World of Beer will stop selling Omnipollo’s “Yellow Belly” Imperial Stout after complaints the bottle’s packaging resembles hoods worn by the Ku Klux Klan.
Upper Hand Brewery will end its drought of availability below the Mackinac Bridge with the distribution of its beer to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula this Fall. Read More
Anheuser-Busch InBev has once again run afoul of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and will pay $5 million for alleged trade practice violations. Read More
Bell’s Brewery, Inc. will release Mango Oberon, an American Wheat Ale brewed with real fruit, in mid-July. It’s the first Oberon variant to be distributed widely. Read More
Liberty Bell Ringer is an American Double IPA by Victory Brewing Company that blends citrus and tropical fruit with bready malt and booze.
Recent Craft Beer Reviews
Freedom Tower is an American Amber Ale by The Tank Brewing Co. that showcases floral and citrus hops with caramel and bready malt flavors. Read More
Magic City is an American Pale Ale by Wynwood Brewing Company whose orange-flavored, balanced palate features double-dry-hopped Mosaic. Read More
Rolling Stone Lager is an American Lager by Elysian Brewing Company that has floral and spicy hops with baked bread, orange, and caramel. Read More
Featured Beer Style
Also known as a Farmhouse Ale, the Belgian Saison originated as a rustic ale provided for farmhands in French-speaking Wallonia. The modern Saison by Dupont was produced in the 1920s. Its mouthfeel is dry and ranges from light to medium with high carbonation. Typically golden in color, the style can also appear amber or brown. Its palate is either bittered or soured with citrus fruit flavors, earthy or spicy hops, and possibly spiced. Darker versions may be a little sweeter. Regardless of the variation, the Saison yeast character is an absolute must.
Almanac Beer Co. released its first batch of Strawberry Sournova — a bright, tart, and astronomically fruity, making it perfect for sipping on a summer day.
The latest limited release from Beer Lab HI, the “Chai Yo, Thai Tea & Milk Sugar Ale”, a Belgian-style Blond Ale, is now available from the Honolulu-based brewery. Read More
Bell’s Brewery, Inc. and Kalamazoo Wings have teamed up to support two local organizations with a special, limited edition Two Hearted hockey jersey auction. Read More
Flying Dog Brewery created the latest summer ale to add to your cooler, Orange Crush, a boozy beer mimics the dominant flavors and aroma of the cocktail. Read More
Recent News Headlines
A brief overview of the history of beer in Colonial America from the arrival of the Pilgrims through the Revolutionary War.
Scotland’s First Minister said beer gardens could be hotspots for COVID-19 and would remain closed for a couple of weeks longer while being investigated.
Steam Hollow Brewing made the outrageous claim that the murder of George Floyd was staged, and as one would expect, the backlash was justifiably fierce. Read More
Devils Backbone Brewing Company is offering $20,000 for a “Chief Hiking Officer” who loves hiking as much as beer to take on the daunting task of trekking the Appalachian Trail. Read More
As cities across the country experience civil unrest, breweries in Minnesota and elsewhere offer their support to those hurting from the murder of George Floyd. Read More