Winter’s Best Beer Fest

What fall? It’s suddenly full-on winter across much of the United States, with freezing temps coast to coast. The best part of the big mercury drop is what’s currently chilling in your mug. The prevalence of bigger, richer beers that simply don’t call your name in, say,......

Tasmanian Revel

Tasmania, an Australian island located approximately 150 miles south of the mainland, is probably most famous for its unofficial animal, the Tasmanian devil (which looks nothing like the Warner Bros. cartoon). The 26th largest island in the world, Tasmania is home to about half a million......

Wine Country Brews

We’ve all heard the phrase “It takes a lot of beer to make great wine,” which—and we can say this from years of working winery harvests—is dead on. With long hours of dusty, sticky work, it used to be that just about any old beer would do after the last crush of......

Beer in the land of Breaking Bad

With new taprooms, expansions, and medals earned at the World Beer Cup, the land of legendary Route 66 has a lot more going than Breaking Bad (which, famously filmed in Albuquerque, attracts plenty of tourists). For starters? Green chile. Yep. It’s currently the apex of green chile season......

Cool, Crisp, & Delicious

Summer’s come and gone, and that stings just a bit. But think about what today—the first day after Labor Day—portends: blowing leaves, bright fall sun, long shadows, and tastiest of all, richer seasonal beers. Had a brawny porter lately? How about a smoked bock, Belgian......

Win Your Way to Denver’s Biggest Bash

With summer fading, our thoughts turn to fall and winter’s big beers—and bigger fests, from the Big Daddy GABF to Vail Big Beers and many in between. Trouble is, GABF is already sold out. Like crazed One Direction fans, all you insatiable beer lovers have managed to hoover......

Indiana Jones

Who says craft beer hasn’t taken hold in the heartland? To name just one, the state of Indiana is home to over 80 craft breweries and counting. Its capital Indianapolis alone (pop. 820,445) has 18-plus within city limits. Count one hour outside the city and double that. With the......

L.A. Story

Over the past couple of years, beer festivals have multiplied like rabbits. In stark contrast to many mega-bashes (which still manage to sell out in hours) stands a smattering of smaller throw-downs where the brewers themselves serve the beer and hang around chatting. That’s why......

Craft in Concert

There’s nothing better than taking a great band’s show while sipping a crazy-good beer. We know: we spent a week in Tennessee recently doing that very thing at Bonnaroo (and can’t wait to get back for 2015). While we’re past summer’s halfway point,......

Holy Hops

In the Bible, Israel was known as the Land of Milk and Honey, and the country's growing craft beer scene is taking inspiration from those ancient words to create a vibrant, new brew culture. The first microbrewery in the region opened in 1995 in the Palestinian Christian village of Taybeh,......


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