Empire Brewing Co. in Syracuse launches second ‘tea beer’ venture with China | syracuse.com

… collaboration between between Empire and Panda Brew of China. (Don Cazentre)[/caption] The new beer — Kuding-Ta IPA — is flavored with the bitter kuding herb, the leaf of the Chinese holly plant, plus New York-grown Chinook hops. It’s part of plan to grow the Empire Brewing Co., which operates an Armory Square brewpub and is currently building one of New York’s largest Craft breweries off Route 13 in Cazenovia. The goal is to expand Empire’s brand identity beyond …

Research Into Yeast Hybrids Could Mean More Brews And Better Chocolate – AskMen

By Joel Balsam | December 5, 2015 Trending News: New Research Into Yeast Hybridization Could Bring Forth A Beer And Chocolate Revolution Why Is This Important? Because if we were going through a Craft beer revolution before, what will it be like when this breaks off? Long Story Short Research into yeast hybrids could make it easier to develop new tastes for such awesome things as beer, wine, whiskey, and chocolate. Long Story Are there two more boring words than yeast hybridization? Maybe not, …

These flavored tea bags promise to make some beers better

By Chris Morris | October 10, 2015 Could a tea bag make beer taste better? We tried it.   Here’s what we found out. Not too long ago, about the only thing you’d use to supplement your beer was a wedge of lime. But times are changing fast. Craft beer is tasty, but it’s significantly more expensive than macro beers like Budweiser or Miller Lite. And that got some people thinking: What if there were a way to infuse some of the characteristics of Craft beers into their cheaper cousins? …

Coffee shop owners open brewery in Wauseon – Toledo Blade

… longtime Red Rambler Coffees. It’s the fourth Craft brewery to open this year in northwest Ohio, joining Black Cloister Brewing Co. in downtown Toledo, Neon Groundhog Brewery at Majestic Oaks Winery in Grand Rapids, and Bowling Green Beer Works. The Michelsons recently relocated their coffee shop to a larger location at 1493 N. Shoop Ave., and thought there might be an opportunity to realize another dream of theirs: Craft beer. “In the building that we rented, it had a warehouse space behind …

Carrot beer on offer after Queensland craft brewer teams up with farmer to help promote local produce – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

By Courtney Wilson | June 15, 2015 PHOTO: [LtoR] Farmer Richard Gorman and Craft brewer Wade Curtis on their farm at Kalbar, with some of their carrot beer. (ABC News: Courtney Wilson)Beer and carrots do not usually go hand-in-hand, but an unusual bright orange brew has been successfully blended from produce out of the Scenic Rim, south of Brisbane. A chance encounter between Craft brewer Wade Curtis and a big-thinking carrot farmer …