"This looks like fun. I'm going to open up a brewery, too!" Who among us hasn't had this thought cross their mind at least once while consuming a few tasty beverages? I mean, it seems logical, right? You like beer. Other people like beer. This place where you drink beer is always crowded. You could open up a place, make good beer available, and the masses will instinctively … [Read more...] about Beer Business Chronicles
Cinderlands Beer Co. - Lawrenceville Brewer Sit-Down is a CraftPittsburgh feature where local and national brewers take a moment to talk about their craft, their lives, and the craft beer industry as a whole. Name? Paul Schneider Age 31 Hometown? I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and bounced around a bunch. What's your brewing Background? I started home … [Read more...] about Brewer Sit-Down with Paul Schneider of Cinderlands Beer Co.
Typically each issue I cover the history and details behind a specific style of beer, hence the column name, Style Profile. This issue however, the topic in question isn’t a categorical style at all, but rather more of a genre of beer. Instead of specific cues like those found in stouts, IPAs, or wheat beers, Trappist beers are more about where and how they’re brewed and less … [Read more...] about The Holy History of Trappist Beers
You’ve said that the frst beer that made you stand up and say “Wow!” was Anchor Steam. What was the most recent beer that gave you that reaction? I’m happy to say that there’s quite a few. I couldn’t mention just the very last one. Today, you can round the corner anywhere and have one of those “Oh, my God!” epiphany experiences. But I did have—I was in Toronto—and I was at … [Read more...] about A Beer & A Few Questions with Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch
There’s no shortage of information on the history of beer, and for good reason. Beer can be traced back for as long as civilization has been around, and some say that we can even thank that on our want for beer.Hard apple cider, while not as popular as beer, has helped to shape more recent history. Whether you’re looking at larger mass-marketed brands or small, local, … [Read more...] about Style Profile: Hard Apple Cider