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Do It for the Culture: The Florida Visionary Bringing Together Beer and Blackness

Do It for the Culture: The Florida Visionary Bringing Together Beer and Blackness

People like him, black men like him, don’t like beer. They can’t afford “good” beer. They most certainly aren’t fond of the taste. And if they’re going to buy a 6-pack or bottle to bring home from their local package store, they will inevitably choose cheap malt liquor, a 40-ounce, Corona, or Heineken.

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11 Things You Should Know About Firestone Walker Brewing Company

11 Things You Should Know About Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Firestone Walker has grapes and grains in its veins. Founded on the plot of a family vineyard in the midst of California’s Central Coast Wine Country in 1996, the brand began fermenting beer in oak casks and continues to draw inspiration from winemaking. Today, the Paso Robles-based brewery is also known for a dizzying array […]

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Hop Take: The Sticky Truth About Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Corn Syrup

Hop Take: The Sticky Truth About Bud Light, Miller Lite, and Corn Syrup

On Super Bowl Sunday, Anheuser-Busch InBev aired a pair of Bud Light ads claiming the brand does not use corn syrup in its beer. It also posited that competitor brands Miller Lite and Coors Light do. The campaign has consumers confused, competitors pissed, and corn farmers sorely disappointed (seriously, they’re drain-pouring Bud Lights).

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The 9 Best Beercation Destinations to Escape Your Winter Blues

The 9 Best Beercation Destinations to Escape Your Winter Blues

As winter temperatures plummet across the Northern Hemisphere, there’s no time like the present to plan a far-flung winter getaway to someplace warm — as long as it has excellent beer. From laid back locales in Southern California, to Southeast Asian cities where citizens are enthusiastically embracing craft, these nine beercation destinations are VinePair-approved for […]

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A Japanese Brewery and Three Weavers Are Teaming Up for a Delicious Collab

A Japanese Brewery and Three Weavers Are Teaming Up for a Delicious Collab

California’s Three Weavers Brewing Company and Japan’s COEDO Brewery Kyodoshoji Corp., Ltd. today announced the launch of Komorebi, a tart and tropical IPA brewed in partnership with Japanese Craft Beer.* Komorebi, a team effort between the two breweries made at Three Weavers in Inglewood, Calif., combines America’s favorite craft beer style, IPA, with a special […]

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Hop Take: Hard Seltzer Is Coming for Your Beer

Hop Take: Hard Seltzer Is Coming for Your Beer

Hard seltzer is not a hard sell. According to Nielsen data, dollar sales for hard seltzer grew triple digits in 2018, and it’s   expected to be a Super Bowl hit this weekend. In 2018, the category grew 169 percent overall to nearly $487.8 million, Brewbound reports. It led the flavored malt beverage (FMB) category, which increased […]

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Modern Painters Are Making Masterpieces with Craft Beer, Coffee, and Other Delicious Drinks

Modern Painters Are Making Masterpieces with Craft Beer, Coffee, and Other Delicious Drinks

“It was kind of a weird accident,” Kyle Bice, an illustrator and painter, says of his penchant for painting with craft stouts. Beers and bars have been frequent subjects for painters throughout history, but Bice is one of several contemporary artists using beer, wine, coffee, and other drinks as their “paints.” They create beautiful artwork […]

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Hop Take: Craft Cans Are Popping, but We Need Quality Control

Hop Take: Craft Cans Are Popping, but We Need Quality Control

On Tuesday, Firestone Walker announced the year-round release of Rosalie, a rosé beer co-fermented with a blend of six wine grape varieties and hibiscus — in cans. The beer “required intensive brewing experimentation to achieve the perfect balance of flavor, acidity, dryness and shelf stability,” according to a press release.

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