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How A Tiny Brewery Run By Monks Came To Make The Best Beer In The World

But fame found them anyway in the mid-2000s, when the beer-information website RateBeer.com named their dark, quadrupel-style 12 the best beer in the world.<p>RateBeer executive director Joe Tucker, who put together the beer ranking based on reviews from the site's users, said he had no idea how much …

Shaun Hill Interview

<i>How many people are the best in the world at what they do? It’s a rare breed who has the ability to focus and dedicate their life to one specific</i> …

The History of Cider in the United States

<i>In Food History 101, we're hitting the books -- to explore the who, what, when, where, and why of what we eat today.</i><p><i>Today: The history of America's oldest alcoholic drink.</i><p>Let’s talk about cider.<p>No, not the jug of juice you buy at the orchard in autumn, but the peculiarly complex, alcoholic kind we …

RateBeer Weekly - RateBeer Best Awards Announced

<b>RATEBEER BEST AWARDS</b> <i><br>Arizona Wilderness Named Top New Brewer</i><p>The 11th annual RateBeer Best Awards began rolling out last week, one major list per day …

Hill Farmstead Brewery — Sisyphus Sits Upon His Rock

Shaun Hill is not some back-country monk. And his brewery isn’t set up for a two-page spread in Kinfolk magazine. But based on the stories written …

Drink your way through Girl Scout Cookie season

We’re entering into Girl Scout Cookie season. You know, that time of year when you gorge on a whole sleeve of Thin Mints in one sitting (without …

Hill Farmstead’s expansion is open to the public

<i>copyright</i> the Chronicle <i>January 8, 2014</i><p><b>by Bethany M. Dunbar</b><p>GREENSBORO — Hill Farmstead Brewery’s expanded space is open to the public for retail sales.<p>…

Firefighter puts out 18-wheeler with beer

An off-duty firefighter put out a smoking 18-wheeler truck using only it’s cargo of beer.<p>According to the <i>Houston Chronicle,</i> Capt. Craig Moreau was on …

3 Things Beer Aficionados Can Look Forward to in 2014

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>It appears that 2014 will be another great year for beer consumers. With more than 2,500 breweries in operation and another 1,500 in planning, there has never been a better time to be a beer drinker. While brewers continue to push the innovation envelope, here …

Don't Tread on My Growler

These stoppered jugs are incredibly efficient ways to transport fresh beer from craft breweries you might not otherwise try. So why are idiotic laws standing in their way?<p><b>I'm at peak growler.</b> I currently have seventeen <i>empty</i> 64-ounce beer vessels in a Manhattan apartment so small I only have room to …

I'm Not Just Norm

It was customary among Chicago Irish Catholics in the 1950s to use children as beer caddies. Take my wife, Bernadette: when her grandfather’s love …

The Brew: 3 Favorite Holiday Beers

Come winter, almost every brewery in the Western world makes a special beer for the holiday season. In Europe, the tradition of Christmas ales dates …

Is A 500-Year-Old German Beer Law Heritage Worth Honoring?

Germans are serious about their beer. Serious enough for the European country's main brewers association to urge the United Nations to recognize that fact.<p>The brewers association wants a five-century-old law governing how German beer is made to become part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. It …

104 of the Best Christmas/Winter Beers, Blind-Tasted and Ranked

<b>30. Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig</b> <b><br>City:</b> Boston, MA <b><br>ABV:</b> 5.9% <b><br>The verdict:</b> Sam Adams has been making this winter seasonal for a <i>long time</i> … since 2001! Do you …

The 33 Hottest IPAs in America Right Now

"IPAs are so hot right now!" That sentence is so 1996. And 2018. And probably 2030, if we make it that far. As long as craft beer has been a thing, …

Christmas is coming, do you know which beer to drink?

There is no one single style of Christmas beer, but brewers have long loved creating special brews for the yule season. Spices are common, dark malts are often used, and many Christmas beers have enough alcoholic punch to help settle your brain for a long winter's nap.<p>Here's a look at a few …

The best beer in the world

WATERBURY, Vt. — For someone in pursuit of a Heady Topper — the world's top-ranked beer at the moment my plane touched down in Vermont — I made the mistake of arriving on a Sunday.<p>I had driven directly to a bar in Burlington that research told me served Heady Topper. And sure enough, the beer was …

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Beer Porn: The Alchemist Cannery

Going to the source, to find a highly celebrated and nearly unobtainable beer.<p>If you have followed the world of beer, you know two things about a brew with the odd name of Heady Topper, from a company called The Alchemist in Vermont. One is that it has an unbelievably positive reputation. Both Beer …

Decoding Beer Labels: 5 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>Last week, we looked at a collection of confounding brewing terms that were likely to befuddle the thirsty beginner. With a better hold on the language of brewing, it's time to move on to the language of marketing. When …

British Beer Wars Heating Up

The Coat of Arms Pub is reminding people that they have been in the city for nearly 20 years as the British Beer Company prepares to open across the …

Founders Rübaeus Does Raspberry Beer Right

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Raspberry jam in a glass isn't a thing I knew I was looking for in beer, but with the first whiff of <b>Founders Brewing</b>'s latest specialty release, I realized what I was missing all this time. Fresh raspberries are added …

The Serious Eats Vermont Beer Guide

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>If there's one thing I've learned in two months of living in Vermont, it's that this state <i>loves</i> its craft beer—especially if it's made by Vermonters. Case in point: Last weekend I drove to the little town of Waterbury …

5 Winter Beers to Warm Your Holiday

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Winter Warmers are the signature beer style of the holiday season. They are robust, rich, and boast an alcohol presence that is usually, well, warming. But over the years craft breweries have reached beyond this …

The 20 Best New Beers of 2013

Beer got a little crazy in 2013. From ultra hop bombs and deliciously oddball combinations to entirely new brews we’ve never quite seen before, it’s …

New Beer to Be Sold in NH

Baxter Brewing Company's beers will be sold in New Hampshire starting Jan. 1.<p>Baxter Brewing Company, based in Lewiston, Maine, next month will begin …

The 50 greatest beers in the world

Beer and liquor have always been an important part of our culture—especially pop culture. We've got movie-themed bars (like NYC's Will Ferrell-themed …

The 5 Most Beer-Friendly Cities In America

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The Craft Beer Market Has Exploded, And Now Brewers Are Worried About A Collapse

In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: <i>Mmm, b-e-e-e-r.</i><p>Jen Kimmich sighed at the chaos. She knew what they'd come for. They'd been arriving every Monday for the past two-and-a-half years, more every week, to the point where they now crowded the parking lots of the nearby Phinne nail salon and the …