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The bottle doesn't always make the beer, but in the case of Firestone Walker's Bravo, both are classy and impressive.
We owe a lot of our beer tradition to a stick. A very important stick – not a paddle – that poked the yeast.
Learn about smoked beers from Against the Grain, Cruz Blanca, and Schlafly – they're worth a(nother) try.
Tony Gwynn the ballplayer was great. This beer, made for him, is also superb.
Berries and hops: Almanac and Stillwater pair up to make a dank and tart sour you should try.
Beer enthusiast, homebrewer, keyboardist, Steve Winwood-approved quality assurance detective Kyle Hollingsworth of String Cheese Incident opens up about beer.
A cheap beer, the sun, and some friends on the roof: Lionshead has its place.
We love you as you are. But if you want to keep the calorie count down on the beach this summer, here are ten beers that will help.
The best new beer in the coming week, with details.
Rarity, in the case of beer, excites us. But is that enough?
Why are small town beers more acclaimed than ones from big cities?
There's always something new. This classic deserves your (renewed) attention.
Beer can transform a neighborhood. Mekelburg's in Brooklyn captures that journey.
Live electronic duo from Australia really loves German beer, but it turns out a shot of whiskey is the key to being in the moment.
Jack's Abby's Excess IPL is not really a lager, or a session, but it's great.
There are sours, and then there are today's West Coast sours.
The taproom at Founders is an incubator, and PC Pils is a successful graduate.
There's no telling what you might hear when you walk into Independence Brewing in Austin, Texas.
Raul Midon may be blind, but he he can pick it, whether 'it' is great guitar or great beer.
Does a move to the suburbs change a brewery? Or just make life easier?
In style and process, Tillamook's de Garde represents its place in all that it does.
KelSo's Pilsner is complicated and nuanced. Is that what you want from a pilsner?
It's okay to flirt with big barrel aged double beers, but Jack's Abby House Lager will make you want to settle down.
How was one of the best beer lists in America built? ChurchKey's Greg Engert opens up.
No-Li's new IPA brings the citrus, but given the name, it's the juice that deserves the attention.
Mandy Naglich has won a National Homebrew Contest, but she learned a lot her first brew day.
The best new beer in the coming beer week, with details.
Bell's makes so many great beers that Two Hearted IPA sometimes takes a back seat. Like Led Zeppelin's III.
You don't have to go to Belgium to get a good Trappist beer, thanks to St Joseph's Abbey, and Spencer Brewing.
Happy Cinco de Mayo! What's a beer person supposed to do on Cinco de Mayo?
Getting what you drink paired up with what you are about to do is important.
You knew a brewery named Crime & Punishment would be about art. Turns out, it's about the people, though.
Stone wanted to make a local gluten-free IPA. They discovered a national stalwart in Delicious IPA.
How do you know perfection in a beer? You know it when you taste it.
Imagine rolling up in this Nissan NV200 and tapping three kegs in the back. Party on wheels.
A stout so good you'll chase a truck for it, even though it's been around for a while.
Sit down in either of the 7 Monks' beer bars and you'll probably get a good Belgian beer... and listen to eclectic music.
That beer you're drinking? It's likely that Joe Marston of Iron Heart canned it.
Biggie, David Bowie, and SingleCut: It all makes sense when you drink a Weird And Gilly.
Sometimes you just want to know what it's like to have beer with a certain someone.
Let's talk to Schlafly's Ambassador brewer about lagers while drinking their White Lager, because the former is interesting and the latter is crushable yet distinct.
Spending more time in the barrel is not necessarily better for a beer. Here's why.
Brewdog took money, like many larger craft breweries in the past. Did that change who they were?
Imagine taking your boots off after a day spent fishing. That's how drinking this beer feels.
Aspects of a pilsner with a full nose of the tropics and a pine finish make this Crux effort stand out.
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.
A drinkable stout with notes of figs, chocolate, and coffee from Allagash Brewing? Sure.
Drink local is a real, beautiful movement. Hops may not fall in line, though.
Jackie O's Spirit Beast is a barrel chimera – out of many beers comes one fabulous blend.
Terrapin Brewery will keep Braves fans quenched with new taproom and microbrewery at all-new Sun Trust Park.
Great Divide isn't known for Radlers. Does their past matter if their newest is decent?
Seems like everyone wants gluten-free everything. Why hasn't beer kept up with the trend?
Right now, Temescal Brewing is more a chill spot for locals. Chill along with them from the comfort of your own house.
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.
Go to Kauffman Stadium, get yourself a Boulevard Brewing Tank 7 at a Royals game, or taste this Kansas City saison at home.
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.
Pipeworks' labels stand out, even in an industry of loud art. Jason Burke is the artist responsible.
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.
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.
With more sours on the shelves every day, it's worth discussing the difference between kettle sours and traditional sours.
Look into Elysian's Space Dust, and you'll see some wonder and also a straight forward West Coast IPA.
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.
This craft lager... is short on the craft and heavy on the sweetness and bread.
What can those 90s chain brewpubs teach us today?
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.
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.
Sure, there are reasons to deride St. Patrick's Day. Here's a hero to defend it.
IPAs (and the world) can seem complicated, but in the end the answer is always simple.
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.