Lewis and Clark Brewing Co. was named Small Brewing Company and Small Brewing Company Brewer of the Year at the 2018 GABF -- but it’s been a long road for founder Max Pigman.Read More
Foraging is often thought of as something that happens in the woods or quiet farm fields, but craft brewers are hitting cities to explore urban foraging for beer ingredients.Read More
Lisa and Rick Allen are the father-daughter brewing team at Heater Allen Brewing in McMinnville, Oregon.Read More
The Brewers Association is naming July 3 National Independent Beer Run Day. As you celebrate Independence Day, drink beer from independently-owned breweries.Read More
The donation was raised from proceeds from Harrisburg Beer Week. The event celebrates local craft beer while serving as a fundraiser.Read More
When you see the list of 2019’s Best Beers in America, two things are very clear: all hail Michigan beer and long live the IPA beer style.Read More
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Rusty Rail Brewing, Pennsylvania's largest brewpub, has turned Mifflinburg's old manufacturing building into a destination for beer lovers.Read More
Three Los Angeles Latina brewers share their experience with the craft brew community and homebrewing.Read More
Fat Bottom Brewing’s chef Leah Ewing finds a solid playing field to pair her food with beers -- a far cry from her start as a fry cook at McDonald's.Read More
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These tasty Brussels sprouts from A Spicy Perspective will quickly become a favorite go-to. The caramelization of the pale ale creates a perfect glaze for these healthy veggies.Read More
You can make this year beer bbq sauce at home using your favorite bock beer, a style that has a high malt character with toasty and nutty aromas.Read More
These chicken tacos are easy to make (10 minutes of prep time and four hours in the slow cooker is all you need), but they look and taste like you spent all day in the kitchen. The leftovers are delicious the next day too.Read More
While you won't technically find a description for rosé beers in style guidelines, brewers say the trendy summer style is helping them find a new audience.Read More
Light craft beers are becoming a little easier to find as more brewers experiment with lower calorie beers.Read More
From adopted kittens to Rush to texting typos, we ask craft brewers to tell us the stories behind their strange beer names.Read More
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Author Brian Yaeger makes a case that Detroit’s beer scene is well worth your time in this state full of exciting craft breweries.Read More
From brewery hotels to campgrounds, quirky Airbnbs to luxurious resorts, this is your guide to planning a craft beer weekend getaway.Read More
Whether you’re on vacation or need a place to unwind for a few hours, these beach town craft breweries bring good vibes straight to your beer glass.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.