Kate Bernot


Critic’s List: Kate Bernot’s Best in 2022

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

San Diego’s North Park Is Out Polishing the Cutting Edges of Bright & Bitter IPA

Kelsey McNair turned his West Coast IPA from one of the most-awarded homebrew recipes to a gold medal–winning commercial beer. At the helm of San Diego’s North Park Beer, he’s not done showing off his hoppy tricks.

Breakout Brewer: Tripping Animals

These former homebrewers brought their talents from Venezuela to Miami, sharing a family-like conviviality while steadily dialing in their vibrant fruit beers and refreshing lagers.

Breakout Brewer: Métier

In the Seattle suburb of Woodinville, the people behind Métier Brewing believe that great beer is a bridge to more equitable, connected communities. This year, they’re taking that mission to the masses.

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.