations throughout the U.

Study: Consumers are Purchasing Fewer Drinks

U.S. consumers have been drinking fewer purchased beverages for the last decade, but they turn to the beverage standards of coffee, soft drinks, milk, iced tea, or bottled water when they do, finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company.

NYC Restaurant Bustan Unveils New Cocktail Program

Bustan, the modern Israeli hotspot on the Upper West Side, launched a new cocktail program from mixologist Kelsey Didit. Didit is also the beverage director at Brooklyn cocktail haven, Wolf & Deer, and spent years in the fashion industry before diving into hospitality.

Gin Stars in the Craft Cocktail Movement

Gin plays a starring role in a number of classic cocktails—the Negroni, the Bee’s Knees, and the Gimlet among them. Most often it is coveted in the forms of the elegant Martini and summer’s go-to Gin & Tonic.

Falling for Ciders

The crisp autumn air. The earth-tone foliage. And the season’s most popular fruit. With the apple harvest comes a season for putting the resurgence in American cider-making front and center on any table, and a handful of restaurants or cider-centric public houses are at the forefront of this movement.

California Dreamin’, Drinking, and Dining

At Zazu Kitchen + Farm, one of the restaurant tenants in The Barlow—a foodie-focused neighborhood respite in Sebastopol, California, which opened in 2013—owners Duskie Estes and John Stewart source most of the products on the menu from their own farm, MacBryde Farm in nearby Forestville.

Temporis Welcomes Donald Coen as Beverage Director

Temporis, a Chicago fine-dining destination opening this fall, welcomed Donald Coen as beverage director, enhancing what will surely be one of the city’s most exciting dining experiences. He brings an impressive background in the wine industry to Temporis, with his role including designing, elevating, and managing the wine pairing program.

Tapping Into the Future of Wine

There are times when Chef John Franke will glance around his restaurant and see a table of four sharing 20 glasses of wine. There might be five, perhaps six appetizers, with more on the way. Does this sound like a concept geared toward millennials or high rollers with bottomless bank accounts?Welcome to the evolving world of wine on tap in the 21st century.

The Complete List of 2016 Great American Beer Festival Winners

The Great American Beer Festival, which took place in Denver from October 5—7, awarded 286 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the U.S. There were also three GABF Pro-Am medals handed out to amateur homebrewers paired with professionals.

The RAM Awarded Two Golds at Great American Beer Festival

The RAM Restaurant Group was honored this past weekend with two gold medals, including one for their flagship Hometown Blonde at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. The RAM has participated in this prestigious competition for 20 years and these medals are the 47th and 48th the brewers have won.

Local Wine Isn't Reserved for California Anymore

The minute Tyler Sailsbery—chef/owner of The Black Sheep in Whitewater, Wisconsin—decided to pour local wines, business partnerships started to happen.Suddenly he was hosting chef dinners six times a year at Staller Estate Winery, one of the wineries whose bottles appear on his list.