The Hater’s Guide to Pumpkin Beer
Is trying to find a good pumpkin beer a hopeless cause?
Is trying to find a good pumpkin beer a hopeless cause?
The Oregon craft beer scene is one of the most saturated in the entire world. How do you decide what to drink? And does it matter?
The warmth of the alcohol from these Russian Imperial Stouts pairs perfectly with long, cold nights by the fireplace.
After 21 years as Wyoming's top brewery, Snake River is being surpassed in size by two newcomers. But they're sticking to their formula -- mostly.
Forgo mass market beers and bring a six-pack to tailgate that better represents your team. Here are 32 very drinkable craft beers for tailgating this winter.
In the past few years, the Wyoming craft beer scene has exploded with delicious brews from every corner of the state. Here are six of the best.
The juicy double IPA is craft beer's new enigmatic obsession. We tasted some of the best examples in the world to attempt to define it once and for all.
Craft brewing has led to a gold rush for some of the world's most popular and potent hops. That means that there's no longer enough to go around.
Meet the Berkeley brewery that only makes sour beer.
More American beers are making use of New Zealand's pungent hops. But for the best introduction, best go straight to the source.
There's a beer that tastes like Venus. One that's made to be served like a flat white. The boys of Garage Project have endless creativity, and that innovation translates to the best beer in New Zealand.
The American craft lager is primed for a renaissance. Now: what exactly is it?
The importance of cooling your beer in earnest -- that is, eschewing the traditional "koozie" for a bandana wrap.
Think all the best beer, wine and spirits come from the coasts? Think again.
Chances are you've been pouring your beer wrong. Here's how to do it right in three simple steps.
Cracking a rare, interesting brew in celebration of Beer Week's conclusion.
There are over 3,000 craft brewing companies in the United States. How can a budding brewer stand out? We caught up with the Bronx Brewery's Chris Gallant and Dyckman Beer Company's Juan Camillo after New York Beer Week to find the solution, from naming to branding to brewing.
Wild ales are full bodied, can be incredibly complex, and for beer snobs and those looking for a liquid thrill, they're the holy grail of brewing.
A look back at GP's two blind taste test tournaments, one between 64 of the best beers in the country, one between 34 (32 and a play-in) of macro beers from around the world.
Who designs your favorite craft beer labels and cans? What inspires them, and how do they translate great beer into expressive, convincing art? To find out, we asked brewers, artists, experts and designers at several major breweries.
Whether you're just starting out as an extract brewer or trying your hand at all-grain brewing, here are the kits you need for your next home brew.
Craft beer faces a whole new set of hurdles in 2015. Where are we headed as a nation of brewers and drinkers?
A beer with Jim Koch, the ever-divisive founder and president of the most successful craft brewery in America.
Alternative beer festivals are a little like beer cocktails: they can seem a little tacky to some, but they're worth trying. Here are 10 of America's best.
Studying the operations of Fort Point Beer Co., which opened last year and is making waves in one of the most competitive beer markets in the US.
Can't find a beer app that works for you? These seven are each geared toward different aspects of the beautiful craft.
Craft beer is full of cool, intelligent and well-traveled founders and brewers. But a soft-spoken, unassuming guy from New York City has tales to top them all.
Our guide to the 16 best home bar- and spirits-related gifts under $50.
Finding the best craft brews in Scotland with the help of Glasgow's DryGate Brewery.
Scottish craft beer is in its infancy. But its brewers are pushing new boundaries, using complex hops from around the world to launch a glut of creativity.
If you heard Goose Island Beer Co. was coming into town with their upcoming Black Friday release of their Bourbon County Stout lineup, which features some of the most coveted beers brewed in the US, you’d expect a little fanfare. But when Mike Siegel, innovations manager for Goose Island, carried the lineup in for tasting, it was at room temperature and accompanied by little plastic cups, the sort any corner store would carry.
From the Archives: There are serious benefits to matching your glass to your beer. Here's our guide to the different types of glasses and the brews you should sip out of them.
Back in 2011 The Atlantic reported on "The Divisive Pumpkin Ale", alleging that the style had become synonymous with increasingly stale and overdone flavors. This is still the (very subjective) argument for people who loathe the stuff. But more and more brewers and beer enthusiasts argue beyond taste: they say that some pumpkin beer practices are bad for consumers and craft beer in general.
Fruit beers have long been the redheaded stepchildren of the beer world. But now American brewers are using more complex bases -- stouts, brown ales, rye ales and barleywines among others -- and taking cues from the Belgians, those oldest of fruit beer brewers, to harness the nation’s harvest, from pumpkins to pluots. These are the best fruit beers of their labor.
If you associate wheat beer with Blue Moon and a slice of orange, this is your primer to the world of American brewers doing something more with their wheat malt. They’re adding aromatic hops. They’re open fermenting. They're cultivating a beer that’s front-palate friendly with a full finish. These ten are perfect examples.
Leave it to an Alaskan to invent a new way to drink alcohol outdoors. Pat Tatera, the founder of Pat’s Backcountry Beverages, developed a system for carrying concentrated forms of both alcohol and soda into the wild for hikers to make their own carbonated beverages in minutes with the help of stream water and small carbonation pouches.
A little over two decades ago, Stephane Ostiguy and Jean-Francois Gravel met while studying science at McGill University. Neither got their degrees -- but they do make some of the best beer in the world at Dieu du Ciel, Montreal's best craft brewery.
There are serious benefits to matching your glass to your beer. Here's our guide to the different types of glasses and the brews you should sip out of them.
We interview Kelly Taylor, owner and operator of KelSo Beer Co., who recently made beer history by becoming the first American brewer to age beer in Jameson's coveted whiskey barrels.
Only in its seventh year, the American Craft Beer Festival is already the largest beer festival on the East Coast. Unlike the West Coast-dominated Great American Beer Festival, the American Craft Beer Festival isn’t a competition; brewers aren’t asked to pay for their booth space, and they are reimbursed for the beer they serve at the festival. This allows more smaller breweries to attend, and it also makes the festival something of a celebration of beer for beer’s sake.
GP correspondent Will McGough goes for a bike ride with beer pioneer Dale Katechis and ends up with a bloody elbow and an appreciation for the canned beer movement.
If you haven't yet joined the home brew revolution, you're missing out on a lot of fun. We test out one starting point, the one gallon home brew kit from Northern Brewer.
Ten different top poppers for ten different kinds of bottle-opening guys.
Not far from where Jesus converted water to wine, Israeli craft brewers are trying their hand at beer. GP editor Jeremy Berger tippled quite a few and came away with a good set of recommendations.