Summer’s Ten Best Peach Brews

Ah, summertime… what if we could bottle it? Turns out, the best fruit beers—made with real fruit; never go for any imitation stuff—can quite literally do that very thing. Peach beers, for example, have been around for some time, especially in Belgian and sour beers which have......

Summer’s Best Sipper

Saisons: we’ve always loved them. Really loved them. Our editor dubbed the Belgian classic Saison Dupont the world’s best beer of the year in Men’s Journal back in 2005 . (The brewery was founded in 1950, and the saison—then its slowest seller, slated for......

Grab Me a Kolsch One

It’s getting hot out there. Really hot. You could reach for a can of cheap, light, industrial lager, and experience something akin to Corn Flakes-flavored seltzer. You could opt for an IPA, but thus face a higher booze and bitterness content that may or may not hit the spot. What you......

Lager Shade of Pale

You’ve heard of IPA , no doubt. It’s quite likely your favorite style. Now the penchant for pungent hops profiles is leading some adventurous craft brewers to experiment with traditionally pale, Old World-inspired lagers, too. Typically mellow in the hops department, the base......

The Flavor of Freedom

Your beer should never give you a stomachache. Unfortunately for the estimated 2 million Americans with the rare celiac disease a.k.a. gluten intolerance (talk to a doctor to determine your status if you’re worried for some reason), beer’s universal building blocks of wheat and......

Historical Craft

Beer has been around for millennia — some scientists even posit it predates organized bread baking, going back more than 6,000 years. There are beers today that use ancient ingredients that lost civilizations once prized, like Dogfish Head’s Birra Etrusca and Brasserie......

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......


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