Beth Demmon

San Diego’s O’Brien’s Pub Is an Original in a City of Craft-Beer Legends

From our Love Handles files on the world’s great beer bars: For more than two decades, O’Brien’s Pub has been one of the most influential drinking spots in one of the country’s most dynamic beer cities.

Critic’s List: Five Cidermakers to Know in 2024

Want to get into some great cider but don’t know where to start? Beth Demmon, author of The Beer Lover’s Guide to Cider, names five who could be the faces of American cider’s future, from innovative newcomers to groundbreaking icons of the craft.

In Los Angeles, the Glendale Tap Abides

From our Love Handles files on beer bars we love: L.A.’s Glendale Tap offers a retro feel, 52 taps full of great local beers, and neighborhood vibes.

Five on Five: Experiences for Your Beer-Bucket List

Beer offers all kinds of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from drinking the rarest beers to attending festivals at all corners of the Earth. Beth Demmon asked five pros what’s on top of their beer-bucket lists. What’s on yours?

Love Handles: Get into Some West Coast IPA and Duck-Fat Fries at San Jose’s Original Gravity Public House

From our Love Handles files on beer bars we love: Original Gravity is an influential pioneer bolstering the Bay Area beer scene.

San Diego’s Live Wire Has a Legendary Jukebox and Great Local IPA on Tap

From our Love Handles files on beer bars we love: This unfussy dive helped San Diego develop a palate for craft, and it remains one of the city’s must-visits.

The Watering Hole in Tokyo Has Your Gyoza & Gose

From our Love Handles department for beer bars we love: In Japan’s eclectic and hectic drinking scene, Watering Hole remains a Tokyo craft-beer pioneer.

The Trappist in Oakland Knows How to Pour and Present Your Belgian Ales

In this pick from our Love Handles department for beer bars we love, here’s a classic Belgian pub experience—on the American West Coast.

Tijuana’s Public House Has Beermosas and Welcomes Your Perro

From our Love Handles department for the beer bars we enjoy most: This pioneering destination is for anyone seeking Baja flavors with cerveza artesanal in one of Mexico’s best beer cities.

Love Handles: The Avenue Pub of New Orleans

This welcome respite from French Quarter debauchery boasts an impressive selection of beers and whiskeys.