For some, the art of fermentation is a discovery made later in life. For Dan Young, it has guided him at every turn. Young can’t remember a time when fermentation wasn’t part of his life; from the cider left on the cellar steps to ferment to the family’s active involvement in home brewing. [Read more…]
RALEIGH, NC — Compass Rose Brewery is based in North Raleigh, but uses global influences in its brewed creations.
“Globally inspired, locally brewed” is how Brewer Thomas Vincent put it.
For example, their Agave Cream Ale uses blue agave traditionally used in tequila production. [Read more…]
by Melissa Piper Nelson
Researchers from across disciplines and regions are cooperating to track and control the pesky brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB), Halyomorpha halys (Stal), which is finding a comfortable home in vineyards across the U.S. The annoying little brown bug which has invaded our lawns, gardens and homes for the past few years is now lodging itself in both grape foliage and grape clusters causing damage to crops and tainting juice and wine. [Read more…]
Dragonfyre Distillery came to be when husband and wife team Vince and Donna Pedini began looking for a business they could start in retirement to stay busy and have fun. Having made their own beer and wine for years, whiskey became the next logical conquest. However, Vince and Donna didn’t want just another run of the mill distillery, they wanted to make it a destination whiskey (and dragon) lovers from all over could come to enjoy the atmosphere and of course the whiskey. Almost everything in the distillery is handcrafted by either Vince or Donna which makes for a truly one of a kind experience. [Read more…]
John LeGassey and TJ Hansen, like many in Portland, Maine, love beer. The two started as hobbyists, but soon felt the need to branch out and open their own brewery. However, with a steady rise in the craft breweries in Portland, the market is a little more than daunting. But that didn’t turn the duo away, even after Portland was named one of the greatest craft brewery destinations in 2016. [Read more…]