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The Benefits of Brewing Your Own Beer

Before Jed Sanford painted the walls black and handed out spray cans to designers, the space that is now Abigaile was a steakhouse named Union Cattle Co. Locals knew the restaurant for its mechanical bull, proximity to the ocean, and impressive wine list.

New Act Will Allow Mead to Compete with Other Beverage Sectors

This week, Representative Mark Sanford introduced H.R. 6000, the Mead Equality and Definition (MEAD) Act of 2016. Mead is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. beverage industry, increasing 150 percent in the last year alone with over 275 producers across the country.

Inside Stone Brewing's Hotel Dedicated to Craft Beer

With more than 100 craft breweries and brewpubs, San Diego is a destination for beer lovers. And soon they’ll have a unique place to rest their heads. Untitled Hospitality and Stone Brewing, the 10th largest brewery in the U.

A Cocktail Culture Revolution

To evade steep taxes in the early 1970s, the Rolling Stones fled the United Kingdom and temporarily decamped to Villa Nellcôte, an ornate sanctuary on the Côte D’Azur. This gilded Belle Époque mansion, where they recorded the album Exile on Main St.

Napa Valley's Evolving Wine Scene

Yesterday’s Napa Valley was all about stuffiness and formalities. Tasting rooms carried a certain air of entitlement, which extended to the cost for a Cabernet Sauvignon from the valley’s 16 storied AVAs, such as Stags Leap District and Rutherford, commanding nearly $350 on a restaurant’s wine list for some producers.

Uncorked Wine Festival Will Make its D.C. Debut

For the first time, the nationally renowned Uncorked Wine Festival will be in Washington, D.C. on September 24 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the DC Armory, featuring more than 75 wineries with 200 grape varieties, gourmet food trucks, champagne bar, international wine market, artisanal food vendors, video disc jockey, and a photo booth.

The Haymaker Bartender Shakes-Up NCRLA Mixology Challenge

The NC Chef Showdown is preparing for a knockout, as bar manager Alex Flynn of The Haymaker, in Raleigh, North Carolina, prepares to step into the ring of the event’s mixology challenge. Teaming up alongside Flynn are the beverage experts of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits.

Yard House to Launch Four New Cocktails in September

Yard House, known for its selection of craft beer and taps, is also a favorite destination for libations. Next month, the restaurant will debut four new cocktails starting September 12 at all Yard House locations.

Parrish Family Vineyard Becomes Paso Robles' Next True Estate Winery

Parrish Family Vineyard announced the 2016 vintage will be the first year PFV is crafting wine made only from estate-grown grapes.Culling grapes from its three terroir-diverse vineyards in the Creston, El Pomar and Adelaida sub-AVAs, PFV is officially one of Paso Robles’ few true estate wineries.

Cycling and Craft Beer Just Go Together

To learn the best bicycling cities, we turn to Bicycling magazine. And its editors list the top three two-wheeler towns as Minneapolis; Portland, Oregon; and Boulder, Colorado. So it’s no surprise to find three of the best bike-and-beer experiences in those locales.

Arbella Launches Global Guest Bartending Series

In celebration of Chicago’s craft cocktail scene, Arbella announced the launch of the “Global Guest Bartender Series” on August 30 at 6 p.m. The first installation of the new quarterly series kicks off with GreenRiver, showcasing two cocktail creations—one specially made for this inaugural event.

Why Restaurants are Saying 'No' to Customers

When Greg Pearce moved his restaurant to a larger location in historic downtown Wake Forest, North Carolina, in 2012—going from just 36 seats to 120—business at Over the Falls started booming like never before.

Party Fowl To Launch New Craft Cocktail Program

Party Fowl, Nashville’s only full-service hot chicken joint, will launch its new beverage program, a collaboration with Freddy Schwenk and Matt Buttel of Nashville Ice Lab, beginning September 1.