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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. PIDO's Mobile Community Garden Designed by Beijing architecture firm People's Industrial Design Office (PIDO), there's a new community farm that goes further—quite literally. PIDO's mobile garden is built atop two bicycles, so the entire community...
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The Winston
As cliched as it may seem, seeking out a quintessential Australian pub while traveling through the country is kind of a must. And though gastro-pubs may be more popular, there's nothing quite like a classic, no-frills institution. The Winston is a...
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Lark Cellar Door and Whisky Bar
Back in 1992, Bill Lark wondered why—considering Tasmania is the perfect place to make malt liquors—nobody was making malt whisky. From the climate to fresh and soft water, highland peat bogs, and fields of barley, the environment supports the production...
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Red Stripe Brewery, Kingston
Consumers place a premium on authenticity these days, especially when it comes to food and drink. So back in 2015 when a few avid Red Stripe Beer drinkers found out that the "Jamaican Style Lager" had been produced in Pennsylvania for three years...
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Fernet-Branca + Forbidden Root's "Fernetic" Beer
As breweries have grown more exploratory, many curious products have hit the shelves in recent years—some poor, some excellent and the bulk somewhere in-between. With the announcement of Fernetic, however, one can't help but be excited. Here, Chicago...
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Upstate New York's Arrowood Farms Beer
Consumers today are wondering more and more where their food and beverages come from. Transparency is key, sustainability is valued, and passion is a plus. All of this can be found at the rather idyllic Arrowood Farms in upstate New York. And...
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Patagonia's First-Ever Beer, the Long Root Ale
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...
TRAVEL
CH Global Spin: Hotel am Steinplatz, Berlin
by Karen Day Craft beer, once a cottage industry carried out by dedicated beer nerds, has reached an all-time high. Consumers around the world have come to favor small-batch, full-flavor brews over their mass-produced, watered-down counterparts...
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House Beer's Premium Lager Expands East
The founders of House Beer aren't trying to be anything but producers of a tasty, premium lager. The brand, which launched back in 2013, has made a presence in LA where its group of founders reside. Now, however, they're pushing eastward and a...
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Glass
Paris' semi-seedy Pigalle neighborhood is known for being lively—with plenty of new craft cocktail offerings and quality restaurants cropping up between strip clubs and hostess bars—and Glass fits in perfectly, thanks in part to it remaining open until...
DESIGN
North Drinkware's California Half Dome Pint Glass
A little over a year since their wildly successful Kickstarter campaign for a Mt Hood Pint Glass captured 5,620 backers' attention, Oregon-based glassware company North Drinkware returns with a brand new product: the California Half Dome Pint Glass...
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Smart Beer: New York State's First Organic Brew
Regardless of the merits of organic ingredients, if upstate New York's Smart Beer didn't taste good, it wouldn't warrant coverage. The company's debut product—an Organic Golden Ale—tastes refreshing and zesty. It's lighter bodied but not too light...
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Electric Bear Brewery’s SamuRye Rice + Rye Ale
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...
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From the Founders of Torst and Luksus: Food & Beer
by Adrienne So Due for release in May, "Food & Beer" is a beautifully written and photographed book that—despite its name—is difficult to categorize. It is not strictly a cookbook. While it does contain recipes for nachos and Welsh rarebit...
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Interview: Pallet Magazine
A high-quality quarterly for “people who like to think and drink,” the recently launched print publication Pallet is decidedly not a craft beer journal. Instead, Australian co-founders Nadia Saccardo and Rick Bannister use the subject as a jumping...
CULTURE
Beach + Camden Town Brewery: Beer at Beach
At London’s Beach Gallery, the connection between beer and art goes a bit deeper than just getting a few cases of run-of-the-mill lagers for exhibition openings. Beach has previously collaborated with London local Camden Town Brewery on a number...
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Pairing Beer with Khavyar's Unpretentious Caviar
When we sat down with Andy Rosenthal, creative director of Khavyar—a recently launched caviar brand featuring an array of products, both domestic and international, wild and farmed—he shared an anecdote about caviar in the 1800s. At that time...
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Camden Town Brewery’s Annual Beer, 2015
Once again, British microbrewery Camden Town Brewery has distilled the flavor of the year gone by into an annual beer. "It’s the third year we’ve done this and the second year it’s been a barrel-aged beer,” brand manager Zoe Wulfsohn-Dunkley tells...
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Afterimage Double IPA by Grimm Artisanal Ales
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...
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Blackberry Farm's Classic Saison Beer Debuts at Billy Reid
Among the beautiful, sprawling 9,200-acre Blackberry Farm estate in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, you'll find a world-class hotel, an active farm with over 100 employees and a brewery unlike any other. For years now, the brewery has produced...
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Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin IPA
As temperatures rise and summertime vibes begin to peak, fruit-infused beers become increasingly more appealing for their crisp and refreshing nature. Finding a well-balanced summer brew can be problematic, though, as the sweetness oftentimes overpowers...
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