by | Mar 31, 2017

The alcohol-policy landscape in Pennsylvania was static — almost glacial — for most of the past 40 years. However, these days, the glaciers are melting and the landscape is shifting. New laws and interpretations are coming every few months. The…

by | Jan 31, 2017

What’s the difference between a beer can and a mayonnaise jar? It sounds like the opening to a bad joke, but it’s also the basis for a legal and regulatory battle being waged between the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC)…

by | Jan 18, 2017

When you think of Mexican beer, light lagers like Corona, Pacifico, and Negro Modelo probably come to mind. But American-style craft beer also has been gaining market-share for years. With 60 million potential customers and $20 billion in annual revenue,…

by | Jan 9, 2017

I am a seasonal drinker. What tastes best to me in the summer swelter is not what I hoist in the chillier months. Since the cold began its bite some weeks back, for example, I have not had a single…

by | Nov 3, 2016

Traverse City, Michigan (population 15,000), is a gorgeous bay town near the northern end of Lake Michigan. The town, which oozes charm, has very good restaurants and genial denizens. In the autumn, both salmon and steelhead run through the Boardman…

by | Jul 4, 2016

As Independence Day approaches Monday, one wonders if the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will follow its recent pattern and release some scary anti-alcohol study right before the holiday, so that everyone who enjoys a cold…

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