The British Are Coming!

August is a cracking month to visit Great Britain. Thousands of vacationers from around the globe flock there this time of year, attracted by such internationally renowned spectacles as the British Open Crabbing Championship, the Egton Bridge Gooseberry Show, and the World Bog Snorkeling Championship, to…


Zwanze Day 2015


Get ready, Zwanze fans! On 9.19.15, the following locations (plus many more around the world) will be tapping Cantillon’s Wild Brussels Stout at the exact same time: – Anchorage Brewing Co. — Anchorage, Alaska – Apex — Portland, Oregon – Armsby Abbey — Worcester, Massachusetts –…


A Salute to ‘Merica

America salutes itself this weekend, and rightly so. Back in 1773, when outraged colonials in the Shelton Brothers’ home state of Massachusetts dumped great sacks of British hops (mistakenly labeled “tea”) into Boston Harbor, they were making a historic dual statement — “no taxation without…


Drink for Deutschland

Technically, spring extends for a couple more weeks. But can we all just admit that it’s June, summer’s here, and it’s time to drink as much German beer as humanly possible? We’re talking non-stop, every day from now until September — at which point we’ll…


Bonjour, Spring!

DDC Equinoxe Printemps

The month of May, with the return of those delicate blossoming flowers and chirpy migratory birds, is the perfect time to tentatively venture out once again to the garden or café — the time, perhaps, to sip an appropriately mellow boisson alcoolisée, light up a…