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. 

Yuengling Edges Out Samuel Adams In Rankings Of Top Craft Brewers

List revives controversial “craft” conversation
Apr 1, 2015 10:00 am

The Brewers Association released its lists of the top breweries of 2014 yesterday, heralding the best-selling craft and noncraft breweries around the country. Buzz sparked almost instantly, as Yuengling now tops the list of craft breweries, edging out incumbent Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams). But what does it mean?

Maryland Is Fast Becoming A Place To Watch For Beer And Spirits

A look at the state's many breweries, distilleries
Mar 2, 2015 3:00 pm

Despite once being the site of National Brewery, Gunther Brewing, and later, Carling, Baltimore was never really a hotbed of suds production. That all changed with the birth of the craft-beer industry. Charm City — the whole state of Maryland, actually — is now loaded with notable small and not-so-small breweries, as well as a batch of new distilleries. Take a look.

A Brief History Of Beer Tourism In America

Why beer enthusiasts travel far for favorite brands
Feb 10, 2015 3:00 pm

It’s Fantasy Travel Week here at Food Republic, but instead of regurgitating a woefully incomprehensive list of cities with great infrastructures for beer, we decided to look at the idea of traveling specifically for beer itself. Yes, we’re talking about beer tourism.

5 Seriously Legit Brewery And Musician Collaborations

Against Me!, the Hold Steady are in the beer game
Feb 4, 2015 12:00 pm

Every time a brewery releases a beer made in conjunction with its favorite band, it’s hard not to feel skeptical. Yet when challenged to dig into the subject, I was impressed by the wide and impressive swath of non-gimmicky alliances that surfaced. Turns out, it’s not just Hanson’s MMMhops Pale Ale vying for our attention and hard-earned cash. There are actually a handful of great beers out there made by bands and brewers.

Destination Taprooms: 5 Breweries Around America Upping Their Design Game

Creative, comfortable spaces to enjoy great brews
Jan 29, 2015 11:00 am

As the craft-beer industry continues to explode, brewers are realizing the benefits of stepping up their design game to attract new crowds of “beer tourists” to their shiny facilities. Here are five locations around the country worth checking out. 

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). 


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