8 Coconut Beers You’ll Crave Right Now

Coconut beers. The possibilities and flavor combinations are endless, despite many coconuts getting added to porters or stouts exclusively. Whether dessert beer or desert island beer, the only limit to coconut is the brewer’s imagination and the amount of coconut available. A brewer can maneuver coconut in many ways to…

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New England Brewery Goes Old School to Make Steinbier, Beer Brewed with Fire and Hot Rocks

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On a warm fall afternoon, a sweet, smoky aroma drifted from the parking lot behind Queen City Brewery in Burlington, Vermont. Were they roasting s’mores? Smoking ribs? The answer was revealed as bar manager Jason Held lugged a metal bucket of flat, gray stones from the half-barrel grill up the…

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Beer Cocktails for Springtime

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The seasons are changing as the days get longer and warmer. Your down jacket gets moved to the back of the closet, the barbecue gets wheeled out, and the springtime festivities begin! While there’s nothing like cracking open a cold Anchor on a warm day, we thought we’d take that one…

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10 Craft Beer Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss in 2017

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Springtime ushers in the return of beer festival season, and regardless of which part of the country you call home, chances are, there’s a killer beer fest taking place near you in 2017. From festivals featuring world-class craft beer to unique events highlighting the delightful relationship between food and beer,…

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Craft Beer Newbie? 5 Activities to Take You from Beer Beginner to In-the-Know

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You’ve been dabbling in beer for a while now, but you still consider yourself a craft beer newbie — you’ve visited some breweries, you’ve hit some beer festivals, and you’ve wandered the aisles of your better beer retailer looking for something interesting. Chances are, up until now, your beer experience…

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Introducing Blackberry Daze IPA, a Funky Fusion of Rich Earth and Ripe Fruit

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We’re thrilled to announces the release of Blackberry Daze IPA™, a synergistic union of blackberries and hops. Because the blackberry was once wildly rampant in California, it is our ideal choice for this singular Anchor brew.  Blackberry Daze IPA (6.5% ABV) gets its hop bitterness and some hop aroma in…

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A Sour Beer Pickle: Can American Brewers Better Define this Beer Style?

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I’ve had many ah-ha/ awe-inspiring/ pee-my-pants-just-a-little craft beer moments, but one of my fondest memories was the first time I discovered New Belgium’s La Folie. I can remember the Colorado sun shining through the skylight of the Ft. Collins brewery’s Liquid Center, striking the taster-sized glass and causing the strawberry-hued…

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14 Spring Beers Brewers are Excited to Release in 2017

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As snow gives way to pollen season, tap handles at your favorite beer bars and breweries give way from winter offerings to new spring beers. We asked America’s small and independent craft brewers which spring beers they were most excited for you to try in 2017. Their answers range from…

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10 Dark Beers You’ll Crave This Winter: Stouts, Porters and More

We talk a lot about the myths about dark beers you shouldn’t believe. In the smack dab of winter, they’re my absolute favorite. Smoky and musty or rich and creamy, stouts, porters and their imperial cousins fill the void caused by winter’s chills and pair amazingly with winter comfort foods…

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Tactical Tasting: How to Harness Your Sixth Sense

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Enjoying beer is a total sensory experience where all five senses go into our enjoyment of the beverage. We see the beer. We smell the beer. We touch the beer to our taste buds. We even listen to the carbonation escape when we open a can or bottle (listen to…

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