The Best Non-Alcoholic Beer, Wine, and Spirits for Sipping and CelebratingTools
These will instantly improve your mocktail game.
Aug 8, 2023
This Unique $6 Drinking Glass Is My Favorite Kitchen Purchase and I Use It Every Single DayTools
I love how it elevates my morning iced coffee.
Jun 15, 2023
The Unique Beverage Bottle Holder That Will Free Up So Much Space in Your FridgeTools
It creates storage out of thin air!
Mar 24, 2023
8 Space-Saving Fridge Organizers That Will Neatly Corral All Your Bottles and CansTools
Convenience store fridges don't get to keep all the conveniences.
Mar 17, 2023
25 Best Gifts for Wine and Beer Lovers
Gift Edit
Including pint glasses that can be customized with a pet's sweet mug.
Nov 11, 2022
How to Check How Much Alcohol Is in Your HomebrewKitchen
Today’s topic: Learn how to check the alcohol in your beerThe Kitchn’s Beer School: 20 lessons, 7 assignments to brew your first 1-gallon batch of beer. There’s one thing we haven’t talked very much about so far: the alcohol in your beer. Hop aromas and malt flavors are fantastic and all, but let’s be honest here — the buzz that we get from a good beer is also part of why we do this!
Oct 5, 2022
These Tulip Glasses Will Replace Half the Glasses on Your Bar Cart
Make some room on your bar cart.
Sep 21, 2022
This Study Revealed the Most Popular Beer in Each State and the Results Will Surprise YouGroceries
Can you guess which one is America's favorite?
Oct 28, 2021
This 2-Minute, 2-Ingredient Dessert Is All I’m Making for St. Patrick’s DayRecipes
This year, order takeout and make this almost-instant treat.
Mar 16, 2021
What’s the Difference? Ale vs. Lager BeersSkills
While almost all beers are made from the same base ingredients, they aren't all the same. Here's what you need to know about the differences between these two classic beer styles.
Jan 26, 2021
5-Ingredient Beer Bread Is the Perfect Intro to Bread Baking (No Yeast Needed!)Recipes
With its crunchy golden crust and tender, springy crumb, beer bread is exactly what hearty soups, stews, and chilis need this winter.
Jan 3, 2021
The 18 Best Beers to Crack Open in 2020 and Beyond
Kitchn Essentials, Bar Edition
Why, yes, we have an election night suggestion for you...
Nov 2, 2020
Aldi Just Leaked Info on Dozens of New Items That Will Hit Stores in SeptemberGroceries
Bring on the pretzel breadsticks, pumpkin swirl cheesecake, and frozen grilled cheese and tomato soup!
Aug 25, 2020
Trader Joe’s Just Leaked Info on 4 Wacky New Beers Coming Out SoonGroceries
Three words: Cookie Butter Beer!
Jul 2, 2020
Our Quick Guide to 7 Common Beer StylesSkills
From lagers to stouts.
Jul 1, 2020
Recipe: Slow Cooker Sausages with Peppers and OnionsRecipes
When I think of my travels in Germany, I think of beers, brats, and mustard, and it’s still that satisfying trinity that I crave when the weather starts to cool down. Throwing everything into a slow cooker means I can come back to tender sausages that have been gently braising in beer, with a pile of sweet peppers and onions coated in grainy mustard right on top.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Chunky Pork and Apple StewRecipes
When the temperature drops in January, what we really want is food that fills us up and nourishes at the same time. So start your day with a hearty smoothie, but finish it with a wholesome stew. This is one of a series of stews designed to make you feel good in every possible way. Brimming with veggies and spices, each of these wholesome stews will support and reward your best New Year’s intentions.
Jan 29, 2020
The Very Best Way to (Quickly!) Chill Wine and Beer
There's almost no waiting and ZERO need for special equipment.
Dec 7, 2019
Beer Pairings: Best Beers to Drink with Spicy Foods Beer SessionsSkills
There are two ways to go when you want to pair beer with a spicy plate of jerk chicken or chili-spiked seafood. You can cool the burn or you can kick it even higher. Whichever way you go, we have a few suggestions.To tame the heat, you want a beer that balances out the spicy flavors in the dish. Beers that emphasize malts over hops do this job nicely. Light lagers are great – there’s a reason why most Mexican beers are lagers, after all!
