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The (Non-Obvious) Guide to Surviving a Beer Festival

During most weekends for the rest of summer and early fall, a beer festival will pop up in a major American city, if not your hometown. There will be dozens of different breweries pouring…

Stone Ruination IPA. Photo: Stone/ StudioSchulz.com

Stone Brewing Company is Opening in Berlin

American beer breweries are at their highest levels since the 1870s; they are in fact so bountiful that you can buy art poster mapping them out. Craft and independent brewing in particular…

Anchor Brewery in San Francisco. Photo: Flickr/ David Oliver

Number of National Breweries Topped 3,000 in June

Here some news to get your week off to a good start: There were 3,400 American breweries in operation last month, a figure not seen since the 1870s, reports the Brewers…

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Do We Really Need $120 Truffle-Infused Beer?

Chicago's "culinary brewing" concept Moody Tongue has released a Perigord-truffle-infused pilsner. The 5%-ABV pilsner is made with rare and expensive hand-shaved black truffles from Australian,…

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What Will Be the Next Heady Topper?

Ten years ago, Heady Topper was a nice, tap-only double IPA made by a small brewpub in Waterbury, Vermont. As recently as two years ago, I was able to travel to The Alchemist’s canning facility…