Matt Lindenmuth, known as the Larimer, found his way West and unlikely inspiration from an 1800s pioneer who had a similar trajectory.Read More
Lakefront Brewery’s My Turn beer series honors employees by letting them take the lead in creating new beers at the Milwaukee brewery.Read More
When it comes to getting a batch of beer out the door, it doesn’t come down to the machinery – it comes down to the teamwork of the brewery workers to make it happen.Read More
Maryland’s Denizens Brewing Co. has recreated "Bock to the Future," a replica of an 80-year-old bock beer recipe that was found in the Smithsonian’s archives.Read More
Spoetzl Brewery, the Texas craft brewery who makes Shiner Bock, has some strong words for AB InBev in response to a local ad campaign.Read More
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will explore the history and industry of brewing in the US in a new showcase beginning Oct. 25, 2019.Read More
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What keeps a taproom ticking for more than 30 years? Three long-standing craft breweries reflect on what keeps them in the game.Read More
Diversity is about more than “being nice” says the founder of Oakland’s Temescal Brewing. Sam Gilbert and his team are building a culture that isn’t scared to talk about tough issues and do their part to lead change.Read More
California has hundreds of breweries, but the Brewing Lair in Northern California has the special claim of being in a town of only 37 people.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.
Prepare this rich, slightly spiced and lavishly fruity coffeecake the night before, then pop it in the oven for a special breakfast or leisurely brunch the next morning. Mounds of sweet streusel topping and thick, fragrant apricot glaze take the flavor to the next level.Read More
Perfect for the cooler months, this basic brine with beer is an instance where the power of beer can be highlighted during the cooking process. Brining is salt's ability to denature proteins, causing some of the muscle to unwind and swell. The brine then gets trapped in these proteins and when cooked, the liquid binds to the muscle creating flavor pockets and a juicier result.Read More
This über cheesy mac n' cheese is made from your favorite stout and five different types of cheese, including Gorgonzola, which pairs wonderfully with stouts.Read More
As Sam Adams releases its 2019 Utopias, beer journalist Steve Frank muses about his experience with the beer that's become bigger than life.Read More
Line-attracting craft beer releases is almost the norm in 2019, but it wasn’t always that way. Author Matt Osgood has the story of “Kate Day” the OG of beer release days that celebrated the beer “Kate the Great.”Read More
One Giant Leap is a new collaboration beer that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, as well as Delaware’s roll in space history.Read More
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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
Traveling to breweries by train is a charming way to discover beer. Contributor Ben Keene explores Hudson Valley breweries near the Metro North train line leading out of New York City.Read More
The mighty Mississippi cuts a path through America that's full of history. Check out our road trip to help you explore breweries along the Great River Road.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.