These classic Christmas beers from craft breweries pair perfectly whether you’re looking to share a bottle with friends or enjoy as you’re decorating the house for the holidays.Read More
After WWII, the “Beer Belongs” campaign helped change minds by using well-known artists to redraw how Americans perceived beer.Read More
After years working in conflict zones, the founders of Imagine Nation Brewing in Montana are using their brewery to inspire change closer to home.Read More
Brendan Watters, CEO of the relatively-unknown Chicago-area craft brewery that purchased Ballast Point, talks about why he and his business partners are buying the brewery.Read More
Chicagoland-based Kings & Convicts Brewing Co. announced today it has signed an agreement with Constellation Brands, Inc., to acquire Ballast Point.Read More
The Brewers Association announces the 2020 SAVOR date as well as a venue change! Get the details on the special Washington D.C. beer and food celebration.Read More
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Community-supported breweries take after the CSA business model, which gives beer lovers an opportunity to support local breweries in new ways.Read More
Dos Luces Brewery was founded not only to preserve the heritage of chicha and pulque, but to establish both as distinctly American styles.Read More
Sandi Vojta is a fifth-generation winemaker. She’s keeping the family tradition of fermentation alive in South Dakota’s Black Hills at Miner Brewing Co.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.
These soft stout cookies made with two kinds of cocoa, molasses and your favorite stout were created by Butter Me Up, Brooklyn!Read More
These tender cookies use a concentrated spiced holiday ale and orange zest to create a dough that can be rolled thick and cut into all kinds of fun holiday shapes. They are perfectly enjoyable as they are, but feel free to decorate them with your favorite frosting. Choose a winter-warmer style with an IBU of less than 40 with notes of holiday spice.Read More
These crinkle cookies by Beer & Baking are made with Mrs. Stoutfire Imperial Smoked Stout, a collaboration between The Bruery and Beachwood Brewing.Read More
The Brewers Association announces the Sunday after Thanksgiving will be Small Brewery Sunday, encouraging beer lovers to visit craft breweries Dec. 1, 2019.Read More
As Sam Adams releases its 2019 Utopias, beer journalist Steve Frank muses about his experience with the beer that's become bigger than life.Read More
Line-attracting craft beer releases is almost the norm in 2019, but it wasn’t always that way. Author Matt Osgood has the story of “Kate Day” the OG of beer release days that celebrated the beer “Kate the Great.”Read More
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Ohio-based beer journalist David Nilsen loves the Ohio craft beer scene. He takes you around the Buckeye state and highlights some of his favorite Ohio beers.Read More
Architect and author Neil Ginty talks about some of his favorite breweries that give you a front row seat to the brewing process.Read More
Traveling to breweries by train is a charming way to discover beer. Contributor Ben Keene explores Hudson Valley breweries near the Metro North train line leading out of New York City.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.