Author: Todd Alström

Todd Alström is the Founder of BeerAdvocate.

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.

Crushing Lager Myths with Firestone Walker’s Matt Brynildson Advocate This by

More and more independent brewers are getting into lager brewing, but plenty of misinformation still exists. We asked Firestone Walker brewmaster Matt Brynildson to help us dispel five common myths.

Abnormal Beer Company’s Boss Pour and Mocha Stout Beer Reviews by

Boss Pour checks all of the West Coast IPA boxes, while Mocha Stout—made with local coffee—drops plenty of roastiness, baker’s chocolate, bitter cacao nibs, espresso beans, cola, and dark cherries onto the palate.

Double Mountain Brewery’s Killer Green, Killer Red, and Killer Lion Beer Reviews by

These three beers from Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, Ore., feature fresh hop variations with hops harvested from Sodbuster Farms in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

pFriem Family Brewers’ Sour IPA Beer Reviews by

The controlled acid profile in this kettle-soured IPA allows the desired hoppy, fruity, and sour elements to be distinctly noticeable yet still play well together.

Highland Park Brewery’s Yard Beer Batch 4 Beer Reviews by

Part of the Yard Beer series from Highland Park Brewery, Batch 4 is inspired by ingredients found growing in neighborhood yards, including black limes and sour flowers.

Cellar West Artisan Ales’ Sapience Beer Reviews by

Sapience’s mélange of ingredients includes pink peppercorn, coriander, honey-like specialty malts, acidulated malt, and American hops.

The Spencer Brewery’s Monks’ Reserve Ale Beer Reviews by

Monks’ Reserve Ale is definitely not your typical Quad. It’s different. Done their way. And very American.

Meadowlark Brewing’s Fungus Shui Beer Reviews by

Fungus Shui is truly an “aha!” beer moment that all gastronomy geeks must try.

Firestone Walker Barrelworks’ SLOambic Beer Reviews by

An American Wild Ale fermented with marionberries and boysenberries, SLOambic’s tasting experience recalls a “funky berry pie.”

The Lost Abbey’s Track #8 Beer Reviews by

Despite its high alcohol, Track #8 is an insanely drinkable beast of a beer that’s been tamed for your enjoyment.

Forbidden Root Brewery’s Fernetic Beer Reviews by

Although a robust and somewhat chaotic beer, the balance of ingredients brought a surprising drinkability to Forbidden Root’s Fernetic.

Project Koelschip Feature by

Koelschip? An Allagash Lambic? Allagash Brewing Company explores new American craft beer territory with their authentic, spontaneously fermented Lambic.

Old Chub Stick Wares by

The Old Chub Stick, made by Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Co., is the first lip balm made with beer and beer ingredients.