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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.
A light-drinking dunkelweizen, Spoetzel's Shiner Holiday Cheer somehow feels more in the spirit of the season than most winter warmers.
This week's best new beers.
Don’t expect an overly sweet latte experience; do expect a well-made beer with a few spice wrinkles.
“From the Land of Sky Blue Waters comes the water best for brewing.”
Neither a dessert beer nor a traditional Scotch ale, Untitled Art’s Chocolate Scotch Ale adapts to whatever else is on your table.
With picks for everyone from homebrew newbs to craft geeks, our gift guide will help you find the perfect present for beer fans.
We met up with Dawes to discuss their evolution as songwriters and why Ken Kesey would make an excellent drinking buddy.
The annual release of Tuborg Brewery’s Julebryg, or Christmas brew, is cause for a massive, boozy party.
What happens when the California brewery invites the area’s best winemakers to blend a beer? The answer is Firestone Walker’s Anniversary Ale.
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.
Vale la Pena Brewery is non-profit dedicated to fighting recidivism by employing non-incarcerated convicts and released inmates from Rome’s Rebibbia prison.
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.
David Favela's goal is to empower the Latinx community at large through a growing movement across the country called “gentefication.”
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.
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.
Micheladas for summer? Too easy. But beer cocktails for winter are a whole new ballgame.
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.
New Belgium's Voodoo Ranger Imperial Black IPA will leave you questioning why you don’t drink black IPAs more often.
You’ll find Mira Mariah’s work inked on celebrity skin and the label of an upcoming barrel-aged sour from Wicked Weed.
Flowers of Vietnam used to be a Coney Island hot dog stand. Today it is one of Detroit's most talked-about restaurants.
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.
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.
Not sure which brew to pair with your dan dan noodles? We asked Amelie Kang of New York’s Málà Project.
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.
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.
And with Molson Coors coming on board in 2017, this Roman brew may likely be within reach.
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.
The California brewery is donating 100 percent of the proceeds from its Resilience Butte County Proud IPA to those impacted by the disaster.
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.
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.
Jewish people have a long relationship with beer that can be traced back to Babylonia.
Full Sail’s Sesión Negra, its version of a Mexican restaurant staple, combines toasty sweet malt aroma and flavor with noble hops.
A traditionally blue collar brew, low-alcohol milds have often been ignored in a craft beer world where hipsters pay top dollar for this week's novel IPA.
Germany is a country steeped in beer—and stubborn traditions. When the American brewers behind Berlin's Vagabund opened, they faced a steep challenge.
Drinkers shouldn’t overlook New Holland’s toned down, but well-crafted oatmeal stout.
The best new beers released on Black Friday 2018.
On Black Friday, the nation will get to sample the sought-after barrel-aged variants.
Ballast Point Brewing Company's Sour Wench is a gorgeous Berliner weisse packed with a bounty of West Coast blackberries
Turns out, many beers share the very traits that make wine an attractive flavor booster.
"The dark beer that I crave is lighter, simpler, and to be honest, a little out of fashion," says Bon Appétit's associate web editor Alex Delany.
Founders Brewing Co. worked with Mahou San Miguel to craft a hoppy wheat lager called Trigo, the Spanish word for wheat.
This big, bitter double IPA is dry-hopped with five different hops and clocks in at 8.7% ABV.
Native American-owned breweries like Seven Clans, Bow and Arrow, and Indian Joe aim to revive indigenous traditions and quash stereotypes.
We sat down with Edward Lee to talk cooking with beer, pairing booze with Asian food, and beer’s place on a fine dining menu.
First Call coffee lager mixes cold-press espresso into a bright and clear lager, making for a beer that feels at home whether it’s sunrise or sunset.
Single-hop beers feature only one type of hop in the recipe, giving drinkers and brewers an education in the unique flavors and aromas of a specific hop.
From juicy IPAs to an insanely smooth porter, these beers were so good we had no choice but to give them a perfect score.
Apple cider delivery service Cider in Love wants to reignite America's thirst for hard cider, shipping small-batch bottles straight from producers.
4 Hands Brewing Co. rethinks the lunch room staple with its milky sweet Chocolate Milk Stout, using pounds of cacao nibs.
Few breweries hang its hat on a porter, and even fewer craft the style to be a flagship offering.
