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Andy's Wish List: The Most Random Craft Beer Gifts Ever

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The Most Random Craft Beer Gifts Ever

If you know someone who already has a closet full of brewery shirts, and can’t seem to cram another shaker pint in their cupboard, check out this list of brewery merch exclusively from the "miscellaneous" categories of your favorite small and independent craft brewers.

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Winter Seasonals Are Coming to Town

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Craft Beer Winter Seasonals 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for craft beer! To share the spirit, passion and imagination of America’s small and independent brewers, we asked Brewers Association member breweries to provide information about their latest seasonal releases.

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5 Clues to Deciphering Craft Beer Styles

While some beer styles require a bit of background to understand, one can often make reasonable assumptions about a beer's character with a small amount of information. Here are five clues that I think will help you immediately start to decipher what a beer might taste like before ordering.

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Craft Needs Its Definition

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Craft Needs Its Definition

As the popularity of craft brewing continues to grow, Charlie Papazian is concerned that craft beer made by craft brewers may soon be hijacked.

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Oktoberfest

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The Not-So-Obvious Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest style has had quite an identity crisis throughout history. Andy Sparhawk takes a look at the development of the style since the first Oktoberfest in 1810 and how American craft brewers have reacted to beer lovers' evolving tastes.

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beer bar

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5 Cardinal Sins of Craft Beer Service

Having high beer standards is completely different than being highbrow. Julia Herz shares five cardinal sins of craft beer service and encourages beer bars to go beyond the industry standard to win the hearts and palates of America's craft beer drinkers.

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Flavors of Fall: Craft Beer’s Latest Seasonal Releases

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Craft Beer Fall Seasonals 2013

As we look forward to fall, anticipating cooler temperatures, football, and holiday meals with family and friends, American craft brewers are also hard at work personifying fall's flavors in their latest seasonal releases.

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Opportunity Pours: Helping State Fairgoers Tap Into the Craft Beer Movement

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America’s State Fairs Tapping Into Craft Beer

Craft Brewers across the country are tapping into the popularity of their local state fairs to reach new beer fans and provide education opportunities along with refreshment.

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Popular IPAS

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Why Is the IPA so Popular?

It’s no secret that many craft beer enthusiasts have a deep appreciation—bordering on cult-like obsession—for the India pale ale (IPA). CraftBeer.com's Andy Sparhawk attempts to crack the code of the IPAs commercial success.

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