Beer

Meet The Michigan Brewers Who Made It Cool To Drink Beer All Day

Founders ushers in a new chapter led by a tiny brew
Jul 9, 2014 3:00 pm

It’s pretty incredible to imagine that Founders Brewing Company, which moved to its new digs in Grand Rapids, MI, in 2008, nearly tanked. According to co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, the company's success primarily involved making beer that no one initially thought would sell. Enter Old Dirty Bastard, KBS and the brand's breakout hit, All-Day IPA. I sat down with both partners at their brewery to hear the stories and drink the beer.

Your Beer Glass Is Probably Dirty. Here's An Easy Way To Find Out.

Here's when bubbles and foam are bad things
Jun 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Desiring clean glassware for one's craft beer does not make one a beer snob. Clean glasses are a basic right to be included in shelling out $8 for a glass of something thoughtfully and meticulously brewed by dedicated team led by a passionate brewmaster who took the utmost care at every step. But you can tell what's really going on in there — and it could be a lot of gross stuff — by the way bubbles behave in your glass.

20 Ultra-Refreshing Beers To Drink Right Now

This is the ultimate summer beer drinking list
Jun 26, 2014 2:00 pm

It’s time for some lighter brews, though as you’ll see, this doesn’t necessarily mean lighter in color or flavor. There may be a few on the list that surprise you, like a big imperial stout from Florida, an Imperial wheat beer and the emergence of radlers and shandies. What else is hiding in this epic list? Right this way, beer fans....

Video: Molson's Ethnocentric Beer Fridge Returns With A Musical Challenge

Is anyone Canadian enough to win a beer?
Jun 24, 2014 4:00 pm

They've done it again! From the nice folks who brought you the world-traveling beer fridge that only opens when you scan a Canadian passport, meet: the world-traveling beer fridge that only opens if you can sing "O Canada." The whole thing, without messing up. Or no Molson for you.

Yes We Can! More Than 500 Craft Breweries Now Canning Beer

These brews pack a ton of flavor in a small package
Jun 19, 2014 3:30 pm

The last year has brought about cannovations like the Sly Fox Brewing Company’s 360 removable lid and nitro craft tallboy cans of Oskar Blues' Old Chubb. The influx of canned craft beer has been noticeable in stores, but now there's a number to back it up: according to beer author Russ Phillips, more than 500 craft breweries in the U.S. can their beer!

Question: How Is The Severe Drought Affecting Beer Production?

Could a water shortage lead to a beer shortage?
Jun 13, 2014 2:00 pm

As you've likely heard, a sizable chunk of the country is experiencing a severe drought. Beer nerds will recall that water is a key component of the brewing process (it takes between 3.5-5 barrels of water to brew one barrel of beer), so with many breweries operating in drought-affected areas, will output be affected?

 

8 New-School Growlers To Carry You Through Summer

Time to mobilize those refreshing summer beers
Jun 12, 2014 3:30 pm

With summer upon us and all the awesome new seasonal ales debuting at local microbreweries, now is definitely the time to break out your growler and fill up on something fresh. That said, just as much attention should be paid to the vessel you're using as the beer itself. Whether you're filling up at a local craft brewery or bringing your favorite suds from home, here are eight smart, not to mention very good-looking options to help you mobilize.

 

Around the World Cup In 32 Global Beers

Drink to all the matches with international brews
Jun 12, 2014 12:00 pm

This Cup's host country has an insatiable appetite for partying, so we were going to list the best suds from Brazil...but in the spirit of competition, here are beers representing each of     the 32 teams in this year’s festivities. We’ve got you covered no matter what team you’re rooting for, but as beer nerds it would be awesome if Belgium won. The entire list, right this way...

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