The art of choosing which beer to sell has become a highly competitive, data-driven process, and the tastemaking “beer buyers” with the job are often regarded as celebrity gatekeepers who can make or break upstart breweries.
One of the glories of the growler is that you can reuse it, making it not only a cost-effective vessel, but also a pretty darn environmentally friendly one, too. But there’s one downside to the typical growler: cleaning and drying.
Over the past year, tens of thousands of BeerAdvocate.com members have been casting opinions on spending their hard-earned cash on their favorite (and not so favorite) beers, breweries and places to grab a brew. We bring you our annual “Best of BeerAdvocate”—the magazine edition.
Since Austin’s Live Oak Brewing launched with its Czech-style Pilz, Texas has become America’s craft brewing breeding ground for world-class pale lagers. But how did bottom fermentation end up on top here?
We reach out to our writers, subscribers, and followers to help us build our annual feature on brewery openings. This year, we’ve also included a number of Canadian breweries. Here are 50 of the most promising newcomers, as chosen by you.
Dancing Gnome Brewing Company, the hop-forward brewery and taproom Andrew Witchey opened on the outskirts of Pittsburgh last year, sprang from the desire to help grow craft brewing’s culture in Pennsylvania.
While many brewers chase experimental hop strains, sequence yeast, and use technology to dial in new recipes, a handful of others are looking to the past for inspiration, hoping that ancient ales will excite a new generation of drinkers.
Often wort’s journey is a short one, moving from one nearby tank to another. But it can be a complicated journey, too, from snaking through a 328-foot, creek-crossing pipeline at Industrial Arts Brewing to a second life in a “small” beer made from its second runnings.