Heather Vandenengel

Beercation: Burlington, Vermont

Beer and travel writer Heather Vandenengel spent a few days in Chittenden County, Vermont, to learn what the new craft-beer scene is brewing . . .

Hippie vs. Metalhead Craft Breweries

Here are a few hippie- and metal-influenced breweries to seek out.

7 Spicy Craft Beers to Try

If eating spicy food isn't enough, try these beers.

Turning a Passion into a Career

The route from hobbyist to professional brewer can take many turns.

The New-School Cider Makers

Dry-hopping, wild yeasts, and barrel-aging are all fair game for new-school cider makers.

Doughnuts and Craft Beer: A Hole-y Pairing

Here are four ways to enjoy doughnuts and beer.

Yeast Wrangling for Homebrewers

Wild ales are becoming more popular and now homebrewers can join the fun.

The Divey Craft Beer Bars

These bars still maintain the vibes of a neighborhood dive: just a comfortable, unpretentious, and straightforward bar that also serves really good craft beer.

The Craft of Cider Making

Getting started with cider is easier than you think.

A New England Craft Beer Day Trip

Good craft beer abounds in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and Kittery, Maine, right across the Piscataqua River.