Porters and stouts have long been the go-to base for coffee beers, but lighter and brighter beer styles are starting to shine.Read More
This year, hops grown in the Smithsonian’s Victory Garden end up in the hands of Charlie Papazian, the legendary “Godfather of Homebrewing.”Read More
At Marble Brewery, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Barbie Gonzales and Geraldine Lucero are working behind the scenes to drive success and push creativity.Read More
Sierra Nevada's Resilience IPA, the beer that'll help rebuild after the Camp Fire, is starting to roll out at breweries this weekend.Read More
The loss of business in this mostly tourism-based economy has left Wilmington breweries fearful of what the future could hold if business doesn’t pick up.Read More
When you look at craft beer in 2018, hazy juicy beer styles and the number of operating breweries will be among the headlines.Read More
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Hidden Mother Brewery out of Washington State specializes in a type of specialty beer you don't often hear about: tree beers.Read More
Silva Brewing owners, Chuck and M.J. Silva, agree that opening a successful brewery as a couple requires brewing excellent beer, but they are quick to add that this is only one part of the equation.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
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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 soft stout cookies made with two kinds of cocoa, molasses and your favorite stout were created by Butter Me Up, Brooklyn!Read More
Perfect for the cooler months, this basic brine with beer is an instance where the power of beer can be highlighted during the cooking process. Brining is salt's ability to denature proteins, causing some of the muscle to unwind and swell. The brine then gets trapped in these proteins and when cooked, the liquid binds to the muscle creating flavor pockets and a juicier result.Read More
Craft brewers use interesting ingredients in these winter and holiday beers to elicit the flavors of the season.Read More
Here are some of the best gifts for craft beer fans for $50 or less, including some for under $10. Get your Christmas shopping done early and grab a beer!Read More
Christina Massey introduces artists using beer in their creations. Check out some truly stunning pieces that are made with bottles, cans and beer.Read More
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These craft breweries offer a taste of island life. Take a seat, sit back and relax with a great craft beer.Read More
What makes a good-looking brewery and taproom? Contributor Will McGough shows us a handful of his favorite remarkable brewery taprooms.Read More
Hotels that pay attention to the discerning palates of their guests have discovered a way to sincerely break from the pack.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.