In the throes of a steamy summer, few rituals are as satisfying as reaching for an ice-cold beer. But in recent years, amid a surge of quality craft brews, bartenders are encouraging patrons to think beyond the usual trifecta of cans, bottles, and draughts.
With summer on the horizon, World of Beer is celebrating the season in the perfect way—with beer and craveable summer food favorites. For the first time, WOB is introducing a summertime menu that offers elevated twists and enhanced flavors on time-honored American dishes for the season, that were created to pair perfectly with seasonal craft beers.
It would be a massive understatement to say that the beer menu has changed quite a bit since 1996. That’s the year Downingtown, Pennsylvania–based Victory Brewing Company first opened its doors, at the tail end of craft brewing’s initial boom.
For three years straight, Brookhaven Beer Fest has sold out with 4,000 people in attendance making it the second largest beer fest in Metro Atlanta. Back in its sixth year, guest’s taste buds will experience one of the largest samplings of beers in Atlanta with over 200 domestic and international beers and wines.
Edwins Leadership & Restaurant InstituteNotable: More than 200 wines and 150 spirits with a focus on French and European regionsBrandon Chrostowski’s restaurant, which equips formerly incarcerated adults with the hospitality skills and support needed to successfully re-enter society, is more than a feel-good story: It’s simply a great venue with an equally stellar beverage program.
a.kitchen+barNotable: A wine and cocktail list that syncs with a charcoal grillThis dual concept from High Street Hospitality Group—the Philly team behind Fork, a 2016 James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant, as well as High Street on Market and High Street on Hudson in New York City, could be the group’s most interesting.
How long has it really been since the madness began?Speaking in late February, Jude Feyedelem thought it might be 18 months, although that felt like a distant and understated calculation. “It’s been insane.
On-premise traffic declined 4.2 percent year-over-year during the four-week period ending April 17, continuing the weak performance seen during the previous four weeks. Traffic growth remained below the 12-week (-3 percent) and the 52-week (-1.
During a conversation with FSR in July, Bottleneck Management CEO Chris Bisaillon revealed big plans for his growing restaurant group. The Chicago-headquartered company was eyeing four additional Old Town Pour Houses in the coming 18 months, and had visions of a 30-store, $150-million brand some time in the next eight years.
Finalists for the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) 2016 RAMMY Award for Beer Program of the Year have exciting special events and promotions planned for May 2 through May 6. During that week, the five finalists will showcase their outstanding offerings through in-house promotions, reaffirming why they deserve to win one of the region’s premier industry accolades—a RAMMY Award.
At Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, there are two dozen draft taps plus a cask engine, all of which rotate frequently. So much so that the restaurant shifted away from printed beer menus to a projector, saving on paper and ink, and allowing them to actually update the beer selection as kegs kick.
Commemorating the fourth annual “North Carolina Beer Month,” The Umstead Hotel and Spa has planned two April events inspired by state-made brews. Local beers dominate The Umstead’s year-round menu, and the April programming highlights the strong craft culture that has put North Carolina into the national spotlight.
Leave it to Dogfish Head to try and infuse an oyster with hops. Yet even Sam Calagione, the founder and president of the legendary craft-brew company, which reached legal drinking age this year, knew when to admit defeat.
The Blackberry Farm Brewery has recently expanded to offer beers in 38 states and the District of Columbia with planned expansion to continue in 2016. The brewery’s first beer of 2016 is a Spring Saison that is part of the Saison family that was introduced in 2015, which included releases of Summer, Fall, and Winter Saison as well as the Classic Saison.