Over the Rainbow? Why Queer Beer Is Important Advocate This by

It can’t be understated how important it is for the queer community to see themselves represented out in the world.

A Quick Guide to Cannabis Beer Zymology by

From The Bluntness, a brief history of cannabis beer, how it’s made, where to find it, and tips for pairing terpenes with food.

Top 50 Most Rated Breweries on BeerAdvocate for 2020 By The Numbers by

Some insights into what our community purchased (or traded), consumed, and rated in 2020 the most.

Black-Owned Breweries in the United States Beer It Forward by

Today, there are roughly 8,500 breweries in the US alone. But how many are Black-owned? Less than one percent.

Introducing Brewmaster’s Reserve from Firestone Walker News by

Firestone Walker is launching its first beer club: Brewmaster’s Reserve, eight curated collections of small-batch beer releases shipped to your door (if you live in California).

The Year in Beer: Breaking Down 2020 By The Numbers by

While our numbers were down, we ended the year strong and I have a lot of hope for 2021 and beyond. Also, Fuck 2020.

Objectives and Beer Results (OBRs) for 2021 Beer Smack by

How-to convert your beer-related New Year’s resolutions into achievable goals by using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

Finding Clarity in 2021: Beer Trends & Predictions Beer Smack by

The beer community will seek and find clarity as it emerges with lessons learned from its most challenging year in recent history.

I Miss Beer Fests Beer Smack by

Beer fests are an integral part of the beer industry, its community, and our business. I miss everything about them.

The Year in Beer: Breaking Down 2019 By The Numbers by

Limited, higher alcohol, American-style IPAs, Stouts, and Sours from a select group of American brewers apparently dominated palates and discussions on BeerAdvocate in 2019.

Stone Xocoveza: An Imperial Stout Inspired by Mexican Hot Chocolate Beer Reviews by

Brewed with cocoa, coffee, pasilla peppers, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lactose, with English Challenger and East Kent Golding as featured hops.

Boozier Beer and Exploding Bottles Zymology by

Nobody thought the explosion of dryhopped beer was going to be literal.

Kim Sturdavant, Brewmaster at Social Kitchen & Brewery, on Creating the Brut IPA Last Call by

Kim Sturdavant had been using an amylase enzyme to dry out Social Kitchen’s Triple IPA for a couple of years before he tried adding it to his standard-strength IPA. The idea evolved from there, resulting in the bone-dry style dubbed “Brut IPA.”

How World War I Changed Pub Culture, and Beer Itself History by the Glass by

WWI had a permanent legacy. UK beer became relatively weak and pubs remained closed for much of the day.

Duck Foot Brewing Company’s Goofy Regular IPA Label Approval by

In its Hop-On series, Duck Foot Brewing asks one of the great questions of the ages: Do ducks hop?

The Other Side of the Hop: Homebrewing with Debittered Leaf BYOB by

Concentrated hop products like Cryo Hops and Hop Hash from Yakima Chief Hops deliver on their promise of more aroma and flavor, but what of the subtler side of things? What about all of the other hop material that falls by the wayside in the pursuit of concentration?

In Defense of Public Drinking Unfiltered by

Instead of embracing the beauty of public and outdoor drinking, Americans have largely relegated alcohol consumption to bars, implicitly marking them as dark dens of adult iniquity. Fortunately, small breweries are pushing for change.

Great Notion Opens Much-Anticipated Second Location in Northwest Portland News by

Great Notion’s second location offers plenty of growing room for the three-year-old company, along with to-go coffee six days a week, an expanded menu, and most importantly, more beer.

Hardywood Founders Discuss the Changing Beer Landscape and the Launch of Their New Brand, Suncrush News by

Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh, founders of Virginia’s Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, talk about their motivation for offering low calorie, low alcohol beers under a new brand.

How to Make a Cascadian Caipbeerinha Kindred Spirits by

A float of hoppy IPA brings floral and piney flavors along with a bit of Pacific Northwest flair to this riff on a caipirinha, the quintessential Brazilian cocktail.

Beers and Baskets: Breweries Connect with Disc Golfers Draft Picks by

There are over 6,000 disc golf courses scattered across the US today, an enormous number for a niche activity. Craft brewing has seen a similar explosion, so it should come as no surprise that there has been a convergence of these two interests.

Does the Brut IPA Have a Future? Style Profile by

More than 600 examples of Brut IPA have been added to the BeerAdvocate database in recent months. Can it hold the attention of beer enthusiasts or will demand sputter as drinkers return to West Coast IPAs and New England IPAs?

3 Chicha de Jora Myths, Debunked Travel by

In terms of texture and appearance, the malted white corn beer known as Chicha de Jora bears a striking resemblance to milkshake IPAs. But since it’s naturally carbonated and unhopped, the similarities end there.

Rodenbach and Dogfish Head to Produce First Collaboration in Famed Belgian Brewery’s History News by

For the first time in its nearly 200-year history, Rodenbach will produce a beer in partnership with another brewery. But fans will have to wait until 2020 to try it.