Clapton Craft Beer

A new beer and growler refill shop in East London that stocks international favorites

East London’s craft beer scene continues to evolve; constantly bringing new, interesting concepts to an area that’s already home to a number of microbreweries. The latest addition is Clapton Craft, a beer shop on Lower Clapton Road in Hackney that is introducing refillable growlers sold with the customer’s beer of choice. Clapton Craft is run by Will Jack and Tom McKim, who previously worked together …

Seasonal Cocktails at Henry, A Liquor Bar

Famed UK bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana delivers experimental drinks to NYC

In June 2013, world-renowned bartender Ryan Chetiyawardana (twice named “UK Bartender of the Year”) was brought in as the Creative Director for NYC’s Henry, A Liquor Bar, which is just above the escalators at the Hudson Hotel. Beginning with their fall cocktail offerings, Chetiyawardana began to construct a menu utilizing the freshest local and seasonal ingredients, limitless imagination and a desire to invoke the actual …

Spirit Works Distillery

The husband and wife team on their secret family recipe and “grain to glass” philosophy

by Heather Stewart Feldman In Sonoma County wine country, Spirit Works Distillery is laboring over something quite different to sip on. Dreaming of working with their hands, making a product that was authentic and sustainable, husband and wife team Timo and Ashby Marshall dedicated themselves to learning the craft of artisan distilling, and now make craft vodka, gin and sloe gin. Working side-by-side in their …