BeerAdvocate magazine #6

The Top 50 American Breweries of 2007 Beer Smack by

We wondered what beer geeks think the top 50 American breweries in US are as of 2007.

Beer News News by

What’s new in beer, from craft beer market growth to barley scarcity.

Here’s to Respect Unfiltered by

After years of Big Beer following the same crass marketing playbook, beer suddenly had a bad image and a black eye.

Sniffing Along Memory Lane BYOB by

To channel my childhood memories into beer, I decided to focus on the flowers.

Cream Ale: Dumbed-Down Relic or Pretense-Free Delight? Style Profile by

You could call it a DumbedDown Ale; but take another gulp, and you might understand that what you’ve got is a whole ’nother kind of beer.

Mike Stevens of Founders Brewing Going Pro by

Founders Brewing Company brews the kind of beers its brewers want to drink, and by gleefully smashing every convention it can get its hands on, the brewery has gained a rabid following.

12-Bottle Aluminum Travel Safe Wares by

This badass aluminum safe is a solution for the high-flying beer geek.

The Cooper Cooler Innovation by

A refrigerator makes a lousy rapid-cooling device, and it has only one setting: freaking cold.

Texas House Bill 1926 Advocate This by

In Texas, brewpubs can serve beer, but they can’t package and sell it; so you can forget about picking up a growler to take home from your favorite Texan alehouse.

Cellaring Temperature, Widgets and Big Beer Conversion Ask the Beer Geek by

Hot Duvels; releasing the cream of Manchester; cooking with fresh beer; and converting your Bud swillin’ buddies.

Nine Great Beer Towns You Didn’t Know Were Great Beer Towns Feature by

Go beyond the mega-breweries and discover some lower-key destinations where beer is part and parcel of the local culture.

Lovin’ from the Oven Cooking with Beer by

In brewing, it’s the yeast, as we know, that turns sugars into our beloved alcohol; in beer bread, this alcohol is burned off in the baking process, but the end result is an extremely practical bread that perfectly captures the slight sweetness and yeasty, malty appeal of beer.

Ranter’s Block Last Call by

Nearly everybody involved with the craft beer movement is so darn wonderful that I don’t really have anything to rant about.