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10 Craft Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now, In The Dead Of Winter

Coffee stouts, pecan porters and other brews
Feb 17, 2015 2:00 pm

Stuck in the thick of winter doldrums? We’ve got just the cure. As February continues to slowly creep along, leaving most of the country struggling with snow and freezing temperatures, it’s a time of year when only the boldest beers need apply for the role of winter warmer. Here’s a collection of loud, wintry flavors, like coffee, apple brandy and pecan expressed via stouts, porters and various barrel-aged treasures. 

Steak And Ale Casserole Recipe

Layers of beer-braised beef and savory potatoes
Jan 21, 2015 3:00 pm
steak and ale casserole
Photo: Alexandra Winsby

Recently I was forced to decide between shepherd’s pie and a steak and ale pie, and I really didn’t know what to do. I thought to myself “why can’t the two be combined?” which quickly turned to an indignant “why aren't these things combined?” So you know what I did? I combined them. 

2014 Fall Craft Beer Preview: 15 Festivals, Releases And Inspired Collaborations

Beer is bigger, and better, than ever
Aug 28, 2014 1:00 pm

While we still might be weeks, or even months away, it's high time to plan an awesome fall calendar. Whether you’re tailgating at opening day or looking for your next craft beer road trip destination, we’ve got you covered. You're going to love this year's collaborations and yes, plenty of pumpkin brews. 

Beer And Bison Burgers Recipe

Beer-infused burgers with a schmear of pub cheese
May 6, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Sunset Magazine

If there's one magazine that publishes great cookbooks, it's California-based Sunset. Their simple, fresh and flavorful recipes come from all over the Western United States will find their way into your repertoire. Need a go-to bison burger recipe? This one balances the lean meat with creamy, garlic-spiked pub cheese. And hey, healthy sprouts!

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.

 
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