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For a snack that’s almost light as air, popcorn manages to deliver some hefty benefits. “While popcorn may not sit on the grocery store aisle next to whole-grain classics like 100% whole-wheat bread and whole-oats cereal, it is, in fact, a whole grain that can be quite nutritious,” says Hank…

Flor Blanca is a Mexican-style lager brewed with flaked corn and a touch of Flor Blanca Mexican sea salt. This beer begs to be drank with a lime to welcome the warmer weather! The crisp 2-row and flaked yellow corn malts make for light and easy drinking. It has a 5.3% ABV and 9 IBUs.

The Idaho 7 SMaSH beer is an easy-drinking IPA from BeerSauce Shop, brewed in collaboration with Missouri Beer Co. out of O’Fallon, Missouri. This low-ABV IPA is made with Idaho 7 hops, an experimental hop that provides a piney, tropical flavor and Proximity Two-Row malts – giving it a clean…

The Boomerang Lemon Lime Mead Spritzer is intentionally crafted with only three natural ingredients – water, honey and citrus. It clocks in at just 90 calories, 3 g of carbs and 4% alcohol, so there’s plenty of room for extended enjoyment. Boomerang is a refreshing palate cleanser that invit…

The American Blonde Ale from Wild Sun Winery & Brewery is a crisp and refreshing, light-bodied ale with estery aromas and a smooth, low-hop clean finish. It has an ABV of 4.3% and 11 IBUs. This fine-tuned brew is perfect for sipping in the sun, just as the name suggests.

The Melvin Brewing crew decided it was time to go on an exotic excursion with this brew. They were on a quest to capture the “sour soul” and bring it to you in liquid form. First, they started with a soft wheat base and fermented it with a lactic acid-producing yeast to keep it zippy. Then, …

Three-time award-winning brew, Mayhem Märzen, has been a staple in Springfield Brewing Co. fall lineup for 22 years. This wonderfully malty Oktoberfest-style lager has aromas of toasted bread, baked crackers and caramel. The World Beer Cup winner has 22 IBUs and 5.0% ABV.

Space Camper Cosmic IPA is an exhilarating initiation into a mind-bending alternate universe of India Pale Ales. Boulevard’s brewers employ massive hop additions at the end of the boil and during fermentation to minimize upfront bitterness – creating a juicy India Pale Ale bursting with trop…

In German, “Radler” means “cyclist” and “bier-mixed-with-soda.” So, of course, when Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. went about canning their first Radler, they saw it fitting to partner up with friends at Big Shark Bicycle Company to create a true Radler/Radler mash up. This lager with house-made…

This easy-drinking blonde ale was named after a young man with a disability in the hometown of Friendship Brewing Co. after he passed away at age 25 in 2015. He remains famous for his positive attitude and his hugs. A portion of the proceeds of this smooth and refreshing 5% ABV ale are donat…

Everyone’s favorite brunch beverage can now be had in beer form! Old Bakery Beer Co. started with a light beer featuring organic, local raw wheat from Cow Creek Farm in Paxton, Illinois, and added plenty of orange juice. The combination adds sweetness and juicy citrus flavor. This brew is se…

Feast's Happy Half Hour series returns with Feast publisher Catherine Neville and Rogan Howitt, bartender and Feast contributor. Each cocktail will feature Brown-Forman spirits as they mix and shake in some of the region's favorite bars. Here are the recipes to become a cocktail connoisseur …