We don’t mean any disrespect to any of the organizations who host competitions, nor are we questioning their judging methods, and we’re sure that their intentions are good, but do consumers really care about medals?
The core of a great beer city revolves around a handful of passionate breweries and brewpubs. Add to that a few superior beer bars that focus on diverse craft taps and fair prices, and offer events promoting better beers.
There are fun legends about mead (search “honeymoon”), but they’re probably all bunk. What is legendary, is just how quickly they’re brewed. I routinely brew my meads at a sleepless 3 a.m. and hit the sack at 4 a.m.
Kjetil Jikiun once found inspiration in American craft brewers’ powerfully flavored ales. Now, his brews are a global sensation. But there’s a better line on his résumé: When he founded Nøgne Ø, he brought flavor to Norway.
The winter holidays inspire festive meals that bring together family and friends. The desserts offered here are excellent compliments to any meal, a dessert feast, or a stand-alone dish for that annual homebrew club holiday potluck.
Often a heavy dessert is the dish that puts you over the proverbial edge. However, a few bites of this panna cotta, with its full flavors coming from a Holiday Ale, will tease the tongue and satisfy the already full stomach.
Over the past year, tens of thousands of BeerAdvocate.com members have been casting opinions on spending their hard-earned cash on their favorite (and not so favorite) beers, breweries and places to grab a brew. We bring you our annual “Best of BeerAdvocate”—the magazine edition.
A crop of serious young brewers and a mammoth lineup of bars boasting huge craft beer selections, modest prices and liberal liquor laws that let bars serve bottles and mini-kegs to go, and you’ve got, perhaps surprisingly, one of the country’s best beer towns.