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Every once in a while, a beer comes along that pushes boundaries and make you think about everything you thought you knew about beer.
Miho, a hoppy Belgian-style pale ale, has just about everything one could ask for in a beer.
Over IPAs, songwriter-producer and ex-Deerhoof band member Chris Cohen talks about his father, why he doesn’t use producers, and the LA music scene.
We spoke to Will Oldham, also known by the stage name Bonnie “Prince” Billy, who has released more than 20 studio albums and several beer collaborations.
For the 45th iteration of its festive brew, Anchor Brewing layered on the flavor.
The first sip of Spruce Tip Sculpin is a leap of faith: Are you about to drink something pleasant or will it taste like a Christmas tree?
Bitter IPA meets confectioners’ sugar, butter, and cardamom to balance out its flavors into a rich, sweet glaze that sits atop extra-crunchy shortbread bars.
SweetWater partnered with sunglasses brand Costa on Kick Plastic Pilsner to raise awareness about plastic waste in oceans and waterways.
Underrepresented as a queer black woman in craft beer, Ren Navarro launched Beer.Diversity. to fuel change in the industry—one that also makes financial sense.
This year, we've interviewed people from the world of music, entertainment, food, and even politics about nearly every topic you could imagine.
"I’ve become a quality-over-quantity kind of guy," says the Pennsylvania native. "I’ve been on the road enough to know the perils of overdoing it."
Women in South Africa have long home-brewed beer, but now the craft beer scene is seeing young black women come up as brewmasters, too.
The 26-year-old Port-au-Prince native is fusing roots music from his home country with electronic beats and hip-hop. We caught up with him in the midst of a whirlwind year for a beer.
Muzzle of Bees, made with honey from Right Bee Cider’s own urban beehives, is a not-too-sweet, pretty perfect tribute.
This week, we're celebrating the women of beer and giving them a platform to talk about the issues that matter to them.
"I'm not that discerning, I usually just go with whatever has the nicest tap."
"Being in a band and encouraging a culture among your fans is a very small thing to do, but it’s a real thing that does something. Or so I like to think."
Weekend Vibes is an IPA made for day drinkers.
Sour ale meets lebkuchen, a traditional German cookie with lots of strong spices and cakey texture, adding the perfect balance of acidity and bitterness.
It’s full of fruit and it might actually explode.
Session beers are all well and good, but these top-scorers come with a potent, high-ABV kick.
We spoke to the bartender and author of 'Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails' about gay bars, Colt 45, and the secret to throwing a successful house party.
Mile-long walls of taps only make choosing the perfect pint even more difficult—especially when more options come at the cost of freshness.
Curious about that yeasty sediment in your bottle? Here’s everything you need to know about bottle-conditioned beer.
Oh, the places we went! From far-flung destinations like Honduras to stateside classics like Detroit, here are the journeys that stayed with us.
Prairie’s Christmas Bomb! is a cinnamon-infused imperial stout that beats the hell out of after-dinner coffee and anxiety about work tomorrow.
It’s so damn cold that companies are worried about beer bottles exploding.
The Cincinnati brewery's take on the classic American lager checks all the boxes.
Joe Vogelbacher, a brewer featured in the documentary ‘Beers of Joy,’ shares what it’s like to take the toughest beer exam in the world.
This Cicerone-in-training took the latest internet food sensation and poured beer all over it.
Frank Turner talks about his latest album, "Be More Kind," and brewing his own beer with England’s Signature Brewing Company.
This Vermont-made beer is well suited for just about any drinker and any occasion.
"I don’t like IPAs, because I feel like they’re over-hyped... Why would I want to punish myself with this gross-tasting drink?"
These russet potatoes bake up crunchy on the outside and fluffy inside, served with a sauce of reduced abbey dubbel, sour cream, mustard, and maple syrup.
The Finnish actor, who did a terrifying turn as a white nationalist in Spike Lee's Oscar-nominated film, talks saunas, beer, and his passion for fly fishing.
Bucking the tropical and hazy trend, Great Divide's signature Denver Pale Ale is dank and sticky, leaning into a flavor profile that captures its roots.
The 5% boozy iced coffee apparently tastes like Yoo-hoo.
Oregon-based pFriem Family Brewers has crafted an IPA that combines expected piney aromas and big hop flavor with tons of citrus.
Beer. Diversity.'s Ren Navarro and Airelle "Airie" Peters of Railyard Brewing Co. discuss their experiences in an industry that's been slow to change.
Mike Brandt, the brewer and winemaker at Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery in Richmond, Virginia, is passionate about fermentation in all forms.
"As someone who often feels alienated in much of the existing craft beer world, it’s empowering to think about how I can actively be a part of an overall shift, even in a tiny way."
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is helping breweries make the switch to refillable bottles, but it's not an easy switch.
Not sure which brew to pair with your dan dan noodles? We asked Amelie Kang of New York’s Málà Project.
PayItFurloughed is helping make life more bearable during the government shutdown.
You’ll find Mira Mariah’s work inked on celebrity skin and the label of an upcoming barrel-aged sour from Wicked Weed.
The Buddhist kingdom of the Himayalas is known for its stunning scenery and Gross National Happiness index. But craft beer? Not so much.
Tom Krell breaks between tour stops to muse about posthumanism, Nihilism, and drug-induced revelations while not drinking a beer.
We sat down with middleweight MMA fighter Uriah Hall to talk about UFC, mental health, and Jamaican beer.
The intense flavor of imperial or chocolate stout is a natural fit for these biscotti, packed with lots of cocoa powder, pistachios, and dried cherries
"When someone tells me they like the beer, it feels the same as someone liking one of my songs," Chill Moody said about his collaboration with Dock Street Brewery.
The Chicago-based band compares its new album, "Forever Turned Around," to an Old Style and shot of Malort.
Over beers, we spoke to the Democratic Socialist and soon-to-be New York State Senator about fundamental rights and young people running for office.
