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50 Inspirational Branding & Identity Design Projects

Print is definitely not dead! No matter how big the web becomes the tactile nature of printed material will always form a crucial part of a brand’s …

America's 20 best cities for beer drinkers

Today's drinkers become more educated by the day, and the breadth of choices available to them has never been so extensive. This is great for beer lovers (and beneficial on the supply side as well), as a high-quality product created by friendly, local brewers gets consumers to open their wallets a …

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Nipi Smart Cooler

There are plenty of "smart" products out there that do little more than connect to an app and tell you some information you probably already know. …

This Book Gives You The Best Food Recipes To Pair With Your Favorite Beers

We’re constantly covering the best beers on the market, from double IPAs and pale ales to stouts and porters. But one thing we’ve really dropped the …

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10 crafty home brewing kits for beer lovers

Beer drinkers who love the distinct flavor of a craft beer, but hate the price tag, listen up. Craft brew enthusiasts can get the same unique flavors …

20 Best Foods for Sexual Stamina

There are certain things you definitely don’t want to last very long—like dentist appointments, visits with the in-laws, and hangovers. Something …

A Beginner's Guide to German Beer Styles

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Yesterday, my dear, sweet, 95-year-old grandma asked me if the Germans still make the best beer in the world. That should give you a pretty good idea as to how hip German beer is at this point (hint: it's really, …

50 States, 50 Beers We Love *plus a beer we love in Washington, DC

Alabama<p>IPA<p>Good People Brewing's IPA is rich and malty, with a bitter cut of hops. (They use the whole shebang: Columbus, Willamette, Cascade, Simcoe, and Citra.) It's a rich, caramelly beer with an earthy core that finishes dry. Somewhere between a marzen style and IPA, this is the kind of beer …

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10 great beer books for the hop-heads in your life

As the craft beer industry has reached new levels of popularity, the publishing industry has pumped out a seemingly endless supply of books about beer. From regional guides and cookbooks to histories and profiles of the personalities behind the brews, there's a book for all the beer-lovers on your …

Top 10 craft beer pubs in Liverpool

Liverpool likes to party late, particularly in the run-up to Christmas but where in the city can you find a great pint? Tony Naylor rounds up 10 of the best places to hail the ale<p>• More from our best craft beer pubs around the UK series<p>Grove Beer Tap & Grill<p>Grove’s sleek, minimalist darkwood …

Instant Expert: The Beer Basics

From how it's made to how to perfect your pour, we have all of the answers to your brew q's.<p>From how it's made to how to perfect your pour, we have …

Easy Turkey and Brussels Sprout Quesadillas Recipe

Turkey and Brussels sprouts are a natural pair that should be brought out more than once a year. In this recipe, we combine them with gooey melted cheese and pickled jalapeños in a light and crispy quesadilla.<p><b>Why this recipe works:</b><p>Charring the Brussels sprouts gives them a nutty sweetness that …

10 Intoxicating Beer Packaging Designs

There’s nothing quite like relaxing with a cold craft brew after a long day at work. But like many designers, we’re just as interested in beer …

Ask a Cicerone: Your Best Local Brewery

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>A lot of beer fanatics have bucket lists: beers they'd trek a thousand (or more) miles for, beer releases that merit camping out overnight, beers they wrap in newspaper and bubble wrap to trade with other beer …

How to Make Cocktails at Home: The Serious Eats Guide to Essential Cocktail Techniques

So it's booze o'clock on a Friday, and you're ready for a drink, but you're new to the mixing game and you're not quite sure how to get started. You've come to the right place: after three and a half years of writing about cocktail technique on Serious Eats, I've gathered my tips, essential …

Why Newfoundland Needs to Be Your Next Culinary Travel Destination

For centuries, Newfoundland's cuisine was borne of necessity and scarcity—for the most part, people ate what they could grow or catch themselves. But the North Atlantic island's culinary isolation forced its cooks to perfect its staple foods, making the best of their hearty local ingredients: cod, …

