Glassware can differentiate a bar and beverage program in a variety of ways. From the right glass for enhancing the bouquet and flavors of a classic wine to giving that negroni a more sophisticated look, diners remember the glassware.
Last week, the Brewers Association, a non-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers, launched a new label that differentiates beers brewed by independent craft brewers from those that are mass made.
Everyone has heard “The 12 Days of Christmas” before. But for all those drummers drumming and turtle doves, they forgot the best gift of all – beer! Seasonal beers come and go, but Christmas craft beers are always an extra special addition to an already special time of the year. Before you send that list to Santa, make sure you add some holiday “spirits” to that wishlist.
Just as the leaves change in the fall, so do the season’s flavors. Look around, and you can find just about anything with pumpkin spice added to it. With summer ending and fall flourishing, it means there are plenty of classic fall dishes being cooked, baked, roasted, and served for gatherings of family and friends. But you can’t have an empty glass next to all of that delicious food! This is when pairing your food with the right beer becomes important.
As long as humans have been around, there has been beer. Or at least it seems that way. According to BeerAdvocate, the ancient Sumerians likely discovered beer by accident nearly 13,000 years ago. What a magnificent accident that turned out to be!
It seems like there's a thousand ways to pour a beer, but in reality, there's just one. Let's take a deeper look at the entire process of pouring the perfect pint (or whichever glass you choose) beginning with the question: to tilt or not to tilt?