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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

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Wheat Beers

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 21 comments

Consider this your wheat-beer bucket list. 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

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

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beer With Sushi

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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

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

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Brown Ales

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 8 comments

Our beer experts vote for the best brown ales on the market—and recommend what you should eat alongside your pint. Did your favorites make the list? More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beer to Drink With Pizza

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 11 comments

Pizza makes us happy, and beer makes us happy, and the two together make us really, really happy. We asked our beer pros for their tips on the ideal pairing for pizza, from a classic Margherita to the guilty pleasure of pizza Hawaiian-style. More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Lower-Alcohol Dark Beers

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 11 comments

If you love dark beer, you probably find yourself drinking quite a few strong specimens—luscious barrel-aged imperial stouts and robust porters, rich, roasty...and boozy. But what about the sorts of dark beers that you can drink by the pint all afternoon? More

Ask a Cicerone: How to Pair Beer and Chocolate

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

If you love beer and you love chocolate, your Valentine's Day is going to be a good one. Especially now that you're armed with the advice we're sharing today: expert tips on how to find the best beers to serve with chocolate treats, whether they're simple bars, spiced-up truffles, or chocolates filled with nuts or caramel. More

Ask a Cicerone: What's the Best Hoppy Beer?

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 37 comments

What's the best hoppy beer on the market today? More

Ask a Cicerone: Breweries to Watch in 2014

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 10 comments

We asked our crew of beer experts which breweries we should keep an eye on in 2014: breweries doing exciting things, growing, experimenting, or just making really awesome beer. More

Ask a Cicerone: What's the Best Affordable Beer?

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 30 comments

What delicious beers are underpriced? What's the best deal in beer? We asked 14 experts. More

Which Beer Certification Program is Right for You?

Chris Cohen 7 comments

If you want a beer biz job or want to move up the industry ladder, a beer certification can be the key to being taken seriously. Let's give these beer certification programs a look, shall we? More

Ask a Cicerone: What's the Best Way to Learn About Beer?

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 2 comments

Does your New Year's resolution involve becoming a beer expert? Do you have a plan of attack? We asked our crew of Certified Cicerones for their tips: how to get better at tasting and describing beer, how to learn about all the many beer styles, and what books are definitely worth reading. More

Ask a Cicerone: What People Get Wrong About Beer

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 14 comments

This week, we asked our crew of beer experts to sound off about people's misconceptions about beer. More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Gifts for Beer Lovers

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We turned to beer experts from around the country, asking what gifts are best for the beer-obsessed...plus a few to avoid. More

Ask a Cicerone: Your Favorite Porters and Stouts

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 30 comments

This may be the time when you can find spiced Christmas beers and hearty winter warmers on the shelves of your local beer shop, but it's also the season to really enjoy the rich, chocolaty flavor of porters and stouts...and their Imperial big siblings. But which are the best of the bunch? And what should you eat with this style of beer? More

Ask a Cicerone: The Best Beers to Pair With Oysters

Ask a Cicerone Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

We asked our crew of beer experts about their favorite beer pairings for oysters, both the just-shucked raw kind and grilled and fried options. More

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