Craft Brewers Conference wraps in Denver

2019-05-28T09:26:30-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

Wynne ODell, Odell Brewing Company, presented the F.X. Matt Defense of the Industry Award to Danielle D’Alessandro of the Illinois Craft Beverage Guild.

Home to the annual Great American Beer Festival®, Denver welcomed the craft brewing community to the Mile High City from April 8 – 11 for the 36th annual Craft Brewers Conference® & BrewExpo America® (CBC). (more…)

Composing a new art form at Putney Mountain Winery

2019-05-24T13:41:29-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

Kate and Charles Dodge of Putney Mountain Winery and Spirits in the tasting room with Vermont Cassis and their other award winning lineup.
Photos by Laura Rodley

by Laura Rodley

Ginger and maple liqueurs and a red wine made entirely from blueberries? You can find unique delights, as well as rhubarb, raspberry, apple, black currant and pear wine, at Putney Mountain Winery and Spirits in Putney, VT, owned by Charles and Kate Dodge. (more…)

ADA accessibility extends to your website

2019-05-24T13:34:54-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

by Deborah Jeanne Sergeant

The doorways at your tasting room are wide enough. You have ramps at entrances and designated parking spaces and restroom stalls. You think you’re completely accessible. But you could find yourself sued for lack of accessibility if your website isn’t compatible with software that reads text for those who are visually impaired. (more…)

New life for a cotton mill

2019-05-24T13:32:53-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

Josh Parvin, tasting room and distribution manager for Koi Pond Brewing Company in North Carolina, provides excellent customer service from the time guests walk in the door.
Photo by Sally Colby

by Sally Colby

Standing out in the crowded craft beer world isn’t becoming easier, but a brewery incubator in a formerly dilapidated area is helping budding brewmasters while creating an entire community around the concept of rebuilding and inviting tourism. (more…)

Delight Valley Farms finds purpose with value-added

2019-05-24T13:28:24-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

Scott Byler is the owner of Delight Valley Farms and Saginaw Vineyards, which he runs with his family. The farm is located in Saginaw, right off the I-5 exit.
Photo by Aliya Hall

by Aliya Hall

SAGINAW, OR – In the age of corporate farming, Scott Byler said Delight Valley Farms is one example of how a small family farm can still be profitable. The farm has a total of 36.5 acres, and from U-pick berries and raising lambs to establishing a winery, Byler has his hands in almost everything. (more…)

New, old, and everything in between

2019-05-24T13:25:31-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

Experimentation is the name of the game for Red Hare Brewing. The brewery is less than a decade old and it continues to try new varieties and collaborations, reaching out across the country.
Photo courtesy of Red Hare Brewing

by Enrico Villamaino

Red Hare Brewing has come to possess something of a paradoxical position. On the one hand, it is a relatively new brewery; on the other, it is seen as a granddaddy amongst craft breweries in Georgia, one of the Peach State’s craft brewing’s founding fathers. (more…)

The Wine Mouths speak about social media

2019-05-24T13:22:05-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

Jessica Adams and Jessica Byrd recently stopped by Kefi Estate Winery in Monroe, NC – and took some well-composed photos for their blog and Instagram account along the way.
Photo courtesy of Wine Mouths

by Courtney Llewellyn

Back in 2010, two good friends with a passion for good wine decided to embark on a mission – to visit every winery in North Carolina. “It was not an original idea,” laughed Jessica Adams, one of the two Jessicas involved in the project. But from that idea grew something a little bigger and a little more influential. (more…)

Differentiating mildew in hop yards

2019-05-24T13:17:45-05:00Wine and Craft Beverage News Articles|

Hops growers are re-emerging throughout the country, helping to regenerate small craft beverage production, focusing on local ingredients, short supply chains and regionally-adapted varieties. Properly identifying both powdery and downy mildew, learning how to treat them, and most importantly taking preventative measures, is key to the success of local and regional hop supply chains in many of these historic growing regions. (more…)