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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.

How Belgium’s Beers Inspire 3 American Brewers Three Threads by

Without Belgian beer and its influence, many brewers wouldn’t have been inspired to brew the so-called farmhouse, funky, sour, and strong beers that we enjoy today.

50 of the Best New Breweries People & Places by

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.

The 20 Most-Read BeerAdvocate Stories of 2017 News by

Unsurprisingly, many of the most popular BeerAdvocate stories in 2017 focus on hops, while a nearly equal number of popular stories explored the meaning of “craft beer” as Big Beer continued its aggressive takeovers.

August 2017 News: DE Increases Tax, NC Passes Brunch Bill, and Breweries Adopt Independent Seal News by

In a roundup of beer news, Delaware increases beer excise tax; North Carolina passes “Brunch Bill;” Brooklyn Brewery and Carlsberg expand international ventures; and breweries adopt the Brewers Association’s “Independent” seal.

July 2017 News: Nevada Expands Brewpub Limits, WarPigs Launches in Chicago, and Maltster Peter L. Simpson Dies at 43 News by

In a roundup of beer news, San Miguel to build first US brewery in Los Angeles; Nevada expands brewpub production limits and direct sales; WarPigs Brewing launches in Chicago; and “Humble Maltster” Peter L. Simpson dies at age 43.

June 2017 News: Wicked Weed Backlash, Speakeasy Sold, Sam Calagione’s James Beard Win News by

In a roundup of beer news, after sale to AB InBev, Wicked Weed faces backlash; Speakeasy Ales & Lagers sells to former distributor; Manchester pub awards 100-year-old patron free beer for life; and Sam Calagione wins James Beard award.

The Baby Kale: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Randyl Danner, Beer Kitchen’s Certified Cicerone, suggests three pairings to accentuate the salad’s fresh flavors.

May 2017 News: Georgia Approves Direct Sales, BridgePort Layoffs, Utah Lowers DUI Threshold, and Australia’s $1.5M Brewery Investment News by

In a roundup of beer news, Georgia approves direct brewery sales, Oregon’s BridgePort Brewing cuts 13 jobs, Utah lowers DUI threshold, and Australian premier invests $1.5 million in Victoria brewery.

Smoked Bone Marrow: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

The ever-changing menu at Salt & Smoke, a food truck on the patio of Burial Beer Co., explores the link between Old World European traditions and the chef’s Southern roots in eats that pair well with beer.

March 2017 News: Good Food Awards, Pussy Riot Beer Gains Support, Barley Contracts Slashed, and a Biodigester for Founders News by

In a roundup of beer news, 13 breweries win Good Food Awards for sustainability; Colorado Trump protest beer gains additional support; Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors cut back Montana barley contracts; and Michigan builds a biodigester to treat Founders wastewater.

Rack of Lamb Persillade: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Anthony Sieben, manager of the Dallas steakhouse Knife, suggests three pairings for a classic French lamb dish.

February 2017 News: TTB Eases Regulations, Tenn. Raises ABV Limit, Wynwood Sells to CBA, and France Resumes Monastic Brewing News by

TTB eases tax regulations on brewers; Tennessee raises ABV limit to 10.1 percent; Craft Brew Alliance buys stake in Miami’s Wynwood Brewing; and monastic brewing returns to France.

Class of 2016: 34 of the Best New Breweries in the US Feature by

From seasoned pros starting highly anticipated new projects to industry newcomers nailing classic styles in small towns, we profile 34 of the best new breweries to open their doors in 2016.

Braised Rabbit Tagliatelle: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Chef Jason Ritchey of The Village Idiot in Lexington selects three beers to bring out different qualities in the popular winter dish Braised Rabbit Tagliatelle.

January 2017 News: Belgian Beer’s Cultural Heritage, White Labs Asheville Opens, Brewing with Heirloom Barley, and a Record Year for US Hops News by

In a round-up of beer news, Belgian beer is recognized as cultural heritage; White Labs Asheville begins production, New Holland brews lager with heirloom barley; and 2016 is a record year for US hop growers.

Rotisserie Leg of Lamb: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

BJ Seidel of Goodkind in Milwaukee, Wisc., suggests pairings for the neighborhood bar and restaurant’s rotisserie leg of lamb with lemon zest, vinaigrette, and roasted beets.

Beer News News by

Restaurateur plans to open Rwanda’s first local brewery; first US brewery medals in German-style Pilsner at European awards; changes in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania benefit beer drinkers; and Night Shift Brewery launches own wholesaler.

Housemade Charcuterie Plate: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Jeffrey Mancino of Garde in Providence, R.I., suggests pairings for three meats from the seafood and cocktail bar’s housemade charcuterie plate.

Beer News News by

Heineken beer mislabeled as local craft brands in Ireland; Tree House Brewing secures $7.7 million bond for new brewhouse; Colorado breweries reunite under state brewers guild; AB InBev-SABMiller merger official; and Kirin buys minority stake in Brooklyn Brewery.

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

At Hammer & Ale in Memphis, Tenn., owner David P. Smith pairs a twist on the classic Southern sandwich with three Southern brews.

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Scientists publish family tree of brewers’ yeast; Nebraska banishes homebrew from beer festivals; London borough gives pubs legal protection; and Maryland breweries collaborate on beer benefiting flood victims.

Rabbit Sausage: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

At The Mighty in Miami, co-owner Ryan Brooks pairs a housemade rabbit sausage with three beers that aren’t overly hoppy.

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New regulations proposed at Alabama breweries; ancient tablet shows Mesopotamian workers paid with beer; The Beer Museum debuts in Austin; and St. Louis Brewery wins dispute over “Schlafly” trademark.