My parents didn’t drink much when I was growing up. Any alcohol that was in the house was hidden—hard stuff like vodka and tequila lived in a rarely opened cabinet …Read More
Yeast is all around us. Its spores are floating on dust particles in the air, and yeast even lives on our skin, invisible to the naked eye. Yet hops get all the attention—all the fame, puns and glory while yeast does almost all the work.Read More
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These tender cookies use a concentrated spiced holiday ale and orange zest to create a dough that can be rolled thick and cut into all kinds of fun holiday shapes. They are perfectly enjoyable as they are, but feel free to decorate them with your favorite frosting. Choose a winter-warmer style with an IBU of less than 40 with notes of holiday spice.Read More
Taken from How to Make Hard Seltzer: Refreshing Recipes for Sparkling Libations by Chris Colby, this Michigana recipe calls for Mexican-style lager and lime-flavored hard seltzer in a sparkling take on the Michelada cocktail.Read More
My favorite method for cooking with pilsner is one of the simplest: in a big, buttery, three-ingredient pot of clams. Serve with crusty bread for dunking alongside a few chilled pilsners. You can make this recipe year-round, but it truly shines in spring and summer.Read More
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Established breweries who are looking for the perfect place to build a second location are building farm brewery destinations.Read More
Fairbanks, Alaska, attracts visitors hoping to capture sight of the aurora borealis. If you're hunting aurora, these Fairbanks craft breweries should be part of your adventure.Read More
Deep dish pizza has a special place in the city of Chicago’s heart, but Chicago brewpubs are enticing the pizza curious with other intriguing styles.Read More
Independent Craft Beer in the United States
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