Fall beer season is just around the corner. And as craft beer rides a seismic wave of popularity that shows no sign of letting up, beer travelers are more sophisticated and beer tours are getting more interesting.
As part of this year's America's Favorite Cities survey, readers ranked 38 metro area on categories like fine dining, live music, pizza, and burgers, all of which lend themselves to another survey category: locally-made craft beer.
Grab a Cantillon 2010 Lou Pepe Gueuze and pair it with the housemade cheesecake topped with raspberries reduced in a framboise from the same famed brewery. The owner, Nino, and his staff have a firm motto they stand by: 'No Crap on Tap.' More and more Italians are living by it.
With the viral voices of today's social media channels, I see checks and balances in play. Vocal consumers are forcing brands to grow a conscience. Integrity is the metaphorical yard stick for the average craft brewer and beer lover.
If you know anything about Santiago, you know that it's all about The Camino: A religious pilgrimage that calls people far and wide to walk here. I'm not religious. And I'm not keen on walking cross-country. That said, I am a fan of walking from bar to bar, sampling the local craft beer scene.
There are hundreds of beers brewed at more than 80 breweries in Illinois, as listed in the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. These include famous classics like Goose Island's 312 and smaller, niche brews known only to locals and true hops aficionados.
From hoppy pale ales to crisp pilsners to a fruit-infused seasonal shandy, these thirst-quenchers are perfect for raising a toast to our forefathers. Best of all? Each of our featured beers are offered at a reasonable price, meaning you can stock your cooler without breaking the bank.
Of course Independence Day is our nation's celebration of freedom, but for a lot of Americans it is the freedom from our daily grind that we celebrate. It's one of those few holidays dictated by no real commitment other than the commitment to have fun.
It was spring, and as I drove from O'Hare to Evanston I was struck by the beauty; of the blossoms, the psychic valence of the architecture, the light off the lake. What had I missed on my first tour through this middle earth?
Despite its size of 20.273 square kilometers, Slovenia is home to roughly around 28 breweries, making it a perfect destination for any beer connoisseur. Here's a list of the true stars of Slovenia's beer renaissance.
While it may surprise you to learn that the total number of craft breweries grew by 15.3 percent between 2012 and 2013, more surprising may be the fact that a large number of those companies also operate environmentally friendly production models.