Jun 4, 2019
What’s the Deal with Bottle-Conditioned Beers? Beer SessionsSkills
Advertising a beer as “bottle-conditioned” might sound like a clever marketing ploy – after all, couldn’t every beer sold in a bottle technically be thought of as bottle-conditioned? Well, it turns out that this particular feature is more than just fancy words!Bottle-conditioning simply means that the beer is sealed into the bottle with a little yeast and extra sugar. The yeast consumes the sugar and carbonates the beer within a few weeks.
Jun 4, 2019
Beer Pairings: Pilsner Urquell and Spicy LinguiniRecipes
So you know we’ve been getting into beer recently, and we’ve even started using it more in our actual cooking. We’d also like to start getting a better handle on how to go about pairing the beers we love with the foods we cook. When we were invited to try a menu designed by Chef Michael Symon to pair specifically with Pilsner Urquell, we jumped at the chance!Pilsners are pale lager-style beers that are golden in color with a very hoppy flavor profile.
Jun 4, 2019
How To Chill Drinks Fast (& Keep Them Cold) This WeekendSkills
Keep these easy hacks in mind all summer long.
May 17, 2019
Barritts Ginger Beer for Those Dark and Stormy CocktailsSkills
We loved Nora’s post earlier today about the Dark and Stormy, largely because we’ve been drinking these quite a bit this summer.We lucked out and found the authentic ingredients — Gosling’s rum and Barritts ginger beer — conveniently stocked together in our local liquor store. But just in case some of you are thinking about Dark and Stormies for the first time this weekend, here’s a photo of that retro Barritts can you’ll be looking for.
May 3, 2019
Brewing Beer at Home: The Wort and First Fermentation Beer SessionsSkills
This past weekend, we got out all our shiny new beer brewing equipment and went to work. In this first phase, we boiled the wort, added the yeast, and got our very first batch of beer fermenting happily. Our evening of brewing definitely had a few bumps, however!1. Warm Up the Extract – These are cans of pre-hopped malt extract – basically, super-concentrated beer! We need to mix the extract with hot water to get the right concentration.
May 2, 2019
Brewing Beer at Home: Siphoning and 2nd Fermentation Beer SessionsSkills
A week after brewing our first batch of beer, it was time to transfer it from the primary fermentation bucket into a clean carboy. We’ve never actually siphoned anything before, so this was quite an adventure!1. The End Goal – It’s not completely necessary to transfer the beer into another container at this point. Some sources say that the beer can start to develop off-flavors from the dead yeast or evaporate too much due to the bigger surface area.
May 2, 2019
Brewing Beer at Home: Bottling the Homebrew Beer SessionsSkills
We’ve brewed the beer, let it ferment, and now we’re finally ready to get it into bottles. We’re so close to having homebrew we can almost taste it! And in fact, we did sneak a little taste – for purely scientific reasons, of course. Take a look!1. Fermented Homebrew – This beer has now been fermenting for three weeks – one week in the primary fermenter and two weeks in the secondary.
May 2, 2019
Porter vs. Stout: What’s the Difference? Beer SessionsSkills
Can you tell whether this photo is of a porter or a stout? We can’t! These are both dark beers with a similar range of malty, roasted, and bittersweet flavors. They also both have a reputation for being fairly heavy and for making us feel quite toasty while sipping them. So is there any difference at all between a porter and a stout?This mystery has bothered us for quite some time, so we dove into research and discovered some interesting facts!
May 2, 2019
Beer Review: Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Beer SessionsSkills
This beer is absolutely unlike anything else we’ve ever tasted. In fact, when we first tried it a few years ago, we hated it! But now that our taste in beer has grown up a bit, we decided to give this spicy, fruity beer another shot.Beer Details – Golden Monkey from Victory Brewing Company in Downington, Pennsylvania. This is a Belgian-style tripel ale, meaning that it is brewed with triple the amount of malts typical of Belgian ales. (9.
