On August 9, Yard House will tap the exclusive Rogue Chehalem Spruce Tip IPA as part of its popular Chalkboard Series, which features limited and small batch brews. The beer, available only at Yard House, will be offered by the goblet or 9-ounce shorty.
In a press conference at the Green City Market, Brewmaster Jared Rouben of Moody Tongue Brewing Company announced the Tasting Room at Moody Tongue, located alongside the brewery in the historic Glass Factory in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago.
Craft brewers are still growing, according to new mid-year data released by the Brewers Association—the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to small and independent American brewers. American craft beer production volume increased 8 percent during the first half of the year.
Bottleneck Management unveiled Bottlenectar, made in collaboration with Goose Island, the first partnership of its kind for both companies. Available only at Bottleneck locations, (The Boundary, South Branch, Sweetwater Tavern and Grille, Old Town Pour House Chicago, Oak Brook, and Naperville; and Howells & Hood) the new sessionable pale ale pours on July 22 at Chicagoland locations.
I’ve been covering the beer business in its many iterations for nearly 14 years, and in that time I’ve watched attitudes toward the beverage transition from indifference and disrespect to unabashed reverence.
The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared the way for one of the largest corporate mergers in history, nine months after Anheuser-Busch InBev presented its $108 billion pitch to acquire beverage competitor SABMiller.
The Watering Hole, Philadelphia Zoo’s new environmentally friendly and sustainable beer garden, opens to the public on July 22. Sponsored by Victory Brewing Company, the al fresco oasis, located at the southern-most tip of the Zoo, will enable guests to relax and grab a refreshing, local craft beer or glass of wine during their visit to the first zoo in the nation.
Opening July 8 inside Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, craft beer haven PUB 365 will serve elevated pub fare inspired by unique and dynamic craft beer flavor profiles.In addition to delighting beer lovers with an impressive selection of craft beer, the restaurant will satisfy appetites with craveable small bites, grilled flatbreads, iconic burgers, famous tacos, entrées, and sweets.
Gordon Biersch, the brewery restaurant specializing in handcrafted lagers and ales brewed in-house, recently unveiled an easy-to-follow beer and food pairings guide designed to help guests learn more about the brand’s five different beer styles and the flavors that perfectly complement each.
In culinary circles, beer is taken a lot more seriously than it used to be. Operators are just as likely to be judged for their craft-beer offerings as their wine lists. If a customer walks in and sees a menu with macro, commonplace choices, they’re inclined to think the same about the food—before it even arrives.
There are plenty of ways for a restaurant or pub to expand its brand, but two innovative thinkers have come up with a way to connect with people around the country. Both Boston-based Himmel Hospitality Group and Deschutes Brewery, based in Bend, Oregon, are taking their brands on the road.
The RAM Restaurant Group was honored for the 11th consecutive year by the North American Brewers’ Association at the 20th Annual North American Beer Awards, in conjunction with Idaho Beer Week, on June 3 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Growler USA has signed franchise agreements that will expand its brand footprint to 35 locations in 18 states by the end of the year, including pub debuts in metro areas of Boston, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Phoenix, and several other cities across the country.
With summer just around the bend, beer and barbecue hotspot Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap in Chicago is hosting a Fruit Beer Tap Takeover at 6 p.m. on June 16.The restaurant will offer seven various fruit beers available on tap selected by Beverage Director Emilie Sharboneau including the Dark Horse Raspberry Ale, Ballast Point Pineapple Sculpin and Mango Even Keel, Coronado Brewing Berry The Hatchet, North Coast Cherry Berliner Weisse, Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose, and Green Flash Tangerine Kicker.
Beer goes with a great many things, and top of that list is, naturally, food. Many would say that great company shares top honors, but let’s not forget sunshine, too. Beer sales surge in the summer months (Nielsen scans show the Fourth of July is consistently the peak) and the opportunity to soak up rays and hops simultaneously is a key driver for restaurants that provide for dining, and imbibing, al fresco.