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?
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The best Chinese restaurant may not have the best beer list, so you might be stuck between the choice of Tsingtao or Tsingtao. But if you're able to bring your own bottles...or you're prepping these dishes at home yourself, you get to consider how to really punch up your meal with a well-chosen beer.
It all started with Sierra Nevada. But where should you go from there on your American Pale Ale tasting journey? The best APAs on the market, according to our crew of Certified Cicerones.
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.
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.
Beyond making sure to have flawless sanitation, what else can you do to brew better beer at home?
If you're a beer lover, it's likely that you want to share your stash of awesome bottles with your friends. But what if your friends aren't big beer drinkers? We asked our crew of beer experts about the best crossover beers for people who generally drink wine, cider, or cocktails.
Consider this your wheat-beer bucket list.
If you're picking up a sixpack for taco night, what style of beer should you choose? We asked our crew of experts.
We asked our crew of beer experts about the advantages and risks of draft vs. bottled beer (and also what they think about craft breweries packaging beer in cans.)
Did reading our guide to Belgian beer styles leave you craving saison? We can't blame you; these farmhouse ales are pretty darn delicious, with their citrusy scent and floral and peppery flavor. But which specific beers should you seek out? We asked our crew of beer experts for their picks.
We asked our crew of beer-pairing pros for their advice: what's the best beer to drink with sashimi, nigiri, or sushi rolls?
Some beer and food pairings are classics, but we asked our Cicerone crew for the weirdest—and most surprisingly successful—pairings they've discovered. Have you tried any of these pairings?
Our beer experts vote for the best brown ales on the market—and recommend what you should eat alongside your pint. Did your favorites make the list?
Pizza makes us happy, and beer makes us happy, and the two together make us really, really happy. We asked our beer pros for their tips on the ideal pairing for pizza, from a classic Margherita to the guilty pleasure of pizza Hawaiian-style.
If you love dark beer, you probably find yourself drinking quite a few strong specimens—luscious barrel-aged imperial stouts and robust porters, rich, roasty...and boozy. But what about the sorts of dark beers that you can drink by the pint all afternoon?
If you love beer and you love chocolate, your Valentine's Day is going to be a good one. Especially now that you're armed with the advice we're sharing today: expert tips on how to find the best beers to serve with chocolate treats, whether they're simple bars, spiced-up truffles, or chocolates filled with nuts or caramel.
What's the best hoppy beer on the market today?
We asked our crew of beer experts which breweries we should keep an eye on in 2014: breweries doing exciting things, growing, experimenting, or just making really awesome beer.