The Best Breweries In Houston, TX

Houston has become increasingly popular in the past five years as breweries have started springing up in the South, giving locals a taste of the hazy IPA. The biggest city in America has started to witness a rise in IPAs, so much so that it is commonly referred to as “Juiceton.” In 2017, Larry Koestler, … Read more

The Best Breweries In Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids earned the nickname “Beer City USA” back in 2012, and for good reason. The city has a population of just over 200,000 and is home to more than 80 breweries! If you love beer as much as we do, you need to head to Grand Rapids to truly understand Beer City USA’s hype! … Read more

The Best Breweries In Denver, CO

Denver is a must-visit place for craft beer enthusiasts. With over 150 breweries located in Denver alone, you’ll find a place to quench your thirst just about anywhere in this city. From staple beers to unique flavors, there is something for everyone. The city also showcases 3,000+ beers at the Great American Beer Festival and … Read more

The Best Breweries In Dallas, TX

Dallas is known for its vibrant, bold vibes that can be the foundation for many lovely memories. It has been morphing for years and has turned into a tech-focused, modern city. There are some of the best breweries in Dallas that are known around the Lone Star State for their impeccable beverages. In 2019, there … Read more

The Best Breweries In Colorado Springs, CO

Natural landscapes, Pikes Peak, and rich cultural offerings are some of the many reasons people visit Colorado Springs. But there is more to the Olympic City than its picturesque views and stunning landscapes. For craft beer enthusiasts, Colorado Springs offer 20+ breweries to choose from. Thus, Colorado Springs can be your next location if you’re … Read more

The Best Breweries In Chicago, IL

Chicago has a beautiful and well-established drinking history from Schlitz and Old Styles to the infamous Malort. All this to say, no one could have predicted the boom in the craft beer industry’s growth in Chicago in the past decade. Bustling with well over 200 breweries, some of the most popular breweries in Chicago include … Read more

The Best Breweries In Charleston, SC

Charleston has so much to do, from historic landmarks and cobblestone streets to family-fun activities. But another thing that sets it apart from other hot tourist spots is its craft beer scene. Charleston has become the new spot for craft beer enthusiasts. With more than 30 breweries, Charleston offers amazing options for tourists and locals … Read more

The Best Breweries in Baltimore, MD

Before we talk about the best breweries in Baltimore, you must keep in mind that this city has played a major role in the history of beers and drinks. In 1829, the bottle cap was invented in Baltimore. Moreover, the people of Baltimore were responsible for canning the very first beer. There were many old … Read more

How to Pair Craft Beer and Food

Beer and food go hand and hand – arguably beer is the most versatile beverage to pair with a meal. As a beer geek, I’m often the only one at the table drinking beer alongside the main course at restaurants or dinner parties. Wine is great, but beer – craft beer – has an equal … Read more

Best Low-Calorie IPAs

Best low calorie hoppy beers

Low-Cal is in. After years of pastry stouts and milkshake IPAs, craft beer drinkers are reaching for lighter, lower calorie options. With low-calorie IPA, there needs to be some compromise. Expect lower alcohol and a dryer body with much less sweetness relative to typical IPA. That doesn’t mean they’re not delicious. Craft brewers get creative … Read more

Our First Sip Brew Box Review

First Sip Brew Box Review

Craft beer lovers’ enthusiasm rivals the passion of even the most devoted sports fans. Beer geeks proudly wear brewery t-shirts and collect unique glasses, coasters, and bottle openers. Craft beer is more than just the liquid in the glass – it’s a vibrant community. First Sip Brew Box is a craft beer subscription service for … Read more

Brewer’s Friend Review

Brewer’s Friend Review

Cloud-based brewing software is the way of the future for homebrewers and professionals alike. Brewers are starting to embrace this convenient solution to design and share their delicious beer recipes. We’ve been using Brewer’s Friend for a few months – here’s our review. What is Brewer’s Friend? Brewer’s Friend is a cloud-based brewing program and … Read more

How To Can Wort For Easy, Premade Yeast Starters

How To Can Wort: Make Easy Yeast Starters With Premade Wort

Using a yeast starter makes better beer. Healthy yeast leads to tastier beer and quicker fermentations. But sometimes life gets in the way and you can’t find the time to boil the wort, cool it, and pitch the yeast. What if you could have premade, sterilized wort, ready to go in minutes? Wort can be … Read more

