For us homebrewers that enter a competition sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), the goal is clear – we want feedback on our brews from trained tasters. And, …Read More
At the top of a set of rickety black stairs, Carolina del Carmen Villatoro and Daphne Salinas haul a bag of pale malt over the edge of a silver vat …Read More
Brewing Change Collaborative wants a more diverse craft beer scene in the Twin Cities, so it's creating a place where people of color can gather.Read More
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What began as summer jobs led a few busboys to move up the ladder to brewer and director of sales at Big Oyster Brewery in Lewes, Delaware.Read More
In April, Lanikai Brewing opened its doors to Community Supported Agriculture programs, turning its then-empty taproom into a pickup hub for fresh produce.Read More
“Tomorrow’s gonna be awesome,” read a March 11th tweet from Lakefront Brewery, posted with a flyer for their Belgian Quad release party.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.
Taken from How to Make Hard Seltzer: Refreshing Recipes for Sparkling Libations by Chris Colby, this Michigana recipe calls for Mexican-style lager and lime-flavored hard seltzer in a sparkling take on the Michelada cocktail.Read More
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
A solo road trip leads to new breweries, new friends, new beers and many good stories and conversations.Read More
Brewpubs boost flavor on their menus by pouring their beers into the pizza dough and serving up the perfect slice.Read More
Good beer relies on clean water. This fact led to the creation of Brewers for Clean Water in 2013. Since then, the initiative has been gaining ground.Read More
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Today, a new breed of brewpubs have taken root, places that have the same heart and soul as the brewpubs of yesteryear but are more hubs of diversity.Read More
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
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.