Heidi Geist has spent the past several months traveling the country and designing beer labels from a converted school bus.
Beautiful settings? Check. Awesome food. Check. Top-notch draft list. Check.
Drinking cheap beers by a lake is one of the best experiences in the Midwest. Now sober, I sought out a substitute for an experience I wasn’t ready to lose yet.
A year of beer-drinking has all led to this moment.
The first entirely Black-owned craft beer bar in the historic neighborhood, Harlem Hops aims to teach the local community about how great beer can be.
We spoke to Hop Along about the recording of Bark Your Head Off, Dog, the origins of the Hop Along IPA, and what it felt like to be signed by Saddle Creek.
"I joke around more than ever, now that I don’t play the game, that you need beer to watch a baseball game," says the third baseman-turned-brewery owner.
A manager at a Chicago steakhouse, Phil Stubstad went from brewing in his garage to creating 1,000-gallon batches for nearly a dozen restaurants.
Ever heard of Svinninge? This brewery is about to put this tiny town on the global craft beer map in a big way.
In some six packs of Pumpkin Ale, there is a bottle of White Pumpkin Ale. Only one thousand of these elusive beers were produced.
Dark, strong, and a classic example of a Russian imperial stout, the boozy Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery only gets better with age.
The Brooklyn brewery's imperial porter has a lot to love, especially if you enjoy rich coffee.
These Denver-based advocates have a simple strategy: Brew great beer and give the proceeds to non-profits that lift up women.
"The first beer we tried tasted like mop water."
We spoke with comedian Liza Treyger of Netflix's 'The Degenerates' about about porn, addiction, and racist tweets. Oh, and also beer.
The light bitterness and amber color of a red ale was the inspiration for these shortbread wedges.
The Riot Fest 2019 lineup is all about the beer.
Flowers of Vietnam used to be a Coney Island hot dog stand. Today it is one of Detroit's most talked-about restaurants.
"No American wants to liquidate their savings because a government can't do its job," says one brewer struggling to pay his employees.
Miles away from anything, the Spruceton Inn and West Kill Brewery are working together to bring better beer to their corner of New York.
Recent changes to Oklahoma’s restrictive beer laws have kicked off a craft brew boom in Tulsa.
British post-punk trio Shopping is a small band that tackles big ideas—such as identity, desire and politics—with expansive and complex music.
It's not labeled as a sour, but New Braunfels Brewing Company's Saison de Peche delivers a highly acidic but still slightly sweet punch of peach goodness.
The Brooklyn-based rapper prefers his beers strong and would like to see Offset on a box of Wheaties.
Tree House’s IPAs and double IPAs are world-class, but don’t pass over one of the brewery’s earliest offerings in Lights Out pale ale.
Wild fermented, dry-hopped, and topped with pear juice, Sunshine & Opportunity is a beer that combines everything great about craft beer in America today.
We dare you to look away from this infinitely looping #beer content.
If you want that juice box experience in your nightly pint, this faithful re-interpretation of Hi-C offers exactly that.
The brewers of Anchor Steam Beer could be at the forefront of a larger movement.
Craft beer and running have both exploded in popularity, inevitably leading to the beer marathon. But does drinking do anything good for your finish time?
Grace Perry used beer to channel the masculine side of her identity, until her body decided it could no longer tolerate beer.
As the first black female brewery owner in America, Celeste Beatty is using beer to bring communities together.
Brewers across the country got on haze train in 2018, proving the New England-style IPAs trend is still going strong.
The end of 2018 is nigh and we’ve got all of your celebration needs covered right here.
A recent study predicted barley yield could decline 3 to 17 percent, which could increase prices drastically, but beer industry pros aren't too concerned.
We spoke with drummer Tim Very about the band's longevity and the process behind making Manchester Orchestra's own golden lager.
With Space Camper Cosmic IPA, Boulevard has created a great introductory hazy IPA, but not much more.
We spoke to rap legend Tech N9ne about touring for his new album, his collaboration with Boulevard Brewing, and finding balance in between it all.
Nightmare's imperial IPA Exposure—named after freezing torture—maximizes flavor and aroma through the use of cryo-frozen Citra and Mosaic hops.
I used to think German beers were too tied to tradition to be interesting. I’ve realized just how wrong I was.
The mind behind the psych-pop outfit Drugdealer loves IPAs, but says drinking to get musically inspired is "a wack mythos."
The tang of sour beer balances the intense sweetness of pecan pie. Also, this version is all about the pecans—with just enough filling to bind them together.
What exactly makes a kosher beer kosher, and should you care when picking up your Hanukkah booze? We asked the experts.
Barbecue season has officially begun. Here’s what’s going in our coolers.
Celebrate IPA Day with a guide to the wide world of IPAs, courtesy of two Master Cicerones®.
From a glorious imperial stout with Peruvian coffee to a surprising schwarzbier, here’s what our review team stans right now.
Combining co-owner Chris Maestro's twin loves of vinyl and craft beer, BierWax is an inclusive space where the walls are lined with over 6,000 records.
"I used to love beer, and touring was a nice experience to try out different local IPAs."
The latest major entry in the Brut IPA category is a well-balanced beer from Colorado's New Belgium.
Everything about Upland Brewing Co.'s Teddy Bear Kisses feels big, a result of being aged on Fair Trade cacao.
For a beer to be called sexual, it’d better deliver, and Foothills Brewing's Sexual Chocolate sure does.
The Scottish craft brewery created Speedbird 100 so passengers on British Airways could have their beer and fly with it too.
The Copenhagen rock band has performed in the demilitarized area between North and South Korea and drank in Serge Gainsbourg’s favorite bar.
Alvarium Beer Co. is the first brewery to operate in New Britain, Connecticut in over 60 years.
From Metallica to Run the Jewels, here are some of the most high-profile beer-and-band collaborations to hit shelves recently.
Lori Goff is fighting to reduce microplastics and brewing waste with one fell swoop.
