Italy’s beer scene is buzzing. “Italy Is Making Some of the Best Damn Beer in the World,” reads one headline. It is ”Italian Craft Beer’s Time to Shine,” announces another. (Disclosure: I myself was an early contributor to this trend, writing a New York Times travel section cover story about beer in northern Italy in […]
Wheat beers get a bad rap. For light lager devotees, wheat ales, witbiers, and “whites” are hazy, fragrant mysteries. For IPA lovers, they’re banished as boring. In reality, the best American wheat ales are as nuanced, tasty, and refreshing.
Beer pairings for your peanuts and Cracker Jacks are getting better by the inning, down, or quarter. Sports stadiums that historically exclusively served macro labels are now also tapping area breweries and pouring craft collaborations at baseball, football, and basketball stadiums nationwide.
Anheuser-Busch InBev and Boston Beer both released positive mid-year reports last week, reflecting overall growth for Q2 2018. AB InBev has grown almost 5 percent to more than $14 billion, with gross profits for Q2 near $9 million. Boston Beer is no slouch, either — its net revenue is up more than 10 percent to […]
Gose occupies a strange place in the beer market. Beer that’s salty and sour is not exactly ordinary for those of us raised on pilsners and lagers. But for those who seek out sour beers, or are curious to expand their horizons, this ancient style is an obvious choice for summer refreshment.
This month Good Beer Hunting ran a 3,000-word tribute to a 21-year-old beer, Victory Brewing’s Golden Monkey. It is neither new nor trendy, Bryan Roth writes, “but at the right moment, with the right people, it’s a special experience for card-carrying beer geeks and self-described novices alike.” In the modern era of Instagram-famous brewers and […]
Molson Coors wants to save the world. Or at least set an earth-friendly example. The company recently announced some pretty lofty sustainability goals in a document titled, ”Our Beer Print” (clever, guys). Its “science-based targets” (SBTs) for 2025 includes lowering carbon emissions by 50 percent within its own operations (Molson Coors Canada, Molson Coors Europe, Molson Coors […]
Opened in April 2014 in the artistic-leaning college town of Athens, Ga., Creature Comforts Brewing quickly emerged as the cool kid on the block. But its artsy vibe goes beyond the hoodies, watch caps, and man buns you might brush past in the taproom. The brewery name, its best-known beer, Tropicália, its handsome can designs, and several of […]
On Thursday, June 21, cult U.K. brewery Beavertown announced its partial sale to Heineken International. Although all details of the transaction were not disclosed at press time, Beavertown founder and CEO Logan Plant described Heineken as a minority partner and confirmed Heineken’s stake will provide 40 million pounds (about $53 million) to build Beaverworld, a new […]