Beer is (Good) Food

There are an awful lot of medals out there in the beer world, but there are few big time culinary contests that truly shine a light on craft beer. Enter the SF-based Good Food Awards, which honor companies working toward creating “vibrant, delicious, sustainable local food......

Farm to Fermenter

Last week we covered true farmhouse ales . Now we’re excited to share news about a highly talked-about venture in craft beer: Wolves & People Farmhouse Brewery in Newberg, OR. Beer writer (and Weekly Pint Editorial Director) Christian DeBenedetti is building his lifelong dream:......

Barn Brewed

“Farmhouse”-style beers are hot—just ask Food + Wine , which cited the trend just yesterday —and the reason is simple: yum. A catchall (and non-technical) term that encompasses many styles of rustic, unfiltered beers that originated in the French and Belgian......

Readers’ Choice: Best Breweries in America

We know, we know: “best” lists are awfully subjective. Especially when it comes to beer. How do you pick a favorite brewery out of over 3,000 in business? It’s the nature of the beast: there’s a lot of passion out there about beer, so any short list of breweries or......

Blood, Sweat and Beer

What does it take to create—and keep—your own successful craft brewery? More than a couple of tanks and a handful of hops, that’s for sure. Filmmakers and craft beer fans Chip Hiden and Alexis Irvin started filming interviews in May of 2014, amassing footage of an......

Heavy Medal Records

Hundreds of American brewers—a huge percentage of the U.S. industry, as it happens—are more than a bit foggy this week following the GABF, or Great American Beer Festival , held each fall in sunny Denver, CO. As the world’s largest gathering of craft brewers and beer......

Barreling Big

Ask anyone who’s tried a lot of Firestone Walker brews to name one less than “damn near perfect” and they’ll be hard pressed. From the iconic Pale 31 to D.B.A., Wookey Jack, and Pivo Hoppy Pils , Firestone Walker is in a class by its own (and the awards......

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......


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