Thanksgiving in a Glass: 7 Sage Beers You Should Try


Many a craft brewery T-shirt is adorned with a quote about beer by a celebrated or historical figure that, alas, was never uttered by said celebrity. Benjamin Franklin said nothing about beer being proof that God loves us and Plato didn’t proclaim, “He was a wise man who invented beer.”…

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10 Peanut Butter Beers You’ll Crave


Peanut butter is one of those addicting foods that people just can’t seem to get enough of. So it makes perfect sense to combine that creamy, salty, sweet goodness with beer. Check out these 10 breweries making awesome peanut butter beers. Back Forty Beer Company | Gadsden, AL Described as…

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Barrel Blending: American Brewers Explore the Unknown and Complicated


On a stereotypically grey evening in Seattle, 40 beer fanatics gathered at Stoup Brewing for an intimate evening with some of their favorite brewers to discuss, dissect and experiment with a trend quietly, though certainly, sweeping through the craft beer movement: barrel blending. A few months before this particular evening,…

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New Research Links Base Malt Flavor to Drinkers’ Beer Preferences


In the last year, we’ve made impressive leaps in terms of malt in beer. We found a standard method for extracting malt flavor. We designed the Base Malt Flavor Map, which creates a common language everyone along the supply chain, from growers to maltsters to brewers can use. These are…

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9 Ways to Incorporate Beer Into Your Halloween Costume


It’s that exciting time of the year again–cooler weather, pumpkin carving, an onslaught of horror films – and, oh yeah, your friend’s Halloween costume party. I think we all know the struggle fairly well. Do you spend hours of your precious time brainstorming an ultra creative DIY costume? Or, when…

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California Wine Country Breweries Fear Tourism Slowdown after Wildfires


It has only been two weeks since Northern California fires, fueled by ferocious winds, raced down mountainsides and onto valley floors in Napa and Sonoma counties, destroying over 7,000 homes and taking over 20 lives. Smoke still lingers in the air as neighbors sift through the ashes, leaving many to…

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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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How Space Launched Huntsville’s Craft Beer Scene


In 1958, teams of rocket scientists and engineers held their breath in Mission Control as the Juno I rocket pushed the first U.S. satellite into space. It was one of the first rockets developed in Huntsville, Alabama, and it launched the city into its new role as a space and…

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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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