Week of Sept. 22, 2013: Craft Beer Bubble? Dogfish Head Tweason’ale Bridges the Gap

We all remember the dot.com bust of the late 1990s. Over-investment led to a tail spin that, according to some pundits, we have yet to recover from. Many economic soothsayers point to the rising popularity of the American craft beer movement and claim it is in a similar bubble. In this piece by the Brewer’s Association, you’ll see a nice …


Week of Sept. 15, 2013: Gnome Week Toasts, Samuel Smith Nut Brown Ale earns 93 pts.

What’s 6,666 years old, rarely seen by us humans and possesses a reputation that’s worldwide? The gnomes. The trademark of La Chouffe beers, the gnome in its cheery red cap is as familiar to real beer fans as are the brands of this ancient brewery. You can celebrate with a tiny toast during La Chouffe Gnome Week, Sept. 18-21, with …


River Dog Brewing Co. of Ridgeland, SC, Joins Savannah Distributing Family of Craft Beers

RIDGELAND, SC — Barely a month after installing new fermenters to expand operations into neighboring Georgia, River Dog Brewing Co. is set to launch in Savannah during a public event on Friday. Several of the brewery’s beers were poured during Labor Day weekend’s Savannah Craft Brew Fest – the first taste many Georgians had of the beers made “just up …


The Great Pumpkin (Ales) Are Arriving!

Tis the season for the running of the pumpkins – ale that is! Linus is all grown up now and hops to find these seasonal releases in the punkin patch: Dogfish Head Punkin Ale: Full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale: Pumpkin with traditional fall spices. Blue Point Pumpkin Ale: Golden orange, crisp …


Congratulations to Town Branch Bourbon for taking home the Gold at the International Spirits Competition!

Town Branch Distillery’s Town Branch bourbon won over consumer judges at the fifth annual Spirits International Prestige (SIP) Awards, earning the Lexington bourbon a gold medal in the straight bourbon category. Town Branch bourbon hit the local market less than two years ago, but already boasts one platinum medal, four gold medals and three silver medals in international and national …