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How to Throw a Craft Beer Party for Normal People

<b>You've been to enough</b> wine parties and cocktail parties and kegs-full-of-shitty-beer parties that you feel it's your turn. You want to introduce your friends to the stuff you like to drink. The good stuff, that is, the stuff that can inspire true geekery of the highest regard. The only question is: …

How beer in a can became hot (Hint: hipsters are involved)

Once associated with the "crummy beer your dad drinks," the humble aluminum can has seen a renaissance within the craft beer industry as a thirsty …

Night of Great Thirst: The Best Beer Festival You’ve Never Heard Of

Beer Festivals

10 Craft Breweries You Should Visit This Summer

All of these offer a chance to try the kind of critical darlings that beer lovers dream …

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Beerslanging

Beer jargon thrown around on social media and forums can leave even the most passionate craft-beer fans scratching their heads. From the first ten …

Beer

Recipe: A Fruity Rum Cocktail With a Bitter Edge

It's not every day that a cocktail arrives suspended over a mini aquarium, unless of course one's daily watering hole is Chicago's mid-century-decorated <b>The Sixth</b>. Since December, the Lincoln Square bar helmed by <b>Benjamin Schiller</b> (The Berkshire Room) has been portioning out nostalgia in the form of …

These Are the Best New Cities for Beer Lovers

In the craft beer world, there are some undeniable strongholds. San Diego. Denver. Portland. San Francisco. Go to any of these cities and it’s a safe …

10Best Readers' Choice: Beer winners announced

The United States surpassed 4,100 breweries in 2015, according to the Brewers Association. That's a lot of beer! Demand for high-quality craft beer is at an all time high, and USA TODAY 10Best set out to find the <i>crème de la crème</i> of the craft beer world.<p>Enlisting the help of a panel of beer …

The Most Underrated Brewery in Every State

Think about your favorite craft brewery in the state you live in. Because we can read your mind (... don't worry, we'll leave your brain better than …

Monks in a 1,500-year-old Italian monastery are getting in on the craft beer craze — and people love it

The monks at the monastery in Norcia, Italy, are combining one of the world's oldest monastic traditions with a very 2016 trend: craft beer.<p>Birra Nursia is a four-year-old, full-scale craft brewery that's staffed entirely by monks. They produce 40,000 bottles of traditional blonde and dark beer per …

Why Brown Ale is Back (Plus 9 to Try)

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>Brown Ales are the Rodney Dangerfields of beer—they get no respect. Often perceived as an overstayed holdover of the '90s "microbrewery" phenomenon, they evoke images of beer bellied bros in musty brewpubs with stale …

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Trending: 10 retro American beers

Photo by Ed RudolphIt’s true of fashion, cars and music, and it’s true of beer as well: What’s old is new again. Classic, American-born beer styles …

South's Best Breweries

Sip some premium suds with our guide to our favorite craft beer in the region.

The One Hotel Every Craft Beer Lover Needs To Know About

The rooms and lobby are simple, kind of like a modern throwback to what family vacations looked like in the past. But with a twist. A big twist. A beer-infused twist. This isn’t just any boutique hotel, this is the Dogfish Inn.<p>If the name Dogfish sounds vaguely familiar, but you just can’t quite …

Why Farm-to-Keg Brewing is the Next Big Beer Trend

In restaurants, the <i>farm-to-table</i> tagline is so overused that even Alice Waters, the slogan's biggest champion, believes it has begun to lose meaning. But brewers in the small-batch beer world are just starting to tap into the philosophy. Like chefs, beer makers are now more conscious than ever …

5 Cupid-Approved Chocolate Beers

Valentine's Day and chocolate go hand in hand. And as it turns out, beer and chocolate make the perfect coupling. Chocolate <i>in</i> beer, to be more precise. But did you know that plenty of chocolate beer styles don't actually incorporate any chocolate in their brewing at all? Instead, those "chocolate" …

Craft Beer Trends That Need To Stop

By: <i>Lee Breslouer</i><p>@leebreslouer<p><i>Credit: Dan Gentile & Jennifer Bui/Thrillist</i><p>If you love someone, you're allowed to criticize them. But not too much -- look at what happened when your dad criticized your mom. He was replaced by a guy named Rick. You'll never be our real dad, Rick!<p>We love beer, and …

Pairing beer with pantry staples

Photo by Ed Rudolph / Styling by John Anthony GalangWhen it’s frigid and snowy, forage in your pantry for food with staying power and a reminder of …

Video on the science behind brewing beer hops to it

Most people have a general idea of how beer is made. Boil water with some cereal grains; add hops, sugars, and other flavorings; then add yeast to get the fermentation process started. A few weeks later, the beer is transferred to bottles to be sold and consumed. But scientifically, what's going on …

Society of Beer Drinking Ladies toast craft brews in welcoming spaces | The Star

A mix of 20- and 30-somethings — hair cropped short or dreadlocked, faces lipsticked or bare, dressed in trucker hats or dresses — and a smattering …

The Only Beer Glassware You Really Need

These days, it seems like every single style of beer requires a special kind of glass, which is great for Bed Bath & Beyond's stockholders, but a …

The 7 flavor categories of beer: What they are, how to pair them

<i>If you've been confusing your pilsners with your IPAs and imperial stouts, you need to consult this thorough chart from Greg Engert. His profiling</i> …

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The beer industry is going through 4 seismic changes that are impacting how America drinks

In 2016, Americans are more invested in creative and innovative beers than ever before.<p>"We just recently surpassed the number of breweries in existence before Prohibition," beer sommelier Marc Stroobandt told Business Insider. "We should be celebrating beer expansion and welcoming new breweries …

The 9 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Buying Craft Beer

<i>This piece originally appeared on VinePair.</i><p>Craft beer is growing faster than ever, and that means more and more people want to get in on this …

United Airlines' new craft beers paying off in onboard beer battle

Chicago-based United Airlines has one of the highest-ranked in-flight beer selections because of the growing selection of craft brews, a recent study found.<p>The study, by Travelpulse.com and beer-rating site Beer Advocate, found United had the third-highest average beer ranking among the nation's …

Foraged Beer: The Latest Trend in Craft Brewing

Is that elderflower in my pint? Yes it is. Foraging isn’t just for Nordic chefs as craft beer gets hyper-local with brews inspired by nature<p>By<p>William Bostwick<p>When your plate’s an edible ecosystem of locally grown, foraged or fermented goodies, shouldn’t your glass be as well? Problem is, beer — …

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7 influential American sour beers

Many in the craft beer industry speculate that sour beers could become the next widespread trend.<p>The mostly European-inspired sour styles offer consumers tart flavors and typically a lower alcohol content than most craft beers — sessionable beers in general are also trending in the industry.<p>Here’s …

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Craft Beer Trends to Look Out For in 2016

One of the most exciting things about the craft beer world is its constant evolution. While there are certain flagships most breweries offer – like …

Craft beer forecast: Experts look at industry trends to expect in 2016

The craft beer industry endured a wild ride in 2015. There were high points, like when the number of American craft breweries surpassed the all-time …

Expert reveals 6 cities every beer lover should visit

To find answers, Business Insider turned to the cofounder of the beer-centric app Untappd, Greg Avola. Untappd allows users to share what they're drinking and where, giving the company insight into beer trends across America.<p>According to Avola, these are the cities that every beer lover should …