Craft beers

Drink These 5 New York Beers If You're In Town For The Super Bowl

City taps pour Liquid Gold, Lagrrr & other greats
Jan 30, 2014 5:15 pm

If you’re in town for the game, take advantage of some of our best beers only available in-state. So whether you’re braving the cold for a Big Apple tailgate or having a party with some serious eats, pick up a pint or a growler for a maxed-out New York Super Bowl experience.

Celebrate National Beer Can Appreciation Day With 5 Awesome New Cans

Fresh beer, cool label art, more reasons to can it
Jan 24, 2014 3:00 pm
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Sure, drinking out of cans may bring to mind the cheap stuff your grandpa used to drink, but make no mistake, today’s cans are on the cutting edge of flavor and technology. With so many great new options to explore, I've hand-picked 5 new favorites to help you celebrate National Beer Can Appreciation Day.

Exploring Craft Root Beer, A Beer Actually Made Of Roots

Plus 5 sweet and unique craft brews to savor slowly
Jan 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Root beer is made using sugar, yeast, water and spices, so it’s not that different than beer after all. The big kicker is that root beer typically isn’t allowed to ferment, so this beer is kid-friendly (well, most of them). There are a couple of excellent “hard” versions, too. Here are five of the best root beers made by breweries, as they should be.

5 More Gluten-Free Beers That Are Actually Worth Drinking

Awesome gluten-free beer pushes on!
Jan 15, 2014 4:00 pm

In the year since I last wrote about the best gluten-free beers, I had high hopes that the expanding gluten-free beer industry would completely take off. Unfortunately in most cases, bartenders still tend to say things like “uh, we have Strongbow" — a cider. If 100% certified gluten-free brews actually worth drinking are what you're after, crack open these 5 recommended options.

Weekend Drinking Assignment: Stay Warm Like A Czar With Russian Imperial Stout

Dark, hoppy and strong brews for a chilly weekend
Jan 10, 2014 3:00 pm
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It’s generally unpleasant outside and while spring may be just a mere two months away, these are the dark days of winter. You need a beer that will warm you up. Here are five Russian Imperial Stouts that you’ll likely be able to find at your local specialty store. I suggest pairing them with cheese and perhaps a cigar, as both the the dark fruit flavors and roastiness match up perfectly. Let’s toast to the perfect winter beer.

Video: Live From Oxbow Brewing's Goods From The Woods In Maine

Joe Ricchio's 'Off The Wagon' hits a beer fest hard
Jan 10, 2014 1:00 pm

Oxbow Brewing made our list of the 25 best beers of 2013, which is cool in itself, but whoa, there's a lot more to know about this upstart craft brewing company. Fortunately, our buddy Joe Ricchio is on the scene. The latest installment of his new video series, Off The Wagon, treks into the woods for the third annual Goods From The Woods, where Oxbow invites chefs, purveyors and others to drink beer, eat and party in the woods. Watch the video, right this way.

Do Or Don't: Drinking Icelandic Dead Whale Beer

Some say 'whale' is the perfect tasting note. You?
Jan 9, 2014 5:00 pm

What happens when a brewery and whaling company team up? Exactly what you think. So there's a glass of whale beer in front of you. It doesn't have a tiny whale in there, no whale jerky floaters or anything. It's 5.2% and crafted by master brewers. Do you drink it? 

So Canadian Craft Beers Are Really Good, Eh? Yes, Yes They Are.

Our neighbors to the north brew a hell of a beer
Jan 8, 2014 4:00 pm

While we’ve spent a ton of time covering (see: drinking) U.S. craft beer, our neighbors to the north have some incredible breweries that deserve to be recognized. We highly suggest you check out all of the following brews but we don’t recommend trying to chill them outside. They will freeze and explode, and you will be sad. Might I suggest the following?

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