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Jerard Fagerberg loves a good cheese danish. But does cheese danish love him back? Read on to find out.
With all the well-fruited kettle sours out there, it’s good to have a reminder of what a solid base, wild yeast, porous barrel, and patience can accomplish.
Developed by brewer/long-distance runner Shelley Smith and Samuel Adams, Marathon's 26.2 Brew is formulated as a recovery beer.
Weekend Vibes is an IPA made for day drinkers.
The Brooklyn brewery is reluctant to label it a blonde ale or a cream ale or a wheat beer, settling to present it as something in between.
Taking inspiration from Game of Thrones' Tormund Giantsbane, this stout from Fair State is bold but ultimately sweet—much like its namesake.
Shamone manages to bring together the best parts of a New England-style IPA and kettle sour in single can.
Bauhaus Brew Labs' Matt Schwandt had to give up drinking alcohol due to acute pancreatitis, but that didn't mean he had to give up beer.
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.
Massachusetts brewery Lord Hobo has married New England's hazy IPA with the region's pro sports dominance in a liquid celebration of Boston.
Always a must-buy for beer collectors across the nation, the latest edition of Deschutes' barrel-aged imperial The Abyss still delivers.
Once considered among the trendiest additions to any style, rye is now a signifier that the beer you’re drinking was probably concocted a decade ago.
The reappearance of Schell’s Bock is another sign of spring.
Inspired by the cinnamon-sprinkled rice milk drink, The Bruery's Or Xata blonde ale is an excellent pairing for tacos.
While a fine curiosity, Aniara is ultimately more sensation than substance.
Phantasmagoria, a juicy and resinous double IPA without an overwhelming ABV, is totally unlike any beer Prairie has released to date.
No only is its Helles Other People a champion pun in the beer world, it’s also a paragon of what American brewers can do with the Munich-born brew.
Ever since Surly Brewing Co. first released its Darkness imperial stout in 2006, its annual revival has become Minnesota’s greatest beer ritual.
Spirit Foul’s 2019 run recently ended, but expect this Minnesota-California juicebox to return in early 2020.
Narragansett Lager, once the best-selling beer in all of New England, has been restored to its former glory.
Lamplighter has become a leader in the Massachusetts brewing scene, and it did it on the back of its New England-style double IPA Rabbit Rabbit.
Inspired by a high-calorie toast topping and Billy Idol earworm, Honees Honees exemplifies the virtue of imagination in brewing.
Warm as a roasted chestnut, this abbey-made Belgian quad from St. Bernardus wraps up all the flavors of the season into a neat package.
“From the Land of Sky Blue Waters comes the water best for brewing.”
Finding the balance between IPA and Belgian beer, Bedlam! deserves its foothold atop Ale Asylum’s rankings for justifying the existence of a frankenstyle.
Clocking in at a corrosive 17.2% ABV, Evil Twin's Molotov Heavy is sold as “one of the most anti-authoritative beers ever made.
Named for the year of altbier’s reign in Dusseldorf, Alt 1848 is proof that there are still recipes in the vault worth getting excited over.
Ballast Point Brewing Company's Sour Wench is a gorgeous Berliner weisse packed with a bounty of West Coast blackberries
First Call coffee lager mixes cold-press espresso into a bright and clear lager, making for a beer that feels at home whether it’s sunrise or sunset.
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.
The intensely bitter Lizard King pale ale has risen to challenge for the title of Pipeworks’ flagship.
Mr. IPA-Nut manages to capture, in a single can, what makes the combination of cold beer and salty peanuts such a time-tested pairing.
This German-style pilsner is evidence that Summit’s revolution continues on.
For better or worse, Shiner jumps on the hazy train with an unmemorable IPA.
Castle Cream Ale is an example of what a cream ale can accomplish when done right.
If you grew up biting Wisconsin cherries off your fingertips, then Doe Eyes will bring you back to those days.
Five years from now, Cold Press Black Ale will remain a perfectly dynamic melding of coffee and beer.
Cans of Day Quencher disappear more quickly than they should, despite its sessionable ABV.
Fire, Skulls & Money doesn’t give a damn how you grade it, so long as you recognize its greatness.
Indeed Brewing Co.'s Rum King has outlasted its peers and become an emblematic Minnesota beer. Every year, its arrival—and ever-increasing distribution—is anticipated with fervor.
Bearing the unmistakable hood of the Ku Klux Klan, Yellow Belly's label belies the sweet beer beneath.
Grain Belt is iconic for people who grew up around Minneapolis, but is it good enough to knock your own local favorite off the pedestal?
Take a sip of this dastardly silky New England IPA and be seized by its power.
“Far better is it to dare mighty things…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much.”
Of all the beers in WeldWerks’ dessert case, Coconut Coffee Stout is the best.
If Psuedo Sue is great, King Sue is superlative. If Psuedo Sue is exceptional, King Sue is anointed.
Pilsners are are more of a science than an art—you brew by the rules or you piss off an entire continent of beer drinkers.
This once-coveted brew has earned itself a mixed reputation.
A dank, no-coast IPA from a hippie-turned-brewer.
Oberon’s greatest success is its ability to meld the wheat beer and the pale ale.
An unbridled IPA encased in an all-black can.
Not a gimmick, and yet not not a gimmick.
A beer that smells like ham, ends tart, and isn't disgusting!