As a member of special ops teams with the U.S. military, Jon Melby certainly had more than a fair share of brushes with death. Now, the retired airshow pilot takes his tricks to the sky for Hangar 24 Craft Brewing, California's aviation-themed brewery.Read More
When craft beer founders began their quest to make great beer, they had no idea what the future would hold. Today many of them look fondly on those early days when the hands-on brewing and innovation started.Read More
Looking for new U.S. craft breweries to enjoy during American Craft Beer Week? CraftBeer.com writers share their favorites, from California to Chicago to Asheville.Read More
This spring, dozens of Denver craft breweries are joining forces for the House That Beer Built, a partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver.Read More
Congress has issued an American Craft Beer Week resolution expressing appreciation for America’s independent craft brewers.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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Illinois’ Hailstorm Brewing took home Great American Beer Festival gold for its IPA in 2017. But as writer Mathew Powers uncovers, there’s so much more to this brewery than IPAs.Read More
Brian O’Connell, the founder of Denver’s Renegade Brewing Company, has learned a few things about how to stay relevant in a crowded craft brewery market. Read the four lessons he’s taking to heart.Read More
Bellingham, Washington's Chuckanut Brewery often racks up the beer awards. Founders Will and Mari Kemper sit down with us to talk about what makes lager beers so special.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
We know you love coffee beers, but a new craft beer trend is hot right now: tea beers. Here are a handful of the tea beers around the country you can seek out.Read More
A tight supply of barrels, high costs and growing demand has made barrel-aging beer one of the most competitive fields in craft beer.Read More
You know that many German immigrants brought their brewing skills to help shape the framework of our country. While many settled in cities such as Milwaukee, Cincinnati, and St. Louis, Nashville has a deep German brewing heritage.Read More
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From hop farms to working farms with baby goats and Belgian ales, add these farm breweries to your list of must-visit craft beer destinations this year.Read More
As more breweries open in northern New Jersey, beer lovers are taking notice. Writer Anthony Locicero takes you to some of North Jersey’s newest independent breweries.Read More
The cumbersome experience of flying has been offset by the explosion of small and independent craft beers offered on major airlines.Read More
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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.