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 […]
Heralded as the next big thing for more than three years now, sours occupy a divisive corner of the beer world. According to the internet, it’s women who love them. No, wait, it’s gender-nonspecific hipsters. Or maybe everyone loves sour beers, we just don’t know how to talk about them. In truth, anyone who appreciates tangy flavors and a […]
It’s easy to mock ”Bar Rescue” because it should be the greatest show in television history and it manages to fall just a bit short, ranking somewhere in the upper-middle echelon along with ”Kate and Allie” and ”Good Times.” But even though it’s not everything it could be, it’s still reliably good and occasionally transcendent.
There is more to fall beer than pumpkin ale. With the massive number of fall-themed beers on the market, there really is something for everybody, and that means you can drink your way into the season without complaining that pumpkin just isn’t your thing. So here are the top eight fall beers you should be […]
Imagine: You finally crack open that IPA you’ve been saving for a special occasion (one of these 10, perhaps?). Your family, friends, and that overzealous guy at the beer store have been crowing about how it essentially tastes like the second coming. But when you open it, the flavors everyone was so excited about seem muted […]
Fact: beer lovers who refuse to drink wine are missing out. Yes, of course, beer and wine are two very different beverages. Beer is brewed year-round from a variety of starches, treated more like an ever-evolving recipe to experiment with and perfect. It’s seen as a casual, (usually) unpretentious beverage, created to be delicious and […]
Every couple of months, Beer Research Director Emily and I take a fact-finding trip to New York City. I decided on my might-as-well-have-been-80th birthday that I am too damn old to ride long-haul busses, so these last few years we’ve been taking the train. This is how we came to learn that the Amtrak café […]
Craft beer is growing faster than ever, and that means more and more people want to get in on this delicious beer movement. But craft beer can be confusing and even a bit snobby and intimidating depending on where you’re purchasing your brew. This can cause many of us to make some mistakes. Here are […]