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28 of This Fall’s First Crop of Pumpkin Beers, Tasted and Ranked

28 of This Fall’s First Crop of Pumpkin Beers, Tasted and Ranked

Pumpkin beer is divisive. Mocked by many but purchased by millions, the category perplexes retailers, brewers, and consumers alternatively delighted and overwhelmed by all-pumpkin everything. In the spirit of giving the people what they do (and do not) want, we gathered 28 pumpkin beers and ciders to create the one and only ranking you need.

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Hop Take: 45 Percent of Beer Drinkers Don’t Care Who Makes It

Hop Take: 45 Percent of Beer Drinkers Don’t Care Who Makes It

The fight for independence in beer is raging stronger than ever in certain circles, but craft breweries may have hit an impasse. UBS, a wealth management firm, recently released a study on U.S. alcohol consumers that found that 45 percent of drinkers don’t care if the beer they drink is from an independent brewery. The […]

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Breaking Down Hops Trends With Founders Brewing’s Jeremy Kosmicki

Breaking Down Hops Trends With Founders Brewing’s Jeremy Kosmicki

What makes a single hop worthy of having its own dedicated beer? Increasingly, for the past few years, breweries like Green Flash, Cahaba, Mikkeller, and Founders Brewing Company have been exploring the complexities of individual hop breeds in single-hop beers. As the brewmaster of Founders Brewing Company, Jeremy Kosmicki isn’t afraid to brew the beer he […]

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Hop Take: How College Stadiums Can Curb Binge Drinking

Hop Take: How College Stadiums Can Curb Binge Drinking

An increasing number of college football fans will be able to buy beer in stadiums this year. Boston College and The Citadel joined the collection of more than 40 colleges and universities that allow in-stadium beer sales. Whether you think beer is fun or the devil, we should celebrate these forward-thinking institutions. This decision could […]

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