5 Underground Breweries Blowing Up In 2014

Small size doesn't matter when you've got big brews
Feb 13, 2014 4:00 pm

Though small in size, these tiny operations are brewing some of the best beer around and sharing it with more people than ever before thanks to growlers, mobile canning lines and contract brewing. Here are 5 whose popularity is imminent, and the beers you should hunt down.

New York’s Blue Point Brewery Acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev

What does this next big brewery sale mean for beer?
Feb 5, 2014 4:30 pm

The beverage world is buzzing today with news that global beer conglomerate Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to buy Long Island's Blue Point Brewing for an estimated $24 million. This acquisition comes at a time when big brewing companies sales are declining while craft brewing continues to expand nationwide. Read all about it after the jump.

Arctic Ale: The Extra Hoppy, Extra Boozy, Extra Badass Beer Of Explorers

Looking at a forgotten chapter in brewing history
Feb 5, 2014 2:00 pm

Arctic exploration in the 19th century was tough work for bands of intrepid adventurers heading to the Pole. There was freezing to death, say. Also starvation, boredom and polar bears jumping out of the water to "resolutely seize and devour whichever dog or human being was sitting closest to their jaws," as Jon Mooallem writes in Wild Ones. But really, explorers were more concerned about their beer. This beer was arctic ale. So, what exactly is arctic ale? 

Back Forty Brewing Company Has Helped Change The Course Of Craft Beer In Alabama

Craft brewery has taken advantage of new laws
Feb 4, 2014 4:00 pm

In agricultural parlance, the “back forty” is the plot of land that is the most remote from the rest of the farm. Because it is often overlooked and underused, sometimes this land has the most fertile soil of the entire operation. Here is the unlikely story of the Back Forty Beer Company.

Hey, It's A Beer Robot With A Discerning Palate. It Might Make Our Jobs Obsolete!

Brewbot basically knows which beer it's "drinking"
Feb 4, 2014 2:00 pm

No, it's not Bender. But that would be cool. According to the New York Daily News, whose beer stories we take very seriously, there's a new beer aficionado in town: an electronic "tongue" made from electrodes that correctly identifies the style of beer you dunk it in 82% of the time. Can Katz even do that? 

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.

Will Beers Freeze At The Super Bowl This Weekend?

Are we going to have to re-define "ice-cold beer?"
Jan 28, 2014 5:00 pm

This just in from the Weather Channel: it's freaking cold! Cold enough for the beers of those attending this weekend's Super Bowl festivities to freeze? Quite possibly. "Stadium beer," due to its lower alcohol content (5% or below), can only stay ice-cold for so long before it succumbs just like everyone else. Click for the magic number, or prepare to fire up the heaters.


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.


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