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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? 

10 Craft Beers To Drink During The NFL Season

Win or lose, these brews won't let you down
Sep 4, 2014 3:15 pm

The 2014 NFL season will kick off tonight in spectacular fashion, as the defending champion, defensive-minded Seattle Seahawks host the explosive, Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers in a rematch of the notorious Fail Mary game. Since your attention will undoubtedly be focused on game action over the first few weeks — at least until your team starts 0-3 — we've taken the liberty of putting together a cheat sheet to help with off-field (read: couch) drinking.

Cheddar, Beer and Broccoli Pie Recipe

If you were thinking "add bacon," we did.
Aug 28, 2014 2:00 pm
Photo: Paul Harrison

Beer. Cheddar. Bacon. Pie. That's right, I'm about to show you how to eat beer, but not just beer. Cheese too. AND bacon. And I even threw in a little charred broccoli so you can justify the existence of this pie in your house to your significant other. You might have trouble going back to pizza afterwards.

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. 

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