Will Gordon

10 Great Gifts For Beer Lovers

10 Great Gifts For Beer Lovers

You’re a little bit behind on your holiday shopping, huh? That’s okay. This was one of those weird years when winter didn’t start until three days before Christmas, and what kind of overachieving neurotic worries about Christmas shopping in the fall? But now that the sun has done its official solsticial thing, the fact that […]

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The Best Beers Of 2015

The Best Beers Of 2015

Late December “Best of the Year” lists are dicey at best, and corrupt at worst. So I have good news for you: This is the best kind of list! It’s not corrupt, because I’m not trying to advance any nefarious agenda. Make no mistake: my integrity is absolutely for sale. But no one’s made a […]

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8 Of 2015’s Best New IPAs

8 Of 2015’s Best New IPAs

Beer taxonomy is a messy field, because reasonable bon vivants like you and I tend to be too busy drinking to get bogged down with splitting word-hairs, so we leave such matters to the pedants, who can’t even agree on what basic terms such as “craft” and “session” mean.

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13 Splurge-Worthy Beers

13 Splurge-Worthy Beers

Last Sunday I did something I swore I’d never do: I waited more than 10 minutes in line to buy a single bottle of beer. I hate myself for breaking the vow and wasting the time, but that’s what happens when you realize you need the Trader Joe’s Vintage Ale for a holiday beer story […]

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The Best 15 Beers To Serve At Thanksgiving

The Best 15 Beers To Serve At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving beer pairing, like the holiday itself, is only as complicated as you choose to make it. There’s a lot to be said for keeping it low-key and simply enjoying a midweek day off with a couple of turkey Hot Pockets and a six-pack of Schlitz. Don’t let anybody tell you that’s not a party. […]

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10 Overlooked Modern Classic Beers

10 Overlooked Modern Classic Beers

Craft breweries are becoming increasingly willing to package their wares in aluminum cans rather than glass bottles, which is good news for the environment and the consumer. Cans are lighter than bottles and therefore require less fuel to ship, and they’re more easily recyclable. They’re also better at keeping light and oxygen away from our […]

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12 Great High Octane IPAs You Should Try

12 Great High Octane IPAs You Should Try

With pumpkin spice season behind us, we craft beer drinkers can once again turn our full attention to the hoppy beers that brought most of us here in the first place. In a few short weeks, the malty nutmeg will be returning in the slightly more distinguished form of winter warmers, and shortly thereafter the […]

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