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Founded in 1996 by the Alström brothers, BA started as a guide to beer with reviews written exclusively by Jason and Todd. But soon after we installed our first message board (forum) and opened up rating and reviewing to a group of members that steadily grew. Not only was this the birth of today's robust online beer community, but the sense of camaraderie forged by beer (the ultimate social lubricant) quickly extended to beer trading, in-person meetups, and even larger gatherings once we began hosting events.

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  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

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  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
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    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.