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Passover Beer? Sampling Schmaltz Brewing's He'Brew Rejewvenator

Drink this non-kosher beer before or after Passover
Apr 14, 2014 1:00 pm

The mensches at Shmaltz Brewing Company have crafted a perfect beer for the occasion at their new brewery in Clifton Park, NY. Rejewvenator, as this annual release from their He'Brew line is called, is a combination of Belgian Dubbel ale and Doppelbock lager (known affectionately as a dubbel doppel). It’s been brewed in past years with figs, dates and grapes. This year's edition is awesome. The secret ingredient, after the jump.

The Nitro Beer Can Is Here, And Will Change The World Of Craft Brewing

Oskar Blues bets on a nitrogen-filled widget
Apr 9, 2014 2:00 pm

If you’ve ever enjoyed a Guinness or Left Hand Brewery’s Milk Stout, two of the more well-known nitro stouts on draft or bottle, here’s some really exciting news: nitro craft beer is finally coming to cans. Allow us to welcome Oskar Blues Brewery Old Chub Scotch Ale to the party!

Cracking Open Ommegang’s Game of Thrones Fire & Blood

It's not a GOT premiere without blood and/or fire
Apr 4, 2014 3:00 pm

If you’re an avid Game of Thrones fan like any number of us here at Food Republic, you’re all fired up for the new season premiering this coming Sunday, April 6. Fortunately the choice of ale is easy, as Ommegang Brewery has released its third collaboration: Fire and Blood Red Ale. We had a chance to try out the brew before the premiere. It's pretty freaking great.

The Brewers Association Releases Top 50 List of U.S. Breweries

Why is this list different from all other lists?
Apr 3, 2014 4:30 pm

Unlike rankings that rate breweries by strength of product, this recently published list compiled by the Brewers Association outlines the top 50 U.S. craft brewing companies by sales as well as the top 50 overall. With so many brewery rankings lists out there, what sets the Brewers Association apart? 

Weekend Drinking Assignment: Pairing Pickles With Beer

A bar snack adventure on NYC's Upper West Side
Mar 28, 2014 1:00 pm

Fermentables are serious business at Jacob’s Pickles, where owner and native New Yorker Jacob Hadjigeorgis has created an ode to comfort food, as well as "pickles for a new generation." I tried their best-selling pickles paired with some excellent selections from their mile-long craft beer menu and have a new favorite bar snack and some recommendations for you. A few, actually. 

These Gonzo Characters Will Be Repping A Year's Worth Of Dogfish Head Labels

Jermaine Rogers on his appropriately weird artwork
Mar 27, 2014 1:00 pm

Just one of the many examples of Dogfish Head's outside-the-box approach to all things beer-related is its annual collaboration with an artist to celebrate its four seasonal beers: Aprihop, Festina Peche, Punkin Ale, and Piercing Pils. This year, Jermaine Rogers took out his markers for some wickedly cool label designs. Interview and images after the jump.

Beer On The Brain? Here Are 7 Books You Should Have On Your Shelves

Required reading for hops-heads, hopeful brewers
Mar 27, 2014 11:00 am

Wanna become a better beer drinker or even make beer yourself? Higher learning awaits you. From styles and flavors to brewing methods, trends, food pairings, and even label art, here are seven new reasons to hit the bookstore — then your local hops shop.

10 Great Places To Drink Craft Beer In Philadelphia

A guide to one of America's most awesome beer towns
Mar 25, 2014 10:00 am

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, ideally with a high-tolerance tour guide, can speak to the city’s distinct craft-beer prowess. Here are 10 stops along the way.

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