It’s time for a new orange vegetable to reign supreme.
In David Lynch’s 1986 film Blue Velvet, college prep Jeffrey Beaumont asks the eager high-schooler Sandy if she’s ever tried Heineken.
Former Mac DeMarco guitarist Peter Sagar likes his beer light and his music laid-back
Brewer Kathleen Culhane buries crystals in the brewery and performs Wiccan rituals before brewing a batch of beer.
Pure Bathing Culture’s Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman discuss touring for their latest release 'Night Pass' and collaborating as a couple.
2019 was the year of hard seltzer, but in 2020 non-alcoholic hard seltzer brands will be vying for a piece of the bubbly pie.
Today, the Canadian quartet leaves the brewing to the experts, but still find time for the occasional collaboration.
The Chicago-based experimental Chicago soul duo have collaborated with artists including Chance the Rapper and Saba.
Escarpment Labs is more than just a yeast bank. It allowed a plethora of new beer styles to flourish in Canada.
The founder of the wildly innovative New York City brewery recently released a new book 'Where to Drink Beer'.
The folk-rocker even came to the interview with a list of favorite brews. "I just can’t believe how how big of a thing it is now. It makes me happy."
We shared a pint with the Bloodshot Records founder and Mekons frontman.
“I think, honestly—and we don’t like to admit this as wine guys—but beer is a more versatile food pairing than wine," says Kyle Tarczynski, sommelier at RPM Steak.
“Having a brewing background is way more valuable than having a distilling background,” says one distillery owner. “Fermentation is complicated."
Dope & Dank has been spreading a message of inclusivity in brewing for years. Now, they’re launching a new project with a little help from the Scotts.
We met up with Dawes to discuss their evolution as songwriters and why Ken Kesey would make an excellent drinking buddy.
We sat down with Edward Lee to talk cooking with beer, pairing booze with Asian food, and beer’s place on a fine dining menu.
We spoke to the owner of Paulie Gee’s about beers, pies, and why you should skip the PBR with your slice and give sours a try.
With thousands of fans crisscrossing the nation for March Madness, finding the best craft beer in each host city is almost as important as the games themselves.
The rapper, comedian, and sometimes-pro-wrestler's new "socially aware stand-up and music series" debuts on Comedy Central on April 19.
“Here's the thing—you don't have to use sexist or racist imagery or statements to sell booze. You simply don't. It's a choice."
Hidden River Brewing Co. serves brown ales and hazy IPAs to tourists and locals alike, as well as to five ghostly guests who never leave.
You know, just in case you needed yet another way to get your cannabis.
Danii Oliver made waves with Island to Island Brewery, then she decided to leave.
The term "IPA" gets slapped onto cans containing some very different beers—and these differences seem wider now than ever before.
Aberdeen’s BrewDog lost a discrimination case this week after a tongue-in-cheek beer meant to highlight gender inequality backfired spectacularly.
Let the senator drink whatever she wants.
Rosita Schwarzbier is the brew you’ll want on hand if you need to bury a body.
Guitarist and synth player Scott “Monty” Munro talked to us about the best Canadian brews, drinking in Berlin, and trying to sound like Tears for Fears.
The drummer and producer isn't afraid of throwing back a few IPAs before a show as long as you "make sure it's not sloppy, but being loose is alright."
In the Cyclades islands, a new wave of craft brewers have emerged in the wake of Greece's economic crisis.
Age gates are stupid and, it turns out, totally unnecessary.
Just as one would never expect a wine bar to serve Chianti in a coffee mug, you’ll never catch a Brick Store bartender pouring your pilsner into a pint glass.
While a fine curiosity, Aniara is ultimately more sensation than substance.
“Wow,” was the first thing that came to mind when this beer hit my tongue.
With its Logical Conclusion IPA, the Brooklyn-based Threes Brewing has created a standout example of New England IPA.
Upland’s sours have become something of a legend among rare beer-seekers, and Prim is certainly worth seeking out.
There is no other beer in Cologne. Crisp, light, delicious, kölsch is both the name of the local beer and the dialect of German spoken here.
The brewery describes Dr. Robot as a “refreshing year-round sipper” made with blackberry juice and lemon zest to enhance the beer’s tart flavor.
On the menu is chicken paprikash with beer grain spaetzle, chips featuring beer brine and malt vinegar, and whipped chocolate mousse made with malted rye.
Many people, even in Britain, think of cask ale as warm, brown, and flat. That's not entirely fair, but all cliché comes from a place of truth.
The practice of fermenting, storing, and aging beer in concrete vessels dates back to the 19th century.
Break out the blender.
Few breweries hang its hat on a porter, and even fewer craft the style to be a flagship offering.
The Baltimore brewery's schwarzbier is jam-packed with roasty, chocolatey rich goodness while still being super-light and crushable.
The former hotel innovation has become an eyesore filled with overpriced convenience store staples.
The annual release of Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale is cause for celebration.
El Terrible Brewing and Monzón Brewing, located in Puerto Vallarta, are a case study in opposites, but both express Mexico's burgeoning craft beer ethos.
Germany is a country steeped in beer—and stubborn traditions. When the American brewers behind Berlin's Vagabund opened, they faced a steep challenge.
The blonde ale in the filling of these spiral-shaped rugelach mimics the brightness in the blueberry jam and plays up a pleasant bitterness in the poppy seeds.
Despite being easy to drink in theory, Harpoon's UFO White won’t have you reaching for another sip.
After booming into the mainstream this summer, hard seltzer is getting its own party.
Carakale has been breaking new ground for a decade and they’re about to start shipping cans to the U.S.
While the humble glass growler has achieved symbolic status, it’s far from the best tool for storing and transporting beer.
Thanks to Folksbier Brauerei and Black Seed, you can have your bagels and drink them too.
Savory vegetables are invading a taplist near you and they’re both trickier to make and better to drink than you might think.
