Craft beers

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

Sour beer fan? This Italian bottle is superb.
Oct 17, 2014 2:00 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.

Hating On Fancy Beer Is Suddenly In Style

And the craft beer message boards are on fire
Oct 17, 2014 10:00 am

Hating on craft beer is totally in right now. First Thrillist tried to pick apart IPAs, then sour beers. Now, internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur David Chang is taking to GQ to defend the awesomeness that is "lawnmower beer," a custom passed down from his grandfather. As you can imagine, the craft beer message boards are lighting up.

Big Breweries Are Crafting A Deal For Beer Supremacy

Could the key ingredient be craft beer?
Oct 15, 2014 11:00 am

While the proposed Anheuser-Busch InBev acquisition of SABMiller may be the story that graces business pages for months to come, the importance of smaller craft acquisitions by both of these major brewers shouldn't be overlooked. The deal would give the resulting company an international stronghold, but wouldn't combine its U.S. breweries. Allow me to break down the specifics of the issue, then we'll segue into important recent craft acquisitions to help define this battle of big beer.

SoCal's Stone Brewing Picks Virginia For New East Coast Home

Fresh Stone beer, now hopping to a fridge near you
Oct 10, 2014 2:30 pm

Stone Brewing Company has finally chosen Richmond, VA as its East Coast home. Construction of the $74 million brewery will start soon, with an estimated completion date of late 2015.  Stone’s famous World Bistro & Gardens, which has locations in Escondido and San Diego, will open at the new location soon thereafter. Stone isn’t the first to move East, but their new brewery could be the most important of them all. Here's why.

Drink These 10 Pumpkin Beers To Celebrate Fall

Crucial intel on the pumpkin beers that matter
Oct 3, 2014 1:30 pm

Ready, set, drink pumpkin beer! It’s October, so you officially have our go-ahead to drink all the pumpkin beer you could ever want. But wait. Not just any pumpkin beers. Here are the 10 best on the market right now. 

Weekend Drinking Assignment: A Beer For The Woods

Celebrate Carhartt's 125th with a huge beer tour
Sep 26, 2014 2:00 pm

Michican-based Carhartt has a reputation for being rugged, durable, dependable and, in recent years, cool, partnering with A.P.C. and A Bathing Ape for streetwear collaborations. Clearly they know their excellent, dependable craft beer, too — what better way to throw a party than to partner with a renowned local brewery to make a special brew? Well, you can tour it around the country. 

Weekend Drinking Assignment: Founders Mosaic Promise

Founders brews a singular beer for ArtPrize
Sep 19, 2014 2:00 pm

Welcome to the second year of a five-year partnership between Founders and ArtPrize, with proceeds supporting the non-profit organization. Last year’s initial collaboration was excellent — Artist Inspired Black IPA — but unfortunately it didn’t make it out of Michigan. This year's brew, Mosaic Promise, will be the official beer of the competition, and this year it’s also available in Wisconsin, Chicago and New York. Check out this beautiful label art and drink the beer behind it.

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?"

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