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With more consumers abstaining from or unable to drink alcohol, new breweries are catering to the booze-less drinker.
Despite brewing with all traditional German ingredients, Fader feels like a blend of the best of both German and American pilsners.
This week's best new beers.
“Far better is it to dare mighty things…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much.”
The adventurous spirit of traveling is piqued when you traipse through mountains, valleys, vineyards and beautiful terrain to end up at these breweries.
Aldona Udriene, the woman behind the Jovaru Alus farmhouse brewery, still makes beer the way her grandfather did more than a century ago—but now she faces competition from modern breweries.
A knockout collaboration packing powerful peach flavor has returned to shelves.
"It's about creating that duality—that is what’s exciting about music for me—having a pop song with substance."
Of all the beers in WeldWerks’ dessert case, Coconut Coffee Stout is the best.
Resurgam is a beer that could be served at a wine dinner and be right at home.
"The name came from the fact that I have an identical twin brother and we are mirror twins."
There are more than 6,000 breweries in the United States, and many of them produce fresh beers every week.
The phrase “cellar door” has long intrigued students of the English language, which might explain why it’s been used as the name for a beer that eludes classification.
This year’s Black Friday release happens on November 23rd and will introduce eight new variants.
Brawler is a fine change-of-pace beer, especially when paired with a historical haven that is Philadelphia.
The brewery’s berry-heavy flagship, Soft Parade, is for those who claim they don’t like beer.
The thunderous quartet really wants someone to brew a beer with them.
Who doesn’t like the idea of an ale that can conjure up memories of sea shanties, parrot sidekicks and chests full of gold?
As complex little ecosystems of their own, food halls often dictate beer’s role.
This is a beer that should be enjoyed outside, straight from the can.
How three brewers established successful brands without breweries of their own.
Few breweries have stepped forward as leaders in the gose category, and Westbrook Brewing Co. is one of them.
"We wanted to brew the most authentic, best tasting, American version of German-style beers."
The Boulder-based Avery Brewing channels its aloha spirit with a Hawaiian-flavor-infused brew.
The beer is Brewery Ommegang's first New England-style IPA.
How to hitch a ride on the hazy train.
For IPA Day, here are five of the best IPAs, according to October's reviewers.
In Todd the Axe Man, Surly follows a time-tested recipe for IPA success.
"When I grew up, my Mom would drink Hamm’s. It’s a hipster beer now, but my Mom used to drink it."
Yes, there is such as thing as a perfect beer.
Today, it remains a relic in the portfolio, a premium pilsner lager encapsulated by a throwback can.
Tiny Bomb is highly quaffable while remaining interesting, packing waves of flavor into a low-ABV beer explosion.
There's a right way and a wrong way to lug beer up a mountain.
Stage Rock Colorado Ale will be sold at Red Rocks and other Denver venues.
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and enjoy Tierra Whack
If Psuedo Sue is great, King Sue is superlative. If Psuedo Sue is exceptional, King Sue is anointed.
Daywrecker has the power to ruin your day in the best possible way.
There’s a lot to admire in Hop Hash, especially its ability to blend excess and moderation.
The Australia-born, dream-pop singer-songwriter will perform at OctFest in September.
Primitive Beer in Longmont, Colorado is one of the few breweries to package uncarbonated lambic-style ales in boxes.
Think of Dortmunder Gold in the same vein of a martini: Old school and not for everyone.
This unique take on the IPA style makes for a memorable flavor ride.
"As I like to tell my six-year-old, 'Ain’t nothing last forever.'"
"We like clear and crisp beers when we come off stage and need to cool down."
Naming a beer after a hop can be a risky move, unless the brewer is ready to fully commit.
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.
Vallejo tastes like a beer you brew, tweak and brew again to make a great beer.
A day-by-day play-by-play of the Chicago music festival, from Tame Impala to Ms. Lauryn Hill.
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.
Did a last-minute ABV boost ruin this promising beer?
The Michigan-made beer is one of the few to earn the "Triple Crown."
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.
There’s something rewarding about buying an English beer brewed in a German style in a supermarket in New York City.
The golden-pale beer with deep chocolate and coffee notes might be the ultimate parlor trick.
Music has pretty much existed as long as humans have walked the earth and alcohol came soon thereafter.
Meet 2018's World Beer Cup Gold Medal-winning American-style lager.
The 15,000-square-foot craft distillery has a built-in bar and food hall.
Tree House may very well be the center of the haze universe, but don’t ignore those other beers rolling off the line.
The herbaceous amaro is a favorite among bartenders, but does it pair well with beer?
It’s brewed for drinkers that want to go back to the days of just having a beer.
One of the country's most mysterious music festivals upped the ante this year by not announcing a lineup.
What else is one to do with an odd, middle-of-the-week day-off other than crack open a few cold ones?
Meet the cooler that can keep 140 cans of beer cold for five days.
Unexpected complexity helps make Lake Erie Monster an impressive beast.
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.
A Belgian-style triple meets a carton of raspberries.
Carbonized malt was found in a Nordic settlement dating back to 400 A.D.
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.
Hamm’s, yes that Hamm's, is now a gold medal lager.
It’s with a somewhat jaundiced eye that I look upon awards as an adult. Except beer awards...those matter.
Samuel Smith Brewery can trace its roots to 1758 in Yorkshire, England.