When Tyler Cox, the brewmaster at Outer Light Brewing Co. in Groton, decided he wanted to learn how to make a brut IPA, he did something both obvious and brilliant. He called the San Francisco breweries that had first brewed the new style.

Kent Falls Brewing Co. is far from pretty much everywhere. Downtown Kent is a 15-minute drive from the brewery, while the company’s namesake Kent Falls State Park takes about 17 minutes by car. To get to the farm where the brewery is, you drive through a web of winding back roads. You’ll dri…

When people try Maple Craft Foods’ bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup for the first time and taste the all-natural sweetness of the Vermont syrup layered with subtle smoke and caramel flavors imparted by aging in bourbon barrels, their reactions are often visceral, Dave Ackert says.

Coffee in Connecticut doesn’t generally get the same press as other beverages such as craft beer or wine. We’re here to change that by shining a light on some of the truly incredible coffee hot spots in the state. We selected locations where coffee-making has been elevated to an art form and…

The problem with some products that donate to charity is that the term “a portion of proceeds” can mean anything from a significant donation to pennies, says Mike Lutz, operations manager of Salute American Vodka. That’s why with his company’s vodka, $1 is donated to veterans organizations f…

Craft Brew Races, New Haven, Aug. 5 This 5k run followed by a beer festival returns to New Haven. The race starts at noon with the beer festival beginning a half-hour later at Edgewood Park. Participants can run the 5k then enjoy the festival, or skip the run and just have beer. Tickets to t…

Sun Food & Wine Fest, Jan. 27-29 This year’s festivities will feature 20 celebrity chefs and winemakers, as well as 1,000 wines, craft beers, select spirits and signature dishes from some of New England’s best restaurants. The grand-tasting main event will be Jan. 28, but there are a var…