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11 Things You Should Know About New Belgium Brewing

11 Things You Should Know About New Belgium Brewing

A trip to New Belgium in Fort Collins, Col0., is unforgettable for many beer lovers. Founded in 1991, the destination includes a mosaic-clad brewhouse, numerous bars, and a maze-like foeder-filled taproom. Its East Coast location is equally impressive. The facility launched in Asheville, N.C., in 2016, equipped with a 6,000-square-foot tasting room decked out in […]

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Hop Take: Sparkling Canned Cocktails Are Buzzing (Sorry, Beer)

Hop Take: Sparkling Canned Cocktails Are Buzzing (Sorry, Beer)

On Wednesday, MillerCoors announced a new line of canned cocktails, Cape Line Sparkling Cocktails. Scheduled to debut in 2019, flavors include Blackberry Mojito, Margarita, and Hard Strawberry Lemonade. They are filled with buzzwords: The slim-canned sparklers are low-calorie (120), gluten-free, and contain no artificial flavors. They’re 4.5 percent ABV, made with fermented cane sugar, and […]

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11 Telltale Signs You’re in a Great Craft Beer Bar

11 Telltale Signs You’re in a Great Craft Beer Bar

Craft beer bars are everywhere these days. There are good ones, and there are bad ones. Then, there are great ones. The abundance of beer-focused establishments is a natural progression in the U.S., considering most of us live within 10 miles of a brewery. But not all beer bars are created equally. Some are stuck in […]

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The 50 Best Beers of 2018

The 50 Best Beers of 2018

This was a bright, bold, hazy year in beer. Throughout 2018, New England-style IPAs (NEIPAs) continued to pour in, reinvigorating craft beer pioneers and the IPA category as a whole. Of course, IPAs are hardly the only brews making news. And so, VinePair’s ranking of the top 50 beers of 2018 includes these alongside many […]

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With Unregulated Draft Lines and AB InBev Investments, Chinese Craft Beer Is at a Crossroads

With Unregulated Draft Lines and AB InBev Investments, Chinese Craft Beer Is at a Crossroads

When AB InBev, the world’s largest beer company, acquired Shanghai-based pioneer Boxing Cat Brewery, it sounded an alarm for China — and the world. Ever since, every single member of China’s craft beer community has been debating how to respond. Some secretly hope that a conglomerate will come knocking on their doors with a large […]

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Popping (Beer) Bottles: 9 of the Best Brut IPAs, Ranked

Popping (Beer) Bottles: 9 of the Best Brut IPAs, Ranked

Brut IPAs turn ultra-juicy milkshake IPAs on their frothy heads. The style originated in San Francisco as an answer to the East Coast’s now-ubiquitous New England-style IPA. What emerged is a spritzy brew that smells like a juice bomb and drinks like a Spindrift. Breweries started producing brut IPAs in 2018, and, given its newness, […]

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Brut Brews: How Ancient Techniques Are Driving the World’s Trendiest Beers

Brut Brews: How Ancient Techniques Are Driving the World’s Trendiest Beers

Unless you’ve been living under a beer-repellant rock, you’ve likely heard the word “brut” thrown around the beer world lately. This is mostly due to the recently emerged, rapidly spreading brut IPA category. But “brut” is not new to brews. Brewers have been experimenting with the sparkling-wine-inspired method for at least a decade. Called bière […]

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