BrewHub Helps Iowa Microbrewer Expand Output

Toppling Goliath Brewing, one of the Davids of the U.S. beer industry, just got a bigger slingshot. The northeastern Iowa brewery makes highly sought-after beers — several of its brews, including Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout, have top ratings on popular consumer rating sites BeerAdvocate.com and RateBeer.com, But up until now, Toppling Goliath could produce only […]

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Smooth Ambler Whitewater Vodka

  Fresh from…. West Virginia! Smooth Ambler Spirits opened its doors in 2009. We first tasted their 80 proof vodka two years later (Batch 11), and already they were producing a fine grain spirit that can hang with the top shelf big brands. (Rating: Very Good) Read more at http://www.smoothambler.com. The distillery makes gin, vodka, […]

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Horton Vineyards Norton 2012

Go ahead, expand you palate. Try this bargain ($13) Norton from Virginia. It will changes your mind about the possibilities if red wine. Fruit bombs are increasingly the norm. The Norton grape, which Todd Kliman waxed eloquent about in The Wild Vine, is a different animal. This Norton is simple and worth a try. (Rating: Good) Read […]

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“This Guy Says He Can Make 20-year Old Rum in 6 Days,” Wired

Christopher Null has a very interesting piece in Wired (April 8, 2015).  Behold: “If Bryan Davis has his way, that’s all about to be totally upended, sacrilege or not. Davis has come up with a method of producing spirits that taste like they’ve been aging in the barrel for 20 years, but his process only […]

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Noah Rothbaum, The Art of American Whiskey (2015)

Add this #whiskeyporn to your Amazon Wishlist. It’s a lushly illustrated, quick-flip through American Whiskey history. Definitely a great gift for the Bourbon-lover and booze hounds generally. Read more about it here.

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