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An American searching for an IPA in Germany finds both hope and despair in that country's beer.
It's time to sit on the deck and listen to smooth rock with easy drinkers.
In the effort to up the ante, craft breweries keep adding more extreme tastes. Have they gone too far?
You may not think of West Coast pine or tropical fruit when you think of Wyoming. But Melvin's IPA says you should.
Today is 4/20. On this day, of all days, you might want a guide to the best weed stores and craft beer combos in Seattle.
Drink local is a real, beautiful movement. Hops may not fall in line, though.
A drinkable stout with notes of figs, chocolate, and coffee from Allagash Brewing? Sure.
Terrapin Brewery will keep Braves fans quenched with new taproom and microbrewery at all-new Sun Trust Park.
Jackie O's Spirit Beast is a barrel chimera – out of many beers comes one fabulous blend.
Seems like everyone wants gluten-free everything. Why hasn't beer kept up with the trend?
Great Divide isn't known for Radlers. Does their past matter if their newest is decent?
Right now, Temescal Brewing is more a chill spot for locals. Chill along with them from the comfort of your own house.
Go to Kauffman Stadium, get yourself a Boulevard Brewing Tank 7 at a Royals game, or taste this Kansas City saison at home.
Headed to Newburyport to the in-laws, the author provides a road map to making the best of things. Turns out, he's describing the new world.
Taking a queue from The Big Lebowski, Perrin Brewing created a new style because there are no rules in craft beer.
Two events at Tampa Bay's Beer Week encapsulated the present, past, and future of the city's burgeoning craft beer scene.
A classic that once underwent a cosmetic makeover, NEBCO's G-Bot is still a can't miss double IPA.
How's this for mixing the old and new: Right Proper took a century old yeast, mixed it with psychedelic rock, and then hopped it.
We know the names of the most common hops, they're on the bottle. This is a guide to how they taste and where you can find them.
The author is invited to enjoy a weekend at 10 Barrel, so he spends the time thinking about big business and what really matters.
If you have one more stout before the season changes, maybe this lighter roasty toasty stout is perfect for your rainy days.
Want to know about the most interesting new breweries opening up? Or old favorites shutting the doors? Here's our spring report.
Bitter Beer Face, The Drew Carey Show, and the first beer bubble: it all makes sense together, somehow.
If you want a lip-puckering sour, this beer may not scratch that itch. But if you want a great tart fruit beer for a sunny day...
How much did those people pay for that vintage stout? Don't worry about it, it couldn't have been too much.
Perrin has expanded distribution recently, so they made a special beer for their Michigan base.
Holy Mountain in Seattle doesn't want beer release day lines, but we did our best to try and map out their coming year in excellent beer.
Pipeworks' labels stand out, even in an industry of loud art. Jason Burke is the artist responsible.
Brewdog has big plans for their Ohio location. They haven't quite come through on the plans to date, though.
Sometimes it makes sense to cellar a beer, for reasons other than beer.
It's not always about the hops. Green Flash makes a complex but light beer that brewers love.
Brash hip hop and hop-forward beers belong together.
Look into Elysian's Space Dust, and you'll see some wonder and also a straight forward West Coast IPA.
With more sours on the shelves every day, it's worth discussing the difference between kettle sours and traditional sours.
Guinness wants to open a new brewery and tourist attraction. Its future neighbors just want a fair shake.
Forbidden Root may have scored an instant classic with their Fernet-inspired Imperial Black Ale.
What can those 90s chain brewpubs teach us today?
This craft lager... is short on the craft and heavy on the sweetness and bread.
Featuring a different kind of hotbox, but some of the same aromas, Oskar Blues' newest still misses the mark.
A toast to an "onramp" beer – without Blue Moon, would you be drinking that Witte?
The Bruery is known for pushing the limit. Has their last effort gone too far? Is it even beer?
Almanac is finally slinging sours at their own brewpub. The tunes tell the story of a day.
You may have missed this Loral version of Reuben's Crush series, but that only means you have to get out and make sure you get the next one.
Session beers shouldn't just be watered-down versions of the regular styles we love.
Sunaana Music Festival paired great music with great beer by letting the right people pick each.
Race car driving, horticulture, interior design, label design: this cat can do it all.
Not all coffee ales have to be thick and dark. Some are creamy and yet light.
Azacca isn't one of the most well-known hops, but it's one of Founders' favorites.
More breweries are starting to shut down. Their hard times can teach us about the future.
It might be better for cooking than savoring, but Shiner Bock is still a decent slammer.
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.
Seems like every big craft brewer is putting spins on their old favorites. Sierra jumps in with a big miss, and a big hit.
Gas station selection has improved over the last few years, so it's time for a guide.
Deep in their caves, Miller announces a new craft beer lineup that will bring Milwaukee's park up to par.
Back in 1930, a trappist brewery started brewing an innovative beer that still inspires us today.
When you're overwhelmed by juice, find this perfect piece of grass to lie down on.
Beer's economist describes job, convinces us we should have all stayed in school.
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.
Pilsners are the best. Buoy floats above the rest.
Brewing is a mix of science and art. Empirical in Chicago embraces the science more than most.
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 wrote the recipe for Black Butte 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?
German drinkers have long enjoyed soda in their beer. Find the right beer, and it'll make sense to you.
A love story about innocence, age, and sophistication.
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?
The wood in Frootwood completely changes the beer, but don't go into this thinking of KBS.
With so many breweries and so many beers, how could one signature taste emerge from one region?
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.
Run the Jewels partners with Brooklyn’s Interboro on the latest must-sip (NE)IPA
The hints were there, but Tröegs' new First Cut Mango IPA is still a surprise.
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.
Founders' Kentucky Breakfast Stout was a rite of passage for the author, but also for craft beer.
The old guard nails the execution, but is this beer different enough to make a splash?
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.
Two familiar ingredients, found an unfamiliar place: Moody Tongue's newest beer seems perfect for Valentine's day.
In which the author and his girlfriend try something new and decide that was good enough.
For a seemingly reluctant entrant into the IPA market, Sam Adams still has a few tricks to show off.
Once upon a time, two beer giants went up against each other, and soul music provided the battleground.
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.
Valentine's Day doesn't work for everyone. What about Stone's new Enjoy By 2.14.17?
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.
What is a Northwest Pale Ale? This is a Northwest Pale Ale.
The music playing at Creston in Grand Rapids is sometimes made by the people making the beer at Creston in Grand Rapids.
Maine Beer Company cares about the quality of their beer, but also the quality of the world around them.
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.
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.
Bye-bye, bitterness and harshness. Armed with nitrogen, lactose and new brewing techniques, brewers are creating beers with lush mouthfeel.
With beer's explosion comes more beer with off flavors. An industry veteran separates out the three most common bad tastes and explains them.
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.
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.