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 […]
Whether drinking games play a sizable role in your social schedule, or you haven’t so much as touched a Solo cup in years, certain times call for easy, boozy interactions around a deck of cards. Like, say, family time. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up a list of our favorite drinking games to play […]
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 […]
Unlike your politically outspoken uncle, beer is a welcome guest at every Thanksgiving gathering. It complements whatever you’re serving, be it fowl, tofurkey, or beef (in the form of family infighting). No one is more thankful for beer than brewers themselves. It’s their love, their livelihood, their language.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The world shelled out $661 billion for beer last year. Behemoth breweries dominated sales, with the 50 biggest brewing companies accounting for nearly half of global beer consumption in 2017. This year’s list of top-ranking beers, based on 2017 sales, is similar to last year’s results, with a few key changes.
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 […]