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WeldWerks Achieves Pastry Stout Perfection

The pastry stout has become something of a pariah in the brewing world for its cloying, lowest-hanging-fruit appeal. Leave it to Greeley, Colorado, …

Cocoa Powder

Having a Beer with... Japanese Breakfast

It's been a busy Pitchfork Festival for Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner. A late-night show at Thalia Hall on Saturday served as her introduction …

Dining Rooms

Old Meets New in Allagash’s Coolship Resurgam

Appearance and Aroma<p>Resurgam pours a golden-yellow with a slight orange tint. The beer clings lightly to the glass to create minimal lacing, but the …

A Tale of Two ‘Mirror Twin’ Beers

Lexington, Kentucky may be the land of bourbon and thoroughbreds, but there in its Warehouse Block district also sits one of the country’s more …

Beer

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There are more than 6,000 breweries in the United States, and many of them produce fresh beers every week.

United States

The Hardest Part of Making a Beer Might Be Naming It

Great Lakes Brewery in Toronto, Canada and Illuminated Brew Works in Chicago both used lyrics from the 1980s pop song “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” …

Great Lakes

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This year’s Black Friday release happens on November 23rd and will introduce eight new variants.<p>Brawler is a fine change-of-pace beer, especially …

Black Friday

Weekly Beer Releases for August 12th to 18th

Here's a sampling of the best beers being released in the coming week around the nation.<p>All thanks to our releases team: Kyle Andrus (Canada), Nate …

Golf

Goose Island Announces 2018 Bourbon County Stout Variants, Guinness Opens its First U.S. Brewery

Goose Island made headlines this week with the highly anticipated announcement of its Bourbon Country Brand Stout variants. For the first time, the …

Guinness

Short’s Soft Parade Is a Fruity Crowd-Pleaser

Nestled in the Mitten State’s wine country, Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire has a reputation for its off-the-wall creations, including a Bloody …

Alcohol

In Asheville, a Brewery is Only as Good as its Food

The not-so-small town of Asheville, North Carolina has most microbreweries per capita of any U.S. city. With 26 breweries to choose from, the …

Asheville

OctFest Introduces Bon Appétit-Curated ‘Food Village’ Featuring Mission Chinese Food and Roberta’s

If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know where October stands on the match-made-in-heaven that is beer and food. So what good would we be if …

Ice Cream

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Who doesn’t like the idea of an ale that can conjure up memories of sea shanties, parrot sidekicks and chests full of gold?

Beer

In Ashville, a Brewery is Only as Good as its Food

The not-so-small town of Asheville, North Carolina has most microbreweries per capita of any U.S. city. With 26 breweries to choose from, the …

Comfort Food

Having a Beer with...Melkbelly

It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks for the industrious four-piece hailing from Chicago. While Melkbelly would normally be found tearing up smaller …

Foo Fighters

Walk the Plank with Cigar City’s Invasion

What makes for an great beer origin story? In the case of Cigar City Brewing's Invasion Tropical Pale Ale, you have a beer that was made to coincide …

Flavors

Neshaminy Creek’s Croydon Cream Ale, America’s Lawnmower Beer

Aroma<p>As the beer is poured, it looks like a pretty classic “beer” color—a straw golden yellow, a thick white head, and a translucence that shows off …

Craft Beer

How Beer is Finding its Place in America’s Food Halls

Ten years ago, the idea of a food hall was almost nonexistent to most Americans. Sure, we had a smattering of food marketplaces—San Francisco’s …

Food Trucks

Easy as Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose

Tart, salty, herbal and dry: Together, these characteristics they set gose apart from other light beers. A well-made gose blends sea salt, coriander …

Key Lime Pie

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"We wanted to brew the most authentic, best tasting, American version of German-style beers."<p>The Boulder-based Avery Brewing channels its aloha …

Weekly Beer Releases for August 5th to 11th

Here's a sampling of the best beers being released in the coming week around the nation.<p>All thanks to our releases team: Kyle Andrus (Canada), Nate …

Alcohol

At Jack’s Abby, Lager Isn’t a Trend, It’s a Tribute

The first step was opening people’s eyes to the wide world of lagers, by explaining it’s not a single style but rather a family of styles open to …

Flavors

Say 'Aloha' to Avery’s Liliko’i Kepolo

Aroma<p>The medium-strong aroma is dominated by belgian yeast—more clean than estery—while the coriander compliments and plays up on subsequent wafts …

Passionfruit

October's Top-Rated IPAs for IPA Day

Most days of the calendar year—as any avid beer drinker will tell you—IPAs dominate draft lines and pint glasses alike. The style has become so …

Weird

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"We wanted to brew the most authentic, best tasting, American version of German-style beers."<p>How to hitch a ride on the hazy train.<p>The beer is …

India Pale Ale

Taste the Ommegang Neon Rainbow

Rainbows are great if you’re advertising Skittles or Lucky Charms, but perhaps less so if you’re talking about beer. And yet, drinking Brewery …

New Jersey

Drinking Your Words: When Naysayers Become IPA Makers

When Belgian beer importers Don Feinberg and Wendy Littlefield were looking to open their own brewery in the late-1990s, they knew they wanted to …

Beer

Having a Beer with...Raphael Saadiq

His career began in 1987 as the lead singer in Tony! Toni! Tone!, and although he’s released only five solo LPs, most recently Stone Rollin’ in 2011, …

Music

Surly’s Todd the Axe Man is a Viking King IPA

One of acclaimed brewer Todd Haug’s most stunning offerings bears his name. Surly Brewing Company’s Todd the Axe Man IPA was brewed during Haug’s …

Utica Club, Post-Prohibition’s First Beer is Alive and Well

Aroma<p>Speaking of falling apart, do not expect much from the nose. Pilsner beers typically give off specific scent from the malts. This beer does not. …

Flavors