Craft Beer http://wunc.org en The New Hub For Hops: Western NC http://wunc.org/post/new-hub-hops-western-nc <p></p><p></p><p>In less than five years the number of craft beer breweries in North Carolina has more than doubled. From Manteo to the mountains - tasting rooms, tap houses and local seasonal drafts are pouring in. Asheville now has more breweries per capita than anywhere in the country.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:40:19 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 38222 at http://wunc.org The New Hub For Hops: Western NC [Video] Inside Fullsteam's First Frost Beer http://wunc.org/post/video-inside-fullsteams-first-frost-beer <p>http://youtu.be/0lRiLdOb8sI</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:43:17 +0000 Eric Mennel & David Huppert 37390 at http://wunc.org [Video] Inside Fullsteam's First Frost Beer Beers Of North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/beers-north-carolina <p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">Since 1980, North Carolina's beer industry has grown from four breweries to nearly 100. The craft beer explosion has far-reaching effects in the local economy, community and agriculture. It has inspired a great deal of creativity, including the development of beer made from yeast that grows on wasps. </span></font></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:56:37 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33047 at http://wunc.org Beers Of North Carolina Community Colleges Hope To Offer Degree In Craft Beer Brewing http://wunc.org/post/community-colleges-hope-offer-degree-craft-beer-brewing <p>Many college students become immersed in beer culture when they go to college, but it’s usually not in the classroom. That might be about to change at three North Carolina colleges hoping to offer degrees in craft beer brewing next year.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 18533 at http://wunc.org Community Colleges Hope To Offer Degree In Craft Beer Brewing SLIDESHOW: Raleigh Bartender Learns Ancient Art Of Distilling Pisco http://wunc.org/post/slideshow-raleigh-bartender-learns-ancient-art-distilling-pisco <p>In early April, <a href="http://mandolinraleigh.com/">Mandolin </a>bar manager John Anton hopped on a plane to Lima to meet up with seven other bartenders from across the country. Each had <a href="/post/raleigh-bartender-wins-national-pisco-cocktail-contest">won a national cocktail contest sponsored by Campo de Encanto</a>, the makers of an ancient Peruvian liquor called pisco. The prize was a trip to Peru to learn how the spirit is distilled. When the group stepped off the plane, they were immediately greeted by the owner of the company and a bottle of pisco. It was 4:30 a.m.</p><p>Pisco is an old drink, made in Peru since the 1600’s. It’s distilled from grapes instead of grains, and it’s traditionally aged in clay containers that impart no color. The result is a smooth, clear spirit that some liken to grappa. Similar to wine, Anton claims “you can really taste where it came from,” due to the quality that the grapes impart. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:38:03 +0000 Laura Candler 18301 at http://wunc.org SLIDESHOW: Raleigh Bartender Learns Ancient Art Of Distilling Pisco Raleigh Bartender Wins National Pisco Cocktail Contest http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-bartender-wins-national-pisco-cocktail-contest <p>If you’ve never heard of pisco, then you're not alone. But &nbsp;<a href="http://mandolinraleigh.com/">Mandolin</a> bar manager John Anton hopes to change that. &nbsp;He wants to introduce pisco – a Peruvian grape brandy – to people in the Raleigh area willing to give it a go, and he believes that a trip to Peru to witness the makers of the spirit can help him do it. Anton will head to the Peruvian town of Ica next month, courtesy of pisco-maker <a href="http://www.encantopisco.com/">Campo de Encanto</a>, to watch a 90-year-old master pisco distiller in action.</p><p> Sat, 30 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 12810 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Bartender Wins National Pisco Cocktail Contest Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer's Dominance http://wunc.org/post/craft-brews-slowly-chipping-away-big-beers-dominance America loves beer.<p>In the U.S., we drink $200 billion worth of the hops-brewed libation annually. What many Americans might not know is that most domestic beer, 90 percent in fact, is dominated by just two companies: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/02/19/172323211/beer-map-two-giant-brewers-210-brands">Anheuser-Busch InBev and MillerCoors</a>.<p>Innovators, however, are challenging that dominance in the form of craft beer breweries. Small mom-and-pop-style breweries — or regional breweries — now account for about 6 percent of domestic beer sales. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:31:51 +0000 editor 12171 at http://wunc.org Craft Brews Slowly Chipping Away At Big Beer's Dominance Brewing in North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/brewing-north-carolina <p>Erik Lars Myers was disguised as your average IT guy, but he was also diligently spending his nights and weekends brewing beer in his backyard for 13 years. He found the world of beer so interesting that he wrote a popular blog about it called topfermented.com. Wed, 25 Apr 2012 15:37:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 4931 at http://wunc.org Brewing in North Carolina Craft Breweries Push For Lower Taxes http://wunc.org/post/craft-breweries-push-lower-taxes <p>It’s Friday, the end of the work week. This evening, a lot of people will head over to their local “watering hole” for relaxation with friends.&nbsp;&nbsp; In North Carolina a growing number of people are opting for a home-made beer, a craft beer. Micro-brew-style pubs are steadily opening.&nbsp; But in order to keep growing, they’re hoping for a tax break from Washington.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3453 at http://wunc.org Craft Breweries Push For Lower Taxes