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Craft Beer Glassware And The Serious Drinking Experience

I started drinking beer back in high school and I drank it back then basically out of bottles or cans. Glasses were just more evidence of my under-age lawbreaking and yet another thing that need to be discarded in an unwelcome situation. Plus a bottle in hand added a little “outlaw” swagger to a night on the town and at eighteen, that’s what I was desperately going for.



Newbies – 5 New Craft Beers You Need To Check Out - August 20, 2015

Grand Unified Theory / The Dread / Iron Throne Blonde Ale and more!

So many beers- So little time... This week’s newbies hints of summer’s end and we’ve a number interesting new offerings that you’ll want to chase down…Plus we’ve some new releases from Ommegang and Newburyport Brewing that sound serious as well.

AUGUST 20, 2015

The State of American Craft Beer – Hawaii

With our headquarters in Washington DC and the bulk of our correspondents found near America’s top producing craft beer regions on the coasts, it only makes sense for us to start a new series giving all the states their due, featuring breweries large and small, plus the histories behind them.

For the sake of clarity and with an eye toward avoiding any bias, we’re doing this thing alphabetically. We’ve now stayed sober long enough to have reached our eleventh state on the list, The Aloha State, Hawaii.


5 Craft Beer Ideas We’re Not Sure About

If you read us regularly (and we don’t know why you wouldn’t) you understand better than most that we’ve got opinions about almost everything. That doesn’t mean that we’re better informed or any smarter than the guy at the bar drinking next to you – it only means that we’ve opinions. Some of those opinions we’re pretty sure we got right – others not so much.

And here are five craft beer ideas that we’re really not sure about…


Bad Beer Rules in South Korea

How can a country known for its exciting cuisine also be home to the world’s most boring beer? The people of South Korea wouldn’t put up with bland, passive food and yet they seem to tolerate some of the planet’s blandest brews……There’s a not unfamiliar reason for this.

AUGUST 18, 2015

Newbies – 5 New Craft Beers You Need To Check Out - August 18, 2015

Hash Brown / One Buffalo / Odell’s Oktoberfest and more!

So many beers- So little time... This week’s newbies hints of fall and we’ve a number interesting new offerings that you’ll want to chase down…Plus we’ve some new releases from SweetWater and Southern Tier that sound serious as well.

AUGUST 18, 2015

The American Craft Beer Quick Hits - August 17, 2015

Craft Beer News That You Need To Know About!

We blame the industry for this… It used to be that when we wrapped up our Weekend Picks on Friday, we could coast through the weekend. There was little need to check in for updates - things were pretty much done. But clearly all that’s changed.

So here’s some of what’s happened in the world of craft beer while you were off enjoying yourselves.

AUGUST 17, 2015

5 Stupid Questions with Beavertown Brewery’s Logan Plant

We first met Logan Plant some years back when he was still with the UK-based band Sons of Albion when they were touring the states in support of their first US release. And even though that band was making some great music together at that time – nothing would ever have prepared us for Plant’s next act as the founder of Beavertown Brewery – one of London’s most exciting and innovative craft breweries!

As busy as he is managing Beavertown’s incredible growth, Logan graciously agreed to give us his time. And we repaid that kindness by asking him…5 STUPID QUESTIONS.


AUGUST 17, 2015

The American Craft Beer Friday Wrap-Up

This Week’s Compendium of Our Good, Bad & Ugly

Hey we get it.  You’re busy and you can’t possibly hang with us 24/7. But still, we don’t want you to be missing all the good stuff. So as part of our ongoing commitment to bringing you the best craft beer and lifestyle coverage on the face of the planet - and to keep you plugged into our ongoing recklessness – we do a weekly compilation of our recent good, bad and ugly.

So welcome to another Friday Wrap-Up

AUGUST 14, 2015

The American Craft Beer Weekend Picks - August 14, 2015

Hey the work week is over… And it’s time to start thinking fun. Well good, because we’re all about it and we’ve got all kinds of ideas for you. From the nation’s coolest beer festivals, movies and music to cutting edge TV - we’ve got your back big-time.  Plus we’ve a special weekend beer pick for you too, because we know you’ll be drinking!

So welcome to our awesome Weekend Picks…

AUGUST 14, 2015
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