Electric Bear Brewery’s SamuRye Rice + Rye Ale

A light, experimental beer made for summer (and sushi)

There was no shortage of new beers at London’s recent Craft Beer Rising festival, held at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. But while there were plenty of tasty pale ales, lagers and other traditional beers, few of the libations felt truly innovative. That is, until coming across Bath-based Electric Bear Brewing Co’s latest concoction: the SamuRye, a fresh, light straw-colored 5.6% ale made with …

Marcelli Formaggi’s Marketplace

A taste of Abruzzo, Italy via small production cheese, olive oil, honey and more

Abruzzo may not be one of the first regions to come to mind when one hears “Italy,” but its green mountains, high altitude air and endless pastures (one-third of Abruzzo is protected in the form of national parks, nature reserves, etc.) make for excellent cheese production. In the isolated mountain village town of Anversa degli Abruzzi, sheep and cows graze on mountain greens and wild …

Afterimage Double IPA by Grimm Artisanal Ales

The Brooklyn nomadic brewery offers its first-ever canned beer, along with some advice: drink it ASAP

We were first introduced to Brooklyn-ish Grimm Ales, and their unusual story, at a pizza restaurant; Marta’s resident beer aficionado Corey Gargiulo recommended pairing the spicy and bold Amatriciana pizza with Grimm’s Tesseract IPA, and it was love at first sip. Founded by veteran homebrewers Joe and Lauren Grimm—and still a two-person company—Grimm Ales has become known for their creative beers, especially dry-hopped sours and …