Hudson Valley Brewery Makes Beer Based on Instinct, Not Instructions

This upstate New York upstart is already drawing drinkers by the hundreds

Hudson Valley Brewery, a mid-level upstart, has the prowess of a business bound for broader horizons. Their beer—oftentimes pillowy, velvety or (on the occasion when its sour) almost more like Kombucha than beer—is consistently named among the best in the country. The brand’s success thus far certainly pertains to the fact that beer doesn’t have to fit into any theoretical box. Other, stricter drinks—like wine or …

Patagonia’s First-Ever Beer, the Long Root Ale

Brewed in collaboration with Portland-based Hopworks using a sustainable new grain

Patagonia Provisions, the sustainable food offshoot of Patagonia that boldly addresses environmental issues and wanting to influence the food industry for the better, has been filling customers up with responsibly harvested wild salmon (all the while supporting conservation projects) to hot cereal made from organic buckwheat (a superfood crop that requires less water, fertilizer and pesticides to grow). The latest addition to their limited offerings …

Word Of Mouth: Honolulu

Exploring Hawai'i's tropical metropolis through its blooming creative community

While many of O’ahu’s beaches top “best of” lists year after year, that’s no reason to stay shorebound. Venturing beyond the coast and outside the typical tourist traps reveals a myriad of young businesses brimming with energy—and no shortage of creativity. With one eye peeking out toward the future and the other locked-on to Hawai’i’s rich history and traditions, this new generation of local makers, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A kaleidoscopic church installation, edible beer packaging, and how Venmo is making you stingy in this week's look at the web

1. The Most Important Era of Innovation A recent article in The New York Times asks, “What Was the Greatest Era for Innovation?” It’s a difficult question to answer—if there even is an answer—as everything from plumbing to airplanes, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and smartphones have shaped the evolution of American life. Instead, The Times surfaces some of the most notable inventions and ground-breaking ideas of …