Susannah Skiver Barton

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  • 12 months ago

    It's no secret that New York is undergoing a brewing renaissance: Six new borough breweries opened in the first half of 2014 alone, and between the continued rise of craft-beer market share and the state's push to streamline licensing and producti...

  • 12 months ago | Beer

    What's like a beer but not actually a beer? Sounds like a riddle, but it does exist, and it's called Hoppy: a malt and hops beverage that's so low in alcohol it goes untaxed in its native Japan. Clocking in at .8 percent ABV, Hoppy has landed on U...

  • 1 year ago | Airports

    Flying out of LaGuardia airport requires a level of steadfastness that few can muster without the help of medication, booze, or certifiable insanity. Besides the crumbling buildings and surly security staff, intrepid travelers often face a dearth ...

  • 1 year ago | Beer

    Last year, Lauren and Joe Grimm pioneered what may become the next trend in craft brewing when they launched Grimm Ales, a commercial "gypsy brewery" focused on single-batch artisanal beers. We checked in with the husband-and-wife team at home (wh...

  • 1 year ago | Beer

    Chances are, even here in the greatest city on earth, you haven't tasted much craft beer from Italy. It's a small category to begin with and, with the exception of Eataly's Birreria, not a well-known one Stateside. But now, you can get a taste of ...

  • 1 year ago | Beer

    No doubt you've already been imbibing throughout the World Cup matches of the last couple weeks. And we hope you've been patriotically quaffing something domestic (and craft!) for our beloved team. But now that America's hopes have been dashed, it...