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ISO: Your Honest Feedback; FT: A New Magazine in 2018 Beer Smack by

Changes in the beer industry and the beer media landscape show no signs of slowing down.

Are You a Beer Geek? Beer Smack by

So are you a beer geek? If any of the following applies to you, the answer is probably “yes.”

Boycotting Is a Slippery Slope Beer Smack by

Rather than call for a boycott, we’d rather bring some awareness to the issues, share our opinion, host the discussion, and allow consumers to decide what’s best for them.

Zombie Beer Brands Beer Smack by

Something that’s not discussed often enough about the impact of independent (indie) brewers selling out to megacorps is where we as consumers see it the most: on menus and shelves.

Draw and Hold the Line Beer Smack by

It’s easy not to care about the seemingly arbitrary definition of “craft brewer.” So long as the beer tastes good, right? Wrong.

It’s Official: New England India Pale Ale Is a Style Beer Smack by

Like it or not, the New England India Pale Ale is a style, and one that you’re going to see much more of as brewers continue to jump on the hazy hype train.

Taking a Beer Break Beer Smack by

It might sound silly or even sacrilegious to some, but the concept of taking a break from beer has been a frequently asked question in our forums since the late ’90s.

The Art of the Shower Beer Beer Smack by

Regardless of what you’ve heard or read in the past, there are only three things you need to know to master the art of the shower beer.

Overrated Is Overused Beer Smack by

In countless posts across the internet we see “overrated” used (and misused) as a default reference to beers and brewers, usually with no substance to back it up.

2017 Beer Resolutions Beer Smack by

It’s a fact: 2016 sucked for too many reasons, so let’s make 2017 an awesome year; at least beer-wise. Here are our tips to help achieve that goal.

10 Years of the Magazine Beer Smack by

Back in December 2006 the first copies of the inaugural issue of BeerAdvocate magazine shipped to thousands of founding subscribers around the globe. Today, we continue to publish award-winning content, each and every month, for those of you who enjoy professional coverage of beer and its culture in tangible form.

Coming in 2017: Extreme Beer Fest® Los Angeles Beer Smack by

The rumors are true. Extreme Beer Fest cometh to Los Angeles, Calif., on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

There Gose the Neighborhood Beer Smack by

While Gose’s triumphant return is most welcome, we’d love to see more brewers offering a traditional version, too.

Be an Intelligent Beer Consumer Beer Smack by

There are no more excuses for ignorance. We’re not talking about becoming an expert, but rather getting informed with the basics and understanding beer and the core brewing process.

Suffering Samplers Beer Smack by

Too many taprooms put too much focus into the sampler paddle, which is often more impressive than the beers themselves.

A World Without Whalez Beer Smack by

Far too many beer drinkers are obsessed with a handful of brewers who create hype. Don’t get sucked in, try this instead: Try something new or unfamiliar and then talk about it, because you’re definitely missing out otherwise.

No More Excuses Beer Smack by

There is now a plethora of companies and people who are more than willing to offer their services and resources to help nearly anyone succeed. But it’s apparent that far too many brewers aren’t utilizing them as the same issues that everyone has bitched about for years still persist.

Beware the Storysellers Beer Smack by

There’s a disturbing trend in beer journalism. In fact, unbeknownst to most readers, it’s lurked in the global beer scene for decades.

Stop Shelf Turds Beer Smack by

Brewers and their distributors need to stop saturating markets, brewers need to date stamp their packaged beers, stores need to get control of their inventory and consumers need to look for dates and buy accordingly.

Save These Dates! Beer Smack by

BeerAdvocate has hosted over 50 festivals since 2003. We also take pride in the fact that our fests offer attendees a chance to meet their favorite brewers and fellow beer advocates.

Do You Even Drainpour, Bro? Beer Smack by

If you don’t like a beer, don’t drink it. Life is too short and good beer is too plentiful. But do you really need to brag about your drainpour like a cretin?

Dear Hop Head Beer Smack by

An intervention letter from forgotten beer styles, imploring hop-addicted beer drinkers to change their ways.

What We Learned From 2015 Beer Smack by

Looking back on the industry in 2015, we’ve learned that no one cares if a brewery sells out, and now everything is “craft.”

The Beer Bubble Myth Beer Smack by

This Brewers Association predicted that the US will soon exceed the record of 4,131 breweries set in 1873. That’s a big number. And it’s sparked the whole “When will the beer bubble burst?” debate again. But let’s not forget: 1873 and 2015 are different times.

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