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Craft Brewers


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...

Craft Brewers


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...

Beer 101


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...

Bottles and Bars


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...

Beer 101


The Secret Life of Beer

Yesterday Michael Pollan , avid homebrewer and best-selling author of Cooked and The Botany of Desire (among others), officially opened the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver with a brilliant, wide-ranging talk about microbial fermentation that set craft beer...

Bottles and Bars


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,...

Bottles and Bars


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...

Craft Brewers


Heavy Medal Show

The annual Great American Beer Festival, or simply ‘G.A.B.F.’ as it’s commonly known, wrapped up Saturday in Denver with a huge medals ceremony that afforded brewers one last chance to bask in glory—at least until next year. Inside the festival hall itself, hoppy and...

Bottles and Bars


Pils Perfect

Of all the beer styles best suited for summer, there’s one that stands head and shoulders above the rest: pils, or pilsner. Originating in the verdant rolling hills of Bohemia, the area now anchored by the Czech Republic, it’s lager (cold-fermented), typically 4.5%abv to 5.5%abv,...

Beer 101


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...



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