How to Build a Beer Book Library

Heather Vandenengel 7 comments

Whether you're just getting into beer or you've become a serious homebrewer, these are the essential books to stock your home library. More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers for People Who Don't Like Beer

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 18 comments

If you're a beer lover, it's likely that you want to share your stash of awesome bottles with your friends. But what if your friends aren't big beer drinkers? We asked our crew of beer experts about the best crossover beers for people who generally drink wine, cider, or cocktails. More

How to Pair Beer With Mexican Food

Beer Pairings Mike Reis 12 comments

I know what you're thinking. "Here's how to pair beer with Mexican food: insert lime into Pacifico. Drink." I won't tell you not to drink your Coronas, Pacificos, and Tecates, but other beers can offer some serious south-of-the-border beer pairing satisfaction. Just like a well-made sauce can improve a dish, a well-paired beer can make any meal just a bit more awesome. More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Wheat Beers

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 21 comments

Consider this your wheat-beer bucket list. More

How to Buy Fresh Beer and Why it Matters

Collin McDonnell 14 comments

Does beer go bad? Have I been drinking spoiled beer? Should I go to a doctor?! Calm down, you're fine. Beer is certainly perishable, but it won't spoil in the way, say, a quart of milk does. Beer past its expiration date isn't unhealthy, but it is sad and not delicious. Today, I'm here to guide you through the ins and outs of buying fresh beer. More

Cheese and Beer Pairing Tips From Steve Jones of Portland's Cheese Bar

Beer Pairings Adam Lindsley 1 comment

If anyone understands the relationship between cheese and beer, it's Steve Jones, owner of Portland, Oregon's Cheese Bar. Here's his advice on learning to pair your favorite cheeses with their best beer match. More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers for Tacos

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 14 comments

If you're picking up a sixpack for taco night, what style of beer should you choose? We asked our crew of experts. More

Ask a Cicerone: Which is Better, Draft or Bottled Beer?

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 8 comments

We asked our crew of beer experts about the advantages and risks of draft vs. bottled beer (and also what they think about craft breweries packaging beer in cans.) More

A Beginner's Guide to American Beer Styles

Mike Reis 23 comments

Are American beer lovers more than just a bunch of IBU-chasing hopheads? Today's guide looks into a wide range of American beer styles, from adjunct lagers to Imperial porters. More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Saisons

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 9 comments

Did reading our guide to Belgian beer styles leave you craving saison? We can't blame you; these farmhouse ales are pretty darn delicious, with their citrusy scent and floral and peppery flavor. But which specific beers should you seek out? We asked our crew of beer experts for their picks. More

The 10 Most Interesting (and Delicious) Beers We Tried at Boston's Extreme Beer Fest

Event Recaps Cameron Simcik 4 comments

For the past decade, Extreme Beer Fest in Boston has been the spot to snag the strangest, rarest, and most innovative beers from around the world. Here are the 10 weirdest, awesomest beers we tried. More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beer With Sushi

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman Post a comment

We asked our crew of beer-pairing pros for their advice: what's the best beer to drink with sashimi, nigiri, or sushi rolls? More

Brewery to Watch: Other Half Brewing, Brooklyn, NY

Behind the Scenes Rabi Abonour 1 comment

With just two pairs of hands and three 30-barrel fermenters, Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson of Other Half Brewing can only brew so much beer. But they have their eyes on the prize. Take a peek behind the scenes at the new Gowanus brewery. More

A Beginner's Guide to British Beer Styles

Mike Reis 26 comments

The often-told history of British beer styles is filled with myths and half-truths. Here's the real story on milds and bitters, IPAs and porters, plus a few more essential British brews. More

The 20 Best New Sour Beers in the World

Beer Reviews David Flaherty 35 comments

I've come to crave sour beers like one does the endorphin rush from a hot sauce bottle adorned with skulls and crossbones. So I gathered a group of beer pros together to try out nearly 50 different recently released sour beers. Here are the 20 best bottles we tried. More

Ask a Cicerone: The Weirdest Beer Pairing That Works

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 5 comments

Some beer and food pairings are classics, but we asked our Cicerone crew for the weirdest—and most surprisingly successful—pairings they've discovered. Have you tried any of these pairings? More

Boulevard's Brewmaster Steven Pauwels on the Future of Craft Beer

A Pint With Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

We asked Steven Pauwels about how he got his start, how things have changed since Boulevard's acquisition by Duvel Moortgat, and where he thinks the beer industry is going next. More

2 New Session Beers for Hopheads

Maggie Hoffman 12 comments

Two new beers that aren't too boozy, but take no prisoners when it comes to hop attack. More

Beer Tripping: How to Plan a Perfect Beer-Focused Vacation

Heather Vandenengel 8 comments

With the spring thaw on the horizon and road trip season approaching, we have some advice on how to maximize your beer vacation, from airport beers to brewery maps. More

So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...

Collin McDonnell 42 comments

Curious about what it takes to go pro and start a brewery? Looking for advice? I've got some. The bad news is that five years in, giving advice about opening a brewery makes me feel like King Bummer. More

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