May 2, 2019
Tale of Two Beers: 2007 and 2009 Widdershins Barleywine Beer SessionsSkills
A few weeks ago, we got very lucky. Not only did we manage to snag a bottle of the 2009 Widdershins Barleywine, newly released from Left Hand Brewing Company, but we also stumbled across an old bottle of the 2007 Widdershins lurking at the back of a shelf. A vertical tasting was most definitely in order!The idea of aging beers is a relatively new concept to us and a lot of other folks.
May 2, 2019
Quick and Dirty Guide to Lager Beers Beer SessionsSkills
When we’re standing in front of a wall of beer at the store, we often have trouble remembering our dopplebocks from our imperial stouts and our pilsners from our pale ales. As much for our benefit as for yours, we wanted to do a few round-ups of common beer styles for handy reference. First up: lagers!Lagers are on one branch of the beer family tree, with ales on the other. Lager beers are made with a particular kind of yeast that ferments at cooler temperatures than ale yeast.
May 2, 2019
Beer Labeling: What Does “Imperial” Mean? Beer SessionsSkills
Browse through the beer section of any well-stocked store and you’ll notice the word “imperial” showing up in front of many of your favorite beers: imperial stout, imperial pale ale, imperial pilsner and who knows what else. That word might actually mean something different than you think!The term “imperial” was used in the 1800’s for beer (usually stout) that was brewed in England but then shipped to Russia – specifically the imperial court of Russia!
May 2, 2019
Beer with Dinner: The Basics of Pairing Beer and Food Beer SessionsSkills
We’re probably going to catch some heat for saying this, but we find it infinitely easier to pair food with beer than with wine. Between the roasted malts and the herbal hops, craft brews have so many nuances of flavor that it seems like there’s gotta be something in there that you can match to your dinner. Here’s where to start!The very first rule of pairing beer and food is that anything goes. Seriously!
May 2, 2019
Beer Review: Founders Breakfast Stout Beer SessionsSkills
When we reviewed their Dirty Bastard Ale a few months back, several of you professed your love for another one of Founders offerings: their seasonally-available Breakfast Stout. Well, it’s now out in stores and we finally had a chance to try it. Hoo boy, you really weren’t kidding about this beer!Beer Details: Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan. (Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout, 8.
May 2, 2019
For the Freshest Beer: Buy a GrowlerGroceries
Have you ever bought a growler of beer? These half-gallon glass jugs are a fun way to bring home fresh beer straight from the brewery, and since they can be brought back for refills again and again, they’re eco-friendly too. Here’s how it works:Brewpubs and breweries sell the jugs for a flat price and fill them up straight from the tap, usually for somewhere between $6-15. After it’s emptied, the growler can be brought back to the same brewery for a refill.
May 2, 2019
What’s the Difference? Pale Ales, IPAs, & Double IPAs Beer SessionsSkills
If you like your beers bitter, hoppy, and crisp, the family of pale ales is the place to go. Curious what makes a pale ale pale? Or an India pale ale distinct? You have questions, and we have answers.You can think of these beers as a spectrum with more mild pale ales on one end and aggressively-hopped double IPAs on the other. There is a lot of variation within the spectrum and an exception to every rule, of course, but you can follow this as a general rule of thumb.
May 2, 2019
Beer Brewing for Apartment Dwellers: Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Smaller, More Accessible 1-Gallon Beer KitSkills
I’ve been mighty curious about these one-gallon homebrew kits from Brooklyn Brew Shop. They’re designed for apartment dwellers (check!) who don’t have a lot of space for brewing equipment (double check!) but who still want to brew great beer (triple check!). Talk about microbrewing!Nearly everything you need for a one-gallon jug of homebrew is included in the package: grains, hops, yeast, sanitizing powder, siphon canes and hoses, and the jug itself.
May 2, 2019
Saison to Gueuze: Best Beers for Wine Lovers Beer SessionsSkills
Now, we’re not trying to get into a “Which is better: beer or wine?” debate here. It’s just that we believe that there are some beers that you steadfast wine drinkers out there might really enjoy. Call them cross-over beers. As in, they cross the line between beer and wine. As in, come on over and we’ll pour you a pint.These beer styles draw on many of the same flavor profiles as our favorite wines: robust, fruity, and spicy; crisp, tart, and dry.
