10 Easy Pleasing Golden Ales to Soak Up This Summer, Ranked

10 Easy Pleasing Golden Ales to Soak Up This Summer, Ranked

Golden ales, also known as blonde ales, are making a splash this summer. As more craft beer drinkers turn toward simpler pleasures, golden ales new and old are finding life everywhere from dive bars to boutique brewpubs. These sunny-hued brews are light, easy-drinking alternatives to hoppy IPAs and everyday lagers, landing somewhere in the middle […]

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An Illustrated Guide to Beer Can and Bottle Sizes (Infographic)

An Illustrated Guide to Beer Can and Bottle Sizes (Infographic)

While large-format wine bottles get cool Biblical names like Jeroboam, Methuselah, and Balthazar, beer bottles and cans tend to have more approachable monikers. From tallboys to bombers to nips, beers of all sizes are, for the most part, easy enough to say aloud without risk of embarrassment. What’s not always clear, however, is exactly what […]

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Hop Take: The Brewers Association Hates Big Beer but Loves Big Business

Hop Take: The Brewers Association Hates Big Beer but Loves Big Business

Last week, the Brewers Association (BA) announced that Buffalo Wild Wings will be an official sponsor of this year’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF), one of the largest beer festivals in the country. As part of the deal, B Dubs will have its own branded pop-up sports bar at GABF. At first glance, beer industry members […]

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Actually, It Makes a Lot of Sense That Craft Brewers Are Also Distilling Spirits

Actually, It Makes a Lot of Sense That Craft Brewers Are Also Distilling Spirits

Dogfish Head may be one of the more recognizable craft breweries in America, but there was a time when its Rehoboth Beach outfit made it the smallest brewery in the country. After the 90 Minute IPA became a cult favorite, owner Sam Caligione suggested the company “do more,” according to James Montero of Dogfish Head […]

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MAP: The Most Iconic Drink in Every State

MAP: The Most Iconic Drink in Every State

Proud Texans will inform you that their state is bigger than all of France. Alaska, the largest state in America, is reportedly twice that size. Ours is a country of enormous geographic breadth and diversity, and so, unsurprisingly, drinking preferences vary by state. Using a BuzzFeed Community poll from March 2018, VinePair mapped what readers voted […]

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You Have Exactly Two Chances to Ride This Craft Beer Train Through Colorado

You Have Exactly Two Chances to Ride This Craft Beer Train Through Colorado

The Durango Brew Train sounds too good to be true, and it almost is. Twice a year, a luxuriously restored 1920s steam locomotive travels deep into the Colorado wilderness, with local craft brewers on board to host guided tastings. Each trip culminates in a beer- and music-fueled party in the middle of the forest. It’s […]

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We Asked 12 Renowned Pitmasters: What’s the Best Beer to Pair With Your Barbecue?

We Asked 12 Renowned Pitmasters: What’s the Best Beer to Pair With Your Barbecue?

American barbecue pairs well with beer, wine, cocktails, sunshine, and rain. There’s something especially appealing, though, about drinking a cold beer with a plate of ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and the collards or cornbread that rightly accompany them. Doug Psaltis, chef-partner of Bub City in Chicago and cofounder of the city’s annual Windy City Smokeout, […]

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NYC’s First Female Cicerone Anne Becerra Wants a Magnum of Rochefort 10 at the End

NYC’s First Female Cicerone Anne Becerra Wants a Magnum of Rochefort 10 at the End

Anne Becerra got her start in beer after quitting her marketing job, hopping in an RV and traveling across America, experiencing the many flavors of, and communities around, craft beer. When she returned home to New York, her next adventure was behind the taps. Behind the bar today as beverage director at Treadwell Park in […]

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