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Naming a beer after a hop can be a risky move, unless the brewer is ready to fully commit.
"We like clear and crisp beers when we come off stage and need to cool down."
Pilsners are are more of a science than an art—you brew by the rules or you piss off an entire continent of beer drinkers.
The return of seaweed to my diet is unexpected, but far from unwelcome.
Armed with an unmatched guitar tone and a blissfully contagious energy, Phil Cook is a force forged of gospel and blues.
A day-by-day play-by-play of the Chicago music festival, from Tame Impala to Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Vallejo tastes like a beer you brew, tweak and brew again to make a great beer.
Maybe it is the name playing tricks, but the mint and ginger combination gives off grassy, herbal hints of citronella.
Cans are the beer packaging de jour, but are they really superior to their glass predecessors?
The beer option, among other things, fell flat this year at the northern Wisconsin music festival.
The Michigan-made beer is one of the few to earn the "Triple Crown."
Did a last-minute ABV boost ruin this promising beer?
Come for the scenic label, stay for the refreshing IPA.
Behold, the illusive eight-pack.
Just because you can legally drink in a car in Mississippi, doesn't mean you should.
The golden-pale beer with deep chocolate and coffee notes might be the ultimate parlor trick.
There’s something rewarding about buying an English beer brewed in a German style in a supermarket in New York City.
Meet 2018's World Beer Cup Gold Medal-winning American-style lager.
Music has pretty much existed as long as humans have walked the earth and alcohol came soon thereafter.
The 15,000-square-foot craft distillery has a built-in bar and food hall.
The herbaceous amaro is a favorite among bartenders, but does it pair well with beer?
Tree House may very well be the center of the haze universe, but don’t ignore those other beers rolling off the line.
It’s brewed for drinkers that want to go back to the days of just having a beer.
What else is one to do with an odd, middle-of-the-week day-off other than crack open a few cold ones?
One of the country's most mysterious music festivals upped the ante this year by not announcing a lineup.
Unexpected complexity helps make Lake Erie Monster an impressive beast.
Meet the cooler that can keep 140 cans of beer cold for five days.
The product, as you might expect, is only available at select dispensaries in California.
A no-coast IPA is one of this month's highest-rated beers.
American pale ale and chicken shawarma are on tap fro the June 30th opening.
You either love or hate Hell or High Watermelon. Meet its sour cousin.
Framboise Rose Gose is a reminder that a 1,000-year-old brewing style can survive a few guys who turn up their nose.
For the past few months, the Los Angeles-based indie rock band has been holed up in a studio recording their fourth album.
The Record Store Day collaboration is loaded with dragon fruit, yumberry, passion fruit, pear and black carrot juice.
Your favorite food could soon appear in a beer near you.
A blood orange pale ale to convert even the most vocal fruit-beer-haters.
The South Florida brewery has an entire festival devoted to the bacon-flavored beer.
Survey says, this is the best place to find the hop-head to your funk-freak.
Carbonized malt was found in a Nordic settlement dating back to 400 A.D.
A Belgian-style triple meets a carton of raspberries.
Victory’s summer seasonal might be better suited for another season.
The first new addition in 17 years to Yuengling's core beers is a good one.
"I feel like dance music catalyzed in the first place because of togetherness, bringing like-minded people together."
"Wolf Pup may be my new go to session IPA."
Last year, Theresa McCulla made history be becoming the Smithsonian’s first craft beer historian.
It’s with a somewhat jaundiced eye that I look upon awards as an adult. Except beer awards...those matter.
Hamm’s, yes that Hamm's, is now a gold medal lager.
A Swedish brewery is encouraging people to drink more and tweet less by printing tweets on beer foam.
Samuel Smith Brewery can trace its roots to 1758 in Yorkshire, England.
"It says right there on the label that Bigfoot is a 'cult classic,' and who am I to argue?"
A refreshing brunch beverage made in collaboration with New York restaurant Sundays in Brooklyn.
Ellie is 24 months old and has been to 22 breweries.
Put down the coffee stout and pick up a coffee IPA.
Maybe the best IPA that I’ve had this year hails from neither coast.
Meet the winemakers making the controversial decision to add hops to some of their more experimental blends.
Kona is now the official craft beer of the Association of Volleyball Professionals.
The world’s oldest still-operating brewery brews its first on-site collaboration.
The tropical spirit makes for a challenging beer pairing.
The amber lager is Blue Point’s flagship beer, derived from a combination of six types of grains.
Goose Island's experimental scotch barrel-aged beer is an acquired taste.
The band's tenth album, 'Critical Equation,' was released in April and is one of their most sonically satisfying records to date.
Is New Belgium's Belgian white better than Blue Moon?
One of New York's oldest breweries gets into the craft game with an award-winning Scotch ale.
Macro-brews are listed on the menu under a column reading: “We don't like but carry anyway.”
In David Lynch’s 1986 film Blue Velvet, college prep Jeffrey Beaumont asks the eager high-schooler Sandy if she’s ever tried Heineken.
This once-coveted brew has earned itself a mixed reputation.
Running a brewery can be difficult, but it’s not rocket science. Even if it was, the co-owner of Denver Beer Company could handle it.
BrewDog puts its unique spin on the ubiquitous New England IPA.
"Drink quality, not locality—just because something’s local, doesn’t mean it’s good."
A delicately fruity beer with a secret ingredient.
This Massachusetts brewery's response to the unfiltered beer trend is the "Crystal Pepsi of hazy IPAs."
Samuel Adams created a hazy IPA for the beer snob and novice beer-drinker alike.
The California brewery meets the California-based punk band NOFX.
Fire up the grill and crack open a black lager.
Tart lemon and peppery coriander come together in this well-balanced beer.
Brewed to withstand journeys across the Baltic Sea...or journeys from your fridge to your couch.
The beer writer’s first book “Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out” hits shelves on June 1.
Allagash took an antiquated beer style and turned it into something truly remarkable.
The "Beer Caramelizer" is a very niche product, but does it work?
A few teetotalers couldn't stop these breweries.
New Belgium's hemp beer is illegal in Kansas.
Hey brewers, submit your new beers to October.
This ultra-hazy IPA is sure to turn a few heads.
Here’s the thing about first impressions: sometimes, they’re spot-on. Sometimes, they’re all about misdirection.
A pint of ale shall never fail.
Meet Abita's rare beast of a helles doppelbock.
"I am a many-things-drinker, but, yes, I am a beer-drinker."
Sometimes, you just want a beer. Firestone Lager is that beer.
"If you’re going to have something that’s super bold, then you can get bold with your beverage pairing."
Sierra Nevada taps into the haze craze with a mass-market, unfiltered IPA.
A dank, no-coast IPA from a hippie-turned-brewer.