The chosen tipple in rural Peru isn’t Kellerbier, Světlýý Ležák, or Best Bitter. It’s Chicha de Jora, a staple of the Incas who ruled as far back as the 14th and 15th centuries. And it still thrives in many Andean villages and towns today.
From the narrative-driven artwork of Jolly Pumpkin to the modernist pop-culture mashups of Stillwater, brewers and artists are increasingly using beer’s packaging as an opportunity to tell a story about their brand and the liquid inside.
Sierra Nevada’s Ken Grossman talks about the potential reach of the Camp Fire Relief Fund, the logistics of coordinating such a large initiative, and his company’s dedication to helping its community rebuild.
The most popular BeerAdvocate stories in 2018 covered a fairly wide range of topics, from the polarizing subject of kids in brewery taprooms, to the best beer pairings for Nashville hot chicken, and a deconstruction of common myths about lager.
In his newest book, author Stephen Beaumont chronicles big-ticket beer travel bucket list items, from Belgium’s Kerstbierfestival to thriving beer scenes in cities like Chicago, Bristol, and Barcelona.