Beer

Become a Mad Beer Scientist: Buy a Randall!

What is a Randall, and why do beer lovers need one?
Apr 17, 2014 2:00 pm

Dogfish Head has become one of the most beloved names in the craft beer world over the last 20 years, known for their innovative IPAs and funky, historically themed Ancient Ales series. What you may not know is that Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione is also the inventor of the Randall, the most useful infusion tool since the French press. All about our favorite new toy, after the jump.

Passover Beer? Sampling Schmaltz Brewing's He'Brew Rejewvenator

Drink this non-kosher beer before or after Passover
Apr 14, 2014 1:00 pm

The mensches at Shmaltz Brewing Company have crafted a perfect beer for the occasion at their new brewery in Clifton Park, NY. Rejewvenator, as this annual release from their He'Brew line is called, is a combination of Belgian Dubbel ale and Doppelbock lager (known affectionately as a dubbel doppel). It’s been brewed in past years with figs, dates and grapes. This year's edition is awesome. The secret ingredient, after the jump.

The Nitro Beer Can Is Here, And Will Change The World Of Craft Brewing

Oskar Blues bets on a nitrogen-filled widget
Apr 9, 2014 2:00 pm

If you’ve ever enjoyed a Guinness or Left Hand Brewery’s Milk Stout, two of the more well-known nitro stouts on draft or bottle, here’s some really exciting news: nitro craft beer is finally coming to cans. Allow us to welcome Oskar Blues Brewery Old Chub Scotch Ale to the party!

The Brewers Association Releases Top 50 List of U.S. Breweries

Why is this list different from all other lists?
Apr 3, 2014 4:30 pm

Unlike rankings that rate breweries by strength of product, this recently published list compiled by the Brewers Association outlines the top 50 U.S. craft brewing companies by sales as well as the top 50 overall. With so many brewery rankings lists out there, what sets the Brewers Association apart? 

What's The Deal With "Nitro" Beer? Can You Really Trademark It?

Left Hand's Milk Stout Nitro raises some questions
Mar 21, 2014 10:00 am

If you've tried beer on nitro tap, you'll understand the brouhaha surrounding one brewery's struggle with trademarking a popular brew which, through mysterious technological magic, harnesses that great power into a bottle. 

Beer Geekery: 13 Things You Probably Never Knew About Hops

The more selection, the bitter. Get it? Hop joke!
Mar 20, 2014 2:00 pm

Our brew obsession has a lot to do with the wide range of incredible flavors and aromas imparted by different kinds of hops. There’s also a common misconception that all hops are bitter, which is far from true. Hop profiles are incredibly diverse, from the intense tropical and citrus fruits of Citra hops to the white wine and gooseberry flavor imparted by Nelson Sauvin. Check out a few other things you probably didn't know about the best thing to happen to beer since water.

5 American-Made Irish Red Ales To Drink On St. Patrick's Day, And 364 Other Days

And please avoid the green beer
Mar 12, 2014 3:00 pm

Despite the way it may look in a dimly lit room, Guinness isn’t pitch-black, but actually a very dark red, so red is more of a native Irish beer color than you might have thought. Especially if you’re celebrating all day, Irish red ale is generally lower in alcohol and therefore extremely sessionable and while not widely brewed in the U.S., it’s a style worth seeking out on your quest to avoid green-colored beer. Here are five favorites.

Here's Why Bell's In New York Is Important For The Beer World

We welcome the Michigan brewery with empty mugs
Feb 20, 2014 3:30 pm

While new brands enter the New York market weekly, it’s rare to see such a complete rollout where shelves are cleared out to make room for the anticipated rush. It seemed like Midwestern favorite Bell’s out of Michigan would never surface in the Big Apple, but here we are, and people sure are excited! Here's why it's important for craft beer in New York, and which ones to snap up immediately!

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