Influential brewers across the country are both escaping their daily doldrums with exotic explorations and bringing tiki’s tropical flavors and escapist ethos back into the brewhouse.
The most popular BeerAdvocate stories in 2018 covered a fairly wide range of topics, from the polarizing subject of kids in brewery taprooms, to the best beer pairings for Nashville hot chicken, and a deconstruction of common myths about lager.
Nor Cal Mole, a hot sauce made with Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout, creates layers of umami flavor in recipes for taco meat, a mole burger, and Oaxacan secret sauce.
Reuben’s Brews, which already maintains three locations in Seattle, is growing again. In December it adds an even larger 30-barrel production facility with a bright new taproom.
As the co-founder and brewer of Virginia’s Aslin Beer Company, Kai Leszkowicz has gained a reputation for his New England-style IPAs—and for taking crazy risks with his recipes.
Whether you’re looking for something different to pair with beef brisket or need a companion for that slice of apple pie, make room for these cranberry beers and ciders at your holiday meal.
Founded in 1893, The Pilsener Club is one of the finest examples of Amsterdam’s brown cafés, cozy pubs named for the characteristic patina built up on their walls.
Gary Valentine, beer director for Chicago’s Girl & The Goat, Duck Duck Goat, and Little Goat, offers three beer pairing suggestions for one of North America’s greatest culinary creations: chili.