Beer

Here Are The 15 Beers To Drink This Summer

Lighter, drinkable, but not watered down. Tricky.
May 26, 2015 12:00 pm

The general beer-drinking rule of thumb for the hotter, more humid summer months has typically gone as follows: The beer must be lighter in color, lighter in mouthfeel, lighter in alcohol and, consequently, lighter in taste. But while no one really wants to settle into a room-temperature, molasses-thick porter when the mercury pushes 90, no craft-beer drinker really wants something watered down. We have a solution with these 15 fantastic ales and lagers.

Bachelor’s In Brewing? You Can Head To Flying Dog University.

Bring your knowledge up from beer amateur to pro
May 11, 2015 2:00 pm

The brewers at Flying Dog University in beautiful Fredrick, Maryland, know that school wasn’t that much fun. That’s one of the reasons they became brewers: Brewing beer is very fun. Round out your passion for drinking great brews with a solid education in the basics of brewing from experts in the field. Enrollment is always open, ’cause of course it is — it’s a beer college! 

Are Quart-Sized Cans Better For Beer Than Glass Growlers?

Top breweries get on board with big cans
Feb 20, 2015 11:00 am

The emergence of 32-ounce beer cans has given new meaning to the term “tallboy.” With the ability to contain not one, but two proper 16-ounce pints per can, the large-format vessels are a smart alternative to the traditional growler, a large but clunky glass jug used to take beer home from the bar or brewery. Here are a few breweries doing it very, very right. 

10 Craft Beers You Should Be Drinking Right Now, In The Dead Of Winter

Coffee stouts, pecan porters and other brews
Feb 17, 2015 2:00 pm

Stuck in the thick of winter doldrums? We’ve got just the cure. As February continues to slowly creep along, leaving most of the country struggling with snow and freezing temperatures, it’s a time of year when only the boldest beers need apply for the role of winter warmer. Here’s a collection of loud, wintry flavors, like coffee, apple brandy and pecan expressed via stouts, porters and various barrel-aged treasures. 

5 Seriously Legit Brewery And Musician Collaborations

Against Me!, the Hold Steady are in the beer game
Feb 4, 2015 12:00 pm

Every time a brewery releases a beer made in conjunction with its favorite band, it’s hard not to feel skeptical. Yet when challenged to dig into the subject, I was impressed by the wide and impressive swath of non-gimmicky alliances that surfaced. Turns out, it’s not just Hanson’s MMMhops Pale Ale vying for our attention and hard-earned cash. There are actually a handful of great beers out there made by bands and brewers.

Destination Taprooms: 5 Breweries Around America Upping Their Design Game

Creative, comfortable spaces to enjoy great brews
Jan 29, 2015 11:00 am

As the craft-beer industry continues to explode, brewers are realizing the benefits of stepping up their design game to attract new crowds of “beer tourists” to their shiny facilities. Here are five locations around the country worth checking out. 

Mushrooms Have Entered The Craft Beer Game

Savory umami, balancing with malt, can be great
Jan 21, 2015 2:00 pm

Craft beers have long been touted as great for pairing with hearty meals, but what happens when one of the most classic ingredients in American cuisine — the mushroom — becomes part of the beer itself? In a word: awesomeness. Here's what you need to know, and bottles you need to drink.

How The Extra-Special Bitter (ESB) Is Making A Comeback In The United States

The classic British beer style is back Stateside
Dec 22, 2014 2:00 pm

The ESB, or Extra-Special Bitter, a style of beer developed in England that once had a promising presence in America that’s primed for a comeback. Well, that time is pretty much now. Here are five to try. 

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