Rose-Colored Glasses

Hibiscus, the genus of mostly tropical flowering plants used for centuries as a medicine, dye, and tea drink has found its way into beer, making them as rosy as a rosé wine—and sometimes bright as berries. What, you’re not tough enough to tip back a bright pink pint? We all......

What is the Best Beer Bar in America?

What makes a truly great beer bar? Is it a deep list, cool decor, great food? What about a knowledgeable, unpretentious staff, nice glassware, and good music? Amid America’s craft beer revolution, the art of the beer bar has risen to new heights. Every day it seems there are more and......

Nice, Iced, and Spiced

Unlike Starbucks’ “pumpkin spice latte” coffee brew (which, as reported recently contains none of the tasty orange vegetable), craft brewed pumpkin beers are very much the product of the greatest gourd. In addition to starchy orange pumpkin flesh, which adds body and......

Wits For The Win

No more pencils, no more books—summer is officially in high gear, and with it, seasonal pours from breweries that are perfectly suited to sunny days. A classic, refreshing style that is gaining in popularity is the witbier (“white beer” in Flemish). This Belgian style is......

The Best Brews For Barbecues

Summer is in high gear in America, and that means two things: barbecues and beer. Especially tomorrow. When it comes to reasons to celebrate, the only thing that might come close to matching the American Revolution is the good beer revolution. Just think: twenty-five years ago, we had a few......

Bright, Light, and Belgian

To the novice, Belgian beers are thought to be by turns “heavy” or “rich” and “full-bodied”, but such descriptors believe the fact that Belgium’s beer tradition—in addition to many a very big brew—includes super-refreshing, lighter styles,......

Take These Six Pils and Call Us in the Morning

“Pilsner” has an old-school ring to it, but thanks to a raft of modern craft brew reinterpretations, this classic beer style—perfected across what is now Germany and the Czech Republic in the 19th century—is as fresh and vibrant as ever. What you need to know is that......

Stone Fruit Fest

Apricots: Alexander the Great brought them to Greece. Shakespeare depicted them as aphrodisiacs. And more and more these days, the sweet, distinctive, and fleshy little orange tree fruit brought to the New World by English colonists is making its way into some of the best beers we’ve ever......

Mix Masters

Variety is the spice of life, right? More and more breweries are cranking out dozens of styles, sometimes never to be repeated. Whereas craft beer has been compared to wine lately—with the growing popularity of age-worthy styles, 750ml bottles, and wine-like acidity—another apt......

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......


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