Craft beers

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?"

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. 

Duff Beers Reviewed For Your Simpsons Marathon Enjoyment

Made from the best Duff on Earth, figuratively
Aug 22, 2014 1:00 pm

FXX is airing a mega-marathon of all 25 seasons (that would be 552 episodes) of everyone’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons. You're going to need some beer, and I recommend Duff. You do recall Homer’s love affair with Duff beer, yes? Today, I transform into a yellow-skinned cartoon to sample all the Duff beers, ever.

The Best Beer In The U.S. Is Now On...Drought?

Extreme dryness in California poses threat to beer
Aug 20, 2014 10:00 am

While it may have been a wet summer on the East Coast (recently drenched with more than a foot of rain) much of the West Coast has been going through severe drought, affecting breweries' production, pricing and most importantly, their beers' taste. This reality is staring down some of the best breweries in California, like Lagunitas and Bear Republic, both of which source water from the Russian River.

Weekend Drinking Assignment: This Beer's A Peach!

At the peak of peach season, 8 juicy beers abound
Aug 15, 2014 1:00 pm

There is nothing like the abundance of ripe stone fruits that flood farmers markets and grocery stores during July and August. Now that we’re in the dog days, you really want something to cool you off. Everyone knows how well peaches lend themselves to pies and other baked goods, but personally I think they’re better in beer. However you like your fuzzy fruit, one sip of these brews will make you a firm believer in peach beers. The flavors are all there, it's just a lot less messy.

WDA: Those Untappd Check-Ins Might Just Land You A Beer Writing Career

Gannett hits the reset button, adds beer coverage
Aug 8, 2014 1:30 pm

Big things are brewing in beer writing as media titan Gannett, currently the country's largest newspaper publisher, announced that their publishing and broadcast divisions will split into two separate entities. What that have to do with beer? Two full-time beer reporter positions in the prime brewery real estate of the Carolinas. I suddenly know what I want to do with my life.

Please Drink These 7 Very Hoppy IPAs

Celebrate IPA Day with special hopped-up brews
Aug 7, 2014 2:00 pm

Today is the hoppiest day of the year: National India Pale Ale (IPA) Day! I'm usually not one for Hallmark holidays, but when hopportunity knocks, I've simply got to obey. New IPAs seem to drop every week, and with nearly all 3,000 breweries in the country producing at least one, it can be difficult to discern the best of the best at your local craft beer store. I'll try to make your trip a little easier by showcasing the best new IPAs for you to try in celebration of this mighty day.

WDA: Spend a Weekend at Beer Camp with Sierra Nevada

You're never too old for camp when there's beer
Aug 1, 2014 12:30 pm

Some of my fondest childhood memories come from summer camp in New England, where sports, sing-alongs and color war were the most important things in the world for two months every year.  Once those summers were behind me, I really never though I'd be in a position to go back to camp...but now there's Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp, a massive collaboration project and traveling beer festival hitting the Northeast this weekend! All about Beer Camp, after the jump. 

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