America’s largest annual beer competition moves forward, festival will take place online Boulder, Colo. • May 21, 2020 — The Great American Beer Festival® (GABF), the country’s preeminent beer festival and competition, will pivot its …Read More
While breweries are unable to be open to the public, many states allow craft breweries to sell beer to-go or even by delivery.Read More
In eastern North Carolina, about 60 miles outside of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill triangle, an old mill in the town of Rocky Mount houses a brewery incubator. The space allows a …Read More
DURANGO, CO— Ska Brewing’s latest canned offering is a delicious sidekick for athletes and adventurists. The low-calorie, low-carb Aggrolite IPA is now available across Ska’s nationwide distribution footprint. Aggrolite IPA is …Read More
Great Divide Brewery & Roadhouse will have its grand opening on Mon. June 1, beginning with brunch at 11 a.m. The restaurant and brewery, located at 215 Wilcox St., Castle …Read More
GREELEY, CO – Wiley Roots Brewing Company announced today that the brewery raised $5,500 last month, with the release of Howl at the Moon Together, to fight COVID-19 in Greeley, …Read More
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For Indiana’s Trubble Brewing, creativity has been key in staying afloat during the coronavirus crisis.Read More
Breweries across the nation want to keep in touch with you via live streams on the Internet. Slake your thirst for social interaction with a web-BEER-nar.Read More
On the surface, they couldn’t be more different – but when it comes to making Sprecher Brewery the best it can be, Sharad Chadha and Randy Sprecher have a whole lot in common.Read More
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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
These cinnamon rolls are baked in half-pint, wide-mouth mason jars, creating a convenient grab-and-go breakfast or a fun way to add some character to a beer-tasting brunch. Several beer styles will work well to create a tender, sweet dough. The basic lager is a solid choice, but don’t be afraid to branch out to a brown ale or spiced beer. You’ll need a little patience with these rolls in two ways. First, the dough rests and rises in the refrigerator for 20 to 24 hours. Second, it is a sticky dough, so use generously floured hands and surface to work with it. It’s worth it in the end, I promise!Read More
Sandy Cockerham of Indianapolis became the highest ranking woman in the Beer Judge Certification Program by reaching the level of Grand Master VI in 2019.Read More
The All Together collaboration beer will raise money for participating breweries’ local hospitality industries, as well as the breweries themselves.Read More
There would be more Craft Brewers Conferences and World Beer Cups. That was clear - one thing that was unclear? What to do with the beer.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
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