Kate Bernot

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.

Breakout Brewer: Superstition Meadery

From outside the box to the top of the beer ratings, Arizona’s Superstition Meadery has gained a devoted following for its characterful, off-the-wall concoctions.

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Breakout Brewer: Brink

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.

Breakout Brewer: New Anthem

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.