How to Cram Apple Flavor Into the Perfect Fall Cocktail

In New England when I was growing up, apple orchards were everywhere, and fall meant apple picking and fresh cider and chubby pumpkins and hay rides through corny 'haunted' mazes out in some farmer's field. I miss it all. Living in Southern California, I long for these things, especially good …

Brewbot's 'Beer DNA' may usher in a new age of delicious homemade brewing

It’s not easy to make your own beer. It’s also hard to brew a <i>good</i> batch of beer, and even harder to duplicate that batch for future consumption. And simplifying the process so that it’s as effortless as baking cookies has been near impossible because of all the factors involved with the brewing …

45 Hot and Spicy Dishes for Summer

Gallery45 Hot and Spicy Dishes for Summer<p>These are the dog days of summer. August is upon us, and here in New York that means sweat-soaked crosstown blocks and sweltering subway stations straight out of Dali's <i>La Persistencia de Memoria.</i> But there's one unexpected way to cool down during the hot …

Attention All Beer Aficionados: Do You Really Know Your IPAs? You May Not Know About These Ones

<i>Welcome to This Month in Beer, an ongoing series of articles where I (Greg Zeschuk) discuss some of the more interesting releases in the world of beer. Dozens of beers are released every month, and my goal is to pick out a small sample of exceptional beers to share with you.</i><p>It's July, it's getting …

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Easy (after) dinner recipes: Cake, ice cream and more for beer lovers

It's Friday. You've made it. Have your beer and eat it too with these tempting after dinner treats:<p><b>Beer ice cream:</b> It's the best of beer and ice cream, need I say more? This dessert can't get any easier to make, as it uses only four ingredients and makes a base that comes together in minutes. Have …

Where to Eat Outdoors in Seattle, 2014 Edition

When it's nice out, Seattle is the most beautiful place in the world. Summer might not start until July 5 (in order to guarantee rain on the fireworks, one presumes), but it sails straight through Labor Day, and everyone in Seattle, local or tourist, does their damndest to soak up as much of that …

Pici All'Aglione From 'Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen'

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>This pasta from Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos' new cookbook, <i>Extra Virgin: Recipes and Love From Our Tuscan Kitchen</i>, has their trademark stamp: rustic, accessible, affordable, and delicious. The sauce is just silly easy, and I wanted to see how the …

Beer Tripping: How to Plan a Perfect Beer-Focused Vacation

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Beer has long had a place as companion to travel—a beer on a beach or poolside to kick back, a sixpack around a campfire—but for many of us, beer is the <i>reason</i> to travel. Beer tourists are trekking hundreds of miles to …

5 More Great Craft Beer Vacations

PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- When small breweries in the U.S. are opening faster than anyone can visit them, just about the entire country is …

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10 best craft beer pubs in Glasgow

Preparing for the Commonwealth Games in the only way he knows how, Tony Naylor went in search of the host city’s best craft beer bars<p>Read more: Glasgow's top 10 budget eats<p>Blackfriars Bar & Kitchen<p>All bare floorboards and pine furniture, its fixtures a little worn and peeling, a signed picture of …

Zane Caplansky on Where to Eat in Toronto

Since opening on the second floor of Little Italy's Monarch Tavern in 2008, Caplansky's Deli has almost singlehandedly revived Toronto's Jewish deli scene, largely thanks to owner Zane Caplansky's unique take on smoked meat.<p>Later this year, the standalone location on College and Brunswick will …

How to Pair Beer With Mexican Food

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>I know what you're thinking. "Here's how to pair beer with Mexican food: insert lime into Pacifico. Drink."<p>I get it. Pale Mexican lagers sometimes just feel right with Mexican food. And besides—that's about all your …

Three books that will give you a head start on beer drinking

Whether you're looking to learn the beer basics, play with pairing food and beer, or learn about the men and women making the beer you're drinking, there's a new book about beer that will work up your thirst and educate you on craft beer's finer points.<p><b>"Beerology" by Mirella Amato</b><p>Mirella Amato is a …