Today, whiskey barrels and vanilla beans are no more extreme than an everything bagel. But brewers continue to find other ways to experiment, from mixed culture fermentation to Sour Patch Kids.
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.
Are seasonal beers being released too early?
Are you going to the Great American Beer Festival?
As craft brewers move beyond their core portfolios and venture into seasonals, special releases, large formats, private labels, cans and distribution beyond their local areas, is it possible to have too many beer options?
BeerAdvocate users ponder if nitro blends are a good or bad thing for craft beer.
BeerAdvocate users discuss who should be responsible for out-of-code beer.
BA mag readers discuss solutions to over-hyped, special-release beer events.
BA readers wonder if sours are here to stay, or just a passing trend.
BeerAdvocate users share their thoughts on unconventional methods used by brewers on their quest for “the world’s strongest beer.”
BeerAdvocate users share what they think of American cask ale.
BeerAdvocate.com users share what they think of rising prices for six-packs and the recent advent of four-packs.
BeerAdvocate users discuss the effects beer trading has had on the beer community.
Lanny Hoff, Joe Lipa and Matthias Neidhart mull over the future potential growth for craft beer imports within the US market.
Jeff Miller, David Schultzer and Dave Blanchard weigh in on the pros and cons of “overhyped” beers and breweries.
Bill Covaleski, Nico Freccia and Hugh Sisson share their thoughts on city “beer weeks.”
Jeremy Cowan, Alan Pugsley and Dann Paquette discuss the industry and the public’s view of contract brewing.
Bob Pease, Brett Joyce and Eric Wallace weigh in on the future of American craft exports.
Jeff O’Neil, Jeff Winn and Garrett Oliver talk about their various cellaring philosophies.
Ron Jeffries, Brian Dunn and Rich Doyle discuss the pros and cons of a national “packaged on” date standard.
Mike Stevens, Shane Welch and Greg Koch weigh in on current craft beer prices, and how they affect the consumer.