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For better or worse, Shiner jumps on the hazy train with an unmemorable IPA.
Castle Cream Ale is an example of what a cream ale can accomplish when done right.
"Well, on Earth I mostly drink human blood, to be honest with you," Berserker Blothar, GWAR's horned howler, admits.
AleSmith's Oktoberfest needs something to separate it from the pack of faintly German-style lagers appearing across shelves and tap lists each fall.
This week's best new beers.
A surprisingly crisp and effortlessly drinkable IPA has arrived, but will it stick around?
If you grew up biting Wisconsin cherries off your fingertips, then Doe Eyes will bring you back to those days.
Frank Turner talks about his latest album, "Be More Kind," and brewing his own beer with England’s Signature Brewing Company.
Hip hop and beer have a long history together. But hip hop and craft beer? Not so much.
Five years from now, Cold Press Black Ale will remain a perfectly dynamic melding of coffee and beer.
Austin's oldest European-style brewer dusts off its seasonal festbier each fall, just in time for an all-day party.
Great Divide takes its shot at the Oktoberfest style with an ambitious lager in Hoss.
Having only released its first full-length album back in April, it's impressive that psych-rock outfit landed a slot at Lollapalooza
Brewers are increasingly experimenting with cultivating wild yeasts that bring dynamic flavors and a sense of place to their beers.
Crux Fermentation Project’s 2018 iteration of Better Off Red is a Pacific Northwest spin on Flanders red, the iconic Belgian sour.
Beers like Kona's Big Wave Golden Ale offer a taste of island life to mainlanders.
During fall tailgating season, a malty brown ale is both an excellent companion for cool temperatures and a versatile pairing partner.
Joel Holland grows pumpkins that can weigh over a ton. One specimen will be on display at Seattle's Great Pumpkin Beer Festival—in the form of a massive pumpkin keg.
A satisfying pumpkin stout from the decidedly non-autumnal state of Texas.
Behold a sessionable, flavorful and appropriately spiced pumpkin beer that pairs perfectly with the season.
We spoke with drummer Tim Very about the band's longevity and the process behind making Manchester Orchestra's own golden lager.
Spices dominate Punkin Ale, but the flavor is more stale and medicinal than warm and toasty.
It is not easy to stand out in a sea of pumpkin-themed beers.
On the menu is chicken paprikash with beer grain spaetzle, chips featuring beer brine and malt vinegar, and whipped chocolate mousse made with malted rye.
In some six packs of Pumpkin Ale, there is a bottle of White Pumpkin Ale. Only one thousand of these elusive beers were produced.
The only thing more predictable than pumpkin beer season is people complaining about it.
This month's best beers include a perfectly un-hazy hazy IPA.
Cans of Day Quencher disappear more quickly than they should, despite its sessionable ABV.
It’s full of fruit and it might actually explode.
Aaron Goldfarb goes gonzo to track down IHOP’s new beer, and what he finds is not what he expected.
"I joke around more than ever, now that I don’t play the game, that you need beer to watch a baseball game," says the third baseman-turned-brewery owner.
Sierra Nevada produces excellent German-inspired Oktoberfests year after year, and the 2018 version is no exception.
"I was never going to give anybody the opportunity to discount me," says the teacher-turned-brewer and champion of women and people of color in the beer industry.
Mosaic hops promise big aroma, and Mosaic Promise delivers with huge blueberry and mango notes.
Breweries across the country are now building out additional locations that focus exclusively on wilds and sours.
Mother of Dragons is a beer that brings two disparate styles together.
Chef Dale Talde served a whole-hog feast paired with a bar-full of beer in New York City.
Anni-Matter gushes a chain of aromas, from very sweet to very bitter.
Loads of toasted malt pit an off-putting bitterness against the beer's more pleasing flavor notes.
We spoke to Hop Along about the recording of Bark Your Head Off, Dog, the origins of the Hop Along IPA, and what it felt like to be signed by Saddle Creek.
At 18.0% ABV, Fruit-Full Fort is a sipper and a prime candidate for aging.
Recreating ancient beer means nothing if it’s bad; luckily Circle’s centerpiece beer isn’t.
Birra artiginale (that’s Italian for craft beer) has arrived in Italy and taken over the neighborhood.
Possibly the closest you can get to stepping inside someone’s head is by visiting BiXi Beer.
