The recently announced Brewers Association’s “independence seal” has a clear purpose: to make it easy for consumers to differentiate who is in the independent craft beer club and who is in the corporate club. Naturally, brewers in the corporate club weren’t impressed.
There’s a stereotype in the wine world as mysterious as it is pervasive: that sommeliers like to drink beer when they get off work. And not just any beer, either, so the myth goes; somms, when chilling with their friends, are choosing bargain beers.
When it comes to pairing cheese with drinks, it’s easy to gravitate to the wine. No matter what type of cheese it is, there always seems to be a wine pairing. But what if we were to tell you that cheese pairs just as well — if not better — with beer? And no, not […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Last week, just for fun, I flew out to San Francisco to putter around on their trolleys and trains and busses and so forth. If you’ve never been to the Bay Area, or even if you have, I’d like to tell you some of the things they have out there, because I was frankly pretty […]