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Hop Take: The Brewers Association’s Soft Stance Against Sexism and Other Beer News

Hop Take: The Brewers Association’s Soft Stance Against Sexism and Other Beer News

Brewers aren’t afraid to take the offensive route when it comes to beer labels. That’s not a secret. Date Grape, anyone? Really? And as much as breweries claim that all labels are given approval by the female staff members, Raging Bitch continues to enrage. Maybe it’s because female staff members aren’t the only women in the […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Oyster Stouts

Everything You Need to Know About Oyster Stouts

Oysters belong on seafood platters, raw on a bed of ice with beer or Champagne, or served cooked up Rockefeller style. But they also belong in your beer. Yes, inside your beer. Oyster stouts are dark, semi-sweet beers brewed using actual oyster shells. The Beer Judge Certification Program doesn’t have a separate category consisting solely of […]

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What the Hell Is a Milk Stout?

What the Hell Is a Milk Stout?

Today’s craft beer drinkers are used to seeing obscure ingredients on their beer labels. There’s POG, Syrah grape must, habanero, you name it. It’s enough to make you wonder where the line is between beer and beer-like product. But brewers have been putting non-traditional ingredients into beer for more than a century. Case in point: […]

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Why Is No One Marketing Craft Beer to Women?

Why Is No One Marketing Craft Beer to Women?

Craft beers have a penchant for colorful names, and it’s no secret that sometimes, those names go too far. Take, for instance, Flying Dog’s ”Raging Bitch” IPA, or Clown Shoes’ ”Tramp Stamp” Belgian IPA. Both men and women have called out craft brewing’s immature sense of humor on the internet. But within the industry, there […]

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The 25 Essential Craft Beers You Must Try

The 25 Essential Craft Beers You Must Try

Keep in mind there are now over 5,000 breweries in the United States. Whether you’re new to craft beer or are diving into the best and brightest brewers across our 50 states, choosing a beer is getting harder and harder with every year. That’s where we come in. This non-comprehensive and unofficial list is a good start, […]

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