Kate Bernot


Breakout Brewer: Foam in Vermont Is Focused on Local Ingredients and a Quality Drinking Experience

After collective decades in beer, the team behind Foam Brewers are running their own show—and drinkers are seeking them out. “We never promoted anything; we just delivered,” says brewmaster Todd Haire. “If that travels by word of mouth, then that’s cool.”

Breakout Brewer: Roaring Table

Nailing styles as diverse as altbier, fruited sour IPA, and saison, Roaring Table is turning a suburban Illinois strip mall into a destination.

Love Handles: You Might See the Dude at Montana’s Shine Beer Sanctuary

From our Love Handles files on beer bars we love: In Bozeman, Montana, Shine is your one-stop shop for draft beer, to-go bottles, food, and plenty of patio.

Birds Fly South Would Like to Remind You: Saison Lives

South Carolina’s Birds Fly South is introducing new, more approachable beers while going from strength to strength on their mixed-fermentation and farmhouse-inspired ales. As it turns out, IPA and saison have a lot to learn from each other.

Critic's List: Kate Bernot’s Best in 2021

Our contributing editor is one of the most respected voices in beer journalism today. Here are highlights from her past year in beer.

The Brewers at Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Are Obsessed with Process—and Winning

Incremental improvements are paying off big for Seattle’s Burke-Gilman. Fresh off Alpha King and Great American Beer Festival gold medals for their double IPAs, the team aims to push their whole range to the next level.

Breakout Brewer: Floodland

At Seattle’s Floodland Brewing, Adam Paysse pursues a singular vision: to make beers that reflect his preferences and ideals. Turns out, a lot of other people dig them, too.

Breakout Brewer: Wren House Has Clear Vision for Hazy IPA & for the Future

With freshly minted GABF gold for Spellbinder IPA, Phoenix’s Wren House hopes its new production facility can finally keep up with demand for its hazies and barrel-aged knockouts.

Halfway Crooks Get Atlanta Hyped About Lager (Lager, Lager, Lager)

With dogged attention to detail, Halfway Crooks in Atlanta are surviving and thriving by playing the long game: “You have a beer at night and then wake up the next morning and go full force again.”

Love Handles: Cambie Taphouse + Coffee Has the Views

Early hours, hearty food, and mountain views set this coffee/beer bar apart for students, locals, and visitors to Missoula.