May 2, 2019
Good Foam, Bad Foam: What’s the Deal with Beer Foam?Skills
Back in college, being handed a foamy beer was cause for exasperated eye-rolling. But glance through any beer review these days, and you’ll see effusive odes to creamy heads of foam and the delicate lacing they leave behind. What gives? The foamy head on a glass of beer offers a few different things for our beer-drinking experience. For starters, each one of those little bubbles is carrying a puff of aroma.
May 2, 2019
Garlic, Cheddar, and Stone Ruination IPA Soup Cookbook Review & Recipe from The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.Recipes
Randy ClemensIt’s part history lesson, part beer guide, and part cookbook (with recipes of both the edible and the liquid variety). The title pretty much says it all: The Craft of Stone Brewing Co.: Liquid Lore, Epic Recipes, and Unabashed Arrogance.The Craft of Stone Brewing Co. starts at the beginning. No, not with the origins of the brewery, but with beer. If your understanding of ales vs. lagers is a little rusty, no problem.
May 2, 2019
Recipe: Steak with Drunken Mushrooms & Roasted Blue Cheese PotatoesRecipes
The lure of steak is simply irresistible. Add in beer-soaked mushrooms, caramelized onions, and some fingerling potatoes roasted with blue cheese, and you’ll have every neighbor within 300 feet of your front door standing in your kitchen. So lock ’em out, or welcome them in — either way, this 30-minute meal will knock the socks off your local steakhouse. I love to indulge in a great cut of meat and a few rich flavors to go with it.
May 2, 2019
Food Suggestions for a Beer Tasting PartyKitchen
Q: I’m hosting a beer festival at home for 20 people in March. Everyone will be bringing two 22-oz beers or equivalent, with emphasis on variety and uniqueness.I’m providing palate cleansers for during the tasting and a hearty meal for after, and I would love some ideas.There is at least one vegetarian for the event, so the apres-tasting meal will hopefully be easily modified for this guest. Your thoughts are most appreciated!Sent by AnnaEditor: How fun!
May 2, 2019
Beer Review: Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue AlesGroceries
Sweet malty beers usually aren’t my thing, and nut brown ales are nothing if not sweet. But there was something about the slant of the late-afternoon sun this weekend that made me want to sit back on the sofa with a stack of magazines and sip something smooth, roasty, and yes, sweet. Enter this Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales.Beer Details: Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales, Newport, OR (Brown ale with hazelnut extract, 6.
May 2, 2019
Beer for Dessert! Have a Beer FloatRecipes
Root beer may be traditional, but a float made with actual beer? Now that’s a treat! Beers like chocolate stouts and fruity lambics are halfway to being desserts already. By adding a scoop of ice cream, we’re just helping things along.As the weather starts to warm and head towards summer, these beer and ice cream combos are sounding particularly appealing: • Chocolate Stout with Chocolate Ice Cream – Double chocolate!
May 2, 2019
Beer Review: Rodenbach Flemish Sour AleGroceries
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.Beer Details: Rodenbach from Brouwerij Rodenbach (Flemish sour ale aged in oak, 5.2% ABV)Appearance: This pours a fairly murky reddish-brown color with a clingy layer of toast-colored foam.
May 2, 2019
Sriracha In My Beer? Yes, Please: The Cocky RoosterRecipes
Mix icy cold beer with spicy Sriracha, fresh lime juice and a couple dashes of Maggi sauce and what do you have? A refreshing, terrifically savory beer cocktail with a lingering heat that has become my new favorite summer drink. Meet the Cocky Rooster. The recipe comes from An Choi, a banh mi restaurant in New York City that serves the drink alongside their Vietnamese sandwiches.
May 2, 2019
Eggnog with a Twist! Try Beer NogRecipes
Attention, ‘nog heads! If you live in the small cross section on the Venn diagram of “beer lovers” and “eggnog lovers,” then boy oh boy, do I have the most perfect holiday brew for you. It’s called Beer Nog and it’s exactly what it sounds like: heaven.Beer nog comes from the crazy and wonderful mind of Randy Clemens, co-author of both the Craft of Stone Brewing Co. and The Sriracha Cookbook.
