Beer wasn't the most memorable part of Liz Thomas' Denver Beer Hike. It was witnessing first-hand how breweries are part of the fabric of communities.Read More
Are beer 6-packs a thing of the past? See how independent craft brewers are changing their approach to variety beer packaging.Read More
If you love craft beer, this fall, explore the literary possibilities with these beer and book pairing ideas.Read More
Several maine craft brewers are teaming up with L.L. Bean for Beer and Boots, a very Maine-centric collaboration this fall.Read More
Four New Jersey craft breweries have come together to brew a collaborationbeer with proceeds going to charitable organizations.Read More
On November 2, The Chicago Brewseum will open Brewing Up Chicago: How Beer Transformed a City, an exhibition hosted at the Field Museum.Read More
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.
James Neumeister was a homebrewing nut, but it was a friend’s diagnosis that inspired him to establish Ground Breaker Brewing.Read More
From the urban streets of Chicago to the Mississippi Delta and from riding bulls to brewing beer, it’s been quite a journey for Greg “Mexico” Mendez.Read More
Surrounded by artisans in their Bayview, San Francisco neighborhood, independent craft brewer Laughing Monk gains inspriation from the community.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.
Crafted to be enjoyed throughout fall and winter, Molé Porter is inspired by Co-founder Jason Santamaria’s family recipe of Oaxacan molé sauce.Read More
Beer cheese dip with balanced, yet exciting flavor profile. Faint sweetness from blonde ale and mild heat from fresh jalapeño and white pepper dance with nutty and herbaceous notes from Fontina cheese. This dip is extremely compatible with tortilla chips or crusty bread pieces.Read More
It's time to fire up the grill! This delicious duo of beer brats and german-style potato salad combines two classics, perfect for summer cookouts or fall football tailgating.Read More
What’s rarer than the invention of a new style of craft beer? Meeting the brewer who created it. But Kim Sturdavant and his Brut IPA are true originals.Read More
A little bit of love, and a craft beer, can go a long way as the LGBTQ+ community looks to breweries and beer to build safe spaces.Read More
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
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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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Bourbon gets a lot of attention in the Bluegrass state, but contributor Brian Yaeger shows you why you’ll want to explore Kentucky craft breweries.Read More
The LA craft beer scene is on a meteoric rise, and these Los Angeles County breweries are perfectly tailored spots for a family day out.Read More
The Great American Beer Festival brings thousands of beer lovers to Denver, but there are loads of other Colorado breweries that are worth a trip.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.