Kate Bernot

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.

Critic's List: Kate Bernot's Best in 2019

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.

Beer Bars We Love in Seattle, Great Falls, and San Diego

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).

Breakout Brewery: Ruse

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.

Breakout Brewer: Heirloom Rustic Ales

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.