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The Inspiration Behind America’s First Craft Brewery
When Jack McAuliffe opened his one-and-a-half-barrel brewery on Eighth Street East in Sonoma, California in the spring of 1977, after the first craft...
The State of Beer Media
The trends in craft beer during 2020 were very much influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and that included the media coverage of craft brewing. Online...
The Complete Guide to IPA Styles
There has been enough written on the IPA beer style in recent years to fit into a mammoth, epic tome that could fill an entire library shelf. However...
Judging Process Our reviews are conducted in a single-blind tasting format. This method provides the best opportunity to rely on facts and to avoid...
The Rise of Functional Beers
As a beer connoisseur, I wonder why I drink. Often, it’s for the flavor. Sometimes, it’s for the buzz. Not infrequently, there’s some utilitarian...
The Beerification of Mead
For decades, people around the United States had paltry options available for mead. Even when it could be found, those options were largely limited...
Beer in American History
Beer runs deep in the veins of American history, coursing through the hearts, minds and livers of those who founded modern America. Lincoln once said...
We saddled up with the masterminds behind the highest rated brews and asked them about the inspiration behind the recipes. Follow the links below to...
From the Editor (Issue 53)
Welcome to the Spring 2021, Issue #53 of The Beer Connoisseur magazine! It’s that time again, as the winter season will soon be behind us, and warmer...
There is always something newsworthy taking place in the beer industry. That's why we dedicate Monday of each week to publishing the top stories from...
There is always something newsworthy taking place in the beer industry. That's why we dedicate Monday of each week to publishing the top stories from...
From the Editor (Issue 52)
Welcome to the 52nd edition of The Beer Connoisseur magazine! 2020 saw us release our landmark 50th issue, a touchstone release in our publication’s...
2021 Consumer Trends
2020 has seen the beer industry jerked around like a starfish in the churning tides of pandemic politics and economics. Shutdowns, lockdowns and...
2021 Trends in Craft
The year 2020 was a bummer. So, let’s move on. But first, there’s the business of craft beer to consider and how it has weathered a pandemic year....
Each year, we collect the highest-scoring beers of the year from our Official Review in a compendium of the best beers of the year. This year, 150...

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