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Reinvent Rice Krispie Treats With Potato Chips, Pretzels, and Stout

Rice Krispie treats aren't good only to those of us nostalgic for our childhoods—they're actually really delicious. But that doesn't mean we can't upgrade them. Here we swap out the puffed rice for salty/savory pretzels and potato chips, then infuse the marshmallow with a bitter chocolate stout and finish the bars off with melted milk chocolate. Childhood snacks are great. These are even greater. More

6 New Must-Try Summer Beers

Summertime, and the drinkin' is easy. But choosing what to drink is actually a bit challenging. If you're tired of the same seasonal offerings and looking for something new, start here: six delicious, recently-released beers that are just the thing to quench your summer thirst. More

Lager Is Craft Beer's Most Exciting Frontier

For most folks, the word 'lager' brings to mind pale, crushable beers, perfect for hot and humid days. But lager is more than that. And while craft beer's current identity in the US was formed around amber ales, pale ales, and IPAs, lagers will play an important part in its future. More

New York Beer: 7 Must-Visit Outer Borough Breweries

If you live in New York, you've probably visited Brooklyn Brewery. But the outer boroughs have lots of fantastic new and lesser-known breweries, too—spots that'll get you excited about today's beer scene. Here are seven impressive breweries to add to your next beer crawl, plus tips on what to drink when you arrive. More

9 Fantastic Fruit Beers to Seek Out

If you think of fruit beers as wimpy, you've probably only tasted the brands that use syrups and extra sweeteners instead of just real whole fruit. And these days, fruit beer lovers needn't be limited to Belgium—American craft brewers are busy experimenting with new and creative methods for getting fruit in the mix. The results are delicious. More

Why You Should Get to Know Italian Beer (and 9 Must-Try Bottles)

When you picture Italy, it's likely you're envisioning tender strands of pasta and intensely-flavored vegetables, plates of luscious cured meat, and glasses full of wine: all products of the country's unique soil, climate, and culture. But these days, you'd be missing an element that's recently been electrifying Italy's food scene: craft beer. More

Your Beer and Cheese Pairing Cheat Sheet

"If I were to say, 'Fill in the blank: Cheese and ______', most people would say 'crackers' right away. Well, beer is made from the same ingredients as crackers (plus a few extras), so to me it just makes sense to put them together," says Jesse Vallins. But of course, when it comes to beer and cheese, some matches turn out tastier than others. We asked beer pros for their general tips and a few must-try pairings. More

Upgrade Your Potato Skins With Beer-Cooked Onions, Beer-Simmered Brats, Beer Cheese, and Bacon

One of my go-to Game Day foods has always been potato skins. This time around, we can settle for nothing less that the ultimate champion of skins—the MVP of football feasts. If we're truly bringing our appetizer A-game, we need to mix it up a bit by drafting some beer right into our recipes. Brew-loving brothers and sisters, if you're with me, allow me to introduce an ale-filled appetizer just in time for the Super Bowl: Bacon, Bratwurst, and Beer Cheese Potato Skins. More

Bacon, Bratwurst, and Beer Cheese Potato Skins

One of my go-to Game Day foods has always been potato skins. This time around, we can settle for nothing less that the ultimate champion of skins—the MVP of football feasts. If we're truly bringing our appetizer A-game, we need to mix it up a bit by drafting some beer right into our recipes. Brew-loving brothers and sisters, if you're with me, allow me to introduce an ale-filled appetizer just in time for the Super Bowl: Bacon, Bratwurst, and Beer Cheese Potato Skins. More

9 Outstanding Barrel Aged Beers

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. More

7 Great Beers for the Christmas Beer Hater

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. More

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