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Always a must-buy for beer collectors across the nation, the latest edition of Deschutes' barrel-aged imperial The Abyss still delivers.
For better or worse, powdered milk sugar is helping brewers turn beer into something that resembles a smoothie shop special.
It may not wow your palate with mind-blowing flavors, but Reformation's beer-wine hybrid Alani is fun, fruity, subtly intriguing, and quaffable at 4.7% ABV.
The rapper, comedian, and sometimes-pro-wrestler's new "socially aware stand-up and music series" debuts on Comedy Central on April 19.
If anything can cut through the heat of a dragging day, it might be Four Peaks' light and fresh-flavored Sunbru Kölsch.
This week's best new beers.
Crisp, clean, and refreshing, Saint Archer's Mexican Lager begs for a wedge of lime and a sunny day.
From a cannabis-inspired beer festival on 4/20 to a celebration of wild ales, these are the best fests coming up this spring.
The Scottish craft brewery created Speedbird 100 so passengers on British Airways could have their beer and fly with it too.
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.
Most participants assumed a woman-brewed craft beer was cheaper and of poorer quality. Luckily, beer snobs knew better.
True to Stone, where hops reign supreme, this new beer is a contemporary spin on the lager style with a robust smattering of tropical, aromatic hops.
I snapped up SweetWater’s Peach, Love & Happiness with no thought of how the brewery's best offerings are hop-forward. That proved to be a mistake.
“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.
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.
By setting up shop in shopping centers, breweries are changing public opinion one pint at a time and, in turn, attracting like-minded businesses.
San Francisco-based Almanac Beer Company's Dogpatch Currant brings the strong sweet and tart flavors of blackcurrants to a base of sour red ale.
Resident cranky old guy Aaron Goldfarb wants all you kids to get off his lawn and start respecting your beer elders.
The reappearance of Schell’s Bock is another sign of spring.
Girl Scout cookies, Lucky Charms, spaghetti, and pizza—how do brewers cram these flavors into beer kegs?
Lori Goff is fighting to reduce microplastics and brewing waste with one fell swoop.
We sat down with middleweight MMA fighter Uriah Hall to talk about UFC, mental health, and Jamaican beer.
The double IPA was created in collaboration with the NYC Brewers Guild as well as 36 other breweries from across the city.
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.
A light, Mexican-style lager, Sun King’s Pachanga is one of October readers’ most-requested beers to review this year.
Hanging Hills Brewing Company’s second collaboration with the Drive-By Truckers, HeAthen Homecoming, is meant to be enjoyed in multiples.
From funky sours to hazy IPAs, we are so here for these beers.
Inspired by the cinnamon-sprinkled rice milk drink, The Bruery's Or Xata blonde ale is an excellent pairing for tacos.
Drink a pint and donate to the Pink Boots Society in honor of everyone's favorite badass Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
While low-carb, low-cal beer has long been the dominion of Michelob Ultra, craft brewers are now getting in on the game themselves.
Great things do come in small packages, as these bitsy beer cans prove.
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.
Former Mac DeMarco guitarist Peter Sagar likes his beer light and his music laid-back
Packing all the roasty and deep flavors of a stout into a light-colored beer is tough, and Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.'s All Cats Are Gray in the Dark proves why.
"People like candy, and they like drinking... lo and behold you have people chucking Twinkies into their mash tuns."
But they still have a way to go.
Natural Light has positioned Naturdays as a sessionable, light lager for people who like strawberry lemonade and drinking beer. What could go wrong?
"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.
Miho, a hoppy Belgian-style pale ale, has just about everything one could ask for in a beer.
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.
Balancing flavors of caramel, vanilla, and granola with hoppiness and a high ABV, Dogfish Head's American Beauty strikes a strange chord.
From breweries to beer names, the craft world is seeing a lot of the same. To stand out, brewers need to break away from trends.
“Most distilleries that opened as flat-out distilleries don’t have the luxury of storing large amounts of liquid cold and carbonating it."
Tocobaga strikes the perfect balance between malty red ale and hoppy IPA.
"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?"
“Wow,” was the first thing that came to mind when this beer hit my tongue.
Session beers are all well and good, but these top-scorers come with a potent, high-ABV kick.
