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


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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My Lucky Break: How I Got a Job in Craft Beer


How do you get a job in craft beer? Hard work, talent and education go a long way, but a little luck doesn’t hurt. We asked people in the beer industry to tell us how luck played a role in landing their dream job. From being in the right place at…

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Using Craft Beer as a Vehicle for Good


Craft beer pioneers had a clear vision: to serve a better, more full-flavored beer. That goal drove Boston Beer’s Jim Koch and Brooklyn Brewery’s Steve Hindy and countless others to persevere through ups and downs in a new and emerging market of beer drinkers. Beyond creating a better product, many…

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


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


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


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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Are Long Beer Lines Worth the Wait? Here’s What We Found


Waiting in long beer lines used to be considered a rite of passage for a true beer geek. But with so many craft brewers making so much good beer, are the long drives and long lines truly worth the wait? What lengths would you go to get your hands on a…

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9 Brewery Couples On Their Strong Relationships and Successful Breweries


People often warn you should never mix business life with personal life, but we found brewery couples who are breaking those rules, and having success building strong breweries and strong relationships. We talked to nine brewery couples to hear how they met — and perhaps, more importantly — share the perks,…

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8 Arizona Breweries You’ll Want to Explore


Beer enthusiasts around the Grand Canyon state would agree that over the last half decade, Arizona breweries have grown exponentially. Phoenix and Tucson, in particular, have exploded their numbers of craft breweries, as Arizona residents have fallen hard for beer from small and independent brewers. In Tucson alone, seven new…

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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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