Category: Food & Drink

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.

Banded Horn Brewing Company’s Greenwarden Beer Reviews by

Made with fresh-cut spruce tips, Banded Horn’s Greenwarden is by far one of the most drinkable versions of a spruce beer, and very much worth the hunt.

War Horse Brewing Company’s The Big Broadcast Beer Reviews by

The Big Broadcast’s bitterness is at a perfect level to let the hop flavor shine while still keeping this brew in balance for the style.

Three-Cheese Board: Pairing French Varieties with Dubbel, Imperial Stout, and Wild Ale Table Mates by

Three cheese and beer pairings, by Steve Jones of Portland’s Cheese Bar, are a study in complementing and contrasting flavors.

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.

Cucumber Salad with Za’atar Cuisine à la Bière by

A twist on za’atar, the versatile Middle Eastern spice blend, brings hop aromatics from Noble and citrus-forward varieties to a fresh cucumber salad.

Congress at Home: Basic Malt Evaluation for Homebrewers BYOB by

Using simple tools on hand in most kitchens, homebrewers can assess the quality of new malts by following this at-home congress mash technique.

Meadowlark Brewing’s Fungus Shui Beer Reviews by

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

Hop Butcher For The World’s They Who Bear Honey Beer Reviews by

This dry-hopped Pale Ale is all about nuances, and that’s something that makes it so much more inviting.

The Brewdriver: A Beer Cocktail with Vodka, Aperol, and Gose Kindred Spirits by

Aperol and Bauchant emphasize the orange citrus flavors in this take on the classic screwdriver cocktail, while a tropical Gose provides effervescence.

Hopped Strawberry Shortcake with Witbier Curd Cuisine à la Bière by

Barley flour, hopped strawberries, and Witbier curd boost the flavor in strawberry shortcake without sacrificing the classic dessert’s nostalgia factor.

A Pint for Mom: Homebrew Porter Designed for Nursing Mothers BYOB by

This 2.4 percent ABV Porter is packed with nutritious—and tasty—ingredients like flaxseed and figs intended to help boost a new mom’s milk supply.

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.”

Indeed Brewing Company’s Lucy Session Sour Beer Reviews by

Impressive all around, this is the kind of sour you want to have in your fridge at all times.

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.

Small Hands, a Beer Cocktail with Tequila, Cointreau, and Hefe Kindred Spirits by

In this margarita-inspired cocktail, Sauza Tequila and Cointreau set the base, while Scrappy’s Lavender Bitters provide a floral twist and Hefeweizen adds bubbles.

Beer Doughnuts: Beignets and Zeppole Cuisine à la Bière by

These decadent Italian and New Orleans-inspired doughnuts take on the character of English Brown Ale, Belgian Quad, or Russian Imperial Stout.

Homebrewing with Muscle Memory BYOB by

Scaling up a batch of Wry Smile Rye Pale Ale from 5 to 10 gallons tests a skilled homebrewer’s patience—and his muscle memory.

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.

Wild Heaven Beer’s Ode To Mercy “Nitrode” Beer Reviews by

The nitro works well in Ode to Mercy—just enough to enhance the mouthfeel without tempering the toasted malt flavor or the bitterness and roastiness of the coffee.

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.

The Chocolatte Cordial, a Dessert Beer Cocktail with Bourbon, Amaretto, and Porter Kindred Spirits by

A bourbon base combines with two decadent liqueurs and a roasty Chocolate Porter in a sweetly balanced, yet indulgent, beer cocktail.

Cornish Pasty: A Portable, Savory Hand Pie Cuisine à la Bière by

Baking a Cornish pasty’s filling and crust together seals savory flavors of Brown Ale and lamb or garden veggies and Pilsner into a crispy, portable meal.

Chile My Soul: Homebrewing with Peppers BYOB by

Add fresh chile to a Rye Brown Ale in one of three ways to achieve character that ranges from subtle pepper flavors to tongue-scorching burn.

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