Of course Independence Day is our nation's celebration of freedom, but for a lot of Americans it is the freedom from our daily grind that we celebrate. It's one of those few holidays dictated by no real commitment other than the commitment to have fun.
It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.
Photo courtesy of Hotel Vermont Three brew-focused itineraries from the Hotel Vermont's beer concierge. Matt Canning might just have the best job e...
If the taps are listed on a chalkboard, then huzzah. If you can throw peanut shells on the floor, then so much the better. And if you need elaborate directions to find the place, then you're almost certainly on the right track. Here are a few favorites (you'll have to ask around for directions).
When you get an empty, don't waste it. Turn it into one of these ingenious devices to improve your decor, light up your campsite or cook your meals. Who knows? An empty can of beer could even save your life one day (check out #3).
I was in northeast Portland over the weekend and decided to stop in at a brewery that Yelp users said not only had good beer but "it's a nonprofit too!" I assumed they just misinterpreted the brewpub's joke about its inadequate revenue. But no.
As soon as my lawyer gets out of jail, I am going to file a classless action lawsuit against the makers of "National Lampoon's Animal House" for theft of intellectual property.
Say goodbye to the days when you tossed a measly ball of ground beef on the grill, threw it on a bun and called it a burger. This summer, all you need is a beer can burger.
Vanilla bean ice cream and root beer ale combine with a dollop of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup to create the ultimate adult summer adult beverage
They're churning out some of the nation's tastiest and most inventive brews.
He's given us plenty of booze-soaked pearls of wisdom from his many years on TV.
You'll want to approach pouring beer into a float with a bit of delicacy.
They're kind of the worst when it comes to beer. Here's why.
That's right, eaters and drinkers -- you have to drink more to drink better.
Mackintosh Braun, a Portland-based "electro-pop" group composed of Ian Mackintosh and Ben Braun, are causing quite the stir. And not just in Portland. The band is growing their fan base in a big way. (This girl included!)
While it may surprise you to learn that the total number of craft breweries grew by 15.3 percent between 2012 and 2013, more surprising may be the fact that a large number of those companies also operate environmentally friendly production models.