11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Craft Beer

Why differentiate between craft beer and macro beer?     It’s all beer, right? Not so. Even if we fantasize about the taste being equal—which is laughable, but I won’t talk about that—there are a myriad of other reasons to reach for craft over macro. The next time you’re … [Read more...]

Canned For You Consideration: The Pros & Cons of Beer Cans

You’ve probably noticed a changing tide on your local beer shelves. Cans. Lots of them. The recent trend got its start in 2002 when Oskar Blues hand-canned Dale’s Pale Ale. The trend was slow to take off though, chugging along, adding another brewery every now and then, but it’s only really been … [Read more...]

18 Patriotic Beers to Fuel Your July 4th Party

The 4th of July. Ah, that day when the grill gets brushed off; the TV gets repositioned for a coming game; some head, blanket and cooler in hand, to their favorite picnic spot; parades rollick; fireworks color the warm evening skies; and… libation is sought. Before you head out that door seeking … [Read more...]

Keg Coupler Types for Popular Beer Brands

What is a Keg Coupler? As one of the most important components of a kegerator, a keg coupler acts as the "key" and the valve of the keg acts as the "lock." Without the coupler, you would have a difficult time getting the beer out of the keg. The coupler attaches to the valve and the CO2 line, … [Read more...]

Respect Your Beer: The Importance of a Clean Glass

You’ve had a rough day at work, and nothing sounds half as good to you as opening the first bottle of your newest batch of IPA. You get home, open your fridge, and pull out your treasured treat. As you open the bottle, you hear the satisfying hiss of a perfectly carbonated beer. You hold the … [Read more...]

10 Festive Beers to Drink During the Holidays

The holiday season is a time for celebrating the year with good food and good beer. December is a particularly great month for beer enthusiasts because it inspires brewers to take advantage of the great late-season flavors. If you’re looking to get the right beer for your holiday party or simply … [Read more...]

How to Evaluate Your Beer

Sometimes, it just feels good to crack open a beer, pour it in a glass, and drink it. Just enjoy it for enjoyment’s sake. Other times, though, it’s important to get the full sensory experience of the beer, which takes a bit more attention and a bit of knowledge on how to get the most out of a … [Read more...]

5 Deliciously Simple Dishes That Showcase Beer

Here are five dishes with straightforward recipes that are simple enough for anyone to make. Instead of using a long list of ingredients that you have to scour the grocery store to find, and that ultimately cover up the flavor of your beer, these recipes are designed to showcase the flavors of your … [Read more...]