7 Urban Breweries To Visit Around America

Stops in NYC, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco
May 27, 2015 11:00 am

Craft breweries operating throughout the United States have forever altered the perception and reputation of American beer, and some breweries have altered their hometowns just as profoundly. As the summer travel season cranks into high gear, let us suggest a beer pilgrimage to one, or several, of these breweries located in urban centers across America. 

Here Are The 15 Beers To Drink This Summer

Lighter, drinkable, but not watered down. Tricky.
May 26, 2015 12:00 pm

The general beer-drinking rule of thumb for the hotter, more humid summer months has typically gone as follows: The beer must be lighter in color, lighter in mouthfeel, lighter in alcohol and, consequently, lighter in taste. But while no one really wants to settle into a room-temperature, molasses-thick porter when the mercury pushes 90, no craft-beer drinker really wants something watered down. We have a solution with these 15 fantastic ales and lagers.

7 New Books About Craft Beer And Spirits

Crack ’em open and enjoy
May 14, 2015 12:00 pm

Looking for a book to read while you laze by the pool enjoying a drink? How about a book about what’s in that glass? Writer Chris Chamberlain rounds up the best new reads on everything booze-related.

Bachelor’s In Brewing? You Can Head To Flying Dog University.

Bring your knowledge up from beer amateur to pro
May 11, 2015 2:00 pm

The brewers at Flying Dog University in beautiful Fredrick, Maryland, know that school wasn’t that much fun. That’s one of the reasons they became brewers: Brewing beer is very fun. Round out your passion for drinking great brews with a solid education in the basics of brewing from experts in the field. Enrollment is always open, ’cause of course it is — it’s a beer college! 

American Craft Beer Week Is Here

Not that we needed a holiday to celebrate
May 11, 2015 12:00 pm

Finally, a commemorative week that recognizes something that really matters: craft beer! While National Candied Orange Peel Day may be an actual thing, American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17) is something we can all get behind.

The Portuguese Are Happy! George Mendes Has Opened A Cervejaria In New York City.

The scoop on the chef’s more-casual restaurant
May 11, 2015 11:00 am

George Mendes has been cooking Portuguese food in New York City for more than half a decade. His first solo project, Aldea, has been awarded a Michelin star every year since 2011. And while the restaurant has dished out consistently excellent cuisine, its prix fixe and tasting menus have kept dinner more in the category of a special-occasion meal than accessible neighborhood dining. Mendes is hoping to achieve this latter status with the opening of his second city establishment, Lupulo.

15 Great Places To Drink Craft Beer In And Around Philadelphia

A guide to one of America’s most awesome beer towns
May 7, 2015 1:00 pm

While cities like San Francisco, Denver and Portland squabble over the “best beer city in America” crown, Philadelphians sit back with a pint or six and chuckle. Superlatives are sweet and all, but anyone who’s spent a night drinking around the city can speak to its distinct craft-beer prowess. Here are 15 stops along the way.

5 States Where You Can Find Surprisingly Great Craft Beer Being Made

From east to west, keep an eye on these beer scenes
Apr 24, 2015 9:00 am

Jess Lebow is a beer expert and home brewer. His second book, The United States of Craft Beer, is a state-by-state exploration of America’s greatest breweries, focusing on the people who make the nation’s best-tasting beers and the innovative brewing methods that help create the perfect batch. Lebow visited all 50 states while authoring the book. Here are the five states he found most surprising along the way.


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