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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.
For over 500 years, chicha has been the beverage of choice for those trekking Peru’s high-altitude terrain.
Yes, Shiner S'more is desserty—but Spoetzl keeps a familiar, drinkable beer at its core.
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.
Mike Brandt, the brewer and winemaker at Garden Grove Brewing & Urban Winery in Richmond, Virginia, is passionate about fermentation in all forms.
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.
Less is more when it comes to epic beer cocktails, whether it’s the classic Black and Tan or a new entry, the Fuzzduster.
This week's best new beers.
U.S. brewing companies both big and small are betting on CBD, but its long-term legal status remains a question mark.
Deschutes' Baltic Porter, an offering from its Just Tapped series, is a sweeter and boozier version of its signature Black Butte Porter.
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.
For a beer to be called sexual, it’d better deliver, and Foothills Brewing's Sexual Chocolate sure does.
Who needs Champagne and candlelit dinner when you can crack open a cold beer with someone you love from the comfort of your couch?
Located on an island only 650 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard Bryggeri has been cranking out cold ones since 2015.
Bone dry and classy as hell, these Champagne-style bubbles are the perfect way to up the ante this holiday.
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.
There’s a reason we don’t equate beer with romance in the way we do Champagne or red wine.
Brewer Eymard Freire of Chicago's BiXi Beer turned to forager Dave Odd to source the uncommon citrus for the Ashes to Assets saison.
The Brooklyn brewery's imperial porter has a lot to love, especially if you enjoy rich coffee.
From Metallica to Run the Jewels, here are some of the most high-profile beer-and-band collaborations to hit shelves recently.
Claremont Craft Ales' Pepper & Peaches blends the floral and herbal notes of pink peppercorns with the juicy sweetness of peaches without getting cloying.
At Belgium's VIB lab, bioscientists are creating yeasts promising novel aromas, hikes in specific flavors, and even flavorsome lagers. Yes, really.
While the idea is to mimic the flavor of the campfire favorite, Off Color's Dino Smores falls more than a little short.
The three young Japanese-Brazilian women behind Japas Cervejaria pay homage to their heritage with innovative beers infused with wasabi and more.
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.
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.
Despite having limited access to ingredients, the Hermit Kingdom is nevertheless awash in beer—with plenty of North Korean propaganda on the side.
Ever since Surly Brewing Co. first released its Darkness imperial stout in 2006, its annual revival has become Minnesota’s greatest beer ritual.
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.
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.
The year in beer is already off to a strong start.
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.
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.
Room for beer or room for milk? Choose wisely.
Streetcar 82 Brewing Company is creating employment opportunities and fostering community in Hyattsville.
Weighing in at 4.5% ABV, Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA boasts the complexity and flavor of a much stronger beer.
When the New England Patriots play the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, you'll need some local beer to celebrate a win or soak up a loss.
Everything about Upland Brewing Co.'s Teddy Bear Kisses feels big, a result of being aged on Fair Trade cacao.
For a barrel-aged beer to stand out in today’s saturated market, it needs to have a level of complexity.
Bertha Jimenez of Rise Products wants to upcycle spent grain to build a greener future.
Craft brewers are competing for eyeballs with better and better labels. Here are some of the best beer can designs we’ve encountered in our reviews.
Put simply, Fremont’s Lush IPA is just another IPA.
Brut IPAs have been taking the beer world by storm. Now, sparkling, dry cider is crowding into stores.
The latest major entry in the Brut IPA category is a well-balanced beer from Colorado's New Belgium.
Hopped sparkling water has found a home in breweries, taprooms and even cocktails.
An excellent pick for Mardi Gras parade season, NOLA Brewing Company’s Irish Channel Stout can also be enjoyed all year.
Spirit Foul’s 2019 run recently ended, but expect this Minnesota-California juicebox to return in early 2020.
When Serbia's first craft brewery opened five years ago, it faced a tough market and drinkers unaccustomed to creative beers. Now, things are slowly changing.
Despite being easy to drink in theory, Harpoon's UFO White won’t have you reaching for another sip.
At Great Basin Brewing in Reno, Nevada, Ichthyosaur IPA—a.k.a “Icky”—has been on tap since the doors opened in 1993, and little about it has changed.
The botanical beer was brewed for Yard House in honor of the chain's 22nd anniversary.
"No American wants to liquidate their savings because a government can't do its job," says one brewer struggling to pay his employees.
Thanks to innovative techniques, non-alcoholic beer can even taste great.
Bold in aroma and flavor with a roasty bite, this offering from Reuben's Brews is what a robust porter should be.
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.
PayItFurloughed is helping make life more bearable during the government shutdown.
Piva Beer Spa takes its cue from the beer spas of Prague, with wooden tubs filled with beer and wooden beds filled with hay.
Narragansett Lager, once the best-selling beer in all of New England, has been restored to its former glory.
The LG HomeBrew, a beer brewing machine unveiled at this year’s CES, takes all the work out of beer.
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.
The corporate giants of the brewing world may be able to weather the storm, but small businesses are already feeling the squeeze.
Smoking damages a person's ability to smell and taste, and some of that damage may not be reversible.
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.
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.
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.
Let the senator drink whatever she wants.
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.
Inspired by a high-calorie toast topping and Billy Idol earworm, Honees Honees exemplifies the virtue of imagination in brewing.
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.
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.
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.
This year, we've interviewed people from the world of music, entertainment, food, and even politics about nearly every topic you could imagine.
"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."
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.