Can't find your favorite craft brew in your neighborhood? Get out your wallet. As craft brews gain an intense following, a black market bloomed in which opportunists sell for hundreds of dollars top-rated beers that are hard to find, in short supply, expensive or illegal to ship.
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The dynamics of beer sales in restaurants and bars are evolving rapidly, and craft beer is a critical factor in driving the trends. More than half of consumers agree it is important for a restaurant or bar to offer a wide variety of craft beers.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office has reached a settlement with Abbott Laboratories over advertising for its Pediasure SideKicks beverages. Abbott has agreed to cease ads with unsubstantiated claims that the sugary drinks with added vitamins and minerals "targeted nutrition" for children's "unique needs."
There has been a boom in bourbon brands, as well as a wealth of new styles being produced. Unique bourbons are becoming available, including barrel-aged and sea-aged varieties. Andrew Abrahamson, general manager of the Seven Grand Downtown LA whiskey bar, says bourbon is becoming "really cutting edge."
Strong demand for its Jack Daniel's brand and other premium whiskeys helped liquor producer Brown-Forman Corp's net income rise 19 percent. The strength in whiskey more than offset a shakier performance by some of the company's other spirits.
Picking a bourbon isn't the one-two-three choice it used to be. There's been a boom in brands, especially from small, premium producers, not to mention a flood of new styles. Will you go for a barrel-aged version? Honey flavored? How about a bourbon that's been aged at sea?
Authorities trying to solve a distillery heist that netted cases of prized Kentucky bourbon have monitored websites and interviewed more than 100 people since the pricey whiskey was taken weeks ago. Now a cash reward is getting mixed in.
The German Brewers' Federation said Monday it has applied to German officials and UNESCO, the United Nations' cultural agency, to have the purity law — the "Reinheitsgebot" — recognized by the U.N. as a piece of the world's "intangible heritage."
Whether served hot or over ice, or made by drip, French Press, N'Espresso or Keurig, each of us downs about 23 gallons of java a year, and those numbers are rising across the planet. More Americans are willing to buy premium, single-origin beans and to brew their cups carefully.
Gone are the days when only a bottle of wine — or maybe a bottle of the hard stuff — would suffice as a gift to bring your holiday party host. Today, craft beers have the respect they deserve, opening up tons of fresh ways to share the cheer this season.
Limited-edition offerings have become commonplace as American whiskey makers dabble in new flavors to lure customers. But the latest introduction by Michter's Distillery LLC breaks into a pricing stratosphere that could reverberate across the industry.
Whiskey fans including celebrities and corporate chiefs are angling to snatch up limited stocks of Michter's Celebration Sour Mash Whiskey, paying nearly $4,000 per bottle. Shots won't come cheap, either, fetching an expected $350 a pop.
Leaving grapes to freeze on the vine seems like a recipe for stone cold failure. But under the right conditions, the grapes that come in from the cold can produce delicious dessert wines that are a cool favorite for holiday pairings.
Satiety, lean protein, low carb and fat burning are four buzzwords commonly associated with weight management. Linda Milo Ohr writes about 12 foods and ingredients, like proteins and antioxidants, that are tipping the scales towards better health.
Florida craft beer brewers hope the next legislative session will pass a bill that allows them to sell their brews in bottles larger than 32 ounces. The large refillable bottles, known as growlers, are legal in 47 other states as the industry grows.
A food scientist and International Food Technology spokesperson deconstructs the turkey-day menu by giving the low-down on why all the flavors and textures go together so well and if tryptophan is the real culprit behind our post-meal food coma.
It's the half-gallon growler — a 64-ounce container that's popular from coast to coast — that's illegal, thanks to Florida's history of odd bottle laws. After several years, the next legislative session could be the one that sees the containers legalized.
'Tis the season for the French wine Beaujolais Nouveau. The young wine is less prestigious than wines like Bordeaux and Champagne, so a grand marketing campaign is conducted annually to draw attention to Beaujolais Nouveau. Revelers celebrate worldwide.
Scientists have uncovered a 3,700-year-old wine cellar in the ruins of a Canaanite palace in Israel, and chemical analysis shows this is where they kept the good stuff. Samples from the ceramic jars suggest they held a luxurious beverage reserved for banquets.
The wine world's best-known party is beginning — the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau each November. That's a curse and a blessing for the famed French region and its lesser-known yet finer wines. This vintage is everything a fine wine is not.
A restaurant barmaid serves Beaujolais Nouveau wine in northern France, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. The wine world’s best-known party is beginning, the ritual uncorking of Beaujolais Nouveau every November. That’s both a curse and a blessing for the region.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. shares surged after the company reported a better-than-expected quarter, announced a $1 billion share repurchase program and initiated a regular dividend. The company makes single-serve brewing machines that have gained popularity in recent years.
A drought in West Africa is impacting the price of cocoa, while wine production has dropped 5 percent. These factors mean that wine and chocolate lovers may be forced to open their pocket books a bit wider for their favorite desserts and drinks.
Over the centuries, brewing has been considered an art form, but today's brewers are also concerned about consistent quality and maximizing shelf life. Modern brewers use a scientific approach to brewing through on-line liquid analytical and measurement devices, resulting in better process control.
Interstate raw milk sales are illegal, but an Oregon raw milk producer is claiming free speech rights are being hampered amid a ban on in-state advertising. Oregon farmers who sell milk on the farm directly to consumers are prohibited from advertising.
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