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6 Companies Are Selling 50% Of The World Beer Supply. Here's How.

A family tree of the world's major beer companies
Oct 2, 2014 12:30 pm

So you're out grilling, trying to preserve what's left of the nice weather this fall, and decide to crack open an ice cold beer. Did you ever stop to think where exactly it came from? The answer may actually be simpler than you think. According to Quartz, half of the world's supply of beer comes from a grand total of six brewing multinationals. A chart depicting the family trees of these six companies is surprisingly easy to follow.

Weekend Drinking Assignment: A Beer For The Woods

Celebrate Carhartt's 125th with a huge beer tour
Sep 26, 2014 2:00 pm

Michican-based Carhartt has a reputation for being rugged, durable, dependable and, in recent years, cool, partnering with A.P.C. and A Bathing Ape for streetwear collaborations. Clearly they know their excellent, dependable craft beer, too — what better way to throw a party than to partner with a renowned local brewery to make a special brew? Well, you can tour it around the country. 

Weekend Drinking Assignment: Founders Mosaic Promise

Founders brews a singular beer for ArtPrize
Sep 19, 2014 2:00 pm

Welcome to the second year of a five-year partnership between Founders and ArtPrize, with proceeds supporting the non-profit organization. Last year’s initial collaboration was excellent — Artist Inspired Black IPA — but unfortunately it didn’t make it out of Michigan. This year's brew, Mosaic Promise, will be the official beer of the competition, and this year it’s also available in Wisconsin, Chicago and New York. Check out this beautiful label art and drink the beer behind it.

Pucker Up: Celebrate Sour Beer Day With These Awesome Sour Brews

Fan of Sour Patch Kids? Like beer? Hear me out.
Sep 12, 2014 3:00 pm

Beer holidays tend to be good benchmarks for seasonal changes, and while next week’s Oktoberfest signifies the beginning of fall, we’re taking one more pass at refreshing brews on Saturday, September 13th: International Sour Beer Day. It’s the darling style of craft brewers everywhere but if you haven’t puckered up yet, there’s never been a better time to get in on the action. Here are the brews that make us smile. Or is that just our "sour faces?"

French Fry Remix: Pretzel Poutine Recipe

Add smoked beer gravy and curds to pretzel "fries"
Sep 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Photo: Katie Chudy

Canadians must know what they're doing, because anyone who thinks to combine French fries, cheese and gravy into one harmonious dish is genius in our book. Making fries at home can be laborious and messy to boot, and since we're obsessed with anything pretzel (especially for the start of football season) we've made our mark on the venerable poutine with this new spin we think you'll dig. 

Kegger Alert: Fullsteam Brews With Duke Gardens Yeast

Durham's Fullsteam Brewery goes back to college
Sep 8, 2014 4:00 pm

"Yeast Wrangler" Rachel Simpson at Durham, NC's Fullsteam Brewery took local brewing to the next level by cultivating yeast from flowers at Duke University's Duke Gardens. Fullsteam uses 100% local ingredients in their beer and is widely consumed by discerning Blue Devils who turn their noses up at traditional pong beers. Check out the making of Rachel's Wild Yeast Belgian Pale Ale — you'll never look at local beer the same way.

WDA: 7 Important Fall Beer Quests To Complete

Football beer, Zwanze Day, hop harvest, Oktoberfest
Sep 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Autumn is one of the best seasons for beer — we toss away (after finishing) our sessioners, bikini beers and shandies and bust out the bottles we've been aging since the weather got warm. We're talking Imperials, coffee beers, stouts, Oktoberfest brews, hearty ciders and freshly hopped IPAs. Peruse 7 of our favorite fall weekend drinking assignments below and pick your favorite(s). 

Video: Top 5 Favorites From "1000 Ways To Open A Beer"

Bet you've never used a keyboard stand to open beer
Sep 5, 2014 10:00 am

Now here's an awesome YouTube project: figure out 1000 things you can open a beer with, THEN and only then brag that you can open a beer with anything. Bonus points if you hail from Deutschland, home of beer. He's only up to 368, so expect to watch this brilliant young German open brews with many more things — maybe a tretmüle or a wäschklammer? 

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