As a serial entrant in major beer competitions, Brink Brewing in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been winning national medals with classic styles, turning them into local success.
Meticulous attention to raw materials and the embrace of under-loved hop varieties have helped the beers of New Anthem Beer Project stand out in a thickening crowd.
The reporter, certified beer judge, and former beer editor at DRAFT Magazine shares her highlights from the year spent tasting and covering the wide world of craft beer.
In every issue our Love Handles department features three great beer bars. For Issue 34 we went to the Pine Box (Seattle), Stein Haus (Great Falls), and Small Bar (San Diego).
The founders and brewers of Ruse Brewing in Portland, Oregon, are meticulous about ingredients and trust their collective gut like a compass to steer them through turbulent times.
Tulsa, Oklahoma’s newcomer Heirloom Rustic Ales courts locals with open-fermented saisons and lagers, proving that good beer takes time and that as craft evolves and grows, having recipes for the uninitiated is great for business.
Brewing world-class beer in paradise has always been the mission of Missoula, Montana’s Kettlehouse Brewing. Now, it finally has the space to allow its brewers to stretch their legs.