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. 

A Brief History Of Beer Tourism In America

Why beer enthusiasts travel far for favorite brands
Feb 10, 2015 3:00 pm

It’s Fantasy Travel Week here at Food Republic, but instead of regurgitating a woefully incomprehensive list of cities with great infrastructures for beer, we decided to look at the idea of traveling specifically for beer itself. Yes, we’re talking about beer tourism.

A Guy Is Shotgunning A Beer Every Day For A Year, And Winning Instagram

Aaron Semmel is a living legend
Jan 28, 2015 4:00 pm

A quick spin around the Internet turns up that Aaron Semmel is a Chicago-born, Los Angeles-based TV producer with credits that include working on Gene Simmons: Family Jewels and a reality show starring Sinbad. These are certainly worthy accomplishments on their own, but it’s Semmel’s Instagram account that makes us stop and simply bow down. 

Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman Made A Billion In The Hoppy Beer Game

Changing tastes has translated to big business
Jan 22, 2015 10:00 am

It turns out that craft beer can be a pretty profitable business. Sierra Nevada, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious craft brewers, has been awarded a valuation of $1.3 billion, according to Bloomberg. That’s a lot of dough (or should we say yeast?) for a company that has risen to prominence on a style that once nearly went extinct: the pale ale. 

Craft Brewers Are Running Out Of Beer Names

Bad news for beer makers is good news for lawyers
Jan 14, 2015 2:00 pm

America's thriving craft beer industry now standing at more than 3,200 brewers nationwide, with another 2,000 in the pipeline is one of the country's greatest economic development success stories in modern times. There are now tens of thousands of brands of beer on the market. But, beyond expanding your choice of suds, small indie brewers also create jobs. And, not just for brewery workers. Lawyers, too, it seems.

How The Extra-Special Bitter (ESB) Is Making A Comeback In The United States

The classic British beer style is back Stateside
Dec 22, 2014 2:00 pm

The ESB, or Extra-Special Bitter, a style of beer developed in England that once had a promising presence in America that’s primed for a comeback. Well, that time is pretty much now. Here are five to try. 

You're Probably Using The Wrong Glass For Your Craft Beer. Fix That.

Let the Brew Dogs fix that right now
Dec 17, 2014 4:30 pm

You're probably using the wrong glass for your beer. Heck, you're probably drinking it out of the bottle, which we have no problem with. But should you seek the proper glass for your excellent brew, the good dudes at Aberdeenshire Scotland-based BrewDog provide a quick and dirty tutorial on sipping (or pounding, if that's your fancy) from the right vessel. 

These Are The Craft Beers You Should Be Drinking On Thanksgiving

Turkey and football? We’ve got the brews you need
Nov 26, 2014 2:00 pm

Thanksgiving may be the ultimate food holiday, but it also coincides with maltier fall styles that make it a match in pairing heaven. But how to pair? Read on. 


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