Located in an old lobster fishing port in Quebec’s Gaspésie region, Microbrasserie Pit Caribou is a place where land, sea, and air collide in the form of beer.
The 26-year-old Port-au-Prince native is fusing roots music from his home country with electronic beats and hip-hop. We caught up with him in the midst of a whirlwind year for a beer.
This riff on a Belhaven-style Scottish ale is aged in Templeton Rye barrels, resulting in a rich, caramel and spice-tinged slow sipper perfect for winter.
Age gates are stupid and, it turns out, totally unnecessary.
Brut IPAs are exceptionally dry thanks to a tongue-twisting enzyme called amyloglucosidase, which was also responsible for the world's first "diet" beer.
British post-punk trio Shopping is a small band that tackles big ideas—such as identity, desire and politics—with expansive and complex music.
When a brewery wins an award for a beer, not once or twice, but three times in the span of just two years, you know they have to be doing something right.
No one's got time to curate a flight of craft beers when the turkey's in the oven, so we took the next logical step and put beer in our Thanksgiving recipes.
Like a mammoth version of your favorite beer can chicken, this recipe uses a “tall boy” to act as the pillar for a Thanksgiving bird.
The tang of sour beer balances the intense sweetness of pecan pie. Also, this version is all about the pecans—with just enough filling to bind them together.
An tart dressing with plenty of lemon juice, balanced with a hefeweizen, coats these hearty greens topped with chunks of pear and curls of cheese.
These russet potatoes bake up crunchy on the outside and fluffy inside, served with a sauce of reduced abbey dubbel, sour cream, mustard, and maple syrup.
The bitterness of pale ale contrasts the sweetness of squash, which soaks up the beer like a sponge before it gets drizzled with pale ale honey.
By co-opting the likeness of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury for its New England-style double IPA, Mikkeller has shown that this beer is bound for glory.
When you need to turn out 2,000 margaritas a day, cocktail shakers just aren’t going to cut it.
We spoke to the owner of Paulie Gee’s about beers, pies, and why you should skip the PBR with your slice and give sours a try.
Ogden, Utah was once considered too rough for even Al Capone. But that began to change when Roosters opened up on the city's rundown main drag.
The taste is more akin to an IPA than a pale ale, which is a neat trick from a 5.9% ABV brew.
De Halve Maan brewery has been making beer since 1856, and today that beer runs under the streets of Bruges.
The founder of the wildly innovative New York City brewery recently released a new book 'Where to Drink Beer'.
The former hotel innovation has become an eyesore filled with overpriced convenience store staples.
The intensely bitter Lizard King pale ale has risen to challenge for the title of Pipeworks’ flagship.
The Danish brewery named Goliat after the famous biblical character, and this imperial coffee stout is nothing if not big.
With a ban on alcohol ads and a country unaccustomed to craft beer, the couple behind Gara Guzu set out to bring their brews to a new generation of drinkers.
A recent study predicted barley yield could decline 3 to 17 percent, which could increase prices drastically, but beer industry pros aren't too concerned.
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is helping breweries make the switch to refillable bottles, but it's not an easy switch.
To pay tribute to the central coast’s laidback lifestyle, Firestone Walker created 805, an American-style blonde ale.
Over beers, we spoke to the Democratic Socialist and soon-to-be New York State Senator about fundamental rights and young people running for office.
The Seattle brewery’s staple imperial oatmeal stout is worth revisiting.
Grace Perry used beer to channel the masculine side of her identity, until her body decided it could no longer tolerate beer.
“Having a brewing background is way more valuable than having a distilling background,” says one distillery owner. “Fermentation is complicated."
Right before the 2018 midterm elections, the brewery hauled 2,500 signed beer cans to Congress to petition to make Election Day a Federal Holiday.
Skip the long line for the latest haze and head to the beer store for Half Acre's GoneAway IPA before seasons change.
Craft beer and running have both exploded in popularity, inevitably leading to the beer marathon. But does drinking do anything good for your finish time?
Guitarist and synth player Scott “Monty” Munro talked to us about the best Canadian brews, drinking in Berlin, and trying to sound like Tears for Fears.
Mr. IPA-Nut manages to capture, in a single can, what makes the combination of cold beer and salty peanuts such a time-tested pairing.