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Is Anheuser-Busch’s Purchase Of 10 Barrel Brewing Company A Good Thing?

The beer giant acquires its third craft brewery
Nov 7, 2014 2:00 pm

The race for craft beer domination is coming from the very top of the industry and it’s making a lot of people angry. News broke Wednesday that Bend, OR's 10 Barrel Brewing Company will be Anheuser-Busch’s third craft acquisition in as many years, followed by a wave of mixed emotions from those who support the industry. As the dust settles, one thing becomes very clear: craft brewery acquisitions aren’t going to stop any time soon but they may actually be what keep craft beer in check.

6 Beers To Pair With Your Macaroni And Cheese

Mac and cheese is brew-friendly food at its finest
Nov 6, 2014 2:00 pm

Things have changed a lot in since my college years in both the worlds of beer and macaroni and cheese. With both boasting an incredible range of styles, find the most absurd dish of macaroni and cheese out there and you can bet there’s a beer to be paired with it. Leave your college memories of microwaveable blue cups and silver-canned beer in the dust with six gourmet mac and cheese pairings.

5 New Chicago Craft Beer Bars For Drinking Exceptional Midwest Brew

Better beer is getting easier to find in Chicago
Nov 3, 2014 2:00 pm

Chicago is experiencing quite the local beer boom, with more than 10 new breweries opening doors in 2014 alone. To keep up the pace, beer-focused bars are opening left and right to make sure the citizens of the Windy City are properly acquainted with all the new beers. 

First Look: 2014 Bourbon County Stout is Better Than Ever

A brew preview with Goose Island's Mike Siegel
Oct 31, 2014 1:00 pm

Black Friday is the day where people across America wait on line all night long to buy stuff at big discounts. Beer nerds didn’t have much of a reason to leave the house until Goose Island decided it was no longer acceptable for us to sit at home watching the news of how many people got trampled at outlet stores. Black Friday has become the official annual release day of the entire Bourbon County Stout lineup. But I tried the whole thing with time to spare. 

The Big Apple Gets Boozy: What You Need to Know About NYC Cider Week

NYC Cider Week 2014 has us juiced to the core!
Oct 24, 2014 1:00 pm

The hard apple is coming to the Big Apple! Today kicks off NYC Cider Week and as I may have mentioned once or twice, hard apple cider is one of our favorite fall drinks. While there are plenty of great occasions to raise a glass of cider, it’s not every day you can learn about your favorite grown-up apple juice from the ciderist or enjoy an expertly paired autumn cider dinner.

5 Bottles Ripe for Drinking: Hard Apple Cider's Moment is Now

Craft hard cider has us all juiced up for fall
Oct 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Late October is peak apple season, when the last of the apples are ripe for picking. You may already know that when given time to ferment, apples also make awesome booze. Cider has experienced a boost in popularity in recent years, thanks in part to rising enthusiasm for craft beer. Make no mistake: cider is not beer, but there’s something about the taste of boozy, warming cider that makes it the perfect drink for fall.

Pucker Up, Show LoverBeer’s BeerBera How You Really Feel

Sour beer fan? This Italian bottle is superb.
Oct 17, 2014 1:00 pm

When it comes to food and wine, Italy simply does not mess around, which I assumed and confirmed firsthand when I spent a summer in Treviso. Today, there are at least 500 small breweries in Italy, and at least a dozen brews are available stateside. My most exciting discovery: LoverBeer’s BeerBera, a wild ale brewed with grapes aged in oak barrels — a fitting tribute to the country’s prestigious winemaking traditions of old, combined with their impressive breweries of new.

Beer-Battered Scallion Fries Are The New Onion Rings!

Stop everything and start deep-frying scallions
Oct 14, 2014 1:00 pm

If you have the capacity to fry some stuff at home (and all you really need is a solid deep-bottomed pan), these scallion fries are well within reach. They're bite-sized, so you won't get a mouthful of just onion or crust like you can with onion rings, but they have that amazing onion flavor that you just can't impart into fries. 

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