Grab a plate of cookies and a beer and snuggle in with one of these cult favorite films.
Breweries across the country are now building out additional locations that focus exclusively on wilds and sours.
When Able Brewery's Casey Holley became a brewer, he dreamed of making his own malt from local grains, too. As it turns out, making malt is not easy.
"The Chicken 'Schni' is a staple on every pub menu in Australia, and it’s essentially a really big chicken nugget. I’m sure the Germans would be mortified."
Eric Dunaway is responsible for the beer program at the country's wildest supermarket, Jungle Jim's International Market.
Last month’s beer offerings were incredibly diverse and seriously delicious.
From antiquated styles to killer IPAs, here are the beers we’re celebrating right now.
While many breweries continue to open in the middle of tourist-packed towns, others are finding their own voice outside the noise.
Over pints of peanut butter and jelly stout, Cage the Elephant's Brad Shultz and Matthan Minster discuss the anxiety and loss that inspired their latest album.
"We wanted to brew the most authentic, best tasting, American version of German-style beers."
Whether you’re a certified haze bro or a hop-hesitant drinker, it’s hard to deny that this past year once again saw a dizzying array of IPAs.
From double dry-hopped juice bombs to mouth-puckering sours, here are this month’s best beers.
All of the reasons that craft beer fans don’t like hard seltzer are also all of the reasons why it works perfectly for a mixed crowd.
The bitterness of pale ale contrasts the sweetness of squash, which soaks up the beer like a sponge before it gets drizzled with pale ale honey.
"The dark beer that I crave is lighter, simpler, and to be honest, a little out of fashion," says Bon Appétit's associate web editor Alex Delany.
Brewers pushed the limits of this style with deliciously complex barrel-aged releases.
The LG HomeBrew, a beer brewing machine unveiled at this year’s CES, takes all the work out of beer.
But they still have a way to go.
Brews with a view? Sign us up.
In an attempt to capture the best of beer and wine in one can, Firestone Walker misses the mark on both.
Fall has blessed us with a bounty of beers.
“Do you think people will be bummed that we don’t drink beer?”
While Sam Walker been the bassist for fearsome art-metal ensemble Daughters for over a decade, his day job is in the production room of Revival Brewing.
Out of the over 400 nominees up for a James Beard Foundation Award this year, only six are even tangentially beer-related.
Everything you need to know about having your beer with a side of sunshine and sand.
A surprisingly crisp and effortlessly drinkable IPA has arrived, but will it stick around?
The Winterlong Strong Beer Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba only welcomes beers over 7% ABV.
"People like candy, and they like drinking... lo and behold you have people chucking Twinkies into their mash tuns."
Phantom brewer Billy Powell is the mind behind these gruesome brews.
Pilot Project’s new brewers are serving boozy kombucha and beer-wine hybrids at this one-of-a-kind brewery and taproom.
Longtime friends and Cape Cod characters Willie Fenichel and Nico Enriquez are creating a new kind of hard seltzer.
Beers like Kona's Big Wave Golden Ale offer a taste of island life to mainlanders.
De Halve Maan brewery has been making beer since 1856, and today that beer runs under the streets of Bruges.
Every day’s a summer Friday when you’re sipping a beer slushie on a beach.
A 1 oz. bottle contains 500 mg of CBD, plus aromatic terpenes from Citra and Denali hops.
The Foals frontman talks about writing lyrics in pubs, “breaking America” as a British band, and the departure of longtime bassist Walter Gervers.
Brewers are using this never-ending process as inspiration for beers.
We spoke to the Golden Knights' Ryan Reaves about craft beer, launching 7Five Brewing Company, and what it’s like being loathed by much of the league.
From the upper reaches of the French Alps to the distant shores of Easter Island, here are the beer-heavy journeys of our dreams.
When a men’s rights activist filed a discrimination claim against Eagle Rock Brewery’s Women’s Beer Forum, Ting Su didn’t back down—she doubled down.
At 18.0% ABV, Fruit-Full Fort is a sipper and a prime candidate for aging.
Cans of Day Quencher disappear more quickly than they should, despite its sessionable ABV.
A sour ale fermented with dark red wine grapes, Lagunitas' Dark Swan is a beer-wine hybrid that's a departure from the brewery's usual hoppy repertoire.
Before there was the hazy IPA, there was Hazed & Infused, Boulder Beer Company's unfiltered pale ale that has been in production since 2002.
Six events around the country just received funding to make beer a more inclusive space for everyone.
Wild Heaven teamed up with the Atlanta Botanical Garden to produce a “beer-coction” that showcases seasonal ingredients harvested directly from the Garden.
Nestled in the volcanic foothills of Mexico City, Monstruo de Agua brews with native ingredients like agave sap, prickly pear, and pine needles.
Melvin and Toppling Goliath's Ladder Mash is a heavyweight collab that fans will be lining up to see.
Wine is fine and brandy is dandy, but we decided to up the ante on the holiday season by incorporating our beverage of choice into delicious cookies.
Who needs Champagne and candlelit dinner when you can crack open a cold beer with someone you love from the comfort of your couch?
"I was never going to give anybody the opportunity to discount me," says the teacher-turned-brewer and champion of women and people of color in the beer industry.
Bertha Jimenez of Rise Products wants to upcycle spent grain to build a greener future.
Masala fish fry and rooftop garden saison collide at Avling Kitchen & Brewery.
Wild fermented, mixed cultured sours are taking their cues from the wine-making world and brewers are loving the funky, fruit-forward results.
The founder of Sufferfest loved her post-run brews until an autoimmune condition got in the way. Rather than give them up, she made better beer for all.
The chef shares his thoughts on pairing lambics, goses, and ice-cold lagers with noodles.
"It would have to be something you wanted to drink when the weather turned, because that’s the same transition my music always syncs to."
Ogden, Utah was once considered too rough for even Al Capone. But that began to change when Roosters opened up on the city's rundown main drag.
