Mel Heim: Making Strides for Women In Distilling

Starting as a self-described “hobbyist home brewer”, Mel Heim’s backyard brewing days have blossomed over the past 13 years to a career in spirits that even she never dared to dream. Mel described her early days at Rogue Ales as doing administrative odd jobs, but...

Lager Beer Explained: 9 Essential Facts, Figures and Serving Tips

For all of the beer-lovers among us, a frosty brew is often associated with many of our favorite memories. While there are so many styles, and iterations of those styles, the classic lager is a foundational beer, well-known, and well-loved.

California Kings: Why Cabernet Sauvignon Reigns in California

Cabernet Saugvignon reigns as the most popular and widely planted red wine grape in California—and the world! But why? The grape? The soil? Read on to find out and then join us on 6/18 for our virtual tasting with Jax Vineyards and Hawkes Wine

Our 4 Favorite Whiskey Gifts For Dad To Celebrate Father’s Day

We’re rounding up our 4 favorite whiskey gifts for dad. From the best whiskey club to clubs featuring other spirits and full bottles. We’ve got you covered for Father’s Day!

Explore The Craft

This is the place to explore your passion for craft alcohol. A place that’s dedicated to telling the stories behind the craft, up and coming innovations, lesser known drinks, cocktail recipes, and of course…the incredible people and places behind it all. Grab a drink and dive in…



IPA: Beer that Knows How to Have a Hoppin’ Good Time

IPA: Beer that Knows How to Have a Hoppin’ Good Time

Why am I jumping around and singing hip hop? We get to talk about a delightful beer that leaves you with a hoppy kick with every sip. India Pale Ales are a polarizing beer at the outset... it often seems like people either love them or hate them. Today we're relying...

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Upcoming Bay Area Events for Cider Lovers

Upcoming Bay Area Events for Cider Lovers

We have a special Bay Area only post here to let all of our tippling friends locally know about some exciting Bay Area events happening here next week! Not only is next week CiderCon with cider makers from all over the country descending on the Bay Area, it's also the...

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The Art of Making Sake

The Art of Making Sake

In our previous romp with Sake, we explored what sake is. Now let's move on to the how. While sake's ingredients are simple and pure the process tends to be a bit more, shall we say, involved. If you are drinking sake, you are drinking something that has been made...

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What Is Mead? Your New Favorite Drink, Seriously.

What Is Mead? Your New Favorite Drink, Seriously.

What is Mead? Mead is a simple girl. She’s typically blonde in coloring, has a sweet core that can often be cunningly dry, and she doesn’t need much fuss to shine. She consists of water, honey, and yeast. All three are carefully fermented and often aged.

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Craft Maker Features

Hopped Whiskey Hot Chocolate with Charbay Whiskey

Hopped Whiskey Hot Chocolate with Charbay Whiskey

The Crafty Cask Channel: Hopped Whiskey Hot Chocolate with Charbay Whiskey This time of year, when there's a distinct chill in the air, warm beverages definitely have major appeal. While a boozy Hot Toddy or some Hot Buttered Rum may not be everyone's cup of tea...

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