What do those flying, furry creatures have to do with bourbon and other drinks? And why should you care if their populations are declining? Well… (Read more)
According to Forbes, the answer is: Diageo, Pernod Ricard, William Grant & Sons, and…. (Read more)
“Creature Comforts Brewing Co. is growing so fast that its supply chain can’t keep up.
“The brewer has had so much trouble finding enough of a special type of hops called citra—the plant that gives its popular Tropicália ale its bitter flavor and fruity aroma—that it has been forced to reject orders for about 8,000 barrels of beer during the past year. That is more than $2 million in revenue and enough beer to nearly double production.
“The Athens, Ga.-based brewer isn’t alone. A host of smaller, regional brewers including Wicked Weed Brewing of Asheville, N.C., and MadTree Brewing of Cincinnati have run into similar constraints…..” (Read more at the Wall Street Journal)
The Wall Street Journal reports: “U.S. craft-beer exports to the U.K. rose to 42,384 barrels last year from 23,109 in 2011″…. And it is not just the British who love America’s small brews. The U.S. exported 446,151, 31-gallon barrels of craft beer last year — up from 110,045 in 2011….(Read more)
Japan’s been making marvelous Scotch-like whiskies for decades. So, this article’s title is a little silly. But, its topic is very good—Achiro Acuto’s Venture Whisky. Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/29/tiny-distillery-making-japan-whisky-superpower-ichiro?