"It's cold and it's got that sharp taste, it's just simple and it's not offensive—kinda like me!"
Austin's oldest European-style brewer dusts off its seasonal festbier each fall, just in time for an all-day party.
Crux Fermentation Project’s 2018 iteration of Better Off Red is a Pacific Northwest spin on Flanders red, the iconic Belgian sour.
Ballast Point Brewing Company's Sour Wench is a gorgeous Berliner weisse packed with a bounty of West Coast blackberries
This seasonal dark ale from Oregon's Pelican Brewing fails to impress.
In so many coffee beers, there’s either too much or not enough coffee flavor, but Hi-Wire Brewing gets it just right with Strongman Coffee Milk Stout.
Dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops, Alesong's 2018 iteration of its Touch of Brett series is a funky wild ale bursting with tropical fruit and spice aromas.
Massachusetts brewery Lord Hobo has married New England's hazy IPA with the region's pro sports dominance in a liquid celebration of Boston.
The newest beer in Perennial Artisan Ales's single hop series showcases the tropical fruit flavors of Mosaic hops.
Dean’s Zesty Booch, located in the scenic town of Bozeman, Montana, claims to be the world’s first producer of hard kombucha seltzer.
If you can get past the ick factor, Reuse Beer might hold the key to sustainable water management.
There are many fans of the cream-canned lager, but Banquet Beer is still awaiting its PBR renaissance.
An homage to the cocktail made famous by The Big Lebowski, Left Hand's White Russian Nitro is a white stout brewed with coffee and vanilla.
The San Diego-based brewer's Nelson-hopped IPA stands out in every way.
Jewish people have a long relationship with beer that can be traced back to Babylonia.
Mount Angel Abbey began brewing as a way to pay expenses and fund charitable works, but it was also a fitting return to the abbey’s roots.
Superior Bathhouse Brewery is not only the first brewery in a national park, but it's also the only one in the world using thermal spring water.
It is not easy to stand out in a sea of pumpkin-themed beers.
Having only released its first full-length album back in April, it's impressive that psych-rock outfit landed a slot at Lollapalooza
Don’t be ashamed to reach for a ho-hum American lager, especially if it’s this fully capable expression of the style.
Weighing in at 4.5% ABV, Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA boasts the complexity and flavor of a much stronger beer.
The Kansas City contender in the new wave of low-cal, low-carb ales comes out of the gate ahead of the pack.
Three Weavers' Seafarer is a light but flavor-packed German-style kölsch that's ideal for beach-ready temperatures.
It looks like sparkling water but tastes like a fruity IPA—perfect for those times when you want a beer without the booze.
Hopfentea takes a traditional, low-gravity Berliner weisse and flavors it with fruits found in tropical tea punch.
Mike Kinsella's first drink was a Cosmopolitan in Orlando, Florida in his early-twenties.
The sour brown ale drinks like a whale, but can be readily found in your local beer aisle.
Mitten Brewing swears nothing bad has happened yet, "but people will see things, feel a presence, or have a presence that follows them home.”
Berliner Weisse was long dismissed by the city that made it famous, but now the beer is enjoying a renaissance at home—without those candy-colored syrups.
On Black Friday, the nation will get to sample the sought-after barrel-aged variants.
At Great Basin Brewing in Reno, Nevada, Ichthyosaur IPA—a.k.a “Icky”—has been on tap since the doors opened in 1993, and little about it has changed.
Who needs cake when you have these decadent, way-better-than-chocolate beers?
Suave Fest from Raíces Brewing Co. in Denver is an all-out celebration of Latinx brewing culture.
A trailblazer that unintentionally helped kick off the hazy IPA trend, Sip of Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids is a whale worth chasing.
By co-opting the likeness of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for its New England-style double IPA, Mikkeller has shown that this beer is bound for glory.
“From the Land of Sky Blue Waters comes the water best for brewing.”
Bon Appetit's Alex Delany and Cheese Sex Death’s Erika Kubick help take your cheese plate game to the next level.
Oskar Blues and Cigar City's Bamburana is a serious but sweet dessert stout that’s a dream companion to a dessert course or sipped slowly as a nightcap.
Stone and Metallica brew up a pilsner that's a little bit IPA.
Omission's gluten-reduced IPA stays balanced with a hefty punch of Northwest hops, but it's more about what isn't there than what is.
You can pop the Cantroller in the fridge, down the 12 oz. of sweet, sweet beer within, then go back to using it play thousands of games.
No one asked for beer and bubble tea to make a baby, but here we are.
Funkenhausen's beer program can transport you to Cologne.
AleSmith's Oktoberfest needs something to separate it from the pack of faintly German-style lagers appearing across shelves and tap lists each fall.
For better or worse, Shiner jumps on the hazy train with an unmemorable IPA.
A small Great American Beer Festival dynasty has sprouted up in Texas Hill Country.
Full Sail’s Sesión Negra, its version of a Mexican restaurant staple, combines toasty sweet malt aroma and flavor with noble hops.
Bearded Iris takes an already brag-worthy double IPA and amps up the hops with an additional dose of Simcoe, Mosaic, Motueka, and Centennial.
With a cornucopia of ingredients, DuClaw Brewing Company's Strawberry Letter 23 is neither IPA, sour ale, nor fruit beer, but something entirely original.
There’s a reason we don’t equate beer with romance in the way we do Champagne or red wine.
The Gadget, Urban Artifact's “Midwest Fruit Tart Ale,” features a literal ton of fresh berries per batch and a mouth-walloping sour flavor.
From beer baths and hop-scented beard oils to IPA aromatherapy candles, here's how to treat yourself with beer.
The iconic Long Island-based group have some words of wisdom for all the aging rockers out there.
The Denver-based brewery, better known for its wild ales, has produced a standout.
Weldwerks teamed up with Mikerphone and Great Notion to brew a maple syrup and Peruvian coffee infused imperial stout.
