Monthly Archives: August 2015

Previews of Canvitational and Hong Kong’s Beertopia craft beer fests & Amazon preps alcohol delivery

Indianapolis cranks up the metal, Hong Kong will be awash in beer and Amazon wants to be Seattle’s new best friend, all on the latest episode of the Drinkable week.

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Drinkable Image: Brauerei Fässla, Bamberg, Germany

When it comes to the breweries of Bamberg, German, Schlenkerla tends to get most of the spotlight. And it’s well-earned, especially since it pretty much put rauchbier on the map in the rest of the world. Fässla may not have the international profile of a Schlenkerla, but dare I say, it’s the better brewery (I’m especially partial to the Doppelbock, Bambergator).

Photos: Jeff Cioletti

Photos: Jeff Cioletti

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Crafthouse, Game of Thrones gift box & CheersNY spirits, beer, cider and wine fest

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Constellation invests in a new house, some fan favorites are returning to Westeros and New York artisanal producers spread the cheer—all on the latest edition of The Drinkable Week.

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West Brewery, Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.

“Glaswegian Heart. German Head.” That’s the rallying cry for Glasgow’s West Brewery, which has been producing Scottish beers with a German accent since 2006. Brands include the flagship St. Mungo, which sits at the intersection of a pilsner and a Munich-style Helles, as well West Dunkel, Black premium stout, Munich Red and the Kölsch-inspired G.P.A. Though the brewery in Glasgow’s iconic Templeton building is several hundred miles from the German border, all of its beers adhere to the Reinheitsgebot. This particular shot is from January 2015, so not too much outdoor activity here.

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Photo: Jeff Cioletti

Drinkable Images: Glengoyne Distillery, Dumgoyne, Scotland, U.K.

Glengoyne is one of the easier Scotch distilleries to get to, as it’s barely a half-hour outside of downtown Glasgow. The distillery, draws on more than 180 years of experience, releasing single malt expressions ranging from 10 to 25 years old.

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Photos: Jeff Cioletti

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New video: Some rye observations on whisky-making in Tasmania

Tasmania has become the epicenter of the Australian craft distilling renaissance. Tasmanian rye whiskey- and brandy-making legend Peter Bignell gives us a peek inside his farmhouse operation, Belgrove Distillery.