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Brewery to Watch: Other Half Brewing, Brooklyn, NY

Drinks Rabi Abonour 1 comment

With just two pairs of hands and three 30-barrel fermenters, Matt Monahan and Sam Richardson of Other Half Brewing can only brew so much beer. But they have their eyes on the prize. Take a peek behind the scenes at the new Gowanus brewery. More

So You Think You Want to Open a Brewery...

Drinks Collin McDonnell 42 comments

Curious about what it takes to go pro and start a brewery? Looking for advice? I've got some. The bad news is that five years in, giving advice about opening a brewery makes me feel like King Bummer. More

Brewery to Watch: Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

Drinks Chris Cohen 6 comments

The American-inspired ales from Sante Adairius are just as excellent as their farmhouse and Belgian-inspired beers. We went to the brewery to chat with co-owner Tim Clifford about his sources of inspiration and plans for the future. More

Brewery to Watch: Propolis Brewing, Port Townsend, WA

Drinks Heather Vandenengel 1 comment

"We'd like to see interest in herbal brewing expand, but we don't want to put ourselves in that category," says Robert Horner of Propolis Brewing. "So much of what we're doing is influenced by place, French-Belgian brewing, the countryside, old England, Old World. Our ales, they're herbal, but they have a lot more in common with a Westmalle or Dupont than most of the gruits on market." More

We Tour Atlas Brew Works, Washington DC's 4th Brewery

Drinks Brian Oh Post a comment

2013 has been something of a banner year for Washington DC's food and drink scene and there's little sign of slowing. One of the latest additions is the fourth major brewery to come online in the District. More

5 Memorable Beers from Speakeasy Brewery's 16th Anniversary Party

Drinks Lauren Sloss Post a comment

Speakeasy Brewery turned sweet 16 this weekend and had a big ol' birthday bash to celebrate at their San Francisco brewery and tap room. Here are a few of the brand-new and limited-release beers we tried. More

3 Washington State Breweries You Should Know

Drinks Jen Muehlbauer 9 comments

A ton of interesting small breweries have opened in Washington in the last 3 or 4 years. Here are a few of them to seek out on your next trip west. More

An American Brewer's Beer Tour of Belgium

Drinks Jesse Friedman 12 comments

This was my second trip to Belgium, but my first as a brewer. I went looking for inspiration, to taste some of the best beers in the world in their native land, but also see what's new, what's developing, what direction Belgian beer is taking. More

Coming Soon to CA: Headlands Brewing Company

Drinks Mike Reis Post a comment

Bay Area drinkers are sucking down local suds faster than they can be produced, and local entrepreneurs are taking the hint. Patrick Horn (co-founder of Pacific Brewing Labs), Phil Cutti (head brewer for Southpaw BBQ), and Inna Volynskaya (who has worked in operations for Lagunitas) are three such entrepreneurs. Their project, Headlands Brewing Company, launches late this June. More

Hot Stuff: Agrarian's Cherry Cherry Bomb Bon Soda

Drinks Brian Yaeger 6 comments

The Cherry Cherry Bomb Bon from Agrarian Ales is a soft drink flavored with a neighbor's cherries—but the real secret ingredient is the cherry bomb chili peppers bursting with sweet and savory flavors and a mild heat. This pink-hued soda opens with a burst of fruity sweetness but the distinct sweet-hot chiie flavor gives it a wild kick, and the bubbles lend longevity to its tingling effect. More

Where to Drink Beer in the Hudson Valley

Drinks Gloria Dawson 5 comments

When it comes to New York beers, Brooklyn and Manhattan often get the spotlight. But those urban areas don't always have spaces large enough for experimentation and expanded beer offerings, not to mention brewery tours and brewpubs. In the Hudson Valley, brewers have have created award winning beers and built idyllic spots to enjoy them in. More

Snapshots from the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Drinks Erin Zimmer 6 comments

The most popular tourist destination in Ireland? Nope, not the Book of Kells at Trinity College or the Blarney Castle. It's the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Situated on St. James Street in an industrial complex overlooking the rest of the city, this is where Guinness has been brewed since the stout's inception in 1759. But to clarify, the Guinness Storehouse that's open to visitors is not the physical brewery; it's a six-story (pint-shaped!) museum full of interactive exhibits explaining the Guinness brewing process and its Irish heritage. More

8 New Denver Breweries to Visit During GABF

Drinks Sean M. Buchan Post a comment

If you're planning on visiting the Mile High City during the Great American Beer Festival this year, you may notice that a lot has changed since your last visit. Eight new breweries have opened up within Denver city limits in the last year (bringing the grand total to 22), not including the dozen or so that have begun pouring outside the metro area. The product of favorable liquor laws and an atmosphere that cultivates and encourages young breweries, Denver—and Colorado as a whole—is quickly becoming an epicenter for craft beer in the United States. More

The United States of Pizza: Arkansas

Slice Pizzalicious Lauren 21 comments

With the help of a few friends and Arkansas-based writer and food critic Kat Robinson (the Arkansas Times), I explored some of Arkansas' most-loved pizza places. Robinson says that Arkansawyers love their thin crust, but of course there are a number of places where they happily stray from that crispy status quo. More

Celebrating Sixpoint's Fifth Anniversary

New York Katie Quinn 1 comment

Sixpoint Craft Ales growler at the Fifth Anniversary Celebration. [Photographs: Katie Quinn] The beer flowed freely at the fifth anniversary celebration of Sixpoint Craft Ales, held last night at Roberta's in Bushwick. There's no question that locally brewed Sixpoint... More

A Pint With: Garrett Oliver, Brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 23 comments

Garrett Oliver has been brewing at the Brooklyn Brewery since 1994. He's known not only for his flavorful beers, but also for his eloquent writing on craft beer and his genius for finding delicious food and beer pairings. We're big fans of his book, The Brewmaster's Table, and were thrilled that he was willing to answer a few of our burning questions. More

A Pint With: Shane Welch, Founder of Sixpoint Craft Ales in New York City

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

Shane Welch founded Sixpoint Craft Ales in 2004 and has been brewing some of our favorite beers ever since. We chatted with Welch about his sources of inspiration, the beers he loves, his place in the craft brewing scene, and the ups and downs of running a small brewery in New York City. More

A Pint With: Sean Wilson, Founder of the Fullsteam Brewery in North Carolina

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 3 comments

Sean Wilson has a vision for the beer scene in the American South. Using heirloom grains and other ingredients from North Carolina farms, he and his collaborator, Chris Davis, hope to create a distinctly Southern style of beer. More

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