Image(s) of the Day: Camden Town Brewery, London, U.K.

The United Kingdom’s brewing traditions were among those that influenced craft brewing in the U.S. Now, American craft brewers are influencing the U.K.’s burgeoning craft beer scene right back. U.S. brewers adopted, then adapted British styles such as pale ales and IPAs and the versions that up-and-coming U.K.breweries have been producing have considerably more in common…

Image(s) of the Day: Black Isle, Scotland, U.K.

Scotland, like many other parts of the world, is in the midst of a craft brewing revolution. In the north, just outside of Inverness, lies Black Isle and the all-organic brewery of the same name. The operation is fairly isolated on a farm in an area where there are far more sheep—black sheep, at that—than…

Image of the Day: Kumamoto, Japan

Kumamoto, on the southernmost Japanese island of Kyushu, has an enormously popular mascot, Kumamon—so popular that he inspired a local watering hole, KumaBar.

Image(s) of the Day: Belgrove Distillery, Kempton, Tasmania, Australia

Since today is Earth Day, we thought it would be appropriate to include a shot of the man behind Tasmania’s Belgrove Distillery, Peter Bignell. Belgrove, best known for its rye, is what Bignell calls not a carbon-neutral distillery, but a carbon-negative one. Bignell fuels the completely grain-to-grass operation with biodiesel derived from used cooking oil. In…

Copper & Kings Expands Rapidly

Bourbon is usually what draws travelers to Louisville (besides horses, of course), but the Copper & Kings distillery, in the city’s Butchertown neighborhood, is giving drinkers another reason to visit. When most other distillers in the state of Kentucky are focused primarily on whiskey-making, Copper & Kings is distinguishing itself by dedicating its production to brandy and…

Image of the Day: The Baxter Inn, Sydney, Australia

As per usual with speakeasy-type bars, Sydney’s Baxter is next to impossible to find. It’s tucked away in an alley, down a flight of uninviting, industrial-looking stairs. But your perseverance will be rewarded as the whisk(e)y list boasts more than 200 selections from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, the U.S., Canada and, as this photo suggests, some…