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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 first step in making any kind of alcohol is to identify a sugar source. Some…

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 bottle. “When Jeff Peace, the owner, founded Bone Spirits, his goal was—and is—using local…

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 jobs that we enjoy, but Blissful Folly Farm is our full-time passion,” said…

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 according to Joe Alecci, lead distiller at Bone Spirits. For the official…

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 with his mouth. Read on for the parts of our free-flowing conversation that I managed…

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 brewers are doing and mastering the nuances of the business,” Ryan…

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 big white tent on the grounds of Teague’s Tavern. They tag-teamed, took turns answering my questions and made sure…

Junk Gypsies Hey Y’all

Hey Y'all from the Junk Gypsies Amie Sikes and Jolie Sikes junkers, authors, TV stars, daughters, sisters, moms...Round Top business women We don’t claim be experts… but we do know what works for us in regards to runnin’ the roads and…

Wonder(ful) Women. Wisdom of the Ages.

WONDER(ful) WOMEN Wisdom of the Ages from Round Top, Texas Allow us to introduce you to three wonder women from the Round Top, Texas area. “I know God loves me, and I’m on this earth to do His work. This is my time and my…