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Five of the Best Fruited Sour Beers Right Now

Five of the Best Fruited Sour Beers Right Now

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 […]

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10 Ways To Build The World’s Worst Bar

10 Ways To Build The World’s Worst Bar

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.

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The 8 Best Seasonal Fall Beers

The 8 Best Seasonal Fall Beers

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 […]

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IPAs Can Expire. Here’s How Long They Last

IPAs Can Expire. Here’s How Long They Last

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 […]

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The Ideal Wine For Every Kind Of Beer Lover

The Ideal Wine For Every Kind Of Beer Lover

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 […]

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7 Great American Saisons

7 Great American Saisons

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 […]

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