Schlafly’s mead-spritzer is a White Claw alternative with pronounceable ingredients.
Single-hop beers feature only one type of hop in the recipe, giving drinkers and brewers an education in the unique flavors and aromas of a specific hop.
The annual release of Tuborg Brewery’s Julebryg, or Christmas brew, is cause for a massive, boozy party.
In a world where tea, coffee, and even soda are becoming pod-based, Pratinha Brewery's 'Magic Booze' craft beer might not sound so strange at all.
The band's tenth album, 'Critical Equation,' was released in April and is one of their most sonically satisfying records to date.
Apple cider delivery service Cider in Love wants to reignite America's thirst for hard cider, shipping small-batch bottles straight from producers.
Southeast Asia loves beer—but craft beer is another story where macro lagers have long reigned and local laws stand in the way. Beervana wants to change that.
Mich Golden is both rumor and legend in Minnesota. Jerard Fagerberg tries to separate fact from fiction with the Gopher State's favorite light lager.
Federal regulations aren’t doing enough to cut carbon emissions, which is why some brewers are taking on the challenge themselves.
Turns out, many beers share the very traits that make wine an attractive flavor booster.
Chicago's Field Museum has become a frequent collaborator with breweries such as Off Color Brewing and Toppling Goliath Brewery.
The Kentucky Common, Chicago Common and California Common are all terrific beers—with completely different origin stories.
U.S. brewing companies both big and small are betting on CBD, but its long-term legal status remains a question mark.
"Well, on Earth I mostly drink human blood, to be honest with you," Berserker Blothar, GWAR's horned howler, admits.
Located in an old lobster fishing port in Quebec’s Gaspésie region, Microbrasserie Pit Caribou is a place where land, sea, and air collide in the form of beer.
When Serbia's first craft brewery opened five years ago, it faced a tough market and drinkers unaccustomed to creative beers. Now, things are slowly changing.
Thanks to the rise of the gluten-free trend, people who can't tolerate gluten have more options than ever—except when it comes to beer at bars.
With a new outpost in mainland China, Hong Kong-based Young Master brings a wide array of brews to an area that's had little exposure to craft beer.
If you didn’t know where to look, it would be easy to think of Mexico City’s brewing industry as a man’s world, but these women are proving otherwise.
Smoking damages a person's ability to smell and taste, and some of that damage may not be reversible.
With more consumers abstaining from or unable to drink alcohol, new breweries are catering to the booze-less drinker.
"I know that sounds crazy, but my parents would let me have a sip of wine or beer, and I loved beer when I was really young."
Retro soul icon Lee Fields hopped a bus to New York City at the age of 17 with $20 in his pocket and dreams of pursuing a music career.
White Claw owns half the market, but a wave of craft releases are poised to change that.
Native American-owned breweries like Seven Clans, Bow and Arrow, and Indian Joe aim to revive indigenous traditions and quash stereotypes.
As the craft beer market gets saturated with more and more outlandish brews, these brewers decided to stop going wild and start embracing their mild side.
By teaming up, brewers and chefs are creating new opportunities for up-and-coming culinary stars.
The only thing more predictable than pumpkin beer season is people complaining about it.
To help you fulfill your patriotic duty, we’ve rounded up some excellent beers that are more American than sparklers stuck into a hot dog.
Vale la Pena Brewery is non-profit dedicated to fighting recidivism by employing non-incarcerated convicts and released inmates from Rome’s Rebibbia prison.
Traditionally a byproduct of stronger ales, low-alcohol small beer was common until the late 19th century. The Small Beer Brew Co. wants to bring it back.
At age 19, Werner Callebaut was on track to join the esteemed family chocolate business. Instead he became Belgium’s top beer and chocolate pairing expert.
Some of the funkiest ales on the East Coast are hidden down an alley in what used to be one of Philly’s most neglected neighborhoods.
The owners of this socially conscious Chicago brewery take aim at inequality by looking inward with their new taproom.
By setting up shop in shopping centers, breweries are changing public opinion one pint at a time and, in turn, attracting like-minded businesses.
The tomato, clam, and beer-based concoction has gone from the beaches of Mexico to your gas station cooler.
Aaron Goldfarb knows, "The dirty little secret in the industry is that brewers are often completely happy drinking light, industrial lagers like Banquet."
Room for beer or room for milk? Choose wisely.
Girl Scout cookies, Lucky Charms, spaghetti, and pizza—how do brewers cram these flavors into beer kegs?
These days, there are over 70 craft breweries in Croatia—not bad for a country of just over 4 million.
Mike Potter and Day Bracey are preparing for the second iteration of Fresh Fest, the first Black craft beer festival, after a wildly successful first year.
David Favela's goal is to empower the Latinx community at large through a growing movement across the country called “gentefication.”
On June 1, Cincinnati’s Urban Artifact brewery will release a beer made using yeast hidden underground for decades.
The brightly colored frozen beer concoction is perfect for patios as well as Instagram.
Chef Dale Talde served a whole-hog feast paired with a bar-full of beer in New York City.
Right before the 2018 midterm elections, the brewery hauled 2,500 signed beer cans to Congress to petition to make Election Day a Federal Holiday.
Festive and insanely easy, these cider cocktails are the perfect way to take things up a notch at your next Halloween gathering.
In Montreal, beer enthusiasts line up to get their hands on the latest shipment from Microbrasserie Auval, a cult brewery making dry beers with fruit and honey.
Less is more when it comes to epic beer cocktails, whether it’s the classic Black and Tan or a new entry, the Fuzzduster.
A group of 59 craft brewers sent a letter to the EPA in opposition to proposed regulations that they claim would pollute the nation’s waters.
Think: log cabins, roaring fires, and plenty of craft lagers, porters and stouts on tap.
Three Monkeys brews beer unlike anything else in Brazil, like white IPAs and goses made with oysters, squid ink, and even curry.
The Fort Worth, Texas brewer makes an unorthodox idea work even for ramen skeptics.
