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Popping (Beer) Bottles: 9 of the Best Brut IPAs, Ranked

Popping (Beer) Bottles: 9 of the Best Brut IPAs, Ranked

Brut IPAs turn ultra-juicy milkshake IPAs on their frothy heads. The style originated in San Francisco as an answer to the East Coast’s now-ubiquitous New England-style IPA. What emerged is a spritzy brew that smells like a juice bomb and drinks like a Spindrift. Breweries started producing brut IPAs in 2018, and, given its newness, […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Sierra Nevada Brewing

10 Things You Should Know About Sierra Nevada Brewing

Now a household name among beer drinkers, Sierra Nevada Brewing was once a one-man show. Its founder, Ken Grossman, is still a star, and his brewery, founded in Chico, Calif., in 1980, is now the No. 3 craft brewery in the U.S. Sierra Nevada pioneered ultra-hoppy ales, sustainable brewing practices, and an enviable dry-hopping mechanism called […]

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Barrel-Aged Stouts Have Gone From Curiosity to Cult Collectible Because Innovation is Expensive and FOMO Is Real

Barrel-Aged Stouts Have Gone From Curiosity to Cult Collectible Because Innovation is Expensive and FOMO Is Real

It’s officially #stoutseason. For some, that may mean simply shifting gears from session IPAs to darker brews. For others, it entails a crowded calendar of special events celebrating the release of sticky, sludgy, boozy barrel-aged beers. These coveted creations cost double, and sometimes even 10 times the amount of an ordinary stout. The elevated price […]

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Hop Take: Calm Down Everyone, Craft Beer Prices Aren’t Spiking

Hop Take: Calm Down Everyone, Craft Beer Prices Aren’t Spiking

This week, scary reports warned craft beer drinkers that our pints are about to get more expensive. This, allegedly, is due to snowy weather “[flattening] barley crop” and “[roiling] malt supplies” in Canada, one of the U.S.’s top barley imports. This led to a 12 percent price jump in spot prices for barley grown in […]

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Hop Take: Stop Changing the Definition of Craft Brewer

Hop Take: Stop Changing the Definition of Craft Brewer

On Tuesday, the Brewers Association proposed changing some of its bylaws — including redefining what constitutes a “craft brewer.” (Again. The BA has updated its definition two other times.) In an email, the BA wrote the proposal was not “because” of Boston Beer, but is “related” to Boston Beer. In other words, it’s all about Boston […]

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Ruff Jobs: 15 Brewery Employees That Happen to Be Dogs

Ruff Jobs: 15 Brewery Employees That Happen to Be Dogs

Beer, the people’s drink, pairs beautifully with humans’ best friend. Breweries across the country are catching on, as dog-friendly businesses welcome furry guests and create staff positions for the most qualified pooches. You may even see good boys’ and girls’ headshots in the “about” section of brewery websites, like Alementary’s and Monday Night Brewing’s.

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Get Wild: Everything You Need to Know About Coolships

Get Wild: Everything You Need to Know About Coolships

Nothing is cooler than coolships — especially for retro-futurists who love great beer. A large, shallow vessel made of copper or stainless steel, coolships are used to cool wort so it can spontaneously ferment into beer. They have been used for centuries, most famously for Belgian lambic at revered breweries like Cantillon.

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