Beer News


Breckenridge Brewery’s New Digs

I grew up in Littleton, Colorado, a South Denver suburb with a lot of shopping malls and elementary schools. It’s a place fondly referred to as Littlefun. Now that Breckenridge Brewery is building an 85,000-square-foot, $35 million brewery and farm-to-table restaurant on twelve of Littleton’s acres, though, my hometown might need a new nickname. Breckenridge

Pairing Beer & Food

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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: Astringency

This week’s off flavor is easy to recognize once you know what you’re looking for. Simply drink some young red wine, suck on a tea bag, or help yourself to a nice big piece of under-ripe fruit. That dry, puckery, thirst-inducing sensation is astringency. Astringency is sometimes described as tannic, owing to the tannins (polyphenol

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

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Beer Review


We Recommend: Great Beer Bars in San Francisco, Chicago, and Orlando

The “Love Handles” department in Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine™ is devoted to great beer bars. Here are the three beer bars that we explored in our third issue (Fall 2014). City Beer Store (San Francisco, California) A world-class selection of craft beer that you can mix and match in a six-pack and a friendly

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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

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The Real Oktoberfest Beer

Saturday, September 21, marked the official start of Munich’s 2014 Oktoberfest. Taking place over the course of two weeks, the world-famous party ends on Sunday, October 5, and is expected to draw more than 6 million visitors from around the globe. While it’s best known as a beer-fueled celebration of Bavarian culture, the original Oktoberfest