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“Fill with mingled cream and amber, I will drain that glass again. Such hilarious visions clamber through the chambers of my brain. Quaintest thoughts — queerest fancies, come to life and fade away: what care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” - E. A. Poe

There’s a Czech Beer Brewers Are Obsessed With, And It’s Not Pilsner

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Pilsners dominate Americans’ perceptions of Czech beer, but the Central European country has a dark, beery secret. The second most popular brew in the Czech Republic is near-black tmavé pivo, or “dark beer,” a brewing style that actually predates pilsner — and upstages it in some Czech taverns. At Prague’s oldest brewery, U Fleků, founded in […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Deschutes Brewery

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“Do your best, and next time, do better.” Such is the motto of Deschutes Brewery, a brewery deeply rooted in its home and community of Bend, Oregon. As the eighth-largest independent brewing company in the country, and 15th-largest brewing company overall, it comes as no surprise that the brewery is constantly working to improve. Aside from its […]

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Hop Take: Craft Beer Sues Big Beer, Craft Wine Wants in on the Drama

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This week saw another ripple in the Big Beer versus Independent Beer debate. On Monday, Stone Brewing released an announcement and video detailing a lawsuit Stone filed against MillerCoors regarding its Keystone brand. According to Stone, MillerCoors co-opted the Stone Brewing brand by rolling out a recent rebranding of Keystone in which the industrial light […]

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The Ultimate IPA Flavor Map (INFOGRAPHIC)

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India Pale Ale, or IPA, is inarguably the most sought-after style of craft beer in the country. It’s also the most misunderstood. For many, hearing ”IPA” causes a knee-jerk reaction that sends them running for the hills, or for a glass of wine. The acronym is often associated with ”hoppy,” and therefore bracingly bitter, offensively […]

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Nine Great Chocolate Stouts You Can Buy Right Now, Ranked

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It’s winter, which means it’s cuffing season for singles, stout season for beer nerds, and chocolate season* for everyone. *Note: Chocolate season is real! Per the Guardian, it “kicks off before Halloween, taking in Christmas, Valentine’s and Mother’s days, and ends just after Easter (give or take a bit of abstention for Lent).” Commercially driven or no […]

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If You Don’t Want Kids at Your Local Taproom, You’re Missing the Point

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Growing up in St. Louis, the only Saturday activity I loved more than a Cardinals game was a trip to Anheuser-Busch. Visiting the mammoth brewery was about so much more than beer.

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Hop Take: Craft Breweries Are Fighting With AB InBev Over Disaster Relief Because of Course They Are

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Well, at least the beer industry made it out of the Super Bowl without any wars waged between Anheuser-Busch and small and independent brewers. Just kidding! We totally had you there for a second. Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial, ”Stand by Me,” advertises the company’s emergency water program, a disaster relief effort that involved the donation of […]

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Hops Bouquets, Beer-Paired Canapés, and Other Ways to Have a Beer-Themed Wedding

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Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something brewed. Eat, drink, and be married. There are many ways to tweak the typical wedding to make it totally yours. Some beer lovers go all out. Mary Izett, author of ”Speed Brewing: Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads, and More,” married Chris Cuzme, co-founder and brewer of […]

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Power Up: What to Drink Based on Your Favorite Superhero Movie

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It seems like there’s a new Marvel or DC flick dropping every summer — not to mention winter weekend. (We see you, Black Panther.) While there are important themes and valuable lessons one can take away from these stories (courage, integrity, sacrifice, using good to triumph over evil, blah blah blah), we’re going to keep […]

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This Oregon Brewery Wants You to Make Your Hot Toddies With Beer

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When it comes to restorative boozy beverages enjoyed on cold winter nights, hot toddies have enjoyed their reign for years. And while they may very well remain on top for decades to come, a relatively unknown but increasingly popular alternative is brewing in Portland, Oregon. Every winter, Cascade Brewing releases a limited-edition, seasonal brew called […]

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