Let’s take it back. When John Wagner, a Bavarian brewer, arrived in America in 1840, he came with some precious cargo: a supply of lager yeast from his native Bavaria. And as far as American cities go, he picked the right place. Philadelphia had been brewing beer for 160 years. However, the beer that Philadelphia, […]
Hundreds of craft breweries are expected to close by the end of 2018, according to Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson. But the presence of “distressed breweries” is not necessarily a sign of hard times; it’s a sign of a maturing industry, and one that has become increasingly competitive.
Contrary to what the hop heads may have you believe, the most popular beer style in the U.S. is, overwhelmingly, lager. Any craft beer industry vet or trendsetter will likely admit to their secret love of light lagers. Whether the light lager style is craft beer’s next big thing is up for debate. But the undeniable […]
Mexican lagers taste like the weekend. Not just when the fifth of May falls on a Saturday, either. Cracking open an ice-cold Corona or straight-from-the-cooler Tecate is reminiscent of beach trips, cookouts, game days, and sunny afternoons doing or avoiding yard work. The category gets its crisp, light flavor profile from the German-style Vienna lager […]
As Cinco de Mayo approaches, we’re seeing muchos Mexican-style lagers from American craft brewers hitting the shelves. This year’s releases include Good People Muchacho Mexican Style Lager; Full Sail Sesión Negra Mexican Style Lager; Ecliptic Espacio Mexican-Style Lager; and Boulevard ¡Vamos!
Is it spring yet? Whether the start of April brings you warm temperatures and sunny skies, or yet another snowfall from a cold snap that just won’t quit, take heart. We’ve got your drink pairing for your April horoscope right here, brightening up whatever is out your window and in your glass. Aries: Rum Punch […]
Narragansett Brewing is an American beer success story. The first ‘Gansett lager debuted in 1890, after which the Rhode Island-born brewery survived Prohibition, became the biggest lager maker in New England, and then, after complications following the 1965 sale of the brewery to Falstaff Brewing Corporation, shut down in the 1980s.
Last month, Founders Brewing introduced Solid Gold, a “premium lager” described by the brewery as a risky and rebellious take on a classic lager. Also in February, Firestone Walker announced the launch of its simply named, simple-drinker: Firestone Lager. It came with more fanfare than a triple-dry-hopped triple IPA. This lager got its own website, Instagram […]
Jim Koch is an American beer industry legend. As the founder of one of the first-ever craft brewing companies and beer brands in the country, the Boston Beer Company and its famous Samuel Adams, Koch’s company has grown from a small startup to the leading craft brewer in the world. ”I started Sam Adams in […]