We talk with Bixby Chocolate founder Kate McAleer who recently teamed up with Allagash Brewing to create Beer Brittle. Kate McAleer, brainchild of this product collaboration, said “Bixby was seeking a way to innovate a new brittle concept and craft beer seemed like a wonderful addition to the flavor profile. Allagash was our dream partner—we started R+D with Allagash White and grew the concept from there.”
Two teams of Case Western Reserve University chemical engineering PhD students recently walked away with a trio of top awards in a competition with dozens of other aspiring scientists — in brewing beer.
While National Cigar Day was Feb. 27, the celebration of a good cigar can happen every day. Enjoying a cigar is a great way to slow down and it’s the same with a good drink. But what about pairing a drink with a cigar? To find this out, we spoke with Eduardo Bacardi to learn more.
Inspired by her global travels and quest to find healthy and enjoyable alternatives to alcohol, Mocktail Club founder Pauline Idogho has turned a passion project into something quite unique.
Nick Taranto and Jordan Bass, founders of HOP WTR, join us for a chat on what sparked the creation of HOP WTR, how it differs from nonalcoholic craft beers, the challenges they faced and what's in store for 2022.
This week’s spotlight is on True Cubes co-founder Doug Allan. While earning his MBA, Doug co-founded a successful wine packaging company with two classmates. Stacked Wines, a patented single-serve wine package, was a revolutionary package that gained national distribution and press. Doug has also workedwith wine brands such as Chateau Montelena Winery, Seghesio Family Vineyard, Kendall-Jackson, La Crema and many others. Bringing innovations to life–from ideation to market success–is Doug’s knack.
This week’s spotlight is on Nicolette Teo and Joel Blum, founders of the L.A. Spirits Awards. The L.A. Spirits Awards is one of the few competitions managed by competition experts who judge spirits quality from the perspective of a new generation of experts: not just spirits experts.
This week’s spotlight is on Constance A. Dunn, who owns and operates Vintage Voyage with Jordan Blase. Dunn and Blase bought their first ramshackle Shasta in June 2020 at the height of a global pandemic. The plan was simple: Design a beautiful travel experience that can be taken off the grid. Their campers are meant to keep people traveling, safe, and curious. Each is designed by an artist and comes with its own story.
This week’s spotlight is on Karl Raitz, who is a professor emeritus of geography at the University of Kentucky and author of Making Bourbon and Bourbon’s Backroads. He is coeditor of The Great Valley Road of Virginia and coauthor of Rock Fences of the Bluegrass.
This week’s spotlight is on Puffin Drinkwear, which wants to turn your drink into your buddy (a fashionable buddy). Puffin creates unique drink wear (koozies) by featuring fun designs and styles. We chat with Rick Lee, Director of Digital for Puffin Drinkwear, to see how it all came to be.