Beer has become very intertwined with movie culture, and there’s an abundance of beer name and can art references to prove it. But there’s one movie that seems to draw more brewers’ eyes than most — 1994’s Neo noir black comedy, Pulp Fiction.
Frasier was always the epitome of elite Seattle culture, but that culture has changed a lot over the past 17 years.
BEER! A Love Story isn’t the first beer documentary, but it might just be the most immersive yet on the world of craft beer. Featuring 30 brewers and beer aficionados from Europe and the United States, the film deep-dives into the passion side of beer. Here, beer is not just a product or mere beverage – it’s a way of life, and for many, a great source of joy.
Remember IBUs? The “International Bitterness Unit” once appeared on beer labels and bar menus everywhere as the globally agreed-upon measurement for how bitter a brew is. But, as you may have noticed, it’s become an increasingly rare sight over the past few years. In fact, there’s a chance you didn’t see a single IBU in your last craft beer delivery, or store trip.
It seems like I know more people than ever who are observing “Dry January” this year.
And you know what? I think it’s awesome.
Unlike most of her colleagues, Leachman – who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 94 – didn’t start achieving her biggest successes until the 1970s, when she was already in her 40s. Always wholly embodying the character, she was one of the rare...
A lot of Stouts naturally come with notes of chocolate and other dessert-like flavors thanks to copious amounts of toasty-sweet dark malts, though modern brewers are taking things even further with some seriously decadent pastry additions.
Beer styles ebb and flow in popularity, but it appears the IPA is here to stay for years to come. Of Craft Beer & Brewing’s Top 50 Beers of 2020, a whopping 24 of the listings were IPAs, and another 5 were hop-forward Pale Ales.
Statista reported 8,386 breweries in the United States as of 2019, compared to just 2,670 in 2012. From tiny corner brewpubs to large campuses with warehouse-sized brewing facilities, today’s breweries come in a wide range of sizes. But, which are actually “craft?”
If you poured a Stout and Porter into separate glasses, without looking at the cans they came from, there’s a good chance you wouldn’t be able to distinguish which was which. After all, both styles are on the darkest side of the beer color spectrum, and they even share many of the same aromas, flavors, and mouthfeel characteristics.
Idaho isn’t what comes to mind when most people think of craft beer. After all, California, New York, and Colorado dominate in sheer brewery numbers, while Oregon, Washington, and the Great Lakes states hold strong with their flood of nationally recognized breweries. But now, Idaho — and other states formerly in the shadows, like Montana and New Jersey — are honing their own flourishing craft beer scenes.
We absolutely love lush, New England-style Hazy IPAs, and it’s great that there are so many to choose from. But there are many other IPAs on the hop spectrum that don’t go anywhere near “New England style” or “Hazy” territory.
There are two particularly awesome things about being a craft beer fan in 2020. One, the choices today are more plentiful than ever. And two, you can get at-home beer delivery!