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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9 Things You Should Know About Creature Comforts Brewing

9 Things You Should Know About Creature Comforts Brewing

Opened in April 2014 in the artistic-leaning college town of Athens, Ga., Creature Comforts Brewing quickly emerged as the cool kid on the block. But its artsy vibe goes beyond the hoodies, watch caps, and man buns you might brush past in the taproom. The brewery name, its best-known beer, Tropicália, its handsome can designs, and several of […]

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Ice-Cold Ardor: My Summer Romance With Macro Draft Beer

Ice-Cold Ardor: My Summer Romance With Macro Draft Beer

Picture the scene: It’s a scorching summer’s day, you’re on vacation, and your only priorities are quenching one hell of a thirst, and cooling down in the process. You don’t want to think about fucking IBU levels, nor do you want to wait in line for the latest limited-edition seasonal release or cult collaboration. You […]

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