Readers’ Choice Poll: Best U.S. Brewery

Alright, party people, time to stand up and be counted. On the eve of GABF , we want to hear from YOU. We whittled down a list of 150 breweries in six regions across the country like so: Pacific Northwest plus Hawaii and Alaska; California (with over 400 breweries, it really stands apart);......

The Best New Breweries in America

We’ll say it: beer just keeps getting better. In the last 1,000 days, well over 1,000 breweries have opened their doors across all 50 states. That’s a lot of new beer to track! Luckily the experts at DRAFT Magazine have been keeping tabs, too. On newsstands now, the......

42 Reasons To Love Craft Beer

Douglas Adams joked that 42 is the answer to everything in his mega bestseller The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy , so that’s reason enough we’ll pick that number for a run down of the reasons we’re loving beer in the late summer of 2014. Why do you love craft......

Cloudy With a Chance of Reign

In what has become an almost eerily familiar occurrence, the Brewers Association recently published news that ten years ago would have sounded like a gag: there are now more than 3,000 breweries operating in the U.S. (3,040, to be precise). While that sounds far from the highwater mark of......

A Brewer Breaks Out

In life, blending is a good thing. Just think: Root beer floats. Neapolitan ice cream. And who can forget Goobers, that wonderful blend of peanut butter and jelly that came in a single jar? Troy Casey knows a thing or two about blending. Casey earned a reputation as an expert on sour ales......

Run Like Ale

The phrase “beer run” usually means wondering who will take one for the team and (soberly, or else) head for the store. But lately the craft beer and lean, mean jogging machine crowd have been crossing paths in surprising ways. As Philadelphia’s Daily News recently......

The Hops Down Yonder

Having just come off the incredible four-day music, craft beer, wine, arts, and culture bacchanal that is Bonnaroo , on a 600-acre farm near Manchester, TN, we’re riding a wave of inspiration. Why? Craft breweries are blossoming like wildwood flowers across the entire region. We met......

Cranks and Crafts

It’s not uncommon for beer and bikes to collide—in a good way—when they have the right place to do it. Enter bike bars—drinking establishments where it’s not only tolerated to show up covered in fresh mud with a weathered messenger bag, it’s embraced. If......

Twenty Five and Counting

It’s pretty fun to be in your 20s, right? Few craft breweries can count this distinction, and even fewer festivals. This coming month, the Colorado Brewers' Festival (COBF) celebrates its 25th festival on Saturday, June 28th & Sunday, June 29th in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado,......

Beer’s Best Viral Videos (Part 1)

There’s a lot more to beer than brewing it and drinking it in reverent silence, honoring centuries of tradition in every glass. We should also be able to laugh at it (and ourselves). What’s your favorite viral beer video? Share it with us below. And read on for a......


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