This refreshing beer cocktail has a savory twist: no, there's no meat in it, but the secret ingredient is steak sauce.
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Whether you're stuck in an amber ale rut or a little tired of IPA, consider this your checklist: 20 styles of beer you really should try to broaden your beer horizons—and specific bottles to seek out.
You've seen the term 'barrel aged' all over your local beer shop. Barrel aged stout, barrel aged barleywine, barrel aged IPA...you name it. But what are you getting when you pick up a bottle? For the most part, a barrel aged version of a beer is going to be a fuller flavored—and generally more expensive—version of the base beer, in part thanks to the flavors imparted by the barrel itself (and whatever booze lived in that barrel before your beer.) Here are 9 of our favorites.
They sneak into our bottle shops in the dead of night, revealed under fluorescent light to an unwelcome and premature soundtrack of soft-rock renditions of Jingle Bells and Silent Night. They're coming: Christmas beers, spiced to the hilt with nutmeg, cloves, and ginger.
Shopping for Thanksgiving ingredients is terrible. Luckily, shopping for awesome Thanksgiving beer is really easy. For a full night of tasty pairings, you just need three different bottles. Ready to stock up?
As the weather chills, and what you eat becomes more indulgent, so can what you drink. These beers can bring out harmonies in food flavors, tame spice, cut through richness, and cleanse your palate, all matching the intensity of anything on your plate.
Halloween candy is just fine, but come fall, I crave creamy, chocolatey oatmeal stout. I asked our crew of beer experts—all Certified Cicerones—about the best of the bunch.
These days, you can find beer pairings for everything from cheeses to Mexican food and beyond. But what about pairing beer with, well, more beer? No, I'm not about flights, I'm talking about blending: one of the easiest and most versatile two-ingredient cocktails you'll ever meet. Here are four fall-friendly combinations to get you started.
A simple, two-ingredient cocktail made by blending strong, hoppy IPA and bright citrusy wheat beer.
Toasty, malty, and a little nutty, brown ale is a natural partner for hard cider. Combined in this simple two-ingredient cocktail, they produce a mouth-coating caramel richness cut with a sharp rinse of tart cider.
Tart and fruity Flanders red ale and dark, creamy stout make a rich and satisfying two-ingredient cocktail with notes of caramel, chocolate, citrus, and berry.
Sweet, rich pumpkin ale combines with deeply smoky Rauchbier for a savory, funky two-ingredient beer cocktail that's perfect for fall.
Toasty, malty, nutty: they're just the kind of flavors you want in autumn, the ones you need to accompany roasted parsnips and squash, a crisp-skinned chicken or a comforting bowl of chili. Luckily for all of us, these flavors are found in abundance in the freshly released amber-colored Märzenbiers that make the rounds each Oktoberfest season.
Inspired by a campfire hamburger tradition, this unusual take on meatloaf is loaded with onions, garlic, pickles, and mushrooms, then topped with a rich beer-cheese sauce.
Instead of getting charred and snappy like they would on the grill, these German-style garlic sausages wind up with a nice, evenly browned surface thanks to a hot oven and baste in beer, olive oil and red wine vinegar. An accompaniment of quick-pickled peppers and onions ups the ante -- and offers an excuse to use end-of-season produce.
Roasted in the oven and basted with beer, these German-style pork sausages turn out juicy, tender, and lightly browned all over. Quick-pickled peppers and onions, meanwhile, add a flavorful, bright counterpoint.
Many beers are best fresh, and the freshest beer you're gonna find is the one your local brewery is making. We ask our crew of experts about their favorite breweries that don't require a road trip.
It's one thing to drink a beer brewed with Cascade hops, but to grab a Cascade cone straight from the bine, rub it between your palms, and breathe in the fresh aromas is something else entirely.
Hate pumpkin beer? Here are a few delicious alternatives.
A good pilsner is one of our favorite party beers: it's refreshing and easy-drinking, but still offers enough interesting flavor to please serious beer nerds. But which sixpack should you buy?