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Your Beer Glass Is Probably Dirty. Here’s How You Tell.

Desiring clean glassware for one’s craft beer does not make one a beer snob. Clean glasses are a basic right to be included in shelling out $8 for a …

Craft Brewing

American beer ain't what it used to be thanks to European barley

When Ron Barchet set up his Pennsylvania craft brewery after quitting his job as a financial analyst, he turned to Europe for the malted barley needed to make a distinctive-tasting beer.<p>Two decades on, and Barchet's Victory Brewing Co. has been joined by a brigade of small American brewers, now …

Europe

Apparently canned wine is a new trend and we are obsessed

Apparently canned wine is a new trend and we are obsessed I’m going to come right out and say it; I will drink wine out of literally any vessel. It …

Drinking

Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder Steve Hindy on What's Next for Craft Beer

Years of double digit sales growth can't last. But there's a portion of sales that isn't tracked, and it could be where the future of the industry lies.<p>When Steve Hindy started Brooklyn Brewery in the borough's Williamsburg neighborhood in 1984, it didn't have a tasting room like most breweries do …

Beer

Five questions with beer industry expert Jason Foster

Beer spilled into Western Canadian politics in a big way this summer as leaders took shots at each other with charges of provincial protectionism.<p>Alberta Premier Rachel Notley sparked controversy by raising the mark-up on suds to $1.25 a litre and introducing a $20-million annual grant to small …

Beer

5 Beer Cocktails That Definitely Don’t Suck

Summer is not over yet. So in its final few weeks, before responsibility replaces the carefree glow of August, squeeze out every last moment of …

Drinking

San Diego to open the 'world's first beer hotel'

Stone Brewing, the San Diego-based brewery, will be introducing what’s said to be the world's first beer-themed hotel in 2018.<p>The sprawling 100,000 sq-ft, $26 milllion Stone Hotel, set next to the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station venue, will feature a bar-style lobby where …

Hotels

A Baltimore-Based Brewery Has Created A Beer Influenced By Kanye West

Hey, let me ask you something. Actually, let me ask you two things.<p>Do you like craft beers?<p>Do you like Kanye West?<p>If you answered yes to both of those questions, then I have some fantastic news for you. Stillwater Artisanal, a brewery based in Baltimore, Maryland, now have a beer named after West. …

Celebrity Gossip

Chicago Bar Selling Anti-Trump Beer

Let's all pop some bottles, shall we?<p>A Chicago bar is using what it knows best to take on Donald Trump: beer.<p>Rogers Park Social is currently offering a beer they’re calling “C****a Tu Pelo” and giving $1 of the proceeds from every drink to the local chapter of the ACLU, according to WGN-TV.<p>The full …

Drinking

Should You Share Your Cocktail Hour with Your Dog?

Source: János Rusiczki photo — Creative Commons License<p>I had stopped at the home of a colleague to drop off some material and to discuss an upcoming …

Beer

What Is A Hefeweizen? | FWx

Back before the likes of IPAs and Imperial Stouts took the American beer world by storm, Hefeweizen was one of the few beer styles American drinkers embraced when looking for a break from pale lagers. The German-style wheat beer is approachable in a lot of ways: It’s cloudy, golden color is …

Drinking

Research Finds That Drinking A Beer Or Two A Day Could Be Good For You

on 19 August, 2016 at 9:42 am<p>Last week I wished it was true, and now it is. Dreams really do come true. Don’t stop believing. The American Society of …

Research

Thirst for craft beer drives hop crop expansion

The value of the Tasman hop crop is projected to grow to about $30 million a year by 2020, driven by a rapidly growing craft beer industry in New …

New Zealand

Green Flash Brewing : Opening Date for Virginia Beach Brewery Set

(San Diego, CA) – Today, <b>Green Flash Brewing Co.</b> announces that they will host the official grand opening of their 2nd craft brewing facility in …

Green flash

This Awesome 103-Year-Old Swears That Her Daily Beer Is The Secret To Health

There are a lot of hucksters out there selling longevity cures. Drink this potion. Eat these foods. Abstain from these substances. Sometimes it’s nice to hear from someone who has actually lived a long life to learn what makes them tick. Mildred Bowers just turned 103. Throwing up triple digits in …

Health

Science Finally Reveals Whether Sex Feels Best on MDMA, Alcohol or Weed

(Photo: Getty)First, we told you about that <i>very</i> enlightening study that compared high sex versus drunk sex. And in case you didn’t hear about that …

Marijuana

How to protect your liver if you drink alcohol

ShareEmail<p>You probably already know that the liver is the one organ that tells you when you’ve had too much to drink. Overload it and it will lose …

How the Soviets helped America’s craft beer revolution

Cheboksary is only a night train ride away from Russia’s capital but it could be on another planet. By 10am the temperature is already approaching the high twenties, its trees are decorated with ribbons and animal bones, and shop windows are painted with intricate geometric designs.<p>The city is the …

Russia

AB InBev, SABMiller deal wins U.S. approval, adds craft beer protections | Reuters

NEW YORK Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI.BR) and SABMiller (SAB.L) received approval for their $107 billion merger from U.S. antitrust regulators on …

C-suite Leadership

Beer of the Week: Timothy Taylor’s Landlord

The announcement of the Supreme Champion Beer of Britain is always a highlight of the Great British Beer Festival, but this year’s was more newsworthy than usual: For the first time in the competition’s 38-year history, the tasting panel passed over bitters and milds to select what the British call …

Beer

25 Interesting Beer Facts That Will Leave You Tipsy

Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third-most popular drink overall (after water and tea). People all over the world …

Beer

It’s Time To Make Reservations At This $26 Million Beer Hotel

The reality of what could be many people’s dream hotel is on the horizon after Stone Brewing announced it will be opening a beer hotel in Escondido, California. The Stone Hotel is projected to open its doors in early 2018, right across the street from the brewery.<p>Many hotels have a stacked bar, so …

Beer

The Cost of a Beer: Then and Now

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images<p>The Cost of a Beer: Then and Now<p>Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and PintPrice.com, MooseRoots found the …

Beer

A beer for the Sour Patch Kids generation

Sour Monkey is a tart-tasting delight<p><b>The bottle:</b> Victory Brewing Company’s Sour Monkey beer, $9 (for 750 ml)<p><b>The back story:</b> Are you ready to pucker up? In recent years, sour beers — brews that are deliberately made so that they taste a bit like spoiled milk — have become all the rage, especially …

Drinking

The Impact of Age On Pliny The Elder | exBEERiment Results!

<i>Author: Greg Foster</i><p>Every beer snob knows that hoppy IPA degrades rapidly with age and must be consumed moments after bottling, lest they turn into …

Homebrewing

Craft Beer’s Looming Crisis

Find out if your favorite local or national craft brand is in danger of disappearing.<p>You may want to grab a barstool before you hear this: Craft beer has some very serious issues.<p>While things certainly seem bubbly on the surface for the category—years of double-digit sales growth have led to a …

Beer

Sahti, the Ancient Beer of Finland, Is Not for Beginners

Finland

How to Turn Fruit into Home-Brewed Cider: This new Wi-Fi-equipped gadget can turn fruit into alcohol

Photos: Courtesy of AlchemaAsking for a friend: Wouldn’t it be great if you could put grapes into a slow cooker and have them magically turn into …

Food

'Save Water, Drink Beer.' Brewery Takes Water-Conservation Stance

<i>In partnership with the AVEX #ItTakesADrop project, GearJunkie presents an article series on people and brands leading the way to preserve our most</i> …

Beer