Beer

Has the Popularity of IPAs Gone to Our Heads?

The craft beer market has evolved quite a bit in the past decade but there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: Year after year, IPA (or India Pale Ale to the more formally minded) ranks as the, hands-down, most popular beer style.

Deschutes Brewery to Begin Distribution in North Carolina

Deschutes Brewery announced it will introduce its beers to the entire state of North Carolina next month through a network of seven distributors. The Oregon-based brewery will partner with Caffey Distributing Company; Carolina Premium Beverage; Coastal Beverage Company; Healy Wholesale Company, Inc.

5 Ways to Build Competitive Draft Beer Diversity

Currently, there are over 5,000 craft breweries in this country, each offering an endless range of annual styles and flavors. Building an interesting craft beer program is not as formulaic as it once was by simply featuring heavier, stronger styles in colder months and lighter and more sessionable brews during the summer.

Blue Moon, OU Kosher Bringing Kosher-Friendly Beer to Millions

Blue Moon Brewing Company (Blue Moon), an award-winning craft beer company, announced today that its newest brewery in the River North (RiNo) neighborhood in Denver has been certified as OU Kosher from the Orthodox Union, the foremost authority in kosher certification.

Chicago's Moody Tongue Brewery is Headed to China

Moody Tongue Brewery, the Chicago-based culinary brewery, officially began its international expansion to China. With the Chinese community now taking a greater interest in American craft beers, Brewmaster Jared Rouben found this opportunity to introduce his method of culinary brewing: using a chef’s mindset to highlight flavors of aromatics in beers, to the Chinese market.

The Danger of Too Many Beer Taps

There’s a lot that makes America great, including freedom of choice. From 31 flavors of ice cream to, more to my point, 99 bottles of beer on the wall, consumers want what they want—so, why would any bar manager or restaurateur limit their patrons’ options? And yet, not to throw the good folks at places such as the Yard House under the bus, but the Irvine, California–originated chain with some 60 locations offers between 130 and 250 beers on its tap lists.

5 Hyper-Local Beers You Need to Be Drinking

Sourcing local ingredients, and even foraging, has become the norm for restaurants across the country.Whereas a list of local ingredient sources used to always grace menus to let customers know where the food came from, now some restaurants don’t bother taking up space with all the farm names.

Deschutes Brewery Announces 2017 Street Pub Tour

How do you take the biggest mobile block party—Deschutes Brewery’s Street Pub tour—and make it even better? By partnering with three of Oregon’s most beloved companies to bring new energy and activities to fans in five U.

The Results Are Out: Craft Beer is Still Going Strong

The gushing industry that is craft beer isn’t anywhere near kicking. At least not for the small and independent brewers out there.In 2016, according to data from The Brewers Association, craft brewers saw a 6 percent rise in volume on a comparable base and a 10 percent increase in retail dollar value.

Everything You Need to Know About Craft Beer's Blissful Hotel

If you’ve ever wanted to bathe in a hot tub filled with India Pale Ale, soon you will get your chance.Coinciding with the opening of its first international brewing facility in Columbus, Ohio, Scottish brewery BrewDog plans to open a hotel dedicated to beer called The DogHouse.

Former Stone Brewmaster to Open Atlanta Brewery, New Realm

Combining a collective passion for craft beer, partners Mitch Steele, Carey Falcone, and Bob Powers will bring a “New Realm” to Atlanta’s brewing community later this year. The trio announced their new venture in the Atlanta Beltline area in the fall of last year and has spent many hours coming up with the appropriate name to suit it.