While breweries are unable to be open to the public, many states allow craft breweries to sell beer to-go or even by delivery.Read More
The COVID-19 Pandemic will have a lasting effect on the craft brewing community. Mark DeNote highlights how some brewers are adapting and what we can do to help them.Read More
Pioneering U.S. craft brewer Carol Stoudt announced her retirement after three decades running her Pennsylvania craft brewery.Read More
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico severely damaged and isolated. But a bittersweet story emerged, breathing life into Puerto Rico’s craft breweries.Read More
Nine pioneering and innovative women in craft beer talked about the beer community, mentoring, and the value of strong relationships during a media panel ahead of International Women’s Day.Read More
The women of Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing brewed Drippin’ So Much Sauce, a New England-style IPA, to support area women affected by domestic violence.Read More
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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
Inspired by their own backgrounds, the founders of New Jersey’s Montclair Brewery celebrate culture through their beer.Read More
Repeatedly faced with wildfires, some California craft breweries are taking extra steps to protect their facilities, despite the high cost.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.
My favorite method for cooking with pilsner is one of the simplest: in a big, buttery, three-ingredient pot of clams. Serve with crusty bread for dunking alongside a few chilled pilsners. You can make this recipe year-round, but it truly shines in spring and summer.Read More
Hearty meatballs and homemade tomato sauce gain depth of flavor with a tipple of dark beer. Stout--with its soft hop character, round mouthfeel and pronounced malt backbone--is an excellent tool to have on hand for grounding a dish, both tempering the acidity of a bright tomato sauce and balancing the savory juiciness of good ground beef. I like to cook with a dry, Irish-style stout with black-olive notes, like the Boston Irish Stout from Harpoon Brewery. This isn't the time for high-octane imperial stouts or anything described as "coffee," "chocolate," or "oatmeal." Save those stouts for baking.Read More
These cinnamon rolls are baked in half-pint, wide-mouth mason jars, creating a convenient grab-and-go breakfast or a fun way to add some character to a beer-tasting brunch. Several beer styles will work well to create a tender, sweet dough. The basic lager is a solid choice, but don’t be afraid to branch out to a brown ale or spiced beer. You’ll need a little patience with these rolls in two ways. First, the dough rests and rises in the refrigerator for 20 to 24 hours. Second, it is a sticky dough, so use generously floured hands and surface to work with it. It’s worth it in the end, I promise!Read More
We’re talking to the leaders behind movements including #IAmCraftBeer movement, the Diverse Beer Writers Initiative, and Beer. Diversity. to examine where they gauge the community is in the push for greater inclusion in craft beer and what we have to look forward to in 2020.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
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Established breweries who are looking for the perfect place to build a second location are building farm brewery destinations.Read More
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
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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.