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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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Summer Seasonals

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Craft Beer Summer Seasonals 2013

It’s time to dust the cobwebs off your grill, patio furniture and cooler—summer is almost here! America's craft brewers have planned ahead and are set to help you celebrate the warmer weather with craft beers that embody the summer months.

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15 Tips for Hosting a Beer Dinner

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15 Tips for Hosting a Beer Dinner

Beer lovers pair their beer with food more than any other single activity surrounding the beverage's enjoyment. Here are 15 tips to help you host a successful beer dinner at home and help beer reclaim its place at the dinner table.

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saison

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The Summer of the Saison

Two years ago it was black IPAs, last year it was white IPAs, but what will this summer’s craft beer trend be? CraftBeer.com's Andy Sparhawk takes a look at his top pick, which may or may not include bugs.

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7 Session Ales for Summer

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7 Session IPAs for Summer

Session IPAs allow you to safely enjoy hiking, biking or other outdoor activities—yes, that includes just enjoying a beer outside. Here are a few excellent session IPAs from around the country.

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Can Buy Me Love: Canned Summer Seasonals

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12 Summer Seasonals New to Cans

With summer right around the corner, we're taking a look at a few of the many craft beers that are making their first appearance in cans this season. A number of breweries are releasing cans for the very first time, including the nation’s largest craft brewer, Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams.

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American Craft Beer Week CliffsNotes

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Cramming for American Craft Beer Week

With so much going on during American Craft Beer Week, Julia Herz comes to the rescue with a quick-hit cheat sheet to help you celebrate the week along with the hundreds of craft breweries and tens of thousands of craft beer lovers.

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Celebrating the Moms of American Craft Beer

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Celebrating the Moms of American Craft Beer

To celebrate Mother's Day, we wanted to give the craft beer community a chance to recognize the mothers that have made their brewing dreams and businesses possible. From bartending and kegging, all the way to construction, these amazing moms deserve some recognition, and a beer!

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