Suntory Debuts “The Premium Malt’s” Pilsner Beer in the US

The brand's draft master, Hiroshi Ohno, teaches us the perfect “Kami-awa” creamy foam pour in NYC

As Japanese beer brands continue to diversify their offerings within the US, Suntory builds upon their near-125 year legacy with the arrival of The Premium Malt’s stateside. It’s a bright and foamy pilsner beer—and yes, “Malt’s” despite its grammatical shortcomings, is the correct spelling of the name. The intention is to rethink every aspect of the brewing, pouring and tasting experience. Suntory Draft Master, Hiroshi …

How Native American-Owned Breweries are Reclaiming Agency

According to a 2019 survey by the Brewers Association, only 4% of the breweries in the US are owned by Native Americans or Alaska Natives. Between a history of economic and social discrimination and the stereotype that Indigenous people are more pre-disposed to alcoholism than others, there are many obstacles that make it difficult for Native people to found their own breweries. That, however, does …

Berkshire Mountain Distillers’ Craft Brewers Whiskey Project

12 exemplary whiskeys distilled from a dozen regional beers

A spirited collaboration more than five years in the making, Berkshire Mountain Distillers‘ Craft Brewers Whiskey Project finds the acclaimed artisanal alcohol producer releasing a trio of whiskeys every quarter in 2021. Each of the 12 small-batch whiskeys has been distilled by the Sheffield, Massachusetts-based brand from a different beer produced by a Northeast craft brewer that Berkshire Mountain Distillers cherishes. Collaborators range from Smuttynose Brewing …