Echoes Of The Election At The Bar

Posted on: November 19th, 2016 by John Holl

As the results of the recent presidential election reverberate through living rooms and tap rooms across the country, statements and stops from candidates visiting breweries are having real consequences on shelves and tap handles.  Leading up to the Nov. 8 election, Eric Trump, son of then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, visited D.G. Yuengling & Read more…

Two Breweries, Two Different Experiences

Posted on: July 11th, 2016 by John Holl

I wasn’t out of my car for seven seconds when a guy approached me in the gravel parking lot of the Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro Bend, Vermont. “You getting Damon?” he asked with a sense of urgency. No pleasantries, no greeting, just a blunt question. I replied honestly that I didn’t know, since I Read more…

A conversation with the author of “The Year of Drinking Adventurously”

Posted on: December 28th, 2015 by John Holl

Enhance Your Drinking Experience A conversation with the author of “The Year of Drinking Adventurously”   Jeff Cioletti has a job that many will envy. He’s a professional drinker. More accurately, he’s a professional writer who focuses on the drinks trade. A long-time magazine editor and journalist, as well as a filmmaker and world traveler, Read more…

A Showcase for Spanish Beer

Posted on: February 17th, 2015 by John Holl

Last autumn, for the second year in a row, I was fortunate to visit Spain and experience, up close, the growth of the country’s beer industry.  The Feria Internacional “El Arte de la Cerveza Artesana” was held in the culinary city of Vitoria-Gasteiz, where the locals embrace excellent food and are quickly appreciating good beer. Read more…