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Founded in 1997, Atlanta’s SweetWater Brewing Company has been satiating the South’s loyal population of craft beer enthusiasts for years now, wooing them with smooth, crisp ales like their flagship 420 Extra Pale Ale and toasty Georgia Brown Ale. These are laid back, summer boat beers at their finest, with labels depicting oars, reels and arching fish. Anyone who’s spent time in our nation’s southland is sure to have spotted a few SweetWater bottles...
I once heard a prominent American craft brewer compare brewing the best pumpkin beer to “being the smartest idiot in the room.” Alright, he might have used a more offensive term than “idiot,” but you get the sentiment--serious beer nerds aren’t exactly stoked on pumpkin ales. Which is why it came as no surprise to me that when I set out to survey a handful of industry folks, my queries were, on the whole,...
Ok, here’s the deal: I am decidedly not excited about fall. I love summer--I love it in all its hot, sticky, disgusting glory. I love never needing sleeves, baseball on TV everyday and falling asleep on the beach, sneaking beers into outdoor movies and how it never gets dark before 8 p.m. Fall can keep its Pumpkin Spice everything, its foliage and its “sweater weather” (barf). All fall means is that (in the words...
Red Hook, as most Brooklynites know, is teeming with secret little nooks and crannies, mysteries hidden behind warehouses, centuries-old history lurking just beyond chainlink fences. Red Hook Winery, one of the neighborhood’s more peculiar and enchanting haunts is perched inconspicuously along the banks of the notoriously choppy Buttermilk Channel, a quick walk from Valentino Pier. Make your way through the gravel-strewn parking lot, down a canal-lined narrow pathway and through a pair of heavy,...

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