Those who consider drinking beer a noble act unto itself are not wrong. But community-oriented beer fans will be delighted to learn that a number of brewers are partnering with philanthropic organizations to raise money and awareness for worthy charities. Aiding drug recovery, championing women’s health, and ending food waste are among the causes you […]
When it comes to restorative boozy beverages enjoyed on cold winter nights, hot toddies have enjoyed their reign for years. And while they may very well remain on top for decades to come, a relatively unknown but increasingly popular alternative is brewing in Portland, Oregon. Every winter, Cascade Brewing releases a limited-edition, seasonal brew called […]
Heralded as the next big thing for more than three years now, sours occupy a divisive corner of the beer world. According to the internet, it’s women who love them. No, wait, it’s gender-nonspecific hipsters. Or maybe everyone loves sour beers, we just don’t know how to talk about them. In truth, anyone who appreciates tangy flavors and a […]
Say the word “Brettanomyces” in a room full of booze hounds, and you’ll be either applauded or shunned. Beer geeks of a certain stripe can’t get enough of this wild yeast, nicknamed “Brett” and featured in limited-edition bottles by breweries like Allagash and The Bruery. Brett elicits a very different reaction in wine-drinking circles, however.
With Thanksgiving on the horizon, America’s collective watch is set to pie o’clock. Fortunately, for those of us who like to drink our way to dessert, there are excellent beer pairings for each and every pie on the Thanksgiving table. (More of a wine-and-pie person? No problem.) Whether you favor creamy pumpkin, classic apple, or […]
A good sour beer is like that friend you have who gets along with everyone she’s ever met. Beer geeks love the layers of flavors in a sour, while people who don’t like beer love that it doesn’t quite taste like a typical beer. And while the style was once hard to find, sours have […]
Spring is here and with it those warm breezes that just beg for outdoor sipping. It got me thinking about beers that really blossom in the summer. After the long winter months, nothing gets me as excited as trying some new beers, especially ones that feel like they were designed with summer drinking in mind, so […]
In the awkward seasonal transition between summer and fall, when September is almost over but it’s still hot as hell, nothing quenches the thirst quite like sour beer.