Pizza, burgers & beer!

My latest piece in FSR Magazine details how the rise of great beer paralleled the same revolutions in pizza and burger restaurants. Read it here.

Jimmy’s No. 43 Launches Spirit Council

Jimmy’s No. 43, in Manhattan’s East Village, is launching “Jimmy’s Spirit Council,” a series of monthly tastings in support of hand-crafted spirits, artisan foods and the people who talk and write about them. Every month the bar and eatery will pair a selection of spirits tastings with foods, farmers and/or authors. The events will feature leaders in the…

Spirited Brews

Here’s a little piece I did for Craftbeer.com on beers aged in barrels that held spirits other than the traditional whiskey. Follow the link.

Drink more Fernet Branca (in beer form!)

A few years back, Odell Brewing released Fernet-Aged Porter, a chocolatey, coffee-like brew aged in barrels that once held fernet produced by Denver’s Leopold Bros. Distillery. Now, Chicago’s Forbidden Root restaurant and brewery, known for “botanic beers,” has taken that concept a step further and developed a brew using ingredients based on the flavor profile of the famous…

The Year of Drinking Adventurously shows up on Playboy.com (Really!)

Never thought I’d ever be sharing a link from Playboy‘s website, but I guess there’s a first for everything! Excited to be included in this roundup of boozy books, featuring tomes from esteemed writers such as Kara Newman (“Shake. Stir. Sip.”), Fred Minnick (“Bourbon: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of an American Whiskey”), Andre & Tenaya Darlington (“The…

Craft Beverage Expo moves to PDX

Craft Beverage Expo (CBExpo) will return for its fourth annual conference in Portland, OR Nov. 7-9, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. It’s the first time the conference will be held outside of Northern California. Each year, CBExpo attracts professionals from across the craft beer, wine, cider, mead and spirits market for three days of…