Pale Ales and Painkillers: Why Brewers Find Inspiration in Exotic Cocktails
Pale Ales and Painkillers: Why Brewers Find Inspiration in Exotic Cocktails History & Culture by

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 20 Most-Read BeerAdvocate Stories of 2018 News by

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.

Oaxacan Vacation: Mole-Style Tacos and Burgers With Beer Hot Sauce Cooking with Beer by

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.


Fast-Growing Reuben’s Brews Expands Capacity, Adds Taproom in Seattle News by

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.

Aslin Beer Company’s Kai Leszkowicz on Starting Small, Trying Stupid Things, and the Future of NEIPA Going Pro by

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.

Fresh From the Can: Cranberry Beers and Ciders for the Holiday Table Food & Drink by

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. 

A Look Inside the Pilsener Club, One of Amsterdam’s Storied Brown Cafés Barkeep by

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.

Three Beers to Pair with a Bowl of Chili Table Mates by

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.