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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.
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?
Bitter IPA meets confectioners’ sugar, butter, and cardamom to balance out its flavors into a rich, sweet glaze that sits atop extra-crunchy shortbread bars.
Sour ale meets lebkuchen, a traditional German cookie with lots of strong spices and cakey texture, adding the perfect balance of acidity and bitterness.
Curious about that yeasty sediment in your bottle? Here’s everything you need to know about bottle-conditioned beer.
Frank Turner talks about his latest album, "Be More Kind," and brewing his own beer with England’s Signature Brewing Company.
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.
It’s full of fruit and it might actually explode.
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.
The intense flavor of imperial or chocolate stout is a natural fit for these biscotti, packed with lots of cocoa powder, pistachios, and dried cherries
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.
"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.
Flowers of Vietnam used to be a Coney Island hot dog stand. Today it is one of Detroit's most talked-about restaurants.
Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative is helping breweries make the switch to refillable bottles, but it's not an easy switch.
Not sure which brew to pair with your dan dan noodles? We asked Amelie Kang of New York’s Málà Project.
British post-punk trio Shopping is a small band that tackles big ideas—such as identity, desire and politics—with expansive and complex music.
We spoke with drummer Tim Very about the band's longevity and the process behind making Manchester Orchestra's own golden lager.
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.
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.
You’ll find Mira Mariah’s work inked on celebrity skin and the label of an upcoming barrel-aged sour from Wicked Weed.
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.
What exactly makes a kosher beer kosher, and should you care when picking up your Hanukkah booze? We asked the experts.
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.
"I used to love beer, and touring was a nice experience to try out different local IPAs."
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 light bitterness and amber color of a red ale was the inspiration for these shortbread wedges.
Recent changes to Oklahoma’s restrictive beer laws have kicked off a craft brew boom in Tulsa.
“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 sat down with Edward Lee to talk cooking with beer, pairing booze with Asian food, and beer’s place on a fine dining menu.
We met up with Dawes to discuss their evolution as songwriters and why Ken Kesey would make an excellent drinking buddy.
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?
Grace Perry used beer to channel the masculine side of her identity, until her body decided it could no longer tolerate beer.
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.
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.
The former hotel innovation has become an eyesore filled with overpriced convenience store staples.
Few breweries hang its hat on a porter, and even fewer craft the style to be a flagship offering.
Germany is a country steeped in beer—and stubborn traditions. When the American brewers behind Berlin's Vagabund opened, they faced a steep challenge.
The blonde ale in the filling of these spiral-shaped rugelach mimics the brightness in the blueberry jam and plays up a pleasant bitterness in the poppy seeds.
Breweries across the country are now building out additional locations that focus exclusively on wilds and sours.
The founder of the wildly innovative New York City brewery recently released a new book 'Where to Drink Beer'.
"We wanted to brew the most authentic, best tasting, American version of German-style beers."
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.
"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.
Brewers pushed the limits of this style with deliciously complex barrel-aged releases.
“Having a brewing background is way more valuable than having a distilling background,” says one distillery owner. “Fermentation is complicated."
“Do you think people will be bummed that we don’t drink beer?”
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.
Age gates are stupid and, it turns out, totally unnecessary.
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.
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.
Beers like Kona's Big Wave Golden Ale offer a taste of island life to mainlanders.
De Halve Maan brewery has been making beer since 1856, and today that beer runs under the streets of Bruges.
"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.
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.
While many breweries continue to open in the middle of tourist-packed towns, others are finding their own voice outside the noise.
It is not easy to stand out in a sea of pumpkin-themed beers.
Having only released its first full-length album back in April, it's impressive that psych-rock outfit landed a slot at Lollapalooza
A trailblazer that unintentionally helped kick off the hazy IPA trend, Sip of Sunshine from Lawson's Finest Liquids is a whale worth chasing.
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.
“From the Land of Sky Blue Waters comes the water best for brewing.”
On Black Friday, the nation will get to sample the sought-after barrel-aged variants.
Mitten Brewing swears nothing bad has happened yet, "but people will see things, feel a presence, or have a presence that follows them home.”
A surprisingly crisp and effortlessly drinkable IPA has arrived, but will it stick around?
AleSmith's Oktoberfest needs something to separate it from the pack of faintly German-style lagers appearing across shelves and tap lists each fall.
For better or worse, Shiner jumps on the hazy train with an unmemorable IPA.
A small Great American Beer Festival dynasty has sprouted up in Texas Hill Country.
Full Sail’s Sesión Negra, its version of a Mexican restaurant staple, combines toasty sweet malt aroma and flavor with noble hops.
