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Serious Beer: American Brown Ales

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 13 comments

We tasted ten brown ales—from bright, hoppy ones to the sweet and pruney. Whether you're looking for something bitter to see you through the World Series or a more warming, chocolately beer on a rainy night, we have favorites for both. More

Serious Beer: Tasting Belgian Dubbels

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 8 comments

You shouldn't look at a twelve-ounce bottle of Belgian dubbel and think, "For that much money, I could practically get a six pack of my regular beer." It depends on your priorities (and your regular beer), but this week's tasting convinced me that a single goblet of Belgian dubbel is an experience well worth the expense. More

Can Pumpkin Beer Be Serious Beer?

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 27 comments

Surely jack-o-lantern-flavored, cinnamon-perfumed beer isn't serious beer. We tried seven pumpkin beers, and as it turns out, some were actually pretty good—especially with a bowl of chili. More

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