Both the big beer (macro) and the craft beer industries have really ramped up their exploration of extremely low-alcohol brews and how to make them more flavorful. To embrace how far the N/A beer world has come, here are four new movies and the contemporary low-ABV / non-alcoholic brews to go with them.
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!
Summer 2020 has flown on by, and so have a myriad of warm-weather brews. As breweries gear up for fall and the more snuggly sippers that come with it, Tavour takes a look back on the thirst-quenching types of beer that dominated the past few months:
You’re familiar with the Pale Ale, and you should be. India Pale Ales are among the most popular beer styles right now! Their lower ABV American Pale Ale cousins (usually just called “Pale Ales”) aren’t doing too shabby either — Toppling Goliath’s Pseudo Sue holds top scores on rating sites around the globe.
We’re halfway through August and pumpkin spice drinks are already popping up. But this year, it’s not Starbucks or other coffee shops who are early. Craft breweries are taking everyone’s favorite fall flavors and weaving them into delightful seasonal beers!
From creamy Milkshake IPAs to a baker’s menagerie of Pastry Stouts, it feels like craft fans have more to choose from than ever before! Still, the abundance has also led to some confusion, especially when it comes to seemingly simple terms like “Lager” and “Ale.”