It’s in vogue to produce and consume things that are natural, wild, and untreated by modern industrial methods. That goes for food, wine, and, increasingly, beer. There are many breweries in the U.S. producing unpasteurized beer. But what is it exactly? Here’s everything you need to know before drinking unpasteurized beer. What is it? An […]
There were more than 580,000 working bartenders in the U.S. in 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That staggering number is supposed to grow to more than 640,000 by 2024. That’s a 10 percent increase, which means that the corps of bartenders is growing faster than the average increase of all other occupations. […]
There are certain beers and beer styles you see over and over again that are overhyped and simply don’t deliver. But do craft brewers feel as exasperated as some consumers? We asked nine brewers what the most overrated beer is to find out. ”Any beer that requires a consumer to stand in line for hours […]
Fans of travel and fine beverages had reason to rejoice when President Barack Obama announced Cuba and the U.S. were working on normalizing relations. In addition to the possibility that the U.S. could finally get a taste of true Havana Club, there was the distinctly real opportunity for Americans to expose themselves to an entirely different culture that’s […]
Updated on 2017-06-21.
On June 9, VinePair put eight mass produced cheap light beers to a blind taste test. Now Miller Lite, right on cue for summer beer drinking season, is looking to bring cheap light beer blind taste tests to the masses. MillerCoors is launching a campaign it calls ”Know Your Beer.” The campaign pits Miller Lite […]
Updated on 2017-06-21.
Imagine arriving at the airport after a long, satisfying vacation, dropping your bags off at security, and lounging at the beach — drink in hand — until it’s time to board your flight. For Virgin Holiday members, that imaginary scene will soon be reality. Virgin Holiday, Richard Branson’s tour company, is launching ”Departure Beach” in […]
Summer is the season of wheat beers. The refreshing German style can be found in beer gardens across the country. So what is it about wheat beers, and what’s with all the variation in the style? Here’s everything you need to know about wheat beers but were too embarrassed to ask. What is a wheat […]
Updated on 2017-06-20.
Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Elder is a beer with a reputation. For eight years in a row, the Northern California brewery has been rated the nation’s best commercial beer by Zymurgy, the American Homebrewers Association magazine. But no longer. Bell’s Brewery’s Two Hearted Ale won the award, which is chosen by a survey […]
Danny Mena was at a mezcal conference in 2008 the first time he heard murmurings that the United States was in a mezcal boom.