Beverage Company of the Week

Hooked on Ballast Point

We’ve introduced you to some up and coming spirits and brews across the country, but this week we wanted to bring it back home. A recent article showing the top alcohol trends highlighted locally produced spirits and beer as one of the fastest growing trends in the country right now. Consumers are increasingly looking to […]

Sweat Tea Vodka: Thank Ya’ M’am

Flavored Vodka has exploded in recent years. While some of the more traditional lemon and lime flavors have been around for a while, we’ve seen an explosion in options available from espresso to marshmallow to… bacon? (Yes, you can buy bacon flavored vodka, and no it’s actually not that bad). While some feel that the explosion in […]

Dogfish Head – Off-Centered Stories, Off-Centered Beer

Not surprisingly, we’re pretty big craft beer fans here at The Portable Bar Company. The growth of the craft beer movement over the last decade has offered American beer drinkers more choices than at any time since before prohibition. Dogfish Head Recently, one of our favorite choices has been Dogfish Head. Dogfish Head is a […]

Sweet Water Brewing – “Don’t Float the Mainstream”

There’s no doubt that craft brewing in the U.S. is exploding. The movement is largely responsible for saving American beer consumers. Following the explosion of breweries after the repeal of Prohibition, the major breweries began consolidating. At one point, there were less than 100 breweries in the entire United States. While a few large companies still […]

Farm to Bottle: Dry Fly Distilling

Farm to Bottle: Dry Fly Distilling

Whether it’s artisanal handicrafts or food, consumers are increasingly attracted to brands and products that focus less TV commercials and more on quality, locally-sourced ingredients. This is apparent in the growing food-to-table movement and explosion of craft brewers in the U.S. over the past few years. Though it hasn’t received the same amount of press, […]

Guayakí Yerba Mate: Delicious, Market-Driven Restoration

We’ve been featuring some of our favorite alcoholic beverages, but we wanted to mix it up this week and tell you about our current non-alcoholic obsession: Guayakí Yerba Mate. So… What’s Yerba Mate? Yerba Mate (pronounced yer-bah mah-tay) is a traditional South American (primarily Argentinian, Pargaguayan and Uruguayan) drink made from the leaves of the […]