Cheers to the New Year

This year we dipped our toe into the ever growing trend of sour beers with our small batch series, The Sour Beer Project. Our first release, Biere du Framboise continues to get national recognition for its world class flavors in publications like Beer and Brewing Magazine. The Apricot and Hop Citrus Zest Sours followed suit for a lineup of sessionable … Read More

A Brief History of Yeast

“Yeast” isn’t exactly the most appetizing of terms, especially considering its fungal nature, but if it weren’t for these microscopic chefs, we wouldn’t have beer. And nobody wants that. In fact, it has been said that brewers don’t actually make beer- they make a sugary concoction (called wort) and then yeast takes the proverbial wheel. It is responsible for producing … Read More

What’s In a Name? (2)

Part 2 There’s Something in the Water For many new businesses, choosing a name is a long, thoughtful, and well-researched process. And rightfully so; as we explained in What’s in a name: Part One, having the right name can make or break a new company in a competitive market. But it isn’t all about standing out; your name should have … Read More

What’s In A Name?

Part One The famous quote from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet would have you believe that a name is an artificial and meaningless convention. Juliet says a rose by any other name would smell as sweet but in our commercial society, it doesn’t quite work that way. What if Ralph Lauren had used his given name, Ralph Lifshitz? It doesn’t quite … Read More

BEER is the new WINE

Stay in this Valentine’s Day. Cork the wine and instead celebrate with some craft beer and artisanal cheeses, romantic right?! And don’t hesitate to get the friends together if you’re flying solo this year. Here’s what you do: The Prep Round up nice glasses (2 per person), wine glasses work great! Print a menu or two. Buy the Kannah Creek … Read More