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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CHART: Which Beer Should You Drink During the Big Game?


Which beer should you drink for the Big Game between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots? With more than 5,000 breweries in the United States, the vast majority of them being small and independent craft brewers, the choice and variety of beer to enjoy has never been wider. There’s no…

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Tactical Tasting: How to Harness Your Sixth Sense


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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9 Weird Brewery Names and the Stories Behind Them


A name is such a defining character that the thought of choosing the wrong one can be gut wrenching for a brewery. Check out these nine breweries and the areas of inspiration and life experiences they pulled from when developing their names. Hopping Gnome Brewing Co. | Wichita, KS Customers…

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What’s Old Is New: Coolships in American Craft Brewing


What’s old is new. Coolships (koelschips in Flemish), dating back for centuries, are appearing in a growing number of craft breweries in what may be a mini-coolship fever, propelled by the explosion of interest in Belgian brewing styles and a harkening back to traditional brewing. This iconic brewing equipment, usually…

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