May 2, 2019
Beer Review: Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Co.Groceries
Drinking this beer is like settling in to a very old and very careworn arm chair. It’s cozy and comforting, it fits in all the right places, and it’s exactly what you want when you want it. Solidly good. Settle in, tip your hat back, and pour a glass.Beer Details: Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Co., Missoula, MT (Brown ale, 5.1% ABV, 26 IBU)Appearance: Check out that head of foam! This is sticky, lush foam that left fairly heavy lacing down my glass.
May 2, 2019
Beer Review: Gluten-Free Pale Ale from Omission BeerGroceries
I have been insanely curious to try this gluten-free pale ale from Omission Beer ever since I first heard about it. Gluten-free beers are notoriously mediocre, but this one has been making waves of the omgwow! sort in the beer community. Until very recently, Omission’s beers were only available in Oregon and a few select bars outside the state, so when I saw a bottle at my favorite local brew shop, I snatched it up and headed straight home.
May 2, 2019
Why I Became a 1-Gallon HomebrewerSkills
When I first started brewing beer at home, I was a five-gallon girl — much like most new homebrewers. It’s just what you do. But there were drawbacks almost immediately. Brewing this much beer meant clearing out a precious coat closet for storing carboys and bottles, always having a buddy on hand to help lift the heavy (and hot!
May 2, 2019
An All-American Beer Bottling Party: The Party PlanKitchen
Welcome to the fourth in our new series of Gatherings from The Kitchn! In the past few months, you’ve seen Faith’s cozy Italian Polenta Party, Anjali’s Book Club Brunch, and just last month, Cambria’s Spring Vegetarian Dinner Party for Six. This week, I’ll be sharing photos and inspiration from my recent All-American Beer Bottling Party — a very casual get-together with several of my friends to bottle a big batch of homebrew.
May 2, 2019
2-Ingredient Beer Cocktail Recipe: The Bloody BeerRecipes
These days, any brunch place worth its salt serves a michelada alongside the requisite Bloody Mary, and my beer-loving heart thrills to see it on menus. But when I’m out at picnics or tailgates and don’t have a full spice cabinet on hand — or when I’m feeling a little lazy on a summer afternoon — I like to go the old-timers’ route with my tomato cocktails and mix up a Bloody Beer instead.
May 2, 2019
Better-than-Champagne Recipe: Fizzy Citrus & Beer Pitcher CocktailRecipes
It’s a sad, sad tale, and one that’s no doubt caused a few New Year’s tears over the years — being saddled with an allergy to Champagne and feeling a little left out during the Auld Lang Syne toast. That’s the case for one of my very dear friends, with whom we’ve been ringing in the New Year for the past decade.
May 1, 2019
What’s Happening in Your Beer Now? Bottle ConditioningSkills
Today’s topic: What’s going on inside the bottle right now, plus 5 amber ales to try while you wait The Kitchn’s Beer School: 20 lessons, 7 assignments to brew your first 1-gallon batch of beer. Sign up & see all the assignments! The Kitchn’s Beer School One more week to go until your beer is ready to drink! Are you feeling tempted to sample a bottle a little early? Totally understandable.
May 1, 2019
This Danish Gadget Makes Your Beer More FoamyTools
Well here’s something you don’t see every day: a gadget designed to give your beer a nice fat head of foam. And because it’s of Danish design, it’s quite beautiful. Now the question is only: Do you need to foam up your beer? The short answer to that is yes since a good head of foam on your beer helps release aromas and taste.
May 1, 2019
Michelada: a Mexican Cocktail That Combines the Tang of Bloody Marys With Your Favorite BeerRecipes
For when you need something fresh, festive, and fast.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: German Beer and Cheese Soup (Bierkäsesuppe)Recipes
Around the World in 30 Soups: This month we’re collaborating with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globetrotting adventure in soups from countries and cuisines around the world. Today’s stop: Germany. Chef power couple Jeremy and Jessica Nolen, authors of New German Cooking, offer up a crowd favorite from their restaurant that ties together the German soup traditions we crave the most: beer, cheese, and bread. All in one bowl!
