Beer Tasting 101: How to Tell the Skunky From the Merely Funky


There’s a difference between not liking a brew because of the way it tastes and not liking a beer because something has actually gone wrong in the bottle. Here’s how to navigate what you’re tasting and, with any luck, open yourself up to something new to love. Read More
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Why Portland (Yes, the Oregon One) Is the Best Beer City in the USA


Back in the 1980s, a few brewers built some of the first small breweries in the country in Portland, Oregon. They called themselves “microbrewers,” and created a beer culture that still exists here and nowhere else. Their pioneering spirit inspired other brewers to take risks, not only by opening breweries but by making bold, experimental beers. Read More
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Why Tampa Is the Best Beer City in the USA


What Tampa lacks in publicity, name recognition, and number of breweries, it makes up for in concentrated quality and unexplored coolness. And I’m letting you in on the secret: The greater Tampa Bay region—including the cities of Tampa and St. Petersburg, as well as surrounding counties—is the best destination for beer in the US that hardly anyone knows about. Read More
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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. Read More
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Beyond the Black and Tan: 4 Great Beer Blends to Try

These days, you can find beer pairings for everything from cheeses to Mexican food and beyond. But what about pairing beer with, well, more beer? No, I’m not about flights, I’m talking about blending: one of the easiest and most versatile two-ingredient cocktails you’ll ever meet. Here are four fall-friendly combinations to get you started. Read More
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How to Build a Beer Book Library

Whether you’re just getting into beer or you’ve become a serious homebrewer, these are the essential books to stock your home library.
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