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Welcome to CraftBeer.com, a website published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade organization that protects and promotes small and independent U.S. brewers. Our mission at CraftBeer.com is to bring you the stories of people, businesses and communities who are the heartbeat of small independent craft brewing in the U.S. We fully support independently owned breweries and welcome you to explore the world of craft beer with us.

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Learn About Beer with CraftBeer.com

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.

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Appetizer

Second Self Beer Co.’s Molechelada

Crafted to be enjoyed throughout fall and winter, Molé Porter is inspired by Co-founder Jason Santamaria’s family recipe of Oaxacan molé sauce.

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Grilled Beer Brats with German Potato Salad

Entree

Grilled Beer Brats with German Potato Salad

It's time to fire up the grill! This delicious duo of beer brats and german-style potato salad combines two classics, perfect for summer cookouts or fall football tailgating.

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The birth of the brut IPA

The Birth of Brut IPA

What’s rarer than the invention of a new style of craft beer? Meeting the brewer who created it. But Kim Sturdavant and his Brut IPA are true originals.

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Helping You Learn About Beer

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.

Beer Styles

Explore 80+ of America's most popular beer styles including, stats, commercial examples and food pairings.

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Search the most comprehensive, continually updated online brewery database.

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.