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 […]
It’s in vogue to produce and consume things that are natural, wild, and untreated by modern industrial methods. That goes for food, wine, and, increasingly, beer. There are many breweries in the U.S. producing unpasteurized beer. But what is it exactly? Here’s everything you need to know before drinking unpasteurized beer. What is it? An […]
There are certain beers and beer styles you see over and over again that are overhyped and simply don’t deliver. But do craft brewers feel as exasperated as some consumers? We asked nine brewers what the most overrated beer is to find out. ”Any beer that requires a consumer to stand in line for hours […]
Fans of travel and fine beverages had reason to rejoice when President Barack Obama announced Cuba and the U.S. were working on normalizing relations. In addition to the possibility that the U.S. could finally get a taste of true Havana Club, there was the distinctly real opportunity for Americans to expose themselves to an entirely different culture that’s […]
Summer is the season of wheat beers. The refreshing German style can be found in beer gardens across the country. So what is it about wheat beers, and what’s with all the variation in the style? Here’s everything you need to know about wheat beers but were too embarrassed to ask. What is a wheat […]
When it comes to craft beer, there’s no getting around the fact that IPAs reign supreme. Seemingly every brewery has a flagship IPA on tap because IPAs are the money makers. People know what to expect: big hops, moderately high alcohol by volume, and, if you’re ordering a New England IPA, thick and juicy. But […]
Vicki, Staff Writer — Delamotte Blanc de Blancs This past Saturday was my birthday, so naturally a stream of bubbles was poured for a solid forty-eight hours. A particular favorite of mine was the Delamotte Blanc de Blancs; the wine is super lively, with crisp acidity and toasty notes from its time on the lees. […]
German-style lagers have ruled a large portion of the beer market for centuries — from the Reinheitsgebot in the 1500s, to American macrobrew lagers, to Mexican lagers, to the American craft pilsners of today. Lagers made with cold-fermenting yeast are unmistakably German- influenced. But the yeast that makes German beer distinct is actually not from Germany.
Every foodie worth her coral pink Himalayan sea salt will tell you that merely dining at restaurants that serve organic, fair trade, hand-gathered-and-butchered fare on locally sourced wooden tables with recycled tablecloths dyed with beet juice just isn’t enough. Shopping at the farmer’s market?