Craft Beer & Brewing Staff

Editors’ Picks: Five Vienna Lagers We Love

A great Vienna lager exhibits malt and hop character balanced by restraint and supreme drinkability. If lager is the ultimate “brewer’s beer,” is Vienna the ultimate brewer’s lager? Here are five that we love.

Best In Beer: Brewers Pick Five Favorites of 2020

Game recognizes game. Here we’ve asked five respected brewers for a favorite beer they drank this year while off the clock.

Best in Beer Readers’ Choice: Top 50 Beers of 2020

Here are the top 50 beers of 2020, as voted on by the readers of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®.

Five on Five: Mead

Mead has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past decade. Here, we ask five new-school meadmakers about the bottles that were formative experiences for them, or that stand out in recent memory.

Infographics: The Pandemic, and How We Buy Beer

Back in May, we polled readers via email to get a sense of how their beer buying and drinking was changing amid the pandemic. More than 4,200 people answered, and the results are charted below.

Vote for Your Favorite Beers and Breweries of 2020

Oof, what a year… but at least we had beer. There is still time to take our Best in Beer 2020 Reader Survey—and get $5 off your subscription.

Editors’ Picks: Keg Apps, Sensory Kits, and Tough Coolers

Looking for new gear? The Plaato Keg Management System, Yeti Roadie 24, and Brew Essence Sensory Training Kits were among our Editors' Picks in Issue 39.

Five on Five: Lagers

Lagers are enjoying a moment with American brewers, as savvy drinkers discover their subtlety and nuance. But which ones do brewers themselves gravitate toward? We asked five for their faves.

Editors' Picks: American Pale Ale

From old school to new and from breweries across the country, here are a few of our favorite American pale ales.

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Cooking with Beer: IPA Mac & Cheese

Courtesy of Denver’s Hops & Pie pizzeria and taproom, you can enjoy this IPA-infused comfort dish any day of the year.