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Critical Mass: Building a Craft-Beer Destination

From grassroots campaigns at the local level to coordinated efforts in the statehouse and governor’s office, the State of Virginia has positioned itself as a hot spot for craft beer and for craft brewers in just a few short years.

Breakout Brewer: Arizona Wilderness Brewing

Arizona Wilderness Brewing explores the world through local flavors and far-flung friendships.

Breakout Brewer: Cellarmaker Brewing

Cellarmaker Brewing Company is one of the most cellar-focused craft breweries in San Francisco, if not the country, and accordingly named. They’ve built a reputation as a Bay Area institution in less than three years.

Halloween Treats: Even More Beers That Taste Like Candy

Instead of ruining your teeth on real candy, reach for one of these beers, which our reviewers thought were as great as the real thing.

Beercation: Seattle

Seattle, Washington is home to such a wealth of breweries, taprooms, and lush waterfront scenery that you’ll want to take your time savoring all of the above. Put on your finest flannel, pull up a barstool, and let us pour you a pint.

Breakout Brewer: El Segundo Brewing

From wet-hopped beers to the freshest possible bottles offered to drinkers to the unquenchable desire to keep refining and keep showing drinkers a new side of hoppy beers, El Segundo Brewing has become L.A.’s premier IPA brewery.

5 Brewers Discuss Their Favorite Hoppy Lagers

Here are five brewers’ odes to Pivo…and (when pressed) some of their other favorite hoppy lagers.

Our Favorite Coffee-Flavored Beers

Celebrate National Coffee Day (September 29) with coffee-flavored beers. Our list of coffee-flavored beers runs the gamut of flavors, ranging from sweet to spicy to boozy.

Beercation: Boulder-Longmont, Colorado

On your next trip to the Centennial state, venture north of Denver to explore these off-the-beaten-path destinations in one of the state’s brewing hotbeds—the Boulder-to-Longmont corridor.

10 Breweries With Bang-Up Barrel Blending Programs

It’s one thing to brew, but it’s quite another to nail the art and science of blending. We have a list of 10 rock-star blending programs you’ll want to check out.