Kate Bernot

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.

Breakout Brewer: Vitamin Sea Builds Flavor Rocket Ships

In Weymouth, Massachusetts, Vitamin Sea Brewing are tinkering with and launching trendy styles to flavorful new heights—and finding plenty of fans up for the ride.

Breakout Brewer: Weathered Souls

At Weathered Souls Brewing, Marcus Baskerville is on a mission to earn San Antonio beer a national reputation—and to help change the industry’s relationship with Black brewers and drinkers.

Breakout Brewer: Lone Pine

In Portland, Maine, the brewers at Lone Pine find that tiny tweaks to their IPAs yield big-time payoffs.

Critic’s List: Kate Bernot’s Best in 2020

The accomplished writer, certified beer judge, and our own contributing editor shares her beery highlights from a highly unusual year.

Beer Bars We Love in Orlando, Nuremberg, and Seattle

From the Love Handles department of our April-May 2020 issue, here are three of our favorite beery destinations, from Florida to Washington state via Middle Franconia.