It’s always a great time for delicious craft beer. But the next few months bring an array of awesome beer festivals for you to officially celebrate the beer riches of our current moment in style. Beer weeks and festivals celebrate the culture and community of craft beer and give fans options to enjoy new and special […]
During Coachella in mid-April, I tasted some delicious craft beer not only in the ”Craft Beer Barn,” but also in the ”Rare Beer Bar,” headed by Jimmy Han of Los Angeles’s Beer Belly. He even stashed away some Wicked Weed Marina, a blonde sour ale aged in wine barrels with over one pound per gallon […]
Vacations typically involve imbibing one way or another. But now, with more than 5,200 breweries in the U.S., there are more and more opportunities to plan your next vacation around craft suds. And what better way to dive into the local culture than in spending it with those who are crafting the suds and helping drive the […]
Keep in mind there are now over 5,000 breweries in the United States. Whether you’re new to craft beer or are diving into the best and brightest brewers across our 50 states, choosing a beer is getting harder and harder with every year. That’s where we come in. This non-comprehensive and unofficial list is a good start, […]
There are few things better in life than a delicious craft beer after a challenging bike ride. Over the last decade, pedals and pints have increasingly crossed paths. In Cooperstown, New York, Brewery Ommegang hosts the Drops to Hops Bike Race; Pennsylvania’s Victory Brewing sponsors bicycle teams; and let us not forget cycling is the reason […]
There was a time where I cringed at the sight of a raspberry wheat or berry blonde beer. I just thought it was too dainty and affected, and frankly, not worth purchasing. But when you start with a great beer, if done right, fruit in beer can be refreshing and flavorful, and a perfect sipper during the […]
Since I started writing about beer, I’ve had a motto: ”There is good living where there is good beer.” Add food to the equation and you go from good living to great living. Beer is a great match for food because of the complexity of its flavors. Now more than ever before, there’s synergy between the beer […]
Like IPAs? You’re not alone! According to the Brewers Association, IPAs accounted for less than eight percent of the craft beers sold in 2008. But as of August 2015, 27.4 percent of beers sold were IPAs. That’s a huge amount of growth, and the popularity of IPAs will only continue to rise.