Beers to Add to Your Labor Day Cookout


According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the first national celebration of Labor Day was held on September 5, 1882. There was a massive parade that started in lower Manhattan and ended at Wendel’s Elm Park (92nd Street and 9th Avenue), but the party was just getting started. There was…

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My Craft Beer Brat Experiment


There are a number of different ways to cook a beer brat. Personally, I make brats the way my parents did: beer boiled. This means boiling it for 20 minutes in your beer of choice, and then tossing it on the grill for a couple of minutes for the final touch-up.…

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Everything You Need to Know About Pairing Beer and Cheese


Pairing beer and cheese is often perceived as complicated, but it’s easier than you think. After peeling back the curtain to reveal there is no such thing as a pairing wizard, you should know that the rules are simple. If it tastes good, then continue on with it. If it…

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10 Beer and Food Pairings That Wow Craft Brewers


An expertly handcrafted beer from a small and independent craft brewer is a beautiful thing, but pair that beer with the right food and the results can change both the food and the beer in ways you’d never expect. We asked brewers and brewery founders across the country to share…

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Friendsgiving Beer and Food Pairings


Turkey may get all the glory on Thanksgiving but it’s the holiday side dishes that steal our hearts. A Thanksgiving inspired beer-pairing dinner party matches craft beer styles with classic turkey-day trimmings. Our seven-course meal includes everything but the bird. The suggested pairings are based on both traditional holiday flavor…

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