Aprihop might be Dogfish Head's spring seasonal, but I think this apricot-infused IPA is perfect for right now — just as the the temperature creeps up and the first apricots of summer are appearing at farmers markets. So snatch up a few bottles of Aprihop while they're still around and salute both the season that's ending and the one that's beginning.
A big dose of wheat in the grain-bill gives beers a soft fruit flavor and a refreshing zesty crispness. In other words: the perfect summer brew. Here are five favorite wheat beers to have in your fridge when the thirst strikes.
How do you feel about beer in cans? What about craft beer in cans? This past year has seen the release of several new canned beers from some of our favorite craft breweries. But it's more than just a trendy move for hipster beer drinkers; there are some good arguments for shifting to the can.
You best be ready to shake some tail feathers when you bring this extra-special beer to the party, my friends. It's a blend of not one, not two, but a grand total of six different beers from Shmaltz Brewing Company, each of them individually-aged for anywhere from a month to over a year. Just go ahead and wrap your head around that as you open the bottle and pour yourself a big ol' glass.
Beer cocktails have come a long way since the Irish Car Bombs and Black & Tans of our college days. These new beer-based mixed drinks are sophisticated affairs made with craft brews, seasonal ingredients, and top-shelf liquors. Here are a few that are worthy of your next dinner party.
Green's is among the old-guard of gluten-free beers. I have no doubt that their brews have saved many newly gluten-intolerant beer lovers from going thirsty. This is their "Endeavor" ale, a gluten-free version of a traditional Belgian dubbel brewed with rice, buckwheat, and sorghum in place of barley. Let's see how it stacks up, shall we?
It's nearly May, and for beer lovers, translates directly into maibocks. With their soft malty flavors and hint of hoppy bitterness, these traditional spring lagers mark the shift away from dark winter brews to the crisp golden brews of the warmer months. Here are five worth seeking out.
Sour ales with their funky aromas and tart apple flavors are the up-and-coming thing with brewers here in the US. But of course in Belgium, they're old news. Which really only means they've had a few more centuries to get it right. In the pantheon of sour beers, Rodenbach is a classic.
Nope, that's not a misspelling! Old Peculier from the British Theakston Brewery is just as much a legend as its label says. It's been brewed for nearly 180 years, after all. That's more than enough time for this rich, malty brew to earn its street cred.