5 American-Made Irish Red Ales To Drink On St. Patrick's Day, And 364 Other Days

And please avoid the green beer
Mar 12, 2014 3:00 pm

Despite the way it may look in a dimly lit room, Guinness isn’t pitch-black, but actually a very dark red, so red is more of a native Irish beer color than you might have thought. Especially if you’re celebrating all day, Irish red ale is generally lower in alcohol and therefore extremely sessionable and while not widely brewed in the U.S., it’s a style worth seeking out on your quest to avoid green-colored beer. Here are five favorites.

Arctic Ale: The Extra Hoppy, Extra Boozy, Extra Badass Beer Of Explorers

Looking at a forgotten chapter in brewing history
Feb 5, 2014 2:00 pm

Arctic exploration in the 19th century was tough work for bands of intrepid adventurers heading to the Pole. There was freezing to death, say. Also starvation, boredom and polar bears jumping out of the water to "resolutely seize and devour whichever dog or human being was sitting closest to their jaws," as Jon Mooallem writes in Wild Ones. But really, explorers were more concerned about their beer. This beer was arctic ale. So, what exactly is arctic ale? 

6 Craft Beers To Buy For Thanksgiving, A Wonderful Beer Holiday

Fruity ales, hearty stouts to drink on Thursday
Nov 26, 2013 2:00 pm

While beer is slowly earning its dues as a perfect food pairing, especially with diverse spreads like a Thanksgiving feast, this is your chance to surprise everyone by matching each course with a different type of beer. It’s not an easy task (the shelves are flooded with winter and fall seasonals), but keep it simple and you'll nail it. Here are the beers you should pair with Thanksgiving dinner.

For Your Alehorn: Ommegang's Iron Throne Blonde Ale

Tasting HBO's exclusive Game of Thrones brew
Mar 14, 2013 4:01 pm
Ommegang’s Iron Throne Blonde Ale

It may be getting warmer outside, but thanks to Ommegang’s Iron Throne Blonde Ale, winter is coming back. When news of their collaboration with HBO on an official Game of Thrones beer first surfaced back in December, we could hardly hold our Baratheonesque thirst. We finally had a chance to try it this week and can confirm, it’s fit for a king or in this case, a Lannister.


Beyond The Bourbon Barrel: Kentucky Common, A Beer, Makes A Comeback

A dark, lightly sour brew gains popularity
Oct 30, 2012 2:01 pm

When it comes to Kentucky's proud indigenous products, one thinks of ham, bacon and bourbon, a holy trinity that has given generations of Americans immeasurable pleasure. To that list please add a most unusual ale, the Kentucky Common.

Oktoberfest: Everything You Need To Know About German Sausage And Beer

Know your Knackwurst, Weizenbier, Landjager, Bock
Sep 28, 2012 11:01 am

Drinking beer, eating sausage and drinking more beer is a national pastime in Germany — which extends to the United States during the autumn. Here's how to know your wurst from your bock. (And all that other stuff).

This Is Where You Should Drink During The London Olympics

Nothing more patriotic than a cold one at a pub
Jul 25, 2012 11:01 am

Our columnist Simon Ford returned from London only a few days ago and can eagerly report that there is vibrant excitement surrounding the Olympic Games. Here's his list of where to drink in town during the Games.

Our 5 Favorite Beer Pairings From This Weekend's SAVOR Blowout

Chefs and brewers come together in Washington D.C.
Jun 11, 2012 2:01 pm

Too many times to count, beer has served as our appetizer, entrée and dessert, the sole source of our evening’s caloric intake. Solid food is an afterthought to loads of liquid bread. Not so last weekend in Washington, D.C., where the Brewers Association hosted SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience. Check out our recap.


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