In Honor Of This Holiday, A Beer That Evokes The Mighty Pretzel

ShockTop's toasty draft-only Twisted Pretzel Wheat
Apr 24, 2014 5:00 pm

Saturday is National Pretzel Day, so pencil that in. Soft, yeasty pretzels, hard, salty pretzels, they're all amazing. Shock Top brewmaster Jill Vaughn loves pretzels too, and for good reason. The end product of this inspired pairing was Twisted Pretzel Wheat, only available on tap at festivals, events and special locations, so order it if you see it. Here's where it's pouring and what inspired it.

Not Just For Oktober: 5 German Beers To Drink All Year Round

Awesome beer ahead, lederhosen not required
Apr 24, 2014 2:00 pm
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The six classic breweries of Augustiner-Bräu, Hacker-Pschorr-Bräu, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spatenbräu and Staatliches Hofbräu-München all make excellent beer, but I'm focusing on some of the breweries and regions that don’t get as much love. There is remarkable diversity in German beers, so much more than you’ll get from tents with steins, boots and schlager music. Here are 10 of our favorite German beers you can’t get at Oktoberfest. Prost!

We're Really Digging Today's Reddit AMA With Brooklyn Brewery's Steve Hindy

Brewery co-founder answers all Reddit's questions
Apr 22, 2014 1:30 pm

We’re big fans of AMAs here at Food Republic. During these candid columns on social networking and news website Reddit, users can submit any question to an individual. We were especially excited this morning when we saw a prompt from Brooklyn Brewery co-founder Steve Hindy. While the Q&A was still ongoing at last check, we’ve rounded up some of the dialogue here for your convenience.

Become a Mad Beer Scientist: Buy a Randall!

What is a Randall, and why do beer lovers need one?
Apr 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Dogfish Head has become one of the most beloved names in the craft beer world over the last 20 years, known for their innovative IPAs and funky, historically themed Ancient Ales series. What you may not know is that Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione is also the inventor of the Randall, the most useful infusion tool since the French press. All about our favorite new toy, after the jump.

Passover Beer? Sampling Shmaltz 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? 


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