If you're like me, there's no friggin' chance you're going to run to the bottle shop to get the perfect beer for that dinner you just thought up. Don't think for a minute, though, that I'm left beerless and unsatisfied when it comes to supper sippin'. My fridge is prepared for everything, and yours can be too.
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This drink, chilled down with a bottle of Duvel, will knock a couple of degrees off a hot day's temperature.
There's one beer style that continues to hook us, even while we dabble with farmhouse ales and schwarzbiers on the side: the American IPA. Here are nine excellent lesser-known examples you really should be drinking.
We are currently in a golden age of American-made lagers—and your local shop is packed full of delicious options. Here are 10 you really should seek out before summer's end.
Some people take their comfort in a pint of beer, others in a pint of ice cream. But you're missing out if you've never thought to mix the two: a frosty mug of beer can be even better with a scoop of your favorite vanilla or caramel-fudge.
Rich, hot beer-cheese soup may not sound like ideal summer fare, but this version is made with a warm-weather cookout star—smoky grilled brats—that transform it into a dish that's seasonally appropriate. Flavored with cheddar and spike with a bit of Velveeta for improved texture, it's my go-to meal when I want a taste of my Midwestern roots.
Rich, hot beer-cheese soup may not sound like ideal summer fare, but this version is made with a warm-weather cookout star—smoky grilled brats—that transform it into a dish that's seasonally appropriate. Flavored with cheddar and spiked with a bit of Velveeta for improved texture, it's my go-to meal when I want a taste of my Midwestern roots.
We asked our crew of beer experts—all Certified Cicerones—for their thoughts on the most exciting craft beer scenes outside the US. Here are their picks for the beer-producing nations you should definitely have on your radar.
We asked our crew of friendly beer experts—all Certified Cicerones—for their list of essential beers you really should try.
The same beer can cost $5 at one bar and $8 at another. What gives? We investigate how the owners of bars and restaurants set beer prices, and what you're paying for when you buy a pint.
The beer that's best with burgers probably isn't going to do much for your grilled lobster tails or jerk chicken. If you want a beer that's going to make every element of your grilled feast taste even better, you've got some decisions to make. I'm here to help.
Beyond making sure to have flawless sanitation, what else can you do to brew better beer at home?
Bright, herbal, and generously spiced Middle Eastern dishes are wonderful with beer—if you choose the right bottles. Read this guide before you stock up.
Beer pros share their advice on the best way to approach a beer fest.
Your summer bucket list should include drinking all of these wheat beers.
Do you know your Tettnanger from your Fuggle? Can you taste the difference between Citra hops and Simcoe? This guide will introduce you to essential hops from around the world.
A tasty elderflower shandy that says, "stop taking your drink so seriously."
Sam Adams founder Jim Koch swallows active dry yeast before drinking, claiming it can help keep you from getting wasted. Today we'll look at the science of alcohol metabolism to find out if this trick could actually work.
This beer based cocktail steps up sangrita into a full fledged drink of its own. Even better: the recipe is meant to be mixed by the pitcher a few hours before your party starts.
Sangrita moves from lowly shooter to a full-fledged cocktail in this smoky, spicy and refreshing beer-based pitcher drink.