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Phenols and Brett - Initial Results!

A few months ago I was asked to speak at a Mid-Atlantic Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) meeting. I opted for an enhanced rendition …

How Grassroots Marketing Put This Craft Brewery On Tap for Success

7 min read<p>This story appears in the October 2014 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>"If it ain't fun, I ain't doin' it."<p>That's the business mantra that guided Meg Gill and Tony Yanow while building their Los Angeles-based craft brewery. In a little more than two years, Golden Road Brewing has become a …

Beer

A Toast to the Finest Beer Bars in the World

<i>(Credit: Shutterstock)</i><p>By Zach Mack<p>It’s hard enough to find a good beer bar in your city. But to find the best beer bars in the world? That is a …

Brooklyn Brewery's Steve Hindy on Why the Craft Beer Business Is Booming

The founder of Brooklyn Brewery talks about the only segment of the U.S. beer industry that's growing--craft beer.<p>Brooklyn Brewery founder Steve Hindy has been brewing beer for more than 25 years, but he's never seen a sea change in his market quite like the one taking place today.<p>Though beer …

Craft Beer

Top 6 trends in beer packaging for 2015

Craft beer is rather like indie music: a hard-to-define genre where authenticity is key and beards are plentiful, and in which our choices say a lot …

Does beer really taste better out of a bottle?

Breweries are increasingly favouring cans over bottles - so why does the common misconception that beer tastes bad from the tin persist, asks Mark Dredge<p>“No, I’d never buy beer in cans. It’s just not as good, is it? It tastes … different. It tastes like metal.” Are these things that you’d say? If …

Beer

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …

5 Tips for Better IPAs from Russian River

It’s safe to say Vinnie Cilurzo, owner and brewmaster of Russian River Brewing Company, knows a thing or two about making hoppy beers. His double …

Homebrewing

A Brief History of Sour Beer

On a quiet June afternoon at Philadelphia’s Monk’s Cafe, William Reed, a former Boston Beer Company brewer, popped the top on part of an experimental batch that he’d brewed in 1996. Originally made at the request of Tom Peters, the happy pasha of Monk’s, it was a Flanders red ale called Brewhouse …

A crazy, behind-the-scenes tour of the New Belgium brewery

It’s hard to believe that New Belgium blasted open its doors at the dawn of Grunge -- 1991, three years after Fat Tire was first brewed in Kim Jordan …

21 Geeky Facts You Might Not Know About Beer, Explained By Physics

The Institute of Physics is running a campaign showing how physics affects your beer. Take notes, there will be an exam in the pub on Friday.

The Hottest Startups Of 2013

On the search for the hottest startups of 2013 we sifted through more than 300 entries, looking at nominations submitted by founders, investors and FORBES writers. The nine companies chosen in conjunction with comments from our judges were either founded or first gained significant traction in the …

The top memes and viral videos of 2013

<b>A lot has changed since last year's round-up of the biggest viral hits, in which we met Grumpy Cat, the "overly attached girlfriend" and the One Pound Fish man.</b><p>As we begin to think back to this year, it's less "come and have a look, one pound fish..." and more "come and have a look... at our …

Have a very craft beer New Year’s

Mark it in your record books: 2013 was the year of craft beer in Beaumont, Texas.<p>Never before have bottles of American-brewed goodness been available …

8 Tips for Optimizing Images For Your Website, Blog & Social Media

<i>On the 8th Day of Content, we give you 8 tips for optimizing images on your website, blog, and social media. More exciting than eight maids</i> …

Insanity or Innovation? The World’s Quietest Place

Imagine hearing nothing but your heartbeat, over and over, for seconds, minutes, hours. Eventually, you may get a little crazy, but this is how quiet …

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook.<br>• Read Jon Henley on the …

How Evolution Determines The Flavor Of Beer and Whiskey

Master brewers fine-tune strains of yeast to craft the perfect beverage.<p>Back in August of 2011, unconventional chef David Chang stood up in front of a gathering of chefs and other food people in Copenhagen to give a talk about food and microbiology. He opened his presentation by apologizing to the …

Olvalde makes beer the old-fashioned way

Nestled in the rolling landscape of southern Minnesota just a few miles northwest of Winona is the tiny town of Rollingstone. It’s a …

Flavors

America’s seven best Beercations

You love beer. You love vacations. You love cleverly combining two words into one and then trying to get it to catch fire. So it's only natural …

Student hacks Raspberry Pi to run college bar

A student at the University of Oxford has modified a<p>Raspberry Pi to alleviate the workload at his college bar.<p>Johan Paulsson, who's studying for a …

It's a Good Thing When Your Brewery Sells Out

Your days spent calling up friends in Kansas or anywhere else to secure your favorite craft beers are over. Welcome to the global economy and long live it.<p><b>If you missed it,</b> last week Duvel Moortgat acquired Kansas City'sBoulevard Brewing...and beer geeks immediately lost their shit. How could their …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

Oktoberfest in Palestine

The Palestinian beer festival is notably more reserved than the German original, but over the past nine years it's still managed to draw in hundreds of thousands of people—often young, wealthy Palestinians, both Christian and Muslim—to celebrate beer...<p><i>People dancing at Palestine's Oktoberfest</i><p>On a …

A New App Lets You Bribe People for Dates

Carrot Dating is a new app that lets users bribe each other with gifts and treats in the hopes of securing a first date. Creator Brandon Wade considers it a breakthrough for men who have trouble with the ladies, and users consider it the perfect way to...<p>We live in a big cyber world filled to the …

Relationships

Meet The 17-Year-Old Trader Who Knows Global Macro Markets Like A Veteran

These days he's passionate about global macro trading and he's garnering attention in the space from more seasoned macro traders.<p>"The breadth and depth of Julian's market knowledge is that of a seasoned macro trader. The young man is very impressive," one New York-based macro trader commented.<p>You …

These five startups are transforming New York City's real estate industry

<i>This story was originally published by The Real Deal.</i><p>Compared to other major New York City industries, real estate is notoriously slow to innovate. A conservative business dominated for decades by the same handful of families, real estate hasn’t developed the equivalent of high-frequency trading, …

Official List of 2013 Great American Beer Fest Winners

The Great American Beer Festival award ceremony kicked off today at 12:30pm EST. Below is a list of winners by style, and more.<p><b>2013 Brewery and</b> …