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For Rachel Loew Lipman, 2022 will go down as one she won’t forget, a roller coaster of a year that has seen sorrow as well as happiness. Lipman, 29, already was working full time at Loew Vineyards in Mt. Airy, Maryland, when her grandfather died in April. William and Lois Loew had bought a 37-acre parcel in Frederick County in March 1982, planted vines, and by 1986 were selling their first ...

Sep. 30—Great Notion, one of the most popular breweries in Portland, Ore., is taking over the Berkeley taproom space vacated in July by California's Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Great Notion CEO Paul Reiter told The Chronicle he expects to open Great Notion's first California taproom by mid-December in the essentially turnkey Fourth Avenue space. The move will bring the company's hazy IPAs and ...

Sep. 30—Winemakers in Yakima County are in a race against time to finish picking what many expect to be a historically high-quality grape harvest. The perfect confluence of weather and ground conditions came together to create an ideal season for winemakers. High levels of moisture in the ground during winter, a cool spring and a hot, sunny, mostly smoke-free summer have led to abundant and ...

Sep. 30—Rating: Solid neighborhood option Located in San Antonio's Lone Star District, Dos Sirenos Brewing has been in business more than two years, and there are no signs that will end anytime soon. It serves great beer with flavors from sours to traditional with just the right amount of boozy qualities to keep them approachable. And that's fine if you are only there for the beer — as many as ...

October is many things. It’s a time to go to haunted houses, pick pumpkins and leaf-peep. It’s Squirrel Awareness Month and Adopt A Shelter Dog Month. But for many people, October is about only one thing: beer. Taking their cue from Oktoberfest, the ancient annual German beer festival, several local venues are having beer festivals in October. Here is a partial list. It is not all-inclusive. ...

Sep. 30—I went all highbrow on you guys last week, leading the Weekend File with the opening of two art shows. This week, we're going to balance things out. With beer. A whole week's worth. Let's begin. "beer"Cans of 476 Appalachian Pale Ale, a collaboration beer made by brewers from Pittsburgh and Asheville, N.C., for the 2021 Three Rivers Beer Week. This year's beer week, which kicks off ...

Barrell Craft Spirits, the Louisville-based company that has won awards for its innovated spirits, has added a new bourbon to the lineup. Barrell Vantage is a blend of straight bourbon finished in three different virgin oak barrels: Mizunara (also known as Japanese oak), French and toasted American oak casks. Barrell Vantage joins other ongoing releases Dovetail, Seagrass and Armida and is ...

The threat of climate change conjures certain scenes: Smoke billowing from a forest aflame. Smothering heat clinging to the distorted asphalt of a densely packed street. Glaciers breaking off into a rising sea. Another scenario should be equally terrifying but is harder to envision: a virus leaving the animal that has played blind host for an encroaching human being. For years, scientists have ...

Sep. 29—Geyserville's Francis Ford Coppola Winery, formerly owned by the Academy Award-winning director, is entering the prosecco category with its new owner, Delicato Family Wines, at the helm. Coppola Diamond Collection Prosecco and Prosecco Rosé extend the Coppola brand into Italian wine for the first time and will be available nationwide this fall for a suggested retail price of $18 a ...

Sep. 29—The Dayton Beer Company is hosting its seventh annual Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 1 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. highlighting local brews and all things German. Peter Hilgeman, owner of The Dayton Beer Company, told Dayton.com this year they will have two new festival tents with Black Forest and Bavarian themes. In addition to the new festival tents, there will be food as well as games for ...

Sep. 29—7th annual Root House Beer Festival Enjoy a selection of local beers from Red Hare Brewing & Distilling and Glover Park Brewery at the William Root House on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Some local beers are crafted using hops, fruit and herbs grown and harvested from the gardens at the William Root House. Welcome country singer Cody Bolden and his band for another year at the festival. ...

More than 40 local makers, creators and artists will display their goods — from home decor to cuisine, jewelry to personal care — during the Makers Fair on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Hammer & Stitch Brewing Co. in Northwest Portland’s Slabtown. The free event from noon to 6 p.m. spills out of Hammer & Stitch brewery at 2377 N.W. Wilson St. into the block between Northwest 23rd and 24th avenues. The ...

