Hemp ales are a growing trend in beer and not just for brewers seeking to create new flavors, but also for those looking to spread awareness.Read More
If your summer road trip plans include California’s Highway 101, here are the Pacific Coast breweries you should check out along the way. Bonus: They’re all close enough to the beach to hear waves crashing.Read More
Beers that taste like beer were around long before beers tasted like a pastry, a latte or a milkshake. Check out some of the crushable lager beers sweeping through the craft beer world.Read More
Stuffings was hesitant to address the Beavertown deal citing Jester King’s previous position statement after Anheuser-Busch InBev purchase of Wicked Weed.Read More
The list of best beer commercially available in America was published based on the annual survey of thousands of amateur brewers by the AHA.Read More
The Brewers Association announces Great American Beer Festival 2018 ticket sale dates. Tickets to craft beer's biggest party sell out fast, so mark these on your calendar now.Read More
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How do you sell craft beer in a macro beer town? If you’re Drumconrath Brewing in Mapleton, North Dakota, you convert beer drinkers one person at a time.Read More
Proximity Malting provides craft brewers with malted barley to brew beer, and their newest plant has a fascinating history with roots in U.S. manufacturing - and a tie to earliest days of the NFL.Read More
New York’s Queensbridge housing projects was an incubator for future rappers. As the area around Queensbridge has slowly started changing, additions like Big Alice Brewing are adding new elements to local lore.Read More
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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
The charring on this salad gives it a slightly heavier note, making it a great companion to your next grilled meal. The bacon, gorgonzola, and garlic in this dish all pair perfectly with your favorite stout.Read More
IPA pineapple teriyaki is a fragrant, flavor-loaded sauce with versatile end uses. In this dish from Chef Chris Perrine, it is applied as a glaze over shrimp and fresh pineapple skewers. The same sauce can serve as a dip for grilled veggies, can be drizzled over seared fish & rice bowls or used as a marinade for pork, beef or chicken. The specific flavor profile of the IPA is to the discretion of the recipe preparer.Read More
Thanks to a thirst-quenching combination of beer and lemonade, or other light-bodied nonalcoholic beverages, radler beers are one of the most refreshing alcoholic beverages to cool off with during the warm summer. Here are a few to find from craft brewers this summer.Read More
Kids aren’t the only people fascinated by dinosaurs! Craft brewers geek out over these larger-than-life prehistoric phenoms and these dinosaur-themed craft beers prove it.Read More
2018 summer craft beers come in all your favorite beer types. From IPAs to lagers to fruit beers and more, small and independent craft brewers tell us about their new summer seasonal releases.Read More
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Hidden between the coast and mountains, these somewhat secluded central California craft breweries are turning out hazy IPAs and barrel aged stouts that rival those pouring from better-known California craft beer destinations.Read More
Very few things are better after a long hike than a well-made craft beer. Writer Kristen Kuchar guides you to craft breweries along five of America’s long hiking trails.Read More
Pay tribute to one of America’s most famous streets with this epic Route 66 craft brewery road trip. We guide you to craft breweries along Route 66 from Illinois to California. While you're at it, bring a few empty growlers.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.