This is the fourth largest brewery in New York State, and is a great place to visit. Mendocino Brewing Company has been producing the highest quality, fresh, traditional, all-malt craft-brews since 1983. Olde Saratoga Brewing is the sole brewery for Kingfisher in the Northeast United States, celebrating… read more
America’s love affair with beer is alive and well, with 28.2 gallons of beer consumed per person last year – up from 20.8 gallons in 2011. (Thanks to the Washington D.C. group, The Beer Institute, for supplying some of these facts and figures.) Sales from the big breweries were modestly up, as were the sale of… read more
This brewery was founded as Hoppers Brewpub in 1993 in Erie’s historic Union Station. At that time, their brewing capacity was 1,040 barrels a year. In 1996, they expanded production to 2,100 barrels, and added bottling capacity. Transition from brewpub to full-fledged microbrewery took place in 1999. They… read more
Clubs of America introduces Bent River Brewing Company, a concept conceived by Tim Koster of Koski’s Home Brew Fixins. A staunch defender of quality brewing, Koster gathered support for his vision and in 1997 Bent River opened its doors. It would be another 2 years before the first keg of Pale Ale flowed… read more
Historically, beer has not had much of a place in the American kitchen, save the occasional beer brat or beer batter. The dominant mass produced American brews have been of the pale, light-tasting variety, the result of being diluted with corn and rice, and infused with preservatives. Today, thanks… read more
2001 marked the arrival of their new state-of-the-art 35-barrel high-pressure steam-fired brewhouse, the crowning accomplishment in Nimbus Brewing’s major brewery expansion that began in June of 2000 with the arrival of James Counts, Managing Partner of Nimbus Brewing Company. With almost 1,000 barrel… read more
In 1979, two CU professors applied for and received the 43rd brewing license issued in the United States, creating Boulder Beer Company, Colorado’s first microbrewery. The original site was a small farm where the brewhouse shared space with a few goats. Early on, the brewery won industry and consumer… read more
It’s a routinely accepted theory that beer had its roots not as a leisure-time beverage, but rather as a nutritious alternative to the other liquids. Early on, water quality was far below par in many areas of the world. To avoid illnesses and diseases associated with tainted water, even small children were… read more
You might be familiar with Budweiser and Guinness, the popular beer brands of the USA and Ireland, respectively. What about the countries of India, Egypt, or Australia? Did you know a popular beer brand in the UK is “Bass”? Or that the beer brand most associated with China is known as “Boxing Cat”?
Craft beers have… read more
Matt Brewery is the second oldest family-owned brewery in the United States, brewing beer since 1853. Their most popular product is the Saranac line of beers, though they also offer various soft drinks and ginger beer.
This brewery has been known by several names during its long history (Charles Bierbauer Brewery, The… read more