Diageo has completed the acquisition of Ethiopian beer firm Meta Brewery for US$225 million, subject to post-completion adjustments.
Supposedly based on a recipe from the Communist days of collective distilling in Poland, Wódka Vodka is a new product that came out in 2009. Branding itself as a highly affordable vodka, it also markets itself as a rustic product. Wódka Vodka is made from rye and distilled three times.
Company Attributes Significant Increase in Demand for KAH Tequila and Cost Benefits Through the Worldwide Beverage Imports Transaction to Growth and Profitability.
Call it the luck o’ the Irish. Annapolis restaurants and pubs were packed Saturday as temperatures soared into the mid-70s on a rare weekend St. Patrick’s Day.
It's hard to escape Ron Jeremy. The self-proclaimed "Hardest Working Man In Showbiz" seems to be enmeshed in every aspect of popular culture, and later this month, the actor, writer, and reality television star is coming to Julio's Liquors in Westborough.
Founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1862 by Don Facundo Bacardí Massó and with its distillery now relocated in Puerto Rico, Bacardi has become the largest privately held, family-owned spirits company in the world.
Berry Bros. & Rudd Spirits announced a change of UK distributor from In-Spirit Global Brands to Cask Liquid Marketing, for its King's Ginger and Pink Pigeon rum.
To the dismay of winemakers across California, light beer may be America’s biggest contribution to the alcoholic beverage landscape. Now that most American of brews is under threat of extinction.
Tequila Partida is calling all Texas bartenders to create a Partida cocktail that represents the true spirit of Texas and exemplifies the spirit of tequila. Entries are due by May 18th, and the bartenders who submit the best drinks will be asked to compete in person at the Southwest Food Expo, taking place in Dallas on June 25th, 2012.
Saturdays just got a lot more smooth thanks to Casa Noble tequila and their partnership with California based Mexican restaurant chain El Torito.
The Brewers Association (BA), the trade association representing small and independent brewers, just released 2011 data on the U.S. craft brewing industry. It is all good news. Last year craft brewers saw a 13 percent increase in volume, with a 15 percent increase in retail sales.
The flavour is very evident and the texture thick without getting to the sickly point a lot of scotch ales share. It does feel like more than one beer may take it past the sweet spot of balance so not a beer to session it seems.
Flor de Caña has a history of rum production which is dated to 1890 at the San Antonio Sugar Mill, in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. The company was founded by Francisco Alfredo Pellas and today, over 120 years later, the company is led headed by the fifth generation of the Pellas family.
This is the coffee used in Mikkeller’s Beer Geek Brunch Oatmeal Stout. And I must say it make’s the $1.00 per ounce price tag of this beer totally worth the price of admission! I was out at Brewforia last Friday and managed to snag the last bottle that was in the case, and man I’m glad I did!
The New York-based beverage company has enlisted O.B.H. Wine and Spirits to market the two brands in Canada as of next month, subject to approval by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to market the brands throughout all provinces and territories in the country.
The value of France’s farm and food exports, the world’s fifth-biggest, jumped 8.4 percent in January on U.S. and Asian demand for wine and cognac.
George Clooney is teaming up with Cindy Crawford's restaurateur husband Rande Gerber to serve up a new tequila line. Clooney and the nightlife impresario have joined forces to make their favorite off-the-market tipple more accessible to fans.
Paulaner wheat beer is worldwide still the most popular beer of its kind. The strong European sales market continues to drive growth. In Poland, sales increased by almost 29 percent; Spain saw more than 10 percent growth while 7 percent was recorded in Italy.
Iron Hill Brewery came away from last weekend's biannual Brewers Association World Beer Cup in San Diego in fine shape, as did Philly's Dock Street, Harrisburg's Troegs, and Milton, Del.'s Dogfish Head.
The difference this makes to the beer is exceptional. Thicker texture makes for a mouthfeel closer to a traditional beer without losing that lambic teeth drying nature. The flavours are more subtle.
Stir in one part candy store, one part alcohol and a splash of cocktail risk-taking. For many vodka producers, this is a recipe for success, as they seek to capture the American consumer and draw attention to their brands through creative new flavors.
Fee Brothers have been one of only two mainstays in the cocktail bitters world for over 100 years; and until fairly recently the only U.S. company still in the business of making bitters post-Prohibition.
This little diversion of thought gave the beer just enough time to warm slightly, bringing out sour fruit flavours. The beer seemed wine like, but much fuller of body without losing that trademark dryness of finish.
Getting into the main body you find that it isn’t a heavy hitter there either. There’s light bitterness and chestnut in the style. It is solidly earthy at the edges as you would expect from British hops. It fits pretty solidly into your expectations of a nutty bitter, so not particularly showy.
I’ve opened beers with many found objects – my favorite being the bottom of a Bic back when I was a smoker – but this one’s new on me. The video above shows a rather furry gentleman opening a rather crappy beer with a very ordinary piece of copy paper.