Restaurant Beer and Craft Beer Bars

Craft beer is all the rage, but for most restaurants any beer is a money maker. FSR Beer Editor Jim Galligan writes about the latest trends for in-house breweries, new beers, beer cocktails, food-and-beer pairings, and restaurant cicerones.

 

Beers of Paradise

From Key West to Hawaii, craft beers are veering to tropical and fruity flavors that are light enough to be enjoyed throughout long summer days.

Carnival Cruise Lines to Serve Florida Brews

Capitalizing on the growing popularity of craft beer in the U.S., Carnival Cruise Lines has entered into an exclusive agreement to offer Tampa-based Cigar City Brewing’s craft beers on all of its Florida-based ships.

Corona Light Sales are Heavy at Tin Lizzy's Corona Light Sales are Heavy at Tin Lizzy's

It’s no surprise to anyone who has been to a Tin Lizzy’s location in Atlanta that the local cantinas are quite popular with the young, hip, beer-drinking crowds.

Brewpub Opens Doors in Evanston, Illinois Brewpub Opens Doors in Evanston, Illinois

Smylie Brothers Brewing Company will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday, June 24, at 4 p.m. The 200-seat brewpub in Evanstan, Illinois, will serve craft beer, Texas-style barbecue, wood-fired pizza, and Midwestern comfort food to downtown Evanston. 

Current Trends in Glassware: Adding Class with Glass Current Trends in Glassware: Adding Class with Glass

One of the hottest trends to hit drinkware in recent years was the Mason jar, a popular vehicle for all types of beverages, from iced tea to bourbon, and across all geographic regions.

Father’s Day Brings Out the Meat and Beer Father’s Day Brings Out the Meat and Beer

Father’s Day is the third-most popular day for dining out, behind Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day, according to the National Restaurant Association, and while Mother’s Day menus sway toward elegant brunches and Mimosas, Father’s Day menus often head in a different d

One Year In: A Belgian Chef Leaves his Mark on D.C. One Year In: A Belgian Chef Leaves his Mark on D.C.

In chef/owner Bart Vandaele's B Too, a giant portrait of a pig snout hangs on one of the walls, peeking out cheekily from behind amber curtains. The snout sits above a corner of the restaurant, perhaps sniffing the guests' waffles or oinking at their selections.

Bad Ass Beer App Expands in Charlotte, N.C. Bad Ass Beer App Expands in Charlotte, N.C.

Bad Ass Beer App, an app that allows users to browse real-time tap lists and earn special rewards when they visit participating pubs, has expanded to two restaurants in Charlotte, North Carolina: Pint Central and Pizza Peel.

BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery Sweeps Beer Classic BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery Sweeps Beer Classic

BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery, a small-town brewery in Bourbonnais, Illinois, that debuted a handful of years ago with a tiny, five-barrel brewing system, swept the recent American Beer Classic held at Soldier Field in Chicago, taking home the title o

NRA Show Highlights: Variety and Innovation in Beverage

Just as chefs are expected to be creative with their culinary efforts, operators also must be innovative when it comes to their beverage choices—both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

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