Whether you're just getting into beer or you've become a serious homebrewer, these are the essential books to stock your home library.
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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.
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.
Consider this your wheat-beer bucket list.
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.
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.
If you're picking up a sixpack for taco night, what style of beer should you choose? We asked our crew of experts.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
We asked our crew of beer-pairing pros for their advice: what's the best beer to drink with sashimi, nigiri, or sushi rolls?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Two new beers that aren't too boozy, but take no prisoners when it comes to hop attack.
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.
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.