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10 Things You Should Know About Sierra Nevada Brewing

10 Things You Should Know About Sierra Nevada Brewing

Now a household name among beer drinkers, Sierra Nevada Brewing was once a one-man show. Its founder, Ken Grossman, is still a star, and his brewery, founded in Chico, Calif., in 1980, is now the No. 3 craft brewery in the U.S. Sierra Nevada pioneered ultra-hoppy ales, sustainable brewing practices, and an enviable dry-hopping mechanism called […]

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Barrel-Aged Stouts Have Gone From Curiosity to Cult Collectible Because Innovation is Expensive and FOMO Is Real

Barrel-Aged Stouts Have Gone From Curiosity to Cult Collectible Because Innovation is Expensive and FOMO Is Real

It’s officially #stoutseason. For some, that may mean simply shifting gears from session IPAs to darker brews. For others, it entails a crowded calendar of special events celebrating the release of sticky, sludgy, boozy barrel-aged beers. These coveted creations cost double, and sometimes even 10 times the amount of an ordinary stout. The elevated price […]

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Drink World-Famous Craft Beer at Home With Eight Perfect Food Pairings

Drink World-Famous Craft Beer at Home With Eight Perfect Food Pairings

According to the Brewers Association, most Americans live within 10 miles of a craft brewery. Sometimes, though, even that is too far — like when it’s so cold outside your car won’t start, say, or if you’re having beer geeky friends over for dinner. Thankfully, Belgium’s world-famous Duvel has the solution. Duvel’s Single Fermented Golden […]

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9 Things You Should Know About Tecate

9 Things You Should Know About Tecate

Tecate is more than a Mexican lager. The self-described “true champion of men” claims to provide legendary nights, lifelong memories, and an ideal grilling companion. It also, somehow, thinks it is the perfect light lager for ladies. Originating in Mexico and now available in every state and 16 total markets around the world, Tecate is […]

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Hop Take: Calm Down Everyone, Craft Beer Prices Aren’t Spiking

Hop Take: Calm Down Everyone, Craft Beer Prices Aren’t Spiking

This week, scary reports warned craft beer drinkers that our pints are about to get more expensive. This, allegedly, is due to snowy weather “[flattening] barley crop” and “[roiling] malt supplies” in Canada, one of the U.S.’s top barley imports. This led to a 12 percent price jump in spot prices for barley grown in […]

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The Bear Who Drank Beer, Smoked Cigarettes, and Became an Unlikely War Hero

The Bear Who Drank Beer, Smoked Cigarettes, and Became an Unlikely War Hero

In 1942, a group of Polish prisoners of war traveling from a Siberian labor camp to Alexandria, Egypt found an unlikely companion in the mountains of modern-day Iran: a brown bear cub. They named the bear Wojtek (pronounced “Voytek”). His story is one of hope, heroism, and beer-fueled perseverance. After leaving a Soviet gulag, the […]

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