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The FOUNDING FATHER of Domestic Beer

<b>When you think of beer, which brand comes to mind as the biggest American brand?</b> If you thought of one of the omnipresent mega-breweries, you would …

Belly-up to the CHURCH?

<b>Recently there was a clash at City Hall</b> <b>between breweries that wanted zoning variances to operate in the Springfield National Historic District and a</b> …

SAMSON v. Goliath

<b>There is something of a Samson-versus-Goliath situation in the beer world.</b> Big Beer – Anheuser-Busch, Miller/Coors, et al – and smaller craft …

Adult website breaks in to beer industry

Few things in this world are more popular than craft beer and internet porn. So, with this in mind, one of the most popular internet adult …

Sights and SUDS

<b>Travel affords opportunities to spread your wings, trying new things, whether a new beer, a new restaurant or a new festival.</b> A long weekend in the …

Sampling SUDS

<b>Having a group of friends over on a Sunday evening is a wonderful way to spend time.</b> Add a bit of beer-tasting fun and things get really hopping. …

Flavors

Airlines Aim to Trick Your Taste Buds at 30,000 Feet

LONDON — Finally, beer may start tasting good at 30,000 feet. Airlines, which usually get a bad rap for bad food and so-so drinks, are starting in earnest to plug the sensory gap.<p>They are aided by the knowledge that noise, low pressure, dry air, plastic cutlery and cups are also largely to blame …

The Story of Heady Topper, America's Obsession-Driving Double IPA

How John and Jen Kimmich brewed a craft beer icon.<p><i>This story was co-funded and co-produced with our friends at</i> <i>Longreads</i><i>.</i><p>For eight years, until …

The 6 Best New Beer Cities to Visit in 2017

2 minute Read<p>American craft beer isn’t as niche as it was just 15 years ago. New breweries are popping up everywhere, and not just in craft-beer-city …

Uinta Brewing Announces Beer Brewed to Support Our National Parks

Uinta Brewing announced this week that they will be releasing a new Golden Ale dedicated to the National Park system in the U.S. The Salt Lake …

The Growler Chill looks like a smarter way to drink beer at home

Growlers are a great way to buy beer from your local bar or brewery, but they tend to go stale or flat after a couple of days. There have been a few attempts to solve this problem by replicating the tap experience of a bar at your home, but nothing I’ve seen solves the issue as completely as the …

Walmart Is Being Sued For Inventing A Fake Craft Brewery

Trouble is brewing — see what we did there? — for Walmart. The retail giant is drowning in malt over a line of beers that are exclusively sold at its stores. The cause of the trouble is the addition of one word: craft. The company touted the beer as a “craft beer” and sold it alongside the likes of …

Why This Craft Brewer Is Giving a Middle Finger to Beer-Making Tradition

Sam Calagione, the founder of Dogfish Head, has never hidden his disdain for antiquated beer-brewing laws, and has instead found inspiration in culinary ingredients and techniques utilized in cooking.<p><i>This article originally appeared on MUNCHIES in June 2016.</i><p>A few days after the 500th anniversary of …

Bottled PROTEST

<b>It happened – the event liberals thought could never happen: Donald Trump was sworn into office as the 45th president of the United States.</b> As …

Donald Trump

From Plebeian to AFICIONADO

<b>Beer, like wine, has its share of snobs.</b> This is not an insult. It merely describes people like me who enjoy beer for its complex flavors — not just …

Interview With Homebrewing Aficionado Marc Wisdom

The following is a Question and Answer section that we at The Sporting Gentlemen had with homebrewing guru Marc Wisdom. It was a fantastic interview, …

Sweetwater announces four new releases for spring

Sweetwater Brewing Company, the Atlanta craft beer powerhouse has four new beers heading to market in February: Grass Monkey (new spring seasonal), …

Beer: The ultimate social lubricant

Since I began writing on the subject, I have maintained that beer is the ultimate social beverage. Indeed, beer is commonly attributed to be the …

Jax Beer Guy to launch Facebook Live broadcasts

There is a lot going on in the local and state beer world over the next few months. And you can expect coverage of several right here on The Jax Beer …

Alpine Beer Company releases new IPA, canned brews for first time

San Diego, Calif. is home to many highly regarded breweries. Alpine Beer Company is among that elite group. Started in 1999 in the small suburban …

Stone releasing new IPA and returning favorite

Stone Brewing Company is not a brewery that rest on its laurels. It is constantly developing new and exciting brews that consistently blow the …

Just added Marshal Zhukov's by Cigar City Brewing, a Stout - Russian Imperial to their menu

Loved this one from Southern Swells. Hops came through and weren’t overpowered with the tropical juicy flavor. Drinkable, but still a …