Craft Beer & Brewing Staff

Editors’ Picks: Doppelbock

The best doppelbocks eschew excessive sweetness and embrace balance—despite offering deep malt complexity and festive, brain-tickling strength. Here are five we love.

Editors’ Picks: Belgian Tripel

Golden-blond with a lithe body, lively mouthfeel, resilient foam, and sneaky strength—equally at home on the dinner table or next to your easy chair—here are a few of our favorite tripels.

Editors’ Picks: Cream Ale

The bright and lively nature of this hybrid style makes it the perfect choice as an American alternative to European lagers. While the name can be more sleight-of-hand than literal, that won’t stop us from recommending five we love.

Five Stouts Beloved by the Pros

Stouts are intrinsically tied to craft’s beyond-the-mainstream appeal. From dry and sweet sessionable stouts to big barrel-aged ones and adjunct-laden “dessert” stouts, there’s something for every kind of drinker. But which do brewers themselves love?

Editors’ Picks: Low-Calorie IPAs

Here are five flavor- and aroma-forward IPAs that scratch the hops itch without loading up on calories.

Editors’ Picks: Hard Seltzer

Here are a few standouts from the rapidly evolving world of fruit-forward fermented beverages.

Five on Five: Brewers Pick Their Favorite IPAs

Few styles have evolved faster than IPA. In this era of softness, haze, and rethought, fruit-forward West Coast iterations, what beers do brewers themselves like to drink? We asked five for their faves.

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®.