Bonnaroo Beercation

It’s what summer was made for: every June on a massive farm outside of Nashville, Tennessee, artists both iconic (Radiohead; Paul McCartney; Wilco; Eminem) and on the rise (White Denim; Shovels & Rope; Jonathan Wilson) gather—along with 80,000 of their closest friends—for......

Strength In Numbers

If one is good, then two is better, right? In the case of craft breweries: absolutely. An industry that seems more about bromantic-bonding than cutthroat-competition, the craft brewing industry is always up for a party. Collaborations serve as a way to get together with friends (those you......

Green is the Color

Dear Readers: we asked and you answered: as of our recent poll, your favorite style is IPA . We love them, too. The best balance assertive, tangy hops with enough body in the grain department to achieve liftoff on the palate, and work well with certain foods (especially spicy fare). The......

Woo Masters

Got a hot date tomorrow? Instead of an overpriced dinner in a crowded restaurant, we humbly suggest you stay home and lead your lover on a sensory journey of beers with ingredients thought to be aphrodisiacs, which by turns increase circulation, testosterone, estrogenic compounds…......

Prediction: We Will Win The Super (Beer) Bowl

When it comes to football games, this Sunday’s Super Bowl XLVIII between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks is already one for the ages. Better yet, both great teams hail from great beer towns. But which will prevail? The wagers certainly are getting interesting. Here’s a......

Get Your Goat

In this day of Double IPA-everything, it would be easy to ignore the ice goat. Do not ignore the ice goat. “Bock,” or “billy goat” in German, is a classic style of lager with proud heritage. It kicks, too, with a clean, long, lager-yeast fermentation and higher than......

The Best Beers of 2013 to Try in 2014

Every four months or so, we collect our thoughts to reflect on some of the great new beers that encapsulate where it’s all going. Because if there’s one aspect of craft beer that makes it distinct, it’s the endless interplay of tradition with creative experimentation. Sure,......

The Class of 2013, Part IV

Christmas comes insanely often in Craft Beer Nation, with new beers released literally every single day of the year. Which, of course, poses a delicious problem: who could possibly taste them all? The answer: no one . But we do make an effort to sample as many as we can, sharing some love for......

That’s Sidra to me…

In August we introduced you to the booming new market for American hard ciders from the Pacific Northwest and New England . Now traveling back in history we bring you the traditional ciders – or sidras – of Asturias, Spain, which date back to the 11th century. The......

Bitter Sweet Symphony

In some beer circles it seems like every conversation revolves around hops : their place of origin, their aroma, their alpha acid percentage. Imperial IPAs aren’t the rarity they were in the past. Even “triple” IPAs are on the rise. “After fascinating brewers and......

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