Veteran-owned craft breweries met during the CBC this year. Their mission? To select the hops that would comprise the Veterans Hop Blend.Read More
Nancy Palmer, executive director of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild, talks about helping to make change in the craft beer industry.Read More
Like-minded Baltimore businesses, anchored by Union Craft Brewing, have come together to open Union Collective, a new model that focuses on local.Read More
The most devastating fire in state history, the Camp Fire, continues to ravage within the Central Valley devastating the community including its brewers.Read More
U.S. breweries have hit a new milestone number, and the BA's chief economist says that number will continue to climb.Read More
It's an ambitious initiative to make brewery industry agriculturally self-sustaining in Tennessee.Read More
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James Neumeister was a homebrewing nut, but it was a friend’s diagnosis that inspired him to establish Ground Breaker Brewing.Read More
From the urban streets of Chicago to the Mississippi Delta and from riding bulls to brewing beer, it’s been quite a journey for Greg “Mexico” Mendez.Read More
Surrounded by artisans in their Bayview, San Francisco neighborhood, independent craft brewer Laughing Monk gains inspriation from the community.Read More
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We know there’s so much to learn about craft beer, and are here to help. Our online Beer 101 Course will walk you through the basics of craft beer. You’ll learn about everything from beer history, to ingredients and different types of beer. Our Beer and Food Pairing Course will provide you with an in-depth knowledge on craft beer and food. You’ll learn how to make a knock-out pairing as well as create a menu for a beer and food pairing dinner. We have separate courses for at-home cooks as well as professional chefs, so individuals of all culinary backgrounds can participate.
This über cheesy mac n' cheese is made from your favorite stout and five different types of cheese, including Gorgonzola, which pairs wonderfully with stouts.Read More
These beer pickles made with pale ale have a sweet flavor with a spicy punch. They are the perfect addition to burgers or a charcuterie board.Read More
Crafted to be enjoyed throughout fall and winter, Molé Porter is inspired by Co-founder Jason Santamaria’s family recipe of Oaxacan molé sauce.Read More
Cat lovers, rejoice! These cat-themed craft beers are pawsitively inspired.Read More
Are beer 6-packs a thing of the past? See how independent craft brewers are changing their approach to variety beer packaging.Read More
If you love craft beer, this fall, explore the literary possibilities with these beer and book pairing ideas.Read More
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Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge of craft beer, in search of the latest news in the beer world, or are interested in finding a brewery that has the beer you’ve been dying to try, CraftBeer.com has you covered. The craft beer community grows larger every day. By staying plugged into the community, we can teach anyone who wants to learn about craft beer practically anything they want to know. We have an in-depth list of styles, a beer glossary, the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course and our Beer 101 course to help you learn about craft beer. In addition to those resources, we also have a list of some of the top beer schools in the country for people interested in finding a place to learn even more about beer. If you enjoy the website and are interested in a convenient way to learn about beer, sign up to have our newsletter delivered directly to your inbox.
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Hotels that pay attention to the discerning palates of their guests have discovered a way to sincerely break from the pack.Read More
All aboard this epic beercation by train. Find out which craft breweries are walkable and worth a detour at stops along this train route through the West.Read More
If you’re looking for a place that offers some of the country’s best skiing and happens to be a craft beer mecca, look no further than Summit County, Colorado.Read More
Independent Craft Beer in the United States
Now is the best time to be a beer lover in the U.S. We are proud to be part of the creative and vibrant community that independent craft brewers have created, and we want to help that community grow while keeping it strong. We know that helping beer lovers further learn about craft beer involves more than providing you with a beer style definition, and that’s why we bring you stories – we want to connect you with the people and breweries behind the beer.