Craft brewers are competing for eyeballs with better and better labels. Here are some of the best beer can designs we’ve encountered in our reviews.
Flying is about to suck a whole lot less, thanks to swanky onboard, self-service beer bars.
We’ve got your summer drinking line-up covered.
When Martin House Brewing in Fort Worth, Texas unleashed this salty gose, it created a phenomenon.
From clear to cloudy, fruit-forward to double-dry-hopped, these are some of our favorite IPAs of the year.
"For my money, nothing beats adequate nightmare-fueled sleep, a gallon of water in the morning, a cold shower, ten tacos, and a liter of Hefeweizen."
The corporate giants of the brewing world may be able to weather the storm, but small businesses are already feeling the squeeze.
An IPA that can appeal to the non-IPA crowd may be the perfect beer if you want to sell 4.2 million pints.
If you plan to break out the chips and guac to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend, try one of these good ol’ American-made, Mexican-inspired beers.
Low-carb, low-calorie beers are on the rise, and Dogfish Head has entered the field with Slightly Mighty, a low-cal IPA.
Because sloths and alligators deserve beer too.
Located on an island only 650 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard Bryggeri has been cranking out cold ones since 2015.
Twin Peaks returned to their hometown to celebrate Goose Island's 312 Day and the re-release of their garage-style lager Natural Villains.
Great things do come in small packages, as these bitsy beer cans prove.
From funky sours to hazy IPAs, we are so here for these beers.
Introducing Liquid Death, a “punk” brand of plain old water that’s making a killing.
Beer-drinkers around the world are speaking up to show that craft beer can be a diverse, inclusive space.
Brewers are increasingly experimenting with cultivating wild yeasts that bring dynamic flavors and a sense of place to their beers.
NFL cities around the country are not only filled with passionate fans, but with plenty of great beer, too.
Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, one of Denmark’s pioneering gypsy brewers, is settling down without toning it down.
Like a mammoth version of your favorite beer can chicken, this recipe uses a “tall boy” to act as the pillar for a Thanksgiving bird.
Bone dry and classy as hell, these Champagne-style bubbles are the perfect way to up the ante this holiday.
Del Hall of Ohio’s Fifty West Brewing Company has already lost 20 pounds.
From a cannabis-inspired beer festival on 4/20 to a celebration of wild ales, these are the best fests coming up this spring.
After tasting through a dozen of the most popular low-ABV ales on the market, these are the best beers that will only get you a little buzzed.
The jazz musician, producer, and bandleader can still walk into a Chicago bar an immediately recognize the bartender.
Floral and fruity New Zealand hops take center stage in this less bitter IPA that is making its way from the Land Down Under to the States.
"One of the members of GWAR only drinks White Claw—the big guy, Balsac the Jaws of Death. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me."
When you need to turn out 2,000 margaritas a day, cocktail shakers just aren’t going to cut it.
From juicy IPAs to an insanely smooth porter, these beers were so good we had no choice but to give them a perfect score.
Most non-alcoholic beer is joyless. Drink other things.
October's resident life expert and Local Natives' frontman Kelcey Ayer drops some holiday drinking knowledge.
Piva Beer Spa takes its cue from the beer spas of Prague, with wooden tubs filled with beer and wooden beds filled with hay.
Freigeist Bierkultur salvaged old beer bottles and archival recipes to bring a historical gose back from the dead.
Located just outside Portland, Oregon, Fido’s is the first tap house where customers can not only play with but also adopt rescue dogs while enjoying a cold one.
From a killer rendition of an obscure style to a practically perfect pale ale, here’s what we’re drinking right now.
We’re throwing a big, imaginary beer party and you are invited.
As the number of breweries in the country continues to increase, it’s becoming exceedingly apparent to brewers that they can’t survive on IPAs alone.
"If I have an afternoon free, I’ll go sit in a bar and read a book. Some people go to cafes. I’m ashamed to admit that I just go to a bar and drink beers."
From limited-edition glassware to the year's best books, our gift guide will help you find the perfect present for beer fans.
“I wanted to launch a new business model here that makes a social and environmental impact mission core to the business,” says 7 Bridges founder Stanley Boots.
We love the gorgeous artwork on these special release beers celebrating the LGBTQ community.
Corona is following in the footsteps of breweries big and small that are looking to ditch plastic and save the oceans.
Banish the thought of the sticky-sweet Scorpion Bowls of yesteryear. These complex, fruit-forward beers are straight-up delicious.
We turned to the pros for chef-worthy tips that you can pull off at home.
These new wave lagers are all about capturing an island vacation in a can.
Kanpai combined traditional Japanese sake brewing methods with beer ingredients to create a product that's unique to London.
With picks for everyone from homebrew newbs to craft geeks, our gift guide will help you find the perfect present for beer fans.
Gluten-free beers have long existed, but they were never exactly good. That's changed, thanks to inventive brewers using a broad range of gluten-free grains.
Resident cranky old guy Aaron Goldfarb wants all you kids to get off his lawn and start respecting your beer elders.
Broaden & Build in Copenhagen is a brewery, research center, and radically inventive testing ground for the future of the industry.
Why some fine dining all-stars are swapping sommeliers for Cicerones.
Quidi Vidi Brewing Company turns these 20,000-year-old icebergs into a crisp, clean pilsner called Iceberg Beer.
No one's got time to curate a flight of craft beers when the turkey's in the oven, so we took the next logical step and put beer in our Thanksgiving recipes.
Hopped sparkling water has found a home in breweries, taprooms and even cocktails.
Letting nature do its thang is nothing new. Not so long ago, all beer would have been what we now call spontaneously fermented or wild beer.
While low-carb, low-cal beer has long been the dominion of Michelob Ultra, craft brewers are now getting in on the game themselves.
Using cutting-edge technology, archeologists at the Field Museum learned the secrets of a thousand-year-old brew.
