Pitchers of the Rye

Rye beers are like that cool, quirky, worldly friend whom you don’t see enough but with whom you always want to spend more time. It’s a question of upbringing. Barley, which resembles wheat in a field starting out, is the backbone of craft beer. But it’s not only those amber......

Beer Making 101: The Old School Class

Somewhere, out there, at any time, it’s beer o’clock. We know this, you know this, and generally, we feel camaraderie among other folks who know this, too. Like Old School . Old School is an online learning company that brings back-to-the-basics content with a modern......

Be a Better Brew Chef

Colder, darker winter nights make us want to post up in the kitchen and cook with friends and family. That’s when we reach for a great beer, too, especially Belgian ales, with all their idiosyncrasies, depth, and character . But did you know you can cook with great beer too? Consider the......

A Pint a Day...

The weather is a-changin’—and that means good times are on draft. But with that seasonal shift comes a wave of cold and flu, making some visits to the tap room a trial. The good news? Scads of research shows that moderate beer consumption is related to a host of surprising health......

Fire & Spice

Craft beers have been taking a bath in Kentucky’s finest barrels. The results, in the right brewers’ hands, can be delicious. Americans have enjoyed bourbon for centuries, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that craft breweries began tinkering with bourbon-soaked barrels. The......

Rolling Out the Barrels

American craft brewers have been barrel-aging beer since the 90’s, but the practice has really been picking up steam at breweries all over the country – from the big boys like Samuel Adams to local and regional breweries like Stone Cellar in Wisconsin. But some folks still......

Brew vs. The Flu

Hanging out with friends and family this time of year can be a roll of the dice, as the nation continues to battle epidemic levels of influenza and, of course, the common cold. And while such pathogens won’t survive in beer, sharing glassware or bar food with sniffly friends could easily......

The Beer Lovers’ Bucket List

If we asked you to name one of the top destinations worldwide for beer, what would you say if we said it was in... Italia ? Yes, Italy. For beer? Veramente, signori . Among several other breweries chosen by a panel of beer experts and shared on FirstWeFeast.com (team Weekly Pint......

Cold Comfort

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror you could A) make good on that vow to drink less and hit the gym more or B) honor your devil-may-care dedication to beer by trying tons of rich, complex styles every final, fleeting day of 2014. Better yet, why not tackle both? As for the beer, start......

Foolproof Turkey Day Beer Pairings

Among other treats, the pilgrims feasted on venison, lobster, plums, and cranberries at the first Thanksgiving (wild turkey wasn’t specified, but was a staple food, so, it’s a safe bet they roasted that up, too). And beer? Maybe. They certainly sailed with beer aboard, and planted......


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