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Sunaana Music Festival paired great music with great beer by letting the right people pick each.
Not all coffee ales have to be thick and dark. Some are creamy and yet light.
Race car driving, horticulture, interior design, label design: this cat can do it all.
Azacca isn't one of the most well-known hops, but it's one of Founders' favorites.
It might be better for cooking than savoring, but Shiner Bock is still a decent slammer.
More breweries are starting to shut down. Their hard times can teach us about the future.
Sometimes, Founders' beer reminds you of funk. Music.
IPAs (and the world) can seem complicated, but in the end the answer is always simple.
Sure, there are reasons to deride St. Patrick's Day. Here's a hero to defend it.
Gas station selection has improved over the last few years, so it's time for a guide.
Seems like every big craft brewer is putting spins on their old favorites. Sierra jumps in with a big miss, and a big hit.
Back in 1930, a trappist brewery started brewing an innovative beer that still inspires us today.
Deep in their caves, Miller announces a new craft beer lineup that will bring Milwaukee's park up to par.
Beer's economist describes job, convinces us we should have all stayed in school.
When you're overwhelmed by juice, find this perfect piece of grass to lie down on.
When on the big island, get your beer at Kona Wine Market and enjoy some local music.
Famous for their big IPAs and toasty browns, the coming year in Surly promises innovation.
Westbrook ups the dosage on their sequel to One Claw, but this is a mellow rye IPA.
Brewing is a mix of science and art. Empirical in Chicago embraces the science more than most.
Pilsners are the best. Buoy floats above the rest.
The strange, continued success of regional macros might baffle some craft beer hounds, but it does make sense. In its own way.
The brewer who brought us the beautiful Black Butte porter is back at it, and this time the sequel might be better than the original.
Beer goes with baseball like peanuts and crackerjacks, so why not put them all together in one place?
A love story about innocence, age, and sophistication.
German drinkers have long enjoyed soda in their beer. Find the right beer, and it'll make sense to you.
At One Eyed Betty's in Ferndale, Michigan, the music is as varied as the beer coming from the 40 taps.
It's all in the water: pFriem makes their local water shine no matter the style.
Moving from Surly to Three Floyds was a big deal for Todd Haug. Finding his role in his new spot, not so much.
There are important exceptions, and it can be done right, but maybe – maybe? – we age our store-bought beers too often?
Let's get past the delivery method. Was the package any good?
With so many breweries and so many beers, how could one signature taste emerge from one region?
The wood in Frootwood completely changes the beer, but don't go into this thinking of KBS.
This Pennsylvania microbrewer learned from his customers in the beer line. But what is the future of that line culture?
The line between an india pale ale and a pale ale may be blurred, but Half Acre's effort is excellent no matter the label.
Fans of experimentation in beer should get to know – and love – this piece of equipment.
Put together a mixed six pack at your local beer store, put together a mixtape for your friend.
The collaboration between coffee and beer can tell us more about each entity, but also about the region and our tastes.
Don't pound the Megawheat all day – Stone's newest collaboration is worth more than a sip at the end of the day, though.
The hints were there, but Tröegs' new First Cut Mango IPA is still a surprise.
Run the Jewels partners with Brooklyn’s Interboro on the latest must-sip (NE)IPA
Watching the analyst who watches the market can help us understand how beer has changed.
Need some sunshine in a glass? Fremont has you covered.
Maybe this beer isn't an IPA. That's okay! It might be more than okay, even.
Usually, you might look for the best beer, no matter the locale. Here are some awesome locales that serve great beer, though.
Fieldwork Brewing's taproom is full of soul.Here's what's playing on the odd day.
Don't get all caught up in the business talk. Snap open a can of Cigar City Jai Alai and sniff.
The trick is not only to get the freshest beer at the bar but also to be able to respect yourself afterwards.
The old guard nails the execution, but is this beer different enough to make a splash?
Founders' Kentucky Breakfast Stout was a rite of passage for the author, but also for craft beer.
You don't have to take Allagash Saison to the top of a mountain like our writer did, but if you do, it'll fit right in.
In which the author and his girlfriend try something new and decide that was good enough.
Two familiar ingredients, found an unfamiliar place: Moody Tongue's newest beer seems perfect for Valentine's day.
Once upon a time, two beer giants went up against each other, and soul music provided the battleground.
For a seemingly reluctant entrant into the IPA market, Sam Adams still has a few tricks to show off.
Metal is big music. Try these six (big) beers with these six metal albums.
Now you don't even have to wait for a beer until *after* you get your hair done.
It's easier to find Great Divide's Espresso Yeti than the actual animal, but that doesn't mean the beer shouldn't be prized.
The can that founded an "all-day" trend has a story to tell.
There's a big three when it comes to hops production in America. Could there soon be a fourth?
Not every saison can be the Beatles. Ommegang's has found its own place.
Valentine's Day doesn't work for everyone. What about Stone's new Enjoy By 2.14.17?
What is a Northwest Pale Ale? This is a Northwest Pale Ale.
Maine Beer Company cares about the quality of their beer, but also the quality of the world around them.
The music playing at Creston in Grand Rapids is sometimes made by the people making the beer at Creston in Grand Rapids.
On the day when Pliny the Younger is released into the wild, Peter Mullen takes a long look at its Elder.
A beer so strange it seems to have come from space deserves to be taken under the microscope.
New Belgium's app is a buggy update nobody wanted. Voodoo Ranger though?
America has been changing rapidly. Have Budweiser's advertising campaigns kept up with the times?
There are a ton of breweries, sure. The industry may change a bit in the future, yeah. But a bubble?
Welcome to October, a new beer magazine that hopes to spread wide across our culture while also diving deep into the suds that bring us together.
Bourbon barrel aged beers are a requirement for any brewery. Will tequila barrels bring a new twist?
The grape vine has changed the wine industry – the hop vine is even hardier. Will you soon be drinking a beer with hops from down the road?
Smokey and the Bandit once had to drive 400 cases of Coors from Texas to Georgia in 28 hours or less. Hidden in that story are multitudes about the history of beer, craft beer, and the author himself.
Bye-bye, bitterness and harshness. Armed with nitrogen, lactose and new brewing techniques, brewers are creating beers with lush mouthfeel.
Price complicates any discussion about a Cascade sour. But deciding about the taste can be simple.
Packed with diverse flavors, Bell's Hopslam is as huge as always, but balance and intent are what really make it shine.
With beer's explosion comes more beer with off flavors. An industry veteran separates out the three most common bad tastes and explains them.
There's history and beauty in Rainier Lager, but is there much taste?
San Diego's Stone makes a San Diego style session, and the author wants to be a San Diego version of himself.
A classic movie with a record scratch in the middle of it tells us a little bit about how to do beer product placement right.
India Pale Ales once started a revolution. Now every brewery has ten. What does it look like when a style matures? What does it mean for beer? What does it mean for beer drinkers?
What will you drink over the holidays? It'll probably be big, dark and beautiful. But it might not be exactly what you expect.