Most participants assumed a woman-brewed craft beer was cheaper and of poorer quality. Luckily, beer snobs knew better.
Somehow one of the best times of the year can end up being the most stressful if you aren’t prepared—namely, with beer.
In Europe’s most up-and-coming craft beer scene, brewing is influenced by the ancient tradition of sauna.
Micheladas for summer? Too easy. But beer cocktails for winter are a whole new ballgame.
Possibly the closest you can get to stepping inside someone’s head is by visiting BiXi Beer.
With a ban on alcohol ads and a country unaccustomed to craft beer, the couple behind Gara Guzu set out to bring their brews to a new generation of drinkers.
Brut IPAs are exceptionally dry thanks to a tongue-twisting enzyme called amyloglucosidase, which was also responsible for the world's first "diet" beer.
Despite having limited access to ingredients, the Hermit Kingdom is nevertheless awash in beer—with plenty of North Korean propaganda on the side.
Forward-thinking brewers are looking to the past, and enlisting scientists like Patrick McGovern—a.k.a. the “Indiana Jones” of beer—in their quest.
For better or worse, powdered milk sugar is helping brewers turn beer into something that resembles a smoothie shop special.
Birra artiginale (that’s Italian for craft beer) has arrived in Italy and taken over the neighborhood.
The three young Japanese-Brazilian women behind Japas Cervejaria pay homage to their heritage with innovative beers infused with wasabi and more.
For over 500 years, chicha has been the beverage of choice for those trekking Peru’s high-altitude terrain.
Our Mutual Friend's commitment to local artists is just one of the ways it fosters a sense of community in the middle of the city's hottest neighborhood.
Hip hop and beer have a long history together. But hip hop and craft beer? Not so much.
Thanks to innovative techniques, non-alcoholic beer can even taste great.
It's not the only soda giant taking cues from the non-alcoholic beer market.
Since the beginning of Taiwan's craft beer boom, Taihu has built its business on progressive policies and a pride in local ingredients.
Brut IPAs have been taking the beer world by storm. Now, sparkling, dry cider is crowding into stores.
Jill Pavlak and Deb Loch just wanted to get married and open a brewery. They didn't realize how much discrimination they'd face to make Urban Growler happen.
The origins of the style are just as mysterious as today's interpretations.
Aaron Goldfarb goes gonzo to track down IHOP’s new beer, and what he finds is not what he expected.
The Philly-based noise punk band discusses why pumpkin beers taste like ChapStick and the disastrous side effects of drinking Four Loko.
Writers, activists, and brewers making sure that sexism, racism, and homophobia no longer are welcome in the beer world.
"I really want my beer to be a conversation starter, to shine light on values that P-town stands for," says Chris Hartley, founder of Provincetown Brewing Co.
Until about a decade ago, if you were to ask for a beer at any bar in Seville, Cruzcampo would probably be the only option.
When Jordan Gardenhire opened Baja Brewing Company in 2007, there were zero craft breweries in Los Cabos.
"I don’t want to say wasteland, because it’s not that bad."
A remote location and complex alcohol laws were just the beginning of Nunavut Brewing Company’s struggle to open.
The best way to try the craft beers of the Philippines is in Metro Manila's Makati City for a Pob crawl—an island-hopping taste of Filipino food and drink.
A gypsy brewer and international airline team up to change the way we drink on airplanes.
Two years ago, five breweries decided to turn their neglected neighborhood into a craft beer destination.
In Manchester you will find a city that's worth returning to time and again to explore its astoundingly vigorous beer culture.
Alaska is a big state filled with even bigger beers, if you know where to look.
The breweries in and around Charm City are playing a big part in downtown Baltimore’s comeback.
So you want to try some of the best of Tokyo's craft beer, ramen and izakayas, but you only have a weekend? We got you.
Every turn of the Columbia River Gorge, on the border of Oregon and Washington, brings more natural beauty and even more phenomenal beer.
"We just want people who are normal to drink better beer," one Lisbon brewer says. "We brew beers especially for those people."
With deep-pocketed investors and a well-heeled population, Bangalore is an exciting place for the brewer as much as it is for the craft beer lover.
As the Idaho capital continues to grow, its craft brew scene has been keeping pace. Here's where to drink in Boise.
Why Pisco Sour Berliner weisses and fancy bread are the new calling card of Miami's arts district.
Mazen Hajjar started brewing 961 Beer from his kitchen during the Lebanon War in 2006.
The Roughrider State is home to 19 breweries—20 if you count the one located on a private ranch.
With roughly 20 breweries, the hip, compact, and easily walkable city of Wellington, NZ is inarguably the craft capital of the entire Southern Hemisphere.
For any beer connoisseur, a pilgrimage to Pilsner Urquell is less a journey, more an obligatory ritual.
When it comes to restaurants, bars and breweries in Detroit, the city is in the middle of a renaissance.
Beer meets art in Houston, where local craft breweries are a vital part of the local scene through their decor, label design, and proximity to public art.
You can drink British beer in London, or your can tour the world with American-style hazy IPAs, extra-foamy Czech pilsners, and traditional German lagers.
From LIC to Flushing, here's an unconventional guide to drinking craft beer in some of the vibrant neighborhoods of NYC’s most diverse borough.
Spend the day drinking your way through the brewing epicenter of Richmond, Virginia.
The Lithuanian craft beer industry has been reeling from recent laws banning alcohol ads and installing a beer curfew, but Vilnius' beer scene is still booming.
As the home of the Great American Beer Festival, the Mile High City has endless ways to enjoy beers.
Formerly the largest brewery in Texas, Pearl's Brewhouse has slowly transformed into a bustling hub of restaurants, bars, a hotel, and more.
Danny Bowien's koji lemon chicken wings will be served alongside dozens of IPAs in Queen's Knockdown Center on October 19.
The international beer and music festival returns to New York City on October 19.
Meet the man behind Omnipollo's one-of-a-kind beer labels.