Paonia, Colorado’s High Wire Hops has made a name for itself by straddling commitments both to their 8-acre Western Slope hop farm and the relationships they build with Front Range craft brewers.Read More
Once a difficult place to run a craft brewery, the Jersey Shore is making a name with coastal beer tourism and drawing in the visitors.Read More
Fort Wayne, Indiana, is at the headwaters of a transformation and Hop River Brewing is perfectly placed to be an anchor for its riverfront redevelopment.Read More
After comedian Jim Gaffigan's harsh comments about American craft beer during network tv, the Brewers Association's Julia Herz responds.Read More
Small and independent craft breweries from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic prepare for Hurricane Florence.Read More
Looking for a quick dinner made with craft beer? An Alabama brewery worked with Stouffer's to create a new frozen dinner.Read More
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Opening a new brewpub is going to be a challenge in what’s becoming an increasingly competitive Sacramento craft beer scene. Opening a new brewpub in the same spot where a …Read More
You don’t have to be an animal lover to enjoy beer or vice versa. Yet there are clear crossovers between folks who love their beer and those who love animals …Read More
Engrained Brewery owners Brent and Mellissa Schwoerer’s farming mindset and organic values are at the heart of their community-focused brewpub in central Illinois.Read More
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It’s hot this summer and nothing cools you off like a nice cold beer. When hunger sets in, fire up the grill and make these delicious pork chops.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
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
The co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery discusses why small brewers have every right to compete with megabrewers by uniting under the independent craft brewer seal.Read More
The Brewers Association unveils "That's Independence You're Tasting," a campaign to highlight the spirit of small and independent craft brewers.Read More
Beertending isn’t just serving pints, the best have what seems a innate ability to guide our beer choice. Kimberly Bowker shares how she helped her customers choose the perfect beer.Read More
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Stable Craft Brewing in Virginia, built at a former horse training facility, makes a great spot for a beercation.Read More
Jean Newcomer and Greg Weiler have spent last 38 years having fun visiting breweries. Meet this craft beer couple as they approach their 1,000th unique brewery visit.Read More
Independent brewers find inspiration from other brewers. And they all have places they can’t wait to visit. Check out these brewers’ bucket list breweries.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.