Apr 30, 2019
Recipe: Easy MicheladaRecipes
It's the perfect thing to drink alongside your favorite game-day apps.
Jan 28, 2019
Recipe: Slow Cooker Beer-Braised BrisketRecipes
Everyone loves brisket, a Texas staple. Texans — Tejanos — are especially obsessed. My beer-braised brisket is fork-tender, perfect for a crowd, and requires no babysitting. Place it in the slow cooker and go about your day. Your family will love it, and football fans will adore it! Using beer as the braising liquid immediately adds flavor to the meat — meaning you can get away with fewer ingredients total.
Jul 20, 2018
7 More Amazon Prime Day Deals That Just Went Live This MorningTools
Morning! Hope you had a good night’s sleep! While you were catching some much-deserved shut-eye, a bunch of new sales began for Amazon Prime Day. Here’s a look at five of the newest sales we’re most excited about. It’s no secret that we’re big fans of plants in the kitchen — especially an aloe plant, which you can use on the spot in the event of a burn.
Jul 17, 2018
Salsa Is Your Grocery Store Shortcut for Fresh Beer CocktailsKitchen
America’s biggest party — the Super Bowl — is about to go down. That means putting together an epic menu of wings, nachos, chili, pizza, chips and salsa and, of course, cold beer. But what if you switched things up and did something even more epic for the adventurous fans in the room — like put salsa in your beer to make big, bold beer cocktails? Hear me out! Did you know salsa and beer are among the top foods purchased in the week leading up to the Super Bowl?
Feb 2, 2018
Recipe: Avolada Beer CocktailRecipes
Think of this as a green version of a traditional tomato-based Michelada, made with avocado tomatillo salsa and served in a pitcher with chilled beer mugs rimmed with salted coriander. It’s especially refreshing when served with crispy tortilla or corn chips. The best salsas for beer cocktails are the small-batch kind found in the grab- and-go refrigerated cases in the deli section of the grocery store.
Feb 2, 2018
Recipe: Zesty Mango-Peach ShandyRecipes
This light yet complex fruit shandy made with mango peach salsa, a bit of sugar, and freshly squeezed lemon will have you thinking twice about what beer can do in a cocktail. Serve this number with fresh wedges of mango and chili powder to up the heat! The best salsas for beer cocktails are the small-batch kind found in the grab- and-go refrigerated cases in the deli section of the grocery store.
Feb 2, 2018
Forget to Get Someone a Holiday Gift? Send Her This Glassware Set.Kitchen
It’s inevitable: Someone is going to give you a gift this weekend. Someone you weren’t expecting to get anything from. And you’ll have nothing to give her in return! You could run out to the nearest drugstore and pick up a generic gift card and a candy cane-shaped box of candy to get something super ho-hum right away, or you order this Craft Brew Drinkware Set now, just in case, to have in hand by Tuesday. Libbey Craft Brew Drinkware Set, $20 Here’s what she’ll get.
Dec 22, 2017
Do Yourself a Favor This Year and Just Buy the KegKitchen
I’ve hosted my family’s Thanksgiving for the last few years, and each year I use a secret weapon that makes our gatherings of about a dozen people more fun, more festive, and slightly less stressful for me as a host. It isn’t a turkey-basting hack, or a killer mise en place game, or a Martha Stewart doppelganger helping me carefully garnish each salad. It is, simply, a keg full of beer. The keg has been a game-changer for entertaining.
Nov 15, 2017
Oxbow Beer Brewer Tim Adams Shares His Favorite Summer BeerPeople
When it comes to summer drinking, the key is to find a beverage that’s cold, refreshing, and not too alcoholic. Wine spritzers are always a favorite, but this year we’re stockpiling farmhouse beers. What’s farmhouse beer, you might ask? We’re so glad you did. Farmhouse beers originally hail from France and Belgium, where they were made with leftover crops and natural yeast in the winter and then enjoyed by farm workers in the summer.
Jul 19, 2017