When it comes to Irish beer, your natural inclination is likely to order a Guinness. That’s fine. It’s classic, has a strong tradition of proper pouring and drinking techniques, and you can find it nearly anywhere. But there’s a world of Irish-style American craft beer out there to explore, and they’re not all stouts. There’s […]
March Madness and bracket season is finally upon us. The ranking and seed placements of all 68 teams that made the 2017 NCAA tournament is out, and whether or not your team made the big dance, there’s a good chance you’re following along. But perhaps you’re not a basketball fan. If that’s the case, we’ve […]
Latino-owned breweries are hard to come by, despite there being 57 million Latinos in the United States and more than 5,000 breweries. The reasons why are complicated. Some reasons are historical, others are cultural. ”Craft brewing is rooted in home-brewing,” Jeremy Marshall, a brewer at Lagunitas Brewing Co., told NPR in 2013.
Beer isn’t all chuggable macro lager anymore. The craft beer movement has brought a previously unheard of number of new styles and tastes to the everyday beer drinker, and it’s useful to know how to find and appreciate those tastes. That’s not to say you should sit down, swirl, sniff, and slurp every beer like […]
American craft beer is bigger than ever, both in number of breweries and stylistic influence. As the craft beer “trend” turned into a stable, profitable, and growing industry over the past 20 years, there have been plenty of defining moments. Some moments center on specific beers, others on buyouts, and a few on industry shifts […]
American craft beer isn’t as niche as it was just 15 years ago. New breweries are popping up everywhere, and not just in craft-beer-city stalwarts like San Diego, Grand Rapids, and Burlington. New cities are on the rise with breweries that know how to get noticed in the crowded craft beer scene.
When it comes to craft beer labels, the offensive, animalistic, and downright frightening get a lot of attention. While those are all head turners, nothing really stands out like minimalistic design. A minimalistic beer label makes a statement on whatever overcrowded craft beer shelf it’s on. It’s bold, it’s simple, and among all the wacky […]
Celeste Beatty’s voice lights up when discussing beer. The founder of the Harlem Brewing Company seems almost taken aback when I ask why she, a woman of color, decided to make brewing beer her passion. “I like beer,” she tells me with the matter-of-fact tone reserved for teachers telling their students who the former president […]
I’m sitting in a park in Oaxaca City and there are hipsters all around me drinking craft beer and singing along to Creed. At the food truck park in San Felipe del Agua, an upscale neighborhood just north of Oaxaca City’s center, groups of smiling young professionals and American tourists sit at picnic tables under the palm leaves […]