BeerAdvocate magazine #55

In Loving Memory… Beer Smack by

The American Shaker Pint Glass, sometimes called “Conical,” but lovingly just “Shaker,” died recently due to unknown causes.

Beer News News by

Anheuser-Busch: brewing your area code?; Sunoco testing growlers to-go in western NY; beloved friend of beer, Ray Deter, passes away; Senate Small Brewers’ Caucus formed; and change in Massachusetts law threatens dozens of small brewers.

The Beer Language Dilemma Unfiltered by

While we generally agree on what we’re discussing, defining these beer-related concepts remains a difficult task.

Reinheitsgebot Pays Off The Politics of Beer by

Which types of beer will appeal to the average drinker once the mass palate has outgrown wet air?

Books Shelf Talker by

Why we’re reading The Great American Ale Trail: The Craft Beer Lover’s Guide to the Best Watering Holes in the Nation and Boston’s Best Dive Bars: Drinking & Diving in Beantown.

Bubble, Bubble… BYOB by

Following the National Homebrewers Conference, I have a shockingly large supply of empty kegs. Thanks to this odd duck of a situation, I can dedicate a 3-gallon keg to the fine art of sparkling water.

Matt Nadeau of Rock Art Brewery Going Pro by

In 14 years, Rock Art Brewery has moved from a cramped residential basement to a sparkling new production facility in Morrisville, Vt.

How About a Game of Solitaire? Innovation by

Each City Drink Deck is designed to promote that city’s unique culture and covers not only craft beer, but cocktail and wine bars—and just great places to eat and drink—for equal-opportunity imbibers.

Beer Pie Cooking with Beer by

Using the beer as an ingredient in the creation of these two pies was the goal. The result? Some of the best pie I have ever had.

Fishing For A Good Time Party-Gyle by

I hear this question a lot: “What kind of beer goes best with fish?”

Zion Canyon Brewing Company From the Source by

In Springdale, Utah, at the entrance of the glorious Zion Canyon National Park, lies a small brewery that works with an eye toward connecting man and nature through beer.

Native Cultures: Experiments in Spontaneous Fermentation Feature by

Allagash’s Rob Tod recalls visiting spontaneous Belgian breweries with a group of American brewers, and wondering whether their techniques could be imported to the US.

Valley Malt: New England’s First Micro-Maltster Feature by

Before New England’s Valley Malt existed, a farmhouse brewery could never truly be a farmhouse brewery, and a harvest beer could never truly be a harvest beer.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Destinations by

What used to be a place with literally no hometown breweries, and bars that only sold cheap, macrobrewed longnecks, has emerged as a great city for craft beer.

Omar Ansari, Founder, Surly Brewing Co. Last Call by

With help from the its fan base, the “Surly Nation,” new Minnesota laws allow Surly Brewing Company to sell beer at its own location. Now, plans are in the works for a $20 million, 6 acre destination brewpub.