Sep. 29—Blake Vickers Last year, the Millstone Festival was anything but a grind. Thanks to its successful debut, Richmond's newest festival will be returning to downtown this Saturday from from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to city officials. Presented by the city of Richmond and Dreaming Creek Brewery, the festival takes its name from the components used to grind grains at local grist mills. ...

Sep. 29—Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill adding wine and liquor containers to California's deposit program. The measure covers bottles, cans and even cardboard wine boxes and the plastic pouches inside them. They are filled by the millions each year in the Modesto area, which leads the nation in wine volume. The state has had deposits on soda, beer, water and juice containers since 1986, ...

These are busy week at Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery in Rio Grande, New Jersey, outside Cape May. First of all, the nearly 14-year-old producer of dry and sweeter wines is in the middle of harvest, and rushing this week to pull grapes from the vines ahead of whatever remains of Ian, which could drop as much as 3 to 4 inches of rain on South Jersey this weekend amid gusty winds. Clouds slow the ...

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill adding wine and liquor containers to California’s deposit program. The measure covers bottles, cans and even cardboard wine boxes and the plastic pouches inside them. They are filled by the millions each year in the Modesto area, which leads the nation in wine volume. The state has had deposits on soda, beer, water and juice containers since 1986, mostly 5 ...

From books on drinks you can mix at home in a minute, to a stunner that transports you to the home of Scotch, there’s a lot for the curious drinker to read this fall. Here are seven books that recently have been published or will come out in the next few weeks. Professional bartender Bryan Paiement’s “The Little Book of Whiskey Cocktails” (University Press of Kentucky, $14.95) answers ...

Boston officials selected a Franklin-based brewing company to temporarily take over a beer garden at City Hall as the search for a long-term tenant continues, the city announced Wednesday. 67 Degrees Brewing took over the City Hall Plaza Beer Garden Wednesday and will run it through early November, weather conditions permitting. The garden will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to ...

Sep. 29—In the weeks leading up to the busy harvest season, most winemakers spend their time washing barrels, monitoring their vineyard's ripening progression and trying to get an estimate on their fruit yields. This year, instead, winemaker Matthew Rorick spent those weeks on the Polish-Ukrainian border, cooking cauldrons of borshch and lentil soup for Ukrainian refugees. Rorick is the ...

National Orange Wine Day is celebrated every year on Oct. 6. What is orange wine? Per Wine Folly, it’s a type of white wine made by leaving the grape skins and seeds in contact with the juice, creating a deep orange-hued finished product. To make an orange wine, you first take white grapes, mash them up, and then put them in a large vessel and then let them ferment alone for four days to ...

Pig out on pig, learn about dessert wine, make a candy board and more this month in metro Atlanta. Drink for a good cause Joey D’s Oak Room in Dunwoody and New York Prime in Buckhead will participate in CentraArchy Restaurants’ 11th annual “Pink Kiss for the Cure” campaign in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Through the month of October, 50% of sales of the Pink Kiss ...

The weather’s finally cooling off. Time for a stout, or two. While this week’s list holds a varied spread of brews to check out across the state, we wanted to highlight a pair of standout stouts to check out. You’ve got a lighter milk stout clocking in at 5.2% brewed with vanilla beans, as well as a heartier 9%-er with plenty of Sumatran coffee. While you’re checking out the breweries below, ...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Busch family, which founded Anheuser-Busch, one of the world’s largest beer companies, has loomed large in Missouri politics for decades before Trudy Busch Valentine launched her Senate campaign. It’s nearly impossible to avoid the family name or one of their products in the Show-Me State. Members of the wealthy family, sometimes called the “first family of beer,” ...

Gavin Lord wants to create something elegant. Something subtle and delicate, but complex. The context is beer. But listen to him and Giselle Kennedy Lord talk about their new endeavor, Hetty Alice Brewing, and certain themes emerge. Family. Friends. Community. The complex intersection of all those things. And by the end, you come away not even thinking about beer. You come away thinking about ...

Frankfurt — Germany's largest private brewery group is closing its production and bottling plant in Frankfurt due to a dramatic increase in costs, it said on Thursday. "The Radeberger Group will cease production and bottling operations at its Frankfurt site, ie the Binding brewery, by October 2023 at the latest and will gradually transfer the brands and quantities produced and bottled there to ...