The beer scene is endlessly expanding. We at VinePair consider it an honor and privilege to sample different beers from breweries worldwide in our efforts to stay on top of the vast expanse of emerging breweries, established powerhouses, and cult labels. This year, we analyzed countless empty glasses, bottles and growlers in hopes of narrowing […]
Among the annals of bad decision enablers, like reality TV and front-facing cameras, Four Loko is the stuff of millennial legend. Since its 2005 inception, caffeine- and energy-laced Four Loko ruined countless people’s nights. Then, shortly before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned caffeine in alcoholic beverages in 2010, OG Four Loko disappeared. Gone […]
Big brewing company versus small craft label is a well-known story by now. Even craft brewery versus craft brewery is getting played out. But small craft brewery versus a tag team of the largest brewing company in the world, Maker’s Mark, and the small-business-loving city of Portland, Oregon? That’s something we haven’t heard before.
Gone are the days of asking for a beer at the bar and routinely getting a pint glass filled with light beer. Today, good bars have nearly as many glasses as they do beer styles. It begs the question: Does the glass you drink your beer in really matter? The easy answer is yes. As […]
Forget skyscrapers and yellow cabs. Since the mid 2000s, New York’s brewery scene has exploded, making craft beers an integral part of the city landscape. Now there’s another New York — a beer lover’s New York.
If you haven’t been to Minneapolis recently, you’re missing out. The city is bustling with art, food, culture, and, most importantly to any rapidly growing city, great beer. Front and center of that is Surly Brewing. Surly debuted in 2005 and delivered its first beers in 2006. The following year, BeerAdvocate named it the best […]
Finding the perfect gift for the beer lover in your life can be challenging — especially if you yourself are not a total beer geek. The trick is straddling the three-way conundrum of things that a beer lover will enjoy, things that a beer lover doesn’t already have, and things that a beer lover will […]
Everyone loves a feel-good story about alcoholic beverages being beneficial to your health. Such studies seem to be everywhere, and they seem to largely be conducted on rats. Beer tends to get the short end of the stick, though, while people rave about red wine. Prepare for that to change. Choices Magazine, a publication from the […]
Almost half of American beer drinkers don’t care where their beer comes from, according to a study released by wealth management firm UBS in September 2017. Yet the idea of sitting at a bar and requesting an anonymous “Beer, please!” seems wildly antiquated to many of us. That’s because 30 percent of those surveyed said […]