logo

Craft Beer Scene

The Best 18 Beers of 2018

We were busy this past year tasting beers that were sent to our office, shared at a bar, brewery or pub, and poured at festivals around the world. It’s difficult but rewarding work and we’re pleased to present our editors picks for top beers of 2018.

Podcast Episode 54: The Best 18 Beers of 2018: A Peek Behind the Curtain on How Beers Are Selected

In this special edition of the podcast be among the first to hear the breweries who made the list and why, and get a peek behind the curtain on how beers are selected.

Brewing Impacts: The Terroir of Barley

People understand how terroir affects wine, hops, and even coffee, but how terroir affects barley hasn’t really been explored in great detail. That’s changing, and one Alberta brewery hopes to elevate beer’s unexplored ingredient.

Podcast Episode 53: J. Wakefield Brewing: Staying on the Cutting Edge of Brewing

What fruits work best when it comes to brewing a Florida-weisse? J. Wakefield has the answer in this week's podcast. The celebrated homebrewer turned pro also talks about his love of stouts, the art of collaboration and much more.

The Future of Lagers

One of the great challenges brewers will have to tackle in the coming years is how will they honor tradition with lagers and pilsners while also forging new paths forward, as they’ve done with styles such as India pale ale.

Pick Six with Alex Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing

For Los Angeles Brewmaster Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing Co, indelible impressions of taste, experience of place, and a thorough appreciation for the craft inform the picks for her desert-island six.

Podcast Episode 52: Aslin Brewing Founders: Outspoken with a No-Holds-Barred Approach

Northern Virginia’s Aslin Brewing are brash and outspoken with a no-holds-barred approach that’s reflected in their progressive take on brewing.

Your Next-Morning Beer: Two Familiar Brands Collaborate on a Coffee Porter

Dunkin’, the doughnut-and-coffee chain, has connected and collaborated with another New England institution, Harpoon Brewery, to create a coffee-infused porter that will be available through the end of the year.

Podcast Episode 51: Anderson Valley's Fal Allen: Lessons Learned from Brewing Goses

From the best kinds of salts to use to how it can mess up some brewing equipment, there's no one better to talk about gose than Fal Allen. This week he talks about his new book that focuses on the style, what he's learned brewing them at Anderson Valley.

Hops: Blending and Pairing

Smart and effective hops pairing is a front-end, preproduction skill that every brewer should work to develop because pairing, blending, and mixing hops increases the odds of getting what you want out of your recipes and beers.