Unveiling the Illusion of Choice Facing America’s Craft Beer Lovers


Supporting small and independent craft brewers is essential to advancing beer — and you as a beer lover are a vital player in this narrative, even if you don’t realize it. Do you think retailers have this mantra top of mind on your behalf? Do large brewers? Who’d have thought small…

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Brew Guru™ App Is Your New Favorite Beer Friend

What’s better than craft beer? Finding deals on craft beer. Meet Brew Guru™, a new app from the American Homebrewers Association (AHA). Brew Guru isn’t solely for homebrewers, either. The app will help beer lovers of all types find info about America’s small and independent breweries, and even sniff out…

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Your Pumpkin-free Beer Guide to 2016 Fall Seasonals


Pumpkin beers. We love them — lots of beer lovers do. But when you’re staring down the gauntlet of new releases at the craft beer store, sometimes you want to reach for something different. (That’s why we love craft beer, right? Discovering all those flavors!) That’s exactly why we’re putting…

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Ninkasi Brewing Company Unveils New Sleigh’r Packaging

Sleigh’r Winter Ale Returns in 12 & 22-Ounce Bottles & Draft Sept. 2016 EUGENE, Ore.—Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Oregon, unveils a brand-new look for its popular winter seasonal, Sleigh’r. Brewed with Alt yeast and paired with a smooth, rich profile, Sleigh’r returns to the…

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A Delectably Moist Chocolate Cake Chills with Our Classic Redwood Oatmeal Stout


  I’m loving this whole one beer pairing a month thing, especially because this month I’m suffering from a major sweet tooth. And what Mendocino Brew do you grab when you’ve got a sweet tooth? I’m going to go, unequivocally, with our Redwood Oatmeal Stout. Now this is one of…

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People’s Brewing Company Is on a Mission in Indiana


Lafayette, Indiana, is a far cry from a beer destination. Nestled in between Indianapolis and Chicago, it’s home to Purdue University, an amateur baseball team, the state’s oldest frozen custard business and a handful of businesses. It’s a quiet town, especially when Purdue’s out for the summer. But between local…

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New York Times awards rare four stars to Cascade Kriek 2014, ranks it as the best sour beer in America

PORTLAND, Ore. – The New York Times has ranked Cascade Brewing’s 2014 Kriek project as the number one sour beer in America. In an article that appeared in the August 18, 2016 edition, the paper announced the results of a recent blind tasting panel of 20 American sour beers. Cascade…

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Strange Brewing Stories are Reviving Colorado Small Towns

On the day in July when I checked in with Jeff Green, owner and brewer at Very Nice Brewing Company in Nederland, Colorado, the town had just dodged a red hot mess. A forest fire raging towards main street did an about face with a fortuitous change in the wind.…

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It’s the Great Pumpkin Beer Shortage, Charlie Brown! Or Is It?


My, oh, my, look at the time. Is it pumpkin beer season already? Much to the chagrin of many detractors on Facebook, the annual offerings of pumpkin beers have started to show up on shelves and at bars. Second only to IPAs, pumpkin beers have to be the next wildly…

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Walk This Way: A Beer Lover’s Guide to Portland, Oregon’s Buckman and Hosford-Abernethy Neighborhood


As brewery-centric neighborhoods increase, more walkable hot spots are heating up the American beer map. Perhaps none glows as warmly as Portland’s twin districts: Buckman and Hosford-Abernethy. These districts, which measure about 2.5 miles, are home to 10 breweries, with even more coming online soon. Here’s the thing about Portland,…

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