Suarez Family Brewery’s Palatine Pils combines the easy-drinking aspects of a pilsner with a subtly complex, unpredictable flavor.
Located just outside Portland, Oregon, Fido’s is the first tap house where customers can not only play with but also adopt rescue dogs while enjoying a cold one.
Unless it gets an attention-grabbing name change, Golden Lager will have to settle for being an any-day accessory to the dry Arizona heat.
While many breweries continue to open in the middle of tourist-packed towns, others are finding their own voice outside the noise.
With Cloud Catcher, Odell establishes a new ceiling for the hazy IPA.
Colleges are installing breweries where students can cook up test batches that are served at bars and taprooms right on campus.
True to its name, Modern Time's Ice is exactly what you want to drink ice cold.
It was only a matter of time before matcha made its way into beer.
A trailblazer that unintentionally helped kick off the hazy IPA trend, Sip of Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids is a whale worth chasing.
Pizza, murder and werewolves: That’s the premise of director Austin Vesely’s first feature film, starring Chance the Rapper, Zazie Beetz and Paul Scheer.
When done well, a session IPA is a full-flavored, hoppy beer that doesn’t weigh you down or wreck your palate.
Night Shift Brewing makes plenty of turbid beers, but one of its best eschews the local haze.
A collaboration between Oxbow Brewing Company and Parma, Italy’s Birrificio Del Ducato, Saison Dell’Aragosta is brewed with real Maine lobster.
As always, Avery Brewing Co. does everything big, and the 8% ABV Kaiser is no exception.
Fire, Skulls & Money doesn’t give a damn how you grade it, so long as you recognize its greatness.
Hop Peak evokes familiar tastes and sensibilities—just before it swerves.
The 26-year-old, Brooklyn-based vocalist will be the first artist to take the stage at OctFest.
90 breweries and 12 food vendors means a nearly endless amount of beer and food combinations.
A day-by-day play-by-play of the New York City music festival, from Vince Staples to the Flaming Lips.
With more than 700 years of brewing history and counting, ABK Beer proudly calls itself the world’s “original craft beer.”
This month's top reviews prove great beer comes in many forms.
OctFest will bring 90 international breweries to New York City’s Governors Island on September 8 and 9.
Lone Pine’s exceptional American pale ale combines the new world of brewing with the old.
The phrase, 'It tastes like a beer,' is often overused when it comes to describing lagers, but it’s rather appropriate here.
“Especially in the time were living in, I would rather just be very transparent,” says the Chicago-based musician, who loves Michigan beers but hates playing weddings.
Indeed Brewing Co.'s Rum King has outlasted its peers and become an emblematic Minnesota beer. Every year, its arrival—and ever-increasing distribution—is anticipated with fervor.
The Massachusetts brewery has built its brand on dualities like this—it's for lords and hobos alike, as it were.
Beer cans meet white tablecloths.
This West Coast IPA—an assertive beer with well-defined, robust flavors from start to finish—actually hails from the East.
It was only a matter of time before the hazy, juicy characteristics of the New England-style IPA made their way into other beer styles.
The man behind some of Rogue's most iconic designs got his start designing a children's book and didn't know much about beer.
Bearing the unmistakable hood of the Ku Klux Klan, Yellow Belly's label belies the sweet beer beneath.
Grain Belt is iconic for people who grew up around Minneapolis, but is it good enough to knock your own local favorite off the pedestal?
"If I still had breasts, I feel like we would do a breast milk line. Like my breast milk and Harmony's breast milk."
Teams playing in the Pac-12 conference could make a splash in college football in the 2018-19 season, so here's a guide to all the best nearby breweries to celebrate their wins and mourn their losses.
Take a sip of this dastardly silky New England IPA and be seized by its power.
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.
The adventurous spirit of traveling is piqued when you traipse through mountains, valleys, vineyards and beautiful terrain to end up at these breweries.
“Far better is it to dare mighty things…than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much.”
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.
Of all the beers in WeldWerks’ dessert case, Coconut Coffee Stout is the best.
"It's about creating that duality—that is what’s exciting about music for me—having a pop song with substance."
"The name came from the fact that I have an identical twin brother and we are mirror twins."
Resurgam is a beer that could be served at a wine dinner and be right at home.
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.
There are more than 6,000 breweries in the United States, and many of them produce fresh beers every week.