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How to Sell a Craft Beer: Location, Location, Location

Small batch brews are all about local flavor—both in and on the bottle.<p>For those who appreciate craft beers, life has never been so good. The world of American artisanal brews is one of astonishing variety. The vat of adjectives needed for even the most basic characterizations brims: nutty, hoppy, …

Sorry, Hipsters: These Mainstream Beers Will Soon Be 'Craft' Too

If you love sipping on a crisp, watery Yuengling lager, you probably don't consider yourself a craft beer connoisseur. Pretty soon that will have to change.<p>That's because the Brewers Association (BA), which represents the beer industry, made a change in February to its definition of what …

Ask a Cicerone: What People Get Wrong About Beer

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>This week, we asked our crew of beer experts to sound off about people's misconceptions about beer. What myths and assumptions drive them crazy? Here's what they had to say...<p>"Even though the craft beer movement has …

How Oregon became a paradise for beer drinkers

If you're planning a summer trip, here's an idea: July is Craft Beer Month in Oregon.<p>You may need all 31 of those days to sample all of the beers on offer. Oregon is home to more than 170 brewing companies working out of 70 different cities throughout the state.<p>Even if you just stick to Portland, …

This Is The Keurig Of Beer

SYNEK, a St. Louis-based startup that launched on Kickstarter last month, is basically a Keurig coffee machine for beer.<p>The SYNEK takes vacuum-sealed bags of beer and pumps in carbonation, much like a Sodastream. It's meant for small craft breweries who want to avoid the expense of bottling and the …

Homebrewing Resolutions: How to Make Better Beer in 2014

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>While your neighbors, colleagues, and cousins are all sipping green smoothies and headed to the gym on their brand new bicycles, why not make some mid-January resolutions you'll actually keep? These fun projects will …

Brewer Chat: The Founders of Four Fathers

Most Commented Recipes - Beer Recipe Cloud by BeerSmith

Bell's Two Hearted IPA (79 ratings)<p>American IPA (14B) <br>All Grain - 6.00 gal by jjocsak <br>OG: 1.068 (16.5° P), Bitterness: 59.4 IBUs, ABV: 6.8 %<p>Dr …

Scaling Beer Recipes for Commercial Use with BeerSmith

5 comments<p>I am often asked about using BeerSmith for Craft brewing and in fact BeerSmith is used by a large number of commercial breweries. Also, …

What Your Beer Choice Says About You

One of the true joys of life is kicking back with a cold beer and letting the worries of life melt away.<p>But before you drift off into the bliss of a …

Just drink it already!

<b>Why you should stop hanging on to that rare bottle and open it already.</b><p>For four years, a bottle of Russian River Batch 23 Damnation sat tucked away …

Sixer: Wedding beers

It’s wedding season, so say “I brew!” to these marriages of hops and malt. (Oh, and if you’re serious about planning a beer wedding, we’ve got a …

Stephen King Creates a List of 96 Books for Aspiring Writers to Read

I first discovered Stephen King at age 11, indirectly through a babysitter who would plop me down in front of daytime soaps and disappear. Bored with</i> …

14 Things We Learned From Stephen King’s Reddit AMA

Last night, everyone’s favorite multitasking, hyper-prolific author/producer/actor/director/screenwriter Stephen King joined the folks over at Reddit …

Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes: Read the book, not the reviews

Even before you crack the spine, there is something refreshing about <i>Mr. Mercedes</i>, the new novel from American horror master Stephen King. For the first time in what seems like ages – certainly in the last couple of years – it's a King novel arriving on the publishing scene without much in the way …

Stephen King Reveals in His First TV Interview Whether He Sleeps With the Lights On (1982)

The look of this 1982 video magazine interview with Stephen King comes right out of a <i>Laverne and Shirley</i> episode, which makes it doubly charming. …

John Dillinger: Heists and History

Martinsville, Indiana, United States<p>After marrying Beryl Hovious in 1924, they moved…<p>Mooresville, Indiana, United States<p>John Dillinger was quite the …

The Real History Of John Dillinger And Henry Ford

Notorious gangster John Dillinger's thank you letter to Henry Ford for making a great getaway car's widely considered to be a hoax. It isn't, but …

Al Capone

This article is about the gangster. For other uses, see Al Capone (disambiguation).<p>"Capone" redirects here. For other uses, see Capone …

Why I Became a 1-Gallon Homebrewer

When I first started brewing beer at home, I was a five-gallon girl — much like most new homebrewers. It's just what you do. But there were drawbacks …

Homebrewing advice from world-renowned craft brewmasters

Matthew O’Hara is the brewmaster at Ontario’s Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. His advice? Cleanliness means awesomeness for your beer.<p>According to …

Let it flow: Breweries play role in Detroit’s turnaround

Detroit has been flirting with disaster for decades. The bankruptcy claim that has (briefly) reignited interest in the city’s story is the result of …

Brew Cave Walk-In Beer Cooler & Kegerator

If your parties are less for close friends and more for everyone in your address book, perhaps you can make use of the Brew Cave Walk-In Beer Cooler …

On National Beer Day, try these brews for a taste of history

April 7 is National Beer Day, which celebrates that wonderful moment in 1933 when the Cullen-Harrison Act went into effect, marking the beginning of the end for Prohibition. For the first time in thirteen years, Americans could purchase and enjoy beer and wine without having to worry about being …

5 Brewing Terms Every Beer Drinker Should Know

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Wading into the waters of beer geekery can be a bit more confusing than you might expect. Whether it's the lady in the Three Floyds shirt at the bar outlining the benefits of Triskel over Strisselspalt, or the bearded …