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PayItFurloughed is helping make life more bearable during the government shutdown.
Aged in rye barrels, Lagunitas Willettized Coffee Stout brings both spice and sweetness to an already quite good coffee beer.
The practice of fermenting, storing, and aging beer in concrete vessels dates back to the 19th century.
The LG HomeBrew, a beer brewing machine unveiled at this year’s CES, takes all the work out of beer.
Narragansett Lager, once the best-selling beer in all of New England, has been restored to its former glory.
Piva Beer Spa takes its cue from the beer spas of Prague, with wooden tubs filled with beer and wooden beds filled with hay.
This week's best new beers.
An IPA that can appeal to the non-IPA crowd may be the perfect beer if you want to sell 4.2 million pints.
The term "IPA" gets slapped onto cans containing some very different beers—and these differences seem wider now than ever before.
Dry-hopped with Mandarina Bavaria hops, Alesong's 2018 iteration of its Touch of Brett series is a funky wild ale bursting with tropical fruit and spice aromas.
Tom Krell breaks between tour stops to muse about posthumanism, Nihilism, and drug-induced revelations while not drinking a beer.
Dark, strong, and a classic example of a Russian imperial stout, the boozy Expedition Stout from Bell's Brewery only gets better with age.
Smoking damages a person's ability to smell and taste, and some of that damage may not be reversible.
The corporate giants of the brewing world may be able to weather the storm, but small businesses are already feeling the squeeze.
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.
Escarpment Labs is more than just a yeast bank. It allowed a plethora of new beer styles to flourish in Canada.
In so many coffee beers, there’s either too much or not enough coffee flavor, but Hi-Wire Brewing gets it just right with Strongman Coffee Milk Stout.
The first entirely Black-owned craft beer bar in the historic neighborhood, Harlem Hops aims to teach the local community about how great beer can be.
Many people, even in Britain, think of cask ale as warm, brown, and flat. That's not entirely fair, but all cliché comes from a place of truth.
By starting with a mellow ale base, the brewery delivers unsullied chai goodness.
Southeast Asia loves beer—but craft beer is another story where macro lagers have long reigned and local laws stand in the way. Beervana wants to change that.
Let the senator drink whatever she wants.
Inspired by a high-calorie toast topping and Billy Idol earworm, Honees Honees exemplifies the virtue of imagination in brewing.
With Once Upon a Time in the Far East, brewed with Vietnamese coffee, Clown Shoes tries its hand at imperial coffee stouts.
NFL cities around the country are not only filled with passionate fans, but with plenty of great beer, too.
The coolship is a great tool for making great sours, if you have lots of time and a gigantic stainless steel vat on your hands.
We finished 2018 on a festive note, with beers loaded with cookies and rum barrel-aged stouts.
It’s not the most complex imperial stout, but it doesn’t have to be.
"For my money, nothing beats adequate nightmare-fueled sleep, a gallon of water in the morning, a cold shower, ten tacos, and a liter of Hefeweizen."
This year, we've interviewed people from the world of music, entertainment, food, and even politics about nearly every topic you could imagine.
Every once in a while, a beer comes along that pushes boundaries and make you think about everything you thought you knew about beer.
Every year sees new experiments in flavor, from the truly innovative to the downright strange—and 2018 was no different.
The end of 2018 is nigh and we’ve got all of your celebration needs covered right here.
Oh, the places we went! From far-flung destinations like Honduras to stateside classics like Detroit, here are the journeys that stayed with us.
If you love the category, it’s tough to think of a better beer to barrel-age than Oskar Blues Ten Fidy.
Most non-alcoholic beer is joyless. Drink other things.
A year of beer-drinking has all led to this moment.
Complex, surprising and pleasantly tart, these were the best sour beers of the year.
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.
The annual release of Great Lakes Brewing Company’s Christmas Ale is cause for celebration.
A spiced wheat bock, Samuel Adams Winter Lager won't bowl anyone over with flavor, but its ubiquity makes it a solid choice for holiday parties.
We’re throwing a big, imaginary beer party and you are invited.
Brewers across the country got on haze train in 2018, proving the New England-style IPAs trend is still going strong.
Bon Appetit's Alex Delany and Cheese Sex Death’s Erika Kubick help take your cheese plate game to the next level.
Brewers pushed the limits of this style with deliciously complex barrel-aged releases.
October's resident life expert and Local Natives' frontman Kelcey Ayer drops some holiday drinking knowledge.
This seasonal dark ale from Oregon's Pelican Brewing fails to impress.
Based on coquito—a rum-based, eggnog-like drink from Puerto Rico—Wynwood Brewing Company's Coquí-to brings tropical flavor to the holidays.
Breweries released a number of well-balanced lagers that are anything but basic.
The blonde ale in the filling of these spiral-shaped rugelach mimics the brightness in the blueberry jam and plays up a pleasant bitterness in the poppy seeds.
Sour ale meets lebkuchen, a traditional German cookie with lots of strong spices and cakey texture, adding the perfect balance of acidity and bitterness.
