Crooked Ladder Brewing Company co-owner Duffy Griffiths unloads empty barrels as his sales manager Nate Payne brings them inside to be washed and filled. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
The rise of the craft beer industry in the past few years has been well documented by the national media.
In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that Budweiser is shifting its marketing strategy to combat the proliferation of microbreweries — and even smaller nanobreweries — and enhance its appeal to a younger audience as loyal Bud fans age and a new generation of beer lovers gravitates toward specialty brews. (more…)
Brewmaster Dan Burke in Long Ireland’s tasting room will be pouring chocolate porter ale. (Barbaraellen Koch photo)
Long Ireland Brewing Company’s first-ever chocolate beer has been an instant hit with craft beer drinkers. (more…)
Photos by Matt Furman
After unfulfilling careers as oil servicemen, Greg Martin and Dan Burke transitioned to another liquid-based profession: beer. (more…)