Beer News


Beercation Boosts the Economic Impact of Craft Beer in a Big Way

Beer tourism used to be what we beer geeks just called vacation, but in the past decade “beercation” has become a lucrative trend with a catchy name. To go on “beercation” has become a right of passage for beer lovers who are visiting destination breweries and crossing off world-class taverns from their bucket lists. In

Pairing Beer & Food

Unseen Bean coffee

Beer for Breakfast: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (Beer)

Chefs and bartenders across the nation are blending beer into beermosas and Bloody Marys, infusing it into their benedicts and gravies, and pairing it alongside breakfast items at multi-course brunches. The lineup of 2014 Great American Beer Festival breakfasts and brunches was proof alone that it is undoubtedly the year of the beer brunch. In

Making Beer


Off-Flavor of the Week: Diacetyl

Continuing on our trek down the list of Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) off flavors, today we come to number four: diacetyl. Commonly described as having an artificial butter flavor (think movie theatre popcorn) that leaves your mouth feeling like an oil slick, diacetyl is actually produced in varying amounts by all yeast strains in

Craft Beer Scene


Craft Beer & Women: Old Marketing, New Consumers

Every month or so, a brewery seems to run a marketing campaign or release a beer that re-ignites the debate on the existence of sexism in craft brewing. In August, it was Illinois brewery Pig Minds Brewing Co., who named its blueberry beer PD (short for Panty Dropper) California Style Ale, with a label to

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

Beer Review


Hopping Around Hood River

Just an hour outside of Portland, Oregon, where the Columbia River and the Hood River meet, is the small, but brewery-dense town of Hood River. Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge, with Mount Hood looming over, it’s among the most scenic destinations for a pint in the state. There’s also no shortage

Serving Beer


Q+A with Left Hand Brewing: Nitro Stouts

There’s no denying the pleasure of the cascading bubbles in a properly poured stout on a nitro tap, but getting the same experience in a bottled beer is something only a handful of craft brewers have attempted. For Issue 4 (Winter 2014/2015) of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine™, we talked with Left Hand Brewing Company

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