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“Most distilleries that opened as flat-out distilleries don’t have the luxury of storing large amounts of liquid cold and carbonating it."
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.
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?"
Session beers are all well and good, but these top-scorers come with a potent, high-ABV kick.
“Wow,” was the first thing that came to mind when this beer hit my tongue.
Ommegang’s Double Barrel Dubbel is aged in bourbon and brandy casks, adding complexity to the brewery’s year-round dubbel.
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.
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.
This week's best new beers.
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 Winterlong Strong Beer Festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba only welcomes beers over 7% ABV.
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.
Stone and Metallica brew up a pilsner that's a little bit IPA.
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.
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.
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.
Out of the over 400 nominees up for a James Beard Foundation Award this year, only six are even tangentially beer-related.
John Hickenlooper, former governor of Colorado and co-founder of Wynkoop Brewing Company, threw his hat into an already crowded ring for 2020.
Phantasmagoria, a juicy and resinous double IPA without an overwhelming ABV, is totally unlike any beer Prairie has released to date.
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.
Rather than relying on bourbon, Against the Grain opted to put its Gnight Rider imperial black ale into red wine barrels.
Flying is about to suck a whole lot less, thanks to swanky onboard, self-service beer bars.
It may have been the shortest month, but February had some damn fine beers.
Odell’s Sippin’ Pretty lacks the complexity of flavor and aromatic nuances I was hoping to find in a fruited sour ale.
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.
We spoke with comedian Liza Treyger of Netflix's 'The Degenerates' about about porn, addiction, and racist tweets. Oh, and also beer.
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.
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.
A long-lost strain of yeast and a bottle of beer from the sunken remains of the SS Oregon led to a messy situation.
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.
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.
The jazz musician, producer, and bandleader can still walk into a Chicago bar an immediately recognize the bartender.
Who needs cake when you have these decadent, way-better-than-chocolate beers?
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.
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.
For over 500 years, chicha has been the beverage of choice for those trekking Peru’s high-altitude terrain.
Boise Brewing’s Black Cliffs American Stout, a multi award-winning brew out of Idaho, is all flavor and nothing extra.
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.
The Foals frontman talks about writing lyrics in pubs, “breaking America” as a British band, and the departure of longtime bassist Walter Gervers.
Some of the funkiest ales on the East Coast are hidden down an alley in what used to be one of Philly’s most neglected neighborhoods.
Yes, Shiner S'more is desserty—but Spoetzl keeps a familiar, drinkable beer at its core.
Mike Brandt, the brewer and winemaker at Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery in Richmond, Virginia, is passionate about fermentation in all forms.
Less is more when it comes to epic beer cocktails, whether it’s the classic Black and Tan or a new entry, the Fuzzduster.
No only is its Helles Other People a champion pun in the beer world, it’s also a paragon of what American brewers can do with the Munich-born brew.
Deschutes' Baltic Porter, an offering from its Just Tapped series, is a sweeter and boozier version of its signature Black Butte Porter.
U.S. brewing companies both big and small are betting on CBD, but its long-term legal status remains a question mark.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, AleSmith Brewing Co.'s My Bloody Valentine leans into Whitman’s sampler flavors of chocolate, caramel, and cherry.
It's not the only soda giant taking cues from the non-alcoholic beer market.
Geoff Lamden uses lower frequencies to make a smoother tasting beverage and high frequencies to brighten the kombucha's flavor.
Who needs Champagne and candlelit dinner when you can crack open a cold beer with someone you love from the comfort of your couch?
For a beer to be called sexual, it’d better deliver, and Foothills Brewing's Sexual Chocolate sure does.
Bone dry and classy as hell, these Champagne-style bubbles are the perfect way to up the ante this holiday.
Located on an island only 650 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard Bryggeri has been cranking out cold ones since 2015.
North Coast’s Steller IPA is food-friendly, easy to session, and an easy win for any fan of straight-ahead IPAs or bolder pilsners.
It’s so light, dry, faintly flavored, and just plain poundable that it could be confused for hard seltzer.
Brewer Eymard Freire of Chicago's BiXi Beer turned to forager Dave Odd to source the uncommon citrus for the Ashes to Assets saison.
There’s a reason we don’t equate beer with romance in the way we do Champagne or red wine.
From Metallica to Run the Jewels, here are some of the most high-profile beer-and-band collaborations to hit shelves recently.
The Brooklyn brewery's imperial porter has a lot to love, especially if you enjoy rich coffee.
At Belgium's VIB lab, bioscientists are creating yeasts promising novel aromas, hikes in specific flavors, and even flavorsome lagers. Yes, really.
Claremont Craft Ales' Pepper & Peaches blends the floral and herbal notes of pink peppercorns with the juicy sweetness of peaches without getting cloying.
The Finnish actor, who did a terrifying turn as a white nationalist in Spike Lee's Oscar-nominated film, talks saunas, beer, and his passion for fly fishing.
The three young Japanese-Brazilian women behind Japas Cervejaria pay homage to their heritage with innovative beers infused with wasabi and more.
While the idea is to mimic the flavor of the campfire favorite, Off Color's Dino Smores falls more than a little short.
At age 19, Werner Callebaut was on track to join the esteemed family chocolate business. Instead he became Belgium’s top beer and chocolate pairing expert.
Don’t be ashamed to reach for a ho-hum American lager, especially if it’s this fully capable expression of the style.
Ever since Surly Brewing Co. first released its Darkness imperial stout in 2006, its annual revival has become Minnesota’s greatest beer ritual.
Despite having limited access to ingredients, the Hermit Kingdom is nevertheless awash in beer—with plenty of North Korean propaganda on the side.
Retro soul icon Lee Fields hopped a bus to New York City at the age of 17 with $20 in his pocket and dreams of pursuing a music career.
Mama’s Little Yella Pils from Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery is a light, crisp, and easy-drinking pilsner that also brings plenty of aroma and flavor.
Allagash's Curieux marries the best of light, high-gravity, Belgian-inspired ales with the assertive character that aging beer in a bourbon barrel imparts.
The year in beer is already off to a strong start.
It’s so damn cold that companies are worried about beer bottles exploding.
Wicked Weed's Hop Cocoa misses the hot cocoa mark and delivers an entirely average hoppy porter instead.
Weighing in at 4.5% ABV, Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA boasts the complexity and flavor of a much stronger beer.
Room for beer or room for milk? Choose wisely.
Streetcar 82 Brewing Company is creating employment opportunities and fostering community in Hyattsville.
Everything about Upland Brewing Co.'s Teddy Bear Kisses feels big, a result of being aged on Fair Trade cacao.