Beer News


Introducing Whole Foods’ First In-House Brewery

Whole Foods’ first-ever in-store brewpub is now open for business and pouring pints. Whole Foods Market Brewing Co. opened on November 6 in the new Post Oak location in Houston, Texas, with a lineup of house brews, including the produce-aisle inspired Sweet Potato Weizenbock. The five-barrel system, with the capacity to produce 400–500 barrels annually,

Beer Review


On the Radar: New Craft Beer Releases and Returning Favorites

Some parts of the country have already seen snowfall and the days are getting shorter, but that also means that there’s more time at night to enjoy new beers. And thankfully, craft breweries are already sending out new treats for the season ahead, from late-season fresh hops ales to hearty stouts to fruited sours. Add

Making Beer


Off-Flavor of the Week: Metallic

When tasting beer, not everything is black and white. Lagers should be clean, but English ales are expected to have something of a fruity profile, Belgian ales even more so. Oxidation is generally undesirable, except in those occasional situations when it transforms a big barleywine into a sublime sherry-like sipper. What’s considered an off flavor

Craft Beer Scene


Blood, Sweat, and Beer: New Documentary Taps into the Craft Beer Dream

The American Dream is very much alive in the craft-beer industry in the United States. Across the country, small brewery owners are growing grassroots concepts and producing handcrafted brews that consumers can’t get enough of. Neither can documentary filmmakers. A new film, Blood, Sweat, and Beer, follows two start-up breweries in the first year of

Beer Collecting & Trading


Shipping Your Homebrew

Go far enough down the road of homebrew obsession, and sooner or later you’ll find yourself needing to ship some beer. Whether submitting samples to a competition, participating in a Secret Santa swap, or simply offering a bottle of your 2008 barleywine as a holiday gift, getting your precious homebrew from point A to point

Homebrew Videos

Pairing Beer & Food


Craft-Beer Pairings For Thanksgiving Dinner

For many of us craft beer geeks, Thanksgiving is not just a day for sharing food; it’s also a great excuse to host a bottle or growler share. To best suggest what beer styles to bring to your Thanksgiving meals, I called in some food and beer experts, who helped to create this Thanksgiving food

Beer Events

Holiday Ale Fest

Craft Beer Jubilee: 6 Must-Hit Winter Ale Festivals

This winter promises a lineup of holiday and cold weather ale festivals across the country. Mark your calendars and make a date to check out at least one of these festivals. You’ll be glad you did. DC Craft Beer Festival Winter Harvest Washington, D. C. November 22, 2014 Coming up this weekend, seventy-five breweries, 150

Beer Recipes

Winter Warmer Beer Recipe

Winter Warmer Style: 21B Christmas/Winter Specialty Spiced Beer Type: All Grain Beer A malty, warming beer for cold days Original Gravity (est): 1.065 ABV (est): 6.3% Final Gravity (est): 1.017 IBU (est): 35.1 Recipe Grain 10.5 lbs Marris Otter 1.5 lbs 120 L Crystal Malt .5 lbs Brown Malt Hops 1 oz Northern Brewer (60