18 Underrated Beers

Last week we published a list of 18 Overrated Beers, featuring the irresponsible and unsubstantiated claim that there exist—right here on this very earth!—people unwilling to trade the middle seven years of their lives for a case of Yuengling. We did this because last week, at least, we were trolls and haters, who… » 8/05/14 9:59am 8/05/14 9:59am

Sierra Nevada's Beer Camp 12-Pack, Ranked

Last week, I said that the current number of breweries in the United States—we're up to a bit more than 3,000—is unsustainable, and I was probably wrong. As long as these fledgling operations keep a modest focus on their home markets, there's no reason we can't have a German-style system that supports nano breweries… » 8/01/14 11:25am 8/01/14 11:25am

18 Overrated Beers

I take very seriously my role as the Lone Listicler, keeping my own counsel and avoiding the corrupting influences of scuttlebutt and daylight to provide the Beer Internet with its only fair and accurate source of rankings, slander, and bullshit. But I was nervous about this compilation of overrated beers, so I broke… » 7/28/14 9:46am 7/28/14 9:46am

Cardinals Fan Drops Beer On Fans Below

This Cardinals fan takes us on a very satisfying 10-second journey. Dressed in his road grays and holding a newly purchased and refreshing beer, he saunters back to his lady friend at the railing, rests his hand against the rail, drops his beer instantaneously, does a quick welp gesture, and looks to be heading back… » 7/19/14 6:25pm 7/19/14 6:25pm

American IPAs, Ranked

The British invented India pale ale in the 18th century, but despite having been born in one foreign country and named for another, IPA has evolved into a distinctly American art form. Excellent IPAs are now made all over the world, but America's unrivaled dedication to hops and bombast have effectively made this… » 6/30/14 10:13am 6/