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.
Twin Peaks returned to their hometown to celebrate Goose Island's 312 Day and the re-release of their garage-style lager Natural Villains.
Ommegang’s Double Barrel Dubbel is aged in bourbon and brandy casks, adding complexity to the brewery’s year-round dubbel.
Del Hall of Ohio’s Fifty West Brewing Company has already lost 20 pounds.
Bearded Iris takes an already brag-worthy double IPA and amps up the hops with an additional dose of Simcoe, Mosaic, Motueka, and Centennial.
The Winterlong Strong Beer Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba only welcomes beers over 7% ABV.
Left Hand’s Milk Stout is already one of the most beloved American-made stouts. Can an infusion of raspberry elevate it even further?
The brewers of Anchor Steam Beer could be at the forefront of a larger movement.
Named after a fabled creature from the woods of Mount St. Helens, Rogue Ales' Batsquatch is the brewery's first foray into canning a hazy IPA.
Jester King's bottled-conditioned sour red all RU55 should be a challenging drink. Instead, layers of fruit, wood, and funk balance the tartness beautifully.
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.
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.
Stone and Metallica brew up a pilsner that's a little bit IPA.
From clear to cloudy, fruit-forward to double-dry-hopped, these are some of our favorite IPAs of the year.
While a fine curiosity, Aniara is ultimately more sensation than substance.
Bell’s Brewery's IPA-wheat beer hybrid Official combines wheat malt, double dry-hopping, and five hop varieties for a porch-pounding crowdpleaser.
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.
Breweries from Miami to Jackson Hole are celebrating women and women in the beer industry with special collaborations and releases.
With Space Camper Cosmic IPA, Boulevard has created a great introductory hazy IPA, but not much more.
Out of the over 400 nominees up for a James Beard Foundation Award this year, only six are even tangentially beer-related.
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.
Phantasmagoria, a juicy and resinous double IPA without an overwhelming ABV, is totally unlike any beer Prairie has released to date.
John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado and co-founder of Wynkoop Brewing Company, threw his hat into an already crowded ring for 2020.
Chicago's Field Museum has become a frequent collaborator with breweries such as Off Color Brewing and Toppling Goliath Brewery.
Rhinegeist's "rosé ale" Bubble's is light, energizing, and bursting with flavors of apple, cranberry, pomegranate, and stone fruit.
The owners of this socially conscious Chicago brewery take aim at inequality by looking inward with their new taproom.
Flying is about to suck a whole lot less, thanks to swanky onboard, self-service beer bars.
Rather than relying on bourbon, Against the Grain opted to put its Gnight Rider imperial black ale into red wine barrels.
It may have been the shortest month, but February had some damn fine beers.
Toppling Goliath’s pseudoSue and King Sue are two of the best beers not only in the brewery's portfolio, but in the entire pale ale landscape.
We spoke with comedian Liza Treyger of Netflix's 'The Degenerates' about about porn, addiction, and racist tweets. Oh, and also beer.
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.
Odell’s Sippin’ Pretty lacks the complexity of flavor and aromatic nuances I was hoping to find in a fruited sour ale.
A long-lost strain of yeast and a bottle of beer from the sunken remains of the SS Oregon led to a messy situation.
St. Arnold Brewing Company’s Fancy Lawnmower kölsch is perfect when you want a beer that offers flavor without overwhelming the senses.
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.
The jazz musician, producer, and bandleader can still walk into a Chicago bar an immediately recognize the bartender.
While Firestone Walker has created an easy-drinking, delicious hazy IPA, it missed by a long shot on developing one that would truly stand out from the crowd.
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.
Abita's Purple Haze is not a beer that will announce itself in any way and only looks slightly different than your traditional macro-lager.
Who needs cake when you have these decadent, way-better-than-chocolate beers?
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.
With limited exposure to craft beer, the founders of Tenemu gave themselves a crash-course in brewing by reading books and watching YouTube videos.
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.
Boise Brewing’s Black Cliffs American Stout, a multi award-winning brew out of Idaho, is all flavor and nothing extra.
For over 500 years, chicha has been the beverage of choice for those trekking Peru’s high-altitude terrain.