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.
The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, released 2015 data on U.S. craft brewing growth. With more breweries than even before, small and independent craft brewers now represent 12 percent market share of the overall beer industry.
Deschutes Brewery announced its much-anticipated decision on an East Coast location at an event in downtown Roanoke, Virginia. The growing brewery, which was founded in Oregon in 1988 by Gary Fish, has explored hundreds of potential locations in the region over the last two years.
Brewgrass Festival, Western North Carolina’s original craft beer festival, announced its 20th anniversary event will be held on September 17 at Memorial Stadium in Asheville. Over 55 breweries will offer a diverse assortment of national and regional craft beers against a backdrop of Bluegrass-infused music.
Palette 22, the newest venture from Alexandria Restaurant Partners (ARP) located in the heart of The Village at Shirlington at 4053 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, Virginia, unveils its new beverage program to pair with the menus of globally inspired small plates.
One of the nation's longest-running and best-loved craft beer festivals, the Oregon Brewers Festival is a craft beer destination, and 80,000 annually make the pilgrimage to drink up what the festival has to offer.
Partners Ryan Seelbach and Eric Lund unveiled the new beverage program of TAKODA, the 132-seat contemporary American restaurant and beer garden that opened March 11 in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, D.
On-premise traffic during the first four weeks of 2016 was dampened by winter storm Jonas (1.3 percent year over year decrease). The four weeks through February showed modest improvement (0.8 percent decrease year over year), trending above rolling 12-week (1.