With no indication the popularity of hard seltzers will fizzle soon, craft brewers are left to decide if they’ll brew a hard seltzer. The decision isn’t always easy.Read More
Established breweries who are looking for the perfect place to build a second location are building farm brewery destinations.Read More
Inspired by their own backgrounds, the founders of New Jersey’s Montclair Brewery celebrate culture through their beer.Read More
Lady Justice Brewing will take ownership of their first taproom on East Colfax in the Aurora Arts District, in the former home of Peak to Peak Brewing.Read More
In the wake of the recent Australian bushfires, Lakefront Brewery is spending a week raising funds to contribute to the Resilience Beer project.Read More
The North American Guild of Beer Writers announces recipients of the 2020 Diversity in Beer Writing Grant, supported by CraftBeer.com and Allagash Brewing.Read More
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Repeatedly faced with wildfires, some California craft breweries are taking extra steps to protect their facilities, despite the high cost.Read More
With hidden symbols and dark undertones, Drekker’s beer art by artist Punchgut is unusual as far as beer labels go, but that’s exactly what the Fargo craft brewery is trying to accomplish.Read More
Small and independent craft breweries have found creative, substantial programs to bring the world of trout conservation and beer together for the betterment of local waterways.Read More
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Brooklyn Brew Shop has brought the never-fail concept of cheese and beer pairing to life with a brown ale-soaked grilled cheese sandwich.Read More
The first time I made spent grain granola was in County Cork, Ireland, three months into a cooking program on a 100-acre working farm. A friend of mine was a brewer from New Zealand, and we spent most of American Thanksgiving homebrewing a dry-hopped pale ale with elderflower in an Irish cottage surrounded by cows. This was my third time homebrewing: the beer wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t great. What was a standout was the toasty, chewy granola we made from the spent grain, baked with warming spices, dried fruit and dark maple syrup. We ate the granola with yogurt from the Jersey cows nearby, yogurt so fatty and tart the cream stuck to the lid in a cap of pale yellow. That granola was an extension of the first core tenet I learned in cooking and in farming: waste not.Read More
Mix the powders and sift into a dry bowl. Melt the white chocolate in a double broiler or microwave safe dish until well melted (careful not to overheat or the chocolate …Read More
Matthew Peetz wanted to be a wildlife biologist, then he got a homebrew kit and his career path changed as he fell in love with the science and art of yeast.Read More
2018 may have belonged to the hazy IPA, but 2020 could be the year of the low-cal IPAs.Read More
Brewer and author Simon Nielsen believes that beer connects people, but he thinks some beer lovers have lost the art of enjoying beer with intention.Read More
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Fairbanks, Alaska, attracts visitors hoping to capture sight of the aurora borealis. If you're hunting aurora, these Fairbanks craft breweries should be part of your adventure.Read More
Deep dish pizza has a special place in the city of Chicago’s heart, but Chicago brewpubs are enticing the pizza curious with other intriguing styles.Read More
The California Gold Rush attracted thousands in search of treasure to the Sierra Nevada foothills. Retrace their steps in this craft beer road trip along California’s Golden Chain Highway.Read More
Independent Craft Beer in the United States
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