Monthly Archives: February 2013

North Fork couple launch Kickstarter campaign to plant ‘weird’ grapes

The owners of a new vineyard on the North Fork of Long Island have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their first plantings — an acre of what owner Regan Meador calls “weird grapes.” The grape variety being considered by … Continue reading

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Czech Budvar launches unfiltered, unpasteurized lager; US won’t see any

Czech Brewer Budweiser Budvar has announced plans to market an unfiltered, unpasteurized version of its classic pilsner beer in the UK. The beer, also on sale in the Czech Republic, is a draft-only product. American fans of Budvar, marketed in … Continue reading

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American craft brewers are big winners at 2013 International Brewing Awards

American craft brewers once again have shown the world that they can bring home the gold – and silver and bronze – in international beer competitions. Three U.S. breweries walked away with a combined trove of 21 medals—more than a … Continue reading

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James Beard Foundation lists wine, beer and spirits pro award semifinalists

Who’s the top wine, spirits or beer professional in the country? You’ll find them among The James Beard Foundation’s 2013 list of semifinalists for its annual award, the nation’s most prestigious recognition program honoring professionals in the food and beverage … Continue reading

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Italian beer importers seek to resurrect UK’s Thomas Hardy’s Ale, again

Thomas Hardy’s Ale, considered by some to be among the world’s greatest beers and not brewed since 2008 may return to production. Established in 1968 by the now-shuttered Eldridge Pope Brewery in Dorchester, the brand and its recipe now are … Continue reading

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Cider makers form national trade group

America’s hard cider makers are banding together. A group of cider makers meeting last week in Chicago announced the formation of the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) The group’s mission, according to a statement, is to gather and … Continue reading

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