Small and independent craft breweries have found creative, substantial programs to bring the world of trout conservation and beer together for the betterment of local waterways.Read More
Rice, once considered an ingredient beer lovers snubbed, is gaining popularity as craft brewers recognize rice has a lot to offer.Read More
Freedom Fighter IPA from Gate City Brewing is a new beer featured on Delta this month. The beer raises awareness about human trafficking and encourages victims to get help.Read More
Chinese American owned breweries are teaming up for a Chinese new year collaboration beer to celebrate the Year of the Metal Rat.Read More
Inspired by Sierra Nevada's Resilience IPA campaign, Aussie craft brewers have created Australia Resilience Beer in response to wildfires.Read More
The SF Beer Week Opening Gala on Friday, February 7, will launch ten days of community, collaboration and independence.Read More
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The craft brewing culture is built on values like independence and ingenuity, which make ESOP business models attractive to brewery founders.Read More
Two brewers who are also long-time first responders re-live the weeks where they had to leave brewing operations, and their families, to fight Sonoma County’s Kincade Fire in fall 2019.Read More
Machine House offers a line-up of cask ales that would fit into a pub in London as much as it does in the Emerald City.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.
VeganBrew combines vegan cuisine and craft beer with inventive recipes. Here's one for beer-braised Brussels sprouts with Shiitake bacon and quinoa pilaf.Read More
Brooklyn Brew Shop has brought the never-fail concept of cheese and beer pairing to life with a brown ale-soaked grilled cheese sandwich.Read More
These soft stout cookies made with two kinds of cocoa, molasses and your favorite stout were created by Butter Me Up, Brooklyn!Read More
Brewer and author Simon Nielsen believes that beer connects people, but he thinks some beer lovers have lost the art of enjoying beer with intention.Read More
He’s not a beer brewer but Jeff Duggan is becoming the go-to expert on creating medal-winning coffee beers. This coffee roaster tells you how he does it.Read More
Sometimes the best way to find rare and out-of-state beer from small and independent craft breweries is to be a beer club member.Read More
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Whether you’re looking to expand your knowledge of craft beer, in search of the latest news in the beer world, or are interested in finding a brewery that has the beer you’ve been dying to try, CraftBeer.com has you covered. The craft beer community grows larger every day. By staying plugged into the community, we can teach anyone who wants to learn about craft beer practically anything they want to know. We have an in-depth list of styles, a beer glossary, the CraftBeer.com Beer & Food Course and our Beer 101 course to help you learn about craft beer. In addition to those resources, we also have a list of some of the top beer schools in the country for people interested in finding a place to learn even more about beer. If you enjoy the website and are interested in a convenient way to learn about beer, sign up to have our newsletter delivered directly to your inbox.
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Bowling and beer have been long-time allies, and some bowling alleys are creating a win-win for customers by offering a wide selection of beer from craft breweries.Read More
Ohio-based beer journalist David Nilsen loves the Ohio craft beer scene. He takes you around the Buckeye state and highlights some of his favorite Ohio beers.Read More
Architect and author Neil Ginty talks about some of his favorite breweries that give you a front row seat to the brewing process.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.