These are bars for serious beer people: places where home brewers flock for inspiration and where the beer world's best artisans roll out their experimental and hard-to-find suds.
Unless a brewer uses them in a beer within 48-72 hours of being picked, they need to be dried to a certain water density, they have to be preserved in cold storage, and then pelleted. If this does not happen, they will rot and be useless.
There's a lot to see here, a lot to like here. Particularly if you show up on a sunny summer weekend. Here are just of a few of the reasons I keep going back.
Kelly Taylor of Brooklyn-based KelSo Brewing has been making beer for nearly twenty-five years. Though I'm more a fan of porters and stouts, the IPA h...
If you're not drinking with at least one, you need to find a new haunt.
Beer gardens (or "bier gartens" depending on your hipster level) are not new inventions. Nor are they a purposeful invention. In fact they are an acci...
Here's our guide to diversifying your summer booze line-up.
Whether you're looking for great food, music or simply a few new friends to complain about the Cubs to, put summertime in Chicago on your bucket-list. Just make sure you check your weather app before you pack.
Stanley Cup? World Cup? Baseball? No matter your game, there is nothing better than watching with a good sports-loving crowd and great food and drink....
Beer and brewery museums aren't just great tourist attractions, they're also places to get in touch with the lifestyle of the locals. After hitting a brew-seum, keep your buzz riding at local pub and show off your new found knowledge.
I'm confident that dark, cold weather is behind us and I can truly roll out the warm-weather beers.
Two years ago, I wish someone had told me that you have full and equal stake in this world because you're creating it by living in it. And you can determine what you want by simply doing something about it.
Kicking it in a brewpub or in line at a beer fest can feel like being in a weird, foreign country full of bearded dudes speaking a completely different language.
Did you know that you're currently sipping lager in the midst of an all-out beer war? It's true. Brewers all over the world have been in a no-holds-ba...
It's hard not to be smitten with Sister Doris. But, hey, she's a nun, so don't fall too hard. Lavish your affection on her beer instead.
With the sunset of the cowboy and all things fastened to him also comes nightfall on all the other trappings of the Old West, and for us the real tragedy is the disappearance of the saloon.
It was only a matter of time. The viral spread of craft beer has made it to Germany, the country whose beer is so good nobody thought it could get any better.