9 Beers to Match Your Personal Phobias


Spiders. Snakes. Creepy clowns. Most of us know what it’s like to have an irrational fear, whether it’s acrophobia (fear of heights), mysophobia (fear of germs), or hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (fear of long words). Luckily, as with most things in life, phobias are easier to handle when you’ve had a beer —…

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Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev? Craft Beer Wants to ‘Take Craft Back’


Tired of seeing headlines about Big Beer gobbling up your favorite craft breweries? Then you’ll want to be part of the movement to Take Craft Back, a new crowdfunding campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). Take Craft Back has a ginormous goal: crowdsource $213 billion (yes, billion) to buy…

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Green Eggs and Beer: What You Can Learn from Dr. Seuss


They say experience is the best teacher, and the only way to experience something is to be a student. I’m about to encourage you to experience something entirely new today. And if you’re thinking it’s a plate of green eggs or maybe a pint of green beer, you’re absolutely correct!…

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How the Pilsner Beer Style Conquered the World


Many of us probably have had a few beers we didn’t like. That’s exactly what happened in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, in 1839 – and citizens did something dramatic, leading to creation of the first Pilsner beer. The beer style would go on to conquer the world, forever changing the way drinkers…

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2017 Great American Beer Festival Medals: Winners and a Wedding Proposal


More than 260 U.S. breweries — and one new bride-to-be — are going home with some heavy medal after the 2017 Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) awards Saturday. In what we suspect is the first on-stage GABF award ceremony proposal, Wibby Brewing‘s Ryan Wibby dropped to one knee while on…

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Handcrafted in San Francisco: Anchor Coffee Porter

Coffee and beer lovers, rejoice! We’re thrilled to finally unveil our newest beer, Anchor Coffee Porter: a San Francisco collaboration brew made with Four Barrel’s unique Flash-Chilled Coffee. An innovation on a craft classic, Anchor Coffee Porter is inspired by Anchor Porter, first brewed in 1972, providing a delectable twist…

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Winning a Medal at the Great American Beer Festival is All About Style


It’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, the air is crisp, and more importantly, that means I get to wear puffy vests again. Like, with every outfit. It’s sort of my thing. But I’m not here, sadly, to chat about puffy vests. I’m actually here to discuss…

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Unicorn Milk Beer, an Accidental Success Story


Unicorn Milk is a funny name for a beer. But like the mythical creature it’s named for, the beer has a magic power that’s surprised even the brewer who created it. Eric Troutman is the head brewer and co-founder at Twenty-Six Acres Brewing outside Charlotte, North Carolina. When Twenty-Six Acres…

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Oh My Gourd: Offbeat Pumpkin Beers for 2017


Pumpkin beers can be an oddly divisive topic. Maybe it’s because some end up on shelves when you’re still sweating in the summer heat. Or maybe it’s because you simply don’t like pumpkin — and you definitely don’t want those flavors wafting from your pint glass. Maybe you’re part of…

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The Weird Science of High-Altitude Brewing


When Chris Labbe started making beer at 10,159 feet there was no one to call when things didn’t go as planned. He had few high-altitude brewing peers, no playbook and certainly no sympathy if the beer wasn’t right. This harsh reality is the first thing Labbe, a brewer and co-founder…

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