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......

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......


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