Monday, January 22, 2018

Wassail! Greetings from Rohan Meadery

Wassail, an old English toast to good health and good times, reflects the character of Rohan Meadery. “Our business is built on a hobby that...

Mead’s Long History: A Short Read

As mankind's oldest fermented beverage, mead, which is made at Rohan Meadery in Fayette County, has a long, rich history. Mead, also called metheglin , is an alcoholic beverage fermented...

Bone Spirits: A Distillation Short Course

Distilling spirits is equal parts science and art. Joe Alecci, distiller at Bone Spirits, provides a short course in farm to bottle distilling. Mashing 101 The...

Bone Spirits: A Farm to Bottle Distillery

Bone Spirits, located in Smithville, relies on a bare bones approach to distill locally grown corn and capture its essential, pure flavor in a...

Rohan Meadery: A Honey of a Winery

John and Wendy Rohan are busy as bees operating Blissful Folly Farm, home to their honey-based winery Rohan Meadery—and their family. “We both have full-time...

Bone Spirits: A Spirited Primer

Vodka, gin and whiskey are defined first by distillation proof and then by production characteristics such as location of production, aging methods and ingredients...

Q&A with Brewmaster Ryan Huff

Ryan Huff, co-owner of Huff Brewing Company in Bellville, is passionate about craft brewing—and he talks really fast. My note-taking hand couldn’t keep up...

Huff Brewing Company: Global Hometown Style

Huff Brewing Company near Bellville exists because Ryan and Christine Huff love the beverage industry. “We really like traveling to different places, tasting what other...

Stirring the Pot: Teague’s Tavern

On their last day off before the 21-day run of the spring antiques show, Kiki and Don Teague were overseeing the set-up of a...

Shooting the Breeze with Shiner Brewmaster Jimmy Mauric

I toured the Spoetzl Brewery in mid-April but missed seeing Shiner brewmaster Jimmy Mauric because he was at a craft brewing conference in Washington,...