A good sour beer is like that friend you have who gets along with everyone she’s ever met. Beer geeks love the layers of flavors in a sour, while people who don’t like beer love that it doesn’t quite taste like a typical beer. And while the style was once hard to find, sours have […]
It’s easy to get down these days about beer sales. Stories proclaiming 2017 the “worst year for beer volumes since 2009” have beer lovers in a tizzy. Thankfully, Gallup is here to save the day with a poll that found beer is still the most preferred alcoholic beverage in the U.S. The poll found that […]
Summer is beer’s time to shine. Oppressively hot weather, outdoor activities, and a need for refreshment all call for a cold one. Breweries across the world recognize this call and answer with a slew of summer beer releases. VinePair drank through as many as we could get our hands on to give you the official […]
Everyone loves an underdog, and for brewers, that means underrated beers. Every brewery has a house style, but a lot of times, it’s that underrated style that brewers love most. We spoke with 11 brewers about what they think the most underrated beer style is. Here are their responses. “Browns. We brew an American Brown […]
It’s impossible for everyone to care about craft beer, no matter how much outright devotion craft beer fans on the internet have for independent breweries.
Craft beer consumers are addicted to trends. Beer styles, serving types, and packaging come and go with the mood of the consumer and the passion of a few influential brewers. But some trends have passed their prime (and others should never have made it in the first place). As the people setting the trends and […]
The recently announced Brewers Association’s “independence seal” has a clear purpose: to make it easy for consumers to differentiate who is in the independent craft beer club and who is in the corporate club. Naturally, brewers in the corporate club weren’t impressed.
When it comes to pairing cheese with drinks, it’s easy to gravitate to the wine. No matter what type of cheese it is, there always seems to be a wine pairing. But what if we were to tell you that cheese pairs just as well — if not better — with beer? And no, not […]
It’s always a great time for delicious craft beer. But the next few months bring an array of awesome beer festivals for you to officially celebrate the beer riches of our current moment in style. Beer weeks and festivals celebrate the culture and community of craft beer and give fans options to enjoy new and special […]