A light-drinking dunkelweizen, Spoetzel's Shiner Holiday Cheer somehow feels more in the spirit of the season than most winter warmers.
The intense flavor of imperial or chocolate stout is a natural fit for these biscotti, packed with lots of cocoa powder, pistachios, and dried cherries
Bitter IPA meets confectioners’ sugar, butter, and cardamom to balance out its flavors into a rich, sweet glaze that sits atop extra-crunchy shortbread bars.
Wine is fine and brandy is dandy, but we decided to up the ante on the holiday season by incorporating our beverage of choice into delicious cookies.
The light bitterness and amber color of a red ale was the inspiration for these shortbread wedges.
Whether you’re a certified haze bro or a hop-hesitant drinker, it’s hard to deny that this past year once again saw a dizzying array of IPAs.
Don’t expect an overly sweet latte experience; do expect a well-made beer with a few spice wrinkles.
With picks for everyone from homebrew newbs to craft geeks, our gift guide will help you find the perfect present for beer fans.
Neither a dessert beer nor a traditional Scotch ale, Untitled Art’s Chocolate Scotch Ale adapts to whatever else is on your table.
“From the Land of Sky Blue Waters comes the water best for brewing.”
The annual release of Tuborg Brewery’s Julebryg, or Christmas brew, is cause for a massive, boozy party.
We met up with Dawes to discuss their evolution as songwriters and why Ken Kesey would make an excellent drinking buddy.
What happens when the California brewery invites the area’s best winemakers to blend a beer? The answer is Firestone Walker’s Anniversary Ale.
Vale la Pena Brewery is non-profit dedicated to fighting recidivism by employing non-incarcerated convicts and released inmates from Rome’s Rebibbia prison.
Herbal beer doesn’t need to taste like the Middle Ages. If anything, brewers who look to gardens or forests have created of a new wave of flavorful beers.
With Double Dunk, Prairie Artisan Ales has made an imperial stout aged on more than 700 pounds of Oreo cookies per batch.
The next time you pack your beach bag—or just dream of it over the winter months—save a spot for Funky Buddha Brewery's refreshing hefeweizen.
While Sam Walker been the bassist for fearsome art-metal ensemble Daughters for over a decade, his day job is in the production room of Revival Brewing.
David Favela's goal is to empower the Latinx community at large through a growing movement across the country called “gentefication.”
Micheladas for summer? Too easy. But beer cocktails for winter are a whole new ballgame.
A manager at a Chicago steakhouse, Phil Stubstad went from brewing in his garage to creating 1,000-gallon batches for nearly a dozen restaurants.
In Bear Republic’s battle between East Coast and West Coast styles, everyone’s a winner.
Finding the balance between IPA and Belgian beer, Bedlam! deserves its foothold atop Ale Asylum’s rankings for justifying the existence of a frankenstyle.
Traditionally a byproduct of stronger ales, low-alcohol small beer was common until the late 19th century. The Small Beer Brew Co. wants to bring it back.
Flowers of Vietnam used to be a Coney Island hot dog stand. Today it is one of Detroit's most talked-about restaurants.
You’ll find Mira Mariah’s work inked on celebrity skin and the label of an upcoming barrel-aged sour from Wicked Weed.
New Belgium's Voodoo Ranger Imperial Black IPA will leave you questioning why you don’t drink black IPAs more often.
Just as one would never expect a wine bar to serve Chianti in a coffee mug, you’ll never catch a Brick Store bartender pouring your pilsner into a pint glass.
The first sip of Spruce Tip Sculpin is a leap of faith: Are you about to drink something pleasant or will it taste like a Christmas tree?
Curious about that yeasty sediment in your bottle? Here’s everything you need to know about bottle-conditioned beer.
In Montreal, beer enthusiasts line up to get their hands on the latest shipment from Microbrasserie Auval, a cult brewery making dry beers with fruit and honey.
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.
Not sure which brew to pair with your dan dan noodles? We asked Amelie Kang of New York’s Málà Project.
What exactly makes a kosher beer kosher, and should you care when picking up your Hanukkah booze? We asked the experts.
From hazy IPAs to velvety porters, here are the beers that blew us away this month.
And with Molson Coors coming on board in 2017, this Roman brew may likely be within reach.
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.
The California brewery is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from its Resilience Butte County Proud IPA to those impacted by the disaster.
This beer is like a chilled, boozy glass of hot cocoa. Go ahead and throw some marshmallows on top.
“I think, honestly—and we don’t like to admit this as wine guys—but beer is a more versatile food pairing than wine," says Kyle Tarczynski, sommelier at RPM Steak.
We spoke to Will Oldham, also known by the stage name Bonnie “Prince” Billy, who has released more than 20 studio albums and several beer collaborations.
Full Sail’s Sesión Negra, its version of a Mexican restaurant staple, combines toasty sweet malt aroma and flavor with noble hops.
Jewish people have a long relationship with beer that can be traced back to Babylonia.