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Welcome to CraftBeer.com, a website published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade organization that protects and promotes small and independent U.S. brewers. Our mission at CraftBeer.com is to bring you the stories of people, businesses and communities who are the heartbeat of small independent craft brewing in the U.S. We fully support independently owned breweries and welcome you to explore the world of craft beer with us.

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Learn About Beer with CraftBeer.com

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.

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Braised Pork Shoulder

Entree

Braised Pork Shoulder in Adobo with Pickled Vegetables

After growing up in the Midwest, where thick and sticky barbecue sauce coats all braised and pulled pork, it was refreshing to learn this less cloying, more umami-driven recipe from chef Carlo Lamagna at Clyde Common in Portland, Oregon. Tangy adobo is a big flavor, and the pickled vegetables that accompany this dish are used to bring out the vinegar and add some texture to each bite. This dish, inspired by Carlo’s Filipino heritage, is best served family style right out of the Dutch oven with plenty of jasmine rice to go with it. When you pair this dish with an IPA, you help your palate learn how hops and bitterness pair well with a little bit of spice as well as the acidity of a pickling process.

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Coconut Maple Porter Ice Cream

Dessert

Coconut Maple Porter Ice Cream

Brooklyn Brew Shop's beer ice cream recipe combines their Chocolate Maple Porter with tropical coconut milk for a sweet treat to beat the heat.

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Garlic Salted Beer Baked French Fries

Appetizer

Garlic, Salted, Beer-Baked French Fries

These crispy beer-soaked french fries from The Edible Perspective are the perfect side or start to a fun summer meal. Other herbs we think might be delish: sage, rosemary, chives or thyme.

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Helping You Learn About Beer

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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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.