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6 Old-School Beers That Are Making a Comeback

Craft brewers are reviving styles from as far back as 2000 B.C.<p>Stacked flat, the historical documents archived at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin would stretch for 4.5 miles.<p>For the last 15 years, it has been Eibhlin Roche’s job to sort, catalogue, and preserve all that precious brewing …

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The Best New Beers of 2015

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>One of the biggest takeaways for beer lovers in 2015 is this: It was the year when we set a new high for the total number of breweries in America—there are now more than 4,150, compared to the previous all-time high of …

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New York Beer: 7 Must-Visit Outer Borough Breweries

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>New York City's current craft beer boom feels quite exciting and new...except, in fact, there's nothing new about it. Before the Croton Aqueduct began providing potable drinking water to the city in the early 1840s, …

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Lager Is Craft Beer's Most Exciting Frontier

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Every beer fanatic has an 'aha moment.' These stories usually begin with a stolen pull off Dad's Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or a sneaky Brooklyn Pennant from that bar that didn't check IDs. From that beer on, the drinker …

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My Quest to Reengineer a Legendary Beer in a Dirty Kitchen

• Author: William Bostwick. William Bostwick Science<br>• Date of Publication: 03.25.15. 03.25.15<br>• Time of Publication: 6:45 am. 6:45 am<p>A few miles north of …

Classic Beer and Food Pairings: Do They Really Work?

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>There was a time in my life when beer was just a drink, and food was, well, food. I liked them both, independently and together, next to each other at the dinner table.<p>But the idea of beer <i>pairing</i>—consciously matching a …

Your Beer and Cheese Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>"If I were to say, 'Fill in the blank: Cheese and ______', most people would say 'crackers' right away. Well, beer is made from the same ingredients as crackers (plus a few extras), so to me it just makes sense to put …

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Your Beer Bucket List: 20 Must-Try Styles

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>For the first two years of my beer drinking career, every glass I held looked more or less the same: copperish liquid with a fluffy white head. This was the color of my comfort zone. If a beer label said "amber" or …

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9 Outstanding Barrel Aged Beers

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>You've seen the term 'barrel aged' all over your local beer shop. Barrel aged stout, barrel aged barleywine, barrel aged IPA...you name it. But what are you getting when you pick up a bottle? For the most part, a barrel …

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The Brew: 7 stouts to warm up winter

Stouts have come a long way since being a generic term for a strong beer. This traditional favorite, with roots in 18th century Britain, is having a mainstream moment, with a steady flow of notable releases, and more selections appearing at Bay Area craft beer bars intent on broadening their …

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Teo Musso's stellar success was shaped by a fight with his father, a Piedmont winegrower who insisted his children drink the family's home vinowith …

10 Must-Try Wheat Beers for Summer

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>When the sun is shining and the grill is on, I can't speak for anyone else, but I get <i>thirsty</i>. The kind of thirsty that needs something bright and refreshing; something like a wheat beer. With their tangy juiciness and …

Ask a Cicerone: How to Get the Most Out of a Beer Festival

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Outdoor beer festivals make summer better, and not just because they offer an opportunity to drink outside. At a beer fest you get the chance to taste rare, less-available beers, meet your beer heroes, try beers of the …

How to Pair Beer With Middle Eastern Food

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>There are parts of the world where beer just belongs on the dinner table.<p>Imagine one of those places. I'll wait.<p>It's pretty likely that you just pictured a pub in England serving cask ale with fish and chips. Or a cafe …

The Ultimate Backyard BBQ Beer Pairing Cheat Sheet

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>The first few minutes of a backyard barbecue are just beautiful, right? Cold, sweaty bottle of beer in hand, there's little to do but stare into the charcoal and imagine the tasty, fire-licked possibilities that lie …

Why Beer Costs What It Does

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Belly up to any bar in America, and chances are good there's beer for sale. Whether it's in a can, a bottle, or a glass filled from a tap, that serving of beer comes at a price. But prices for the same kind of beer can …

12 Beer-Producing Countries to Watch Right Now

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Already tried all the amazing beers on our bucket list? Then you're probably wondering what's next in beer, and where true beer innovation is happening. While we're always in favor of supporting your local breweries, …

A Beginner's Guide to Mead

To most folks, mead is little more than that sickly-sweet honey drink from the Renaissance Faire—a hangover in a glass for nine bucks a pop. But hear me out: that's the crappy stuff. When it's made well, mead can be a beautiful beverage, with all the complexity and taste-of-place of great wine, and …

Cicerone Picks: The Ultimate Beer-Ice Cream Float

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Some people take their comfort in a pint of beer, others in a pint of ice cream. But you're missing out if you've never thought to mix the two: a frosty mug of beer can be even better with a scoop of your favorite …

10 Must-Try American-Made Lagers

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Lagers outsell ales in the US by a landslide, but most folks are still a bit hazy on exactly what makes a lager, well, a lager. We are currently in a golden age of American-made lagers—and your local shop is packed full …

9 Lesser-Known IPAs You Should Be Drinking

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>There have never been so many good options to choose from at the beer store, whether you're drawn toward rustic, puckering sours, peppery saisons, or the wide world of lagers. Today's beer scene turns us all into kids …

The 6 Beers You Should Always Have in Your Fridge for Killer Pairings

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Plain seared scallop: not bad. Seared scallop in a lemon brown butter sauce? Awesome. Tortilla chip: decent. Tortilla chip with fresh guacamole? Awesome. Any good dish: good. That dish with the right beer served …

Ask a Cicerone: The Best American Pale Ale

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Go back in your time machine to the 1970s, and you'll find American homebrewers and fledgling commercial breweries playing around with variations on a number of different English ale styles. Jump forward a bit to 1980, …

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers for Chinese Food

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>The best Chinese restaurant may not have the best beer list, so you might be stuck between the choice of Tsingtao or Tsingtao. But if you're able to bring your own bottles...or you're grabbing dinner to go or prepping …

12 Must-Try Farmhouse Ales

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>If you close your eyes and imagine where a "farmhouse ale" comes from, do you envision a beautiful countryside, with animals grazing along winding roads? Do you picture a rustic wooden table where you can drink your …

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Pilsner (and What to Eat With It)

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>A good pilsner is one of our favorite party beers: it's refreshing and easy-drinking, but still offers enough interesting flavor to please serious beer nerds. Which sixpack should you buy? We asked our crew of beer …

5 Great Fall Beers for the Pumpkin Beer Hater

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Fall has its ups and downs. The leaves change to beautiful colors, the kids are back at school, and you're reminded of how good it feels to ease into the warmth of your favorite sweater. But it ain't all pecan pies and …

Behind the Scenes at America's Largest Contiguous Hop Farm

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>I love beer, but I was ignorant of the realities of hop production when I found myself invited, along with a group of beer writers, to Elk Mountain Hop Farm in Northern Idaho, just ten miles from the Canadian border. …

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 …

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Märzen and Oktoberfest Beers

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Toasty, malty, nutty: they're just the kind of flavors you want in autumn, the ones you need to accompany roasted parsnips and squash, a crisp-skinned chicken or a comforting bowl of chili. Luckily for all of us, these …