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 …

NYC’s First Women-Owned + Women-Operated Production Brewery, Talea Beer Co

From accessible beers to a welcoming taproom, all the design considerations at this Brooklyn spot

There are two points of entry to an experience with Talea Beer Co: first, there are the Brooklyn brand’s beers (which can now be found in Whole Foods); second, there’s their Williamsburg brewery and taproom, open from 8AM every day of the week. The latter wouldn’t be the same without the former, as the reputation of a brewery’s products should surmount any in-person experience. Fortunately, Talea …

North Carolina Brewery Wicked Weed Ventures into Natural Wine with Vīdl

Experimental, natural wines made by a team of former-brewers

Brewers do not view winemakers as the opposition; rather they see often wine as an area for experimentation. Some breweries mix grape juice into their beer, producing a hybrid offering that boasts qualities of both. Others rely on the flavors wine leaves behind, storing beer in leftover barrels for added flavor and textural development. North Carolina-based brewery Wicked Weed (known best for its barrel-aged sours) …