Beer’s really going places! This week we reported on hoppy ales and stouts crossing international waters and even going up to outer space. In other news, we feasted our eyes on pizza drawings, got a sneak peek at Sweetbitter, planned a music-themed dinner party and swirled and sipped on some California wine. Heading out to watch the races this weekend? We have just the sandwich for you. All that and more on this week’s Hot Topics.

  1. The Kentucky Derby is just about here! Get to know this traditional festive sandwich served on hoecakes.
  2. Want to learn how to butcher a fish properly? Start with this 3D tuna puzzle.
  3. You’ll never look at fries the same way again after making these extra-crispy potato sticks.
  4. These illustrations of New York’s most famous slices of pizza are something to behold.
  5. Have fun with planning you dinner party menu. Might we suggest this music-themed array of dishes?
  6. This Nebraska pastry chef rounded up a group of female chefs around the country for a great cause.
  7. The world’s first space beer needs your help before it’s ready for takeoff.
  8. Icelandair released a craft beer to celebrate its line of new energy-efficient planes.
  9. Sonoma-Cutrer’s team of women winemakers are pressing the good stuff.
  10. Writer Stephanie Danler and actress Caitlin FitzGerald stopped our podcast studios to chat about upcoming Starz series Sweetbitter.