Best New England IPAs

Best New England IPAs - Trillium, Weldwerks, Other Half, Bissell Brothers

India Pale Ale is all about the hops. Packing as many hops into a beer at every point of the brewing process has always been a hallmark of the style. Pungent, floral, fruity – American IPA is one of the most important beer styles ever brewed. In the past 10 years, however, American IPA as … Read more

Tavour Review

Tavour subscription box with 9 beers in front of it

Beer clubs are great. Receiving monthly deliveries of fantastic craft beer is a modern day pleasure, with a hint of luxury. Many beer subscription services are rigid in their selection, offering limited customization. Tavour, however, gives users plenty of freedom and connects beer lovers with spectacular and rare beer. We recommend Tavour as the best … Read more

The Original Craft Beer Club Review

The Original Craft Beer Club Review

There are over 7000 craft breweries in America. That’s a lot of beer to try! Everyone has their local favorites, but it can be difficult to venture out of state lines and taste the wide range of flavors across the country. If you want to see what brewers across the U.S. are producing, joining a … Read more

Hop Extract: Loads of Lupulin

lots of syringes full of hop extract

Hops give beer its bitterness along with its distinctive floral, herbal, and fruity flavors. As an agricultural product, hops vary crop to crop and have a limited shelf life. Hop extracts provide a solution to these problems for brewers looking for more control over their brews. Hop extracts provide consistent and clean bittering to beer. … Read more

Beer Drop Subscription Box Review

Beer Drop Subscription Box Beer Of The Month Club

Staying on top of trends in craft beer can be difficult. Are hazy IPAs still cool? What type of donut is in the hottest new barrel-aged stout? We admit some of these trends are fleeting and it can be confusing to stay up to date. Could a beer subscription service help keep you on top … Read more

These Are The Best IPAs You Can Buy

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Distinctive and assertive, IPA is emblematic of the modern beer revolution. These hopped up ales reign supreme in craft brewing. India Pale Ale has transformed, evolved, and been re-invented continuously throughout its history. What was once a bitter, copper English ale, IPA is now a beer style – a movement even – with limitless boundaries. … Read more

Hop Heads Beer Club Review

IPA of the month club sample including a newsletter and 12 IPAs

Hoppy beers are dominating the craft-beer market place. Almost every brewery makes at least a couple of IPAs or hoppy pale ales. Hop-forward beers are also quickly gaining over the palates of traditional lager drinkers. A great way to find out new beers and discover new styles is through an IPA of the month club. … Read more

Rare Beer Club Review

rare beer club newsletter with 2 bottles of cigar city tocobaga and viven smoked porter

Subscription services are hugely popular in all consumer domains. Food, drink, pets, DIY – you name it – people love receiving packages at home. It’s fun, exciting, and often surprising to open up a new gift-box every month. And what could be more exciting than a box of beer? What about rare and exclusive craft … Read more

These are The Best Pilsner Beers In the World

best pilner beers - prima pils, pivo pils

Pilsner beer is one of the world’s most popular drinks. Golden, effervescent, and refreshing, pilsners are the default go-to beer for most beer drinkers. This historic style, as popular as it is, has undergone a rebirth in craft beer in recent years. With the recent surge in craft-brewed pilsners, we thought we’d highlight our favorites. … Read more

These Are the Best Lager Beers In The World

best lagers in 2020 on green background including pilsner urquell and weihenstephaner

Lager is the most popular type of beer in the world. When most people think of beer, they think of a refreshing, fizzy yellow drink served ice cold – a pale lager. While pale and light lagers can be delicious, the world of lager beer has a lot more to offer. In the last few … Read more

What the Funk is a Foeder?

foeders from foeder crafters wooden vats for aging beer sour beer

Oak aged and sour beers are dominating craft beer bars, bottle shops, and beer trading markets. Beer has been fermented on wood for hundreds of years…so what’s with the recent boom? Breweries are pumping out massive volumes of oak fermented beer due in large part to the widespread use of foeders. With the demand for … Read more

Organic Beer: Sustainable from Grain to Glass

usda certified organic craft beer

Beer is made from malt, hops, yeast, and water… have you ever considered where these ingredients come from?  Most grain and hop farms use pesticides and toxic fertilizers. These can have a negative environmental impact. Because of this, organic farming practices have blown up in the last decade. Many brewers work to reduce their ecological … Read more

Riverwards IPA: brewing on a commercial scale

I recently had the opportunity to design and brew a beer with my friend, and head brewer, John Wible at 2nd Story Brewing Company in Philly. Back in April of 2014, I won 2nd Best Of Show for batch #1 of HopWards in the Philly Homebrew Cup, the prize was the aforementioned brew day. John … Read more