Here is your list of true beer essentials in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley: the bars, restaurants, and breweries that curate the most epic beer menus, employ staff who bleed amber, and take the extra step with great food pairings or an ambience that makes you feel like you just warped to Brussels.
While your neighbors, colleagues, and cousins are all sipping green smoothies and headed to the gym on their brand new bicycles, why not make some resolutions you'll actually keep?
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.
If you want a beer biz job or want to move up the industry ladder, a beer certification can be the key to being taken seriously. Let's give these beer certification programs a look, shall we?
It can be tricky to figure out what's causing your beer to have "that homebrew flavor." Here are some of the most common yeast-derived off flavors and how to avoid them.
A step by step approach that you can follow to become a beer competition judge and join in the fun.
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 experts about the advantages and risks of draft vs. bottled beer (and also what they think about craft breweries packaging beer in cans.)
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?
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.
Drynuary? Not here. While we did drink our share of smoothies and juices this month, we also made our way through more than a few cocktails at home and out on the town, plus some stellar beer and wine.
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.
What delicious beers are underpriced? What's the best deal in beer? We asked 14 experts.
Does your New Year's resolution involve becoming a beer expert? Do you have a plan of attack? We asked our crew of Certified Cicerones for their tips: how to get better at tasting and describing beer, how to learn about all the many beer styles, and what books are definitely worth reading.
What beers go well with turkey, gravy, stuffing, and pie? Some advice from the experts.