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.
The annual release of Tuborg Brewery’s Julebryg, or Christmas brew, is cause for a massive, boozy party.
Austin's oldest European-style brewer dusts off its seasonal festbier each fall, just in time for an all-day party.
Crux Fermentation Project’s 2018 iteration of Better Off Red is a Pacific Northwest spin on Flanders red, the iconic Belgian sour.
Ballast Point Brewing Company's Sour Wench is a gorgeous Berliner weisse packed with a bounty of West Coast blackberries
This seasonal dark ale from Oregon's Pelican Brewing fails to impress.
At 18.0% ABV, Fruit-Full Fort is a sipper and a prime candidate for aging.
Cans of Day Quencher disappear more quickly than they should, despite its sessionable ABV.
Jewish people have a long relationship with beer that can be traced back to Babylonia.
Wine is fine and brandy is dandy, but we decided to up the ante on the holiday season by incorporating our beverage of choice into delicious cookies.
Thanks to the rise of the gluten-free trend, people who can't tolerate gluten have more options than ever—except when it comes to beer at bars.
Native American-owned breweries like Seven Clans, Bow and Arrow, and Indian Joe aim to revive indigenous traditions and quash stereotypes.
Vale la Pena Brewery is non-profit dedicated to fighting recidivism by employing non-incarcerated convicts and released inmates from Rome’s Rebibbia prison.
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.
The band's tenth album, 'Critical Equation,' was released in April and is one of their most sonically satisfying records to date.
Aaron Goldfarb knows, "The dirty little secret in the industry is that brewers are often completely happy drinking light, industrial lagers like Banquet."
David Favela's goal is to empower the Latinx community at large through a growing movement across the country called “gentefication.”
"Well, on Earth I mostly drink human blood, to be honest with you," Berserker Blothar, GWAR's horned howler, admits.
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.
Apple cider delivery service Cider in Love wants to reignite America's thirst for hard cider, shipping small-batch bottles straight from producers.
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.
The Fort Worth, Texas brewer makes an unorthodox idea work even for ramen skeptics.
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.
Turns out, many beers share the very traits that make wine an attractive flavor booster.
Chef Dale Talde served a whole-hog feast paired with a bar-full of beer in New York City.
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.
Festive and insanely easy, these cider cocktails are the perfect way to take things up a notch at your next Halloween gathering.
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.
From New England IPAs to murky West Coast brews, these 2018 releases prove that the haze craze is still going strong.
The only thing more predictable than pumpkin beer season is people complaining about it.
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.
With picks for everyone from homebrew newbs to craft geeks, our gift guide will help you find the perfect present for beer fans.
Quidi Vidi Brewing Company turns these 20,000-year-old icebergs into a crisp, clean pilsner called Iceberg Beer.
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.
Brewers are increasingly experimenting with cultivating wild yeasts that bring dynamic flavors and a sense of place to their beers.
When you need to turn out 2,000 margaritas a day, cocktail shakers just aren’t going to cut it.
From juicy IPAs to an insanely smooth porter, these beers were so good we had no choice but to give them a perfect score.
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.
Birra artiginale (that’s Italian for craft beer) has arrived in Italy and taken over the neighborhood.
Hip hop and beer have a long history together. But hip hop and craft beer? Not so much.
Since the beginning of Taiwan's craft beer boom, Taihu has built its business on progressive policies and a pride in local ingredients.
Possibly the closest you can get to stepping inside someone’s head is by visiting BiXi Beer.
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.
Brut IPAs are exceptionally dry thanks to a tongue-twisting enzyme called amyloglucosidase, which was also responsible for the world's first "diet" beer.
Micheladas for summer? Too easy. But beer cocktails for winter are a whole new ballgame.
Aaron Goldfarb goes gonzo to track down IHOP’s new beer, and what he finds is not what he expected.
"I don’t want to say wasteland, because it’s not that bad."
The best way to try the craft beers of the Philippines is in Metro Manila's Makati City for a Pob crawl—an island-hopping taste of Filipino food and drink.
Alaska is a big state filled with even bigger beers, if you know where to look.
For any beer connoisseur, a pilgrimage to Pilsner Urquell is less a journey, more an obligatory ritual.
When it comes to restaurants, bars and breweries in Detroit, the city is in the middle of a renaissance.
Spend the day drinking your way through the brewing epicenter of Richmond, Virginia.
As the home of the Great American Beer Festival, the Mile High City has endless ways to enjoy beers.
The Lithuanian craft beer industry has been reeling from recent laws banning alcohol ads and installing a beer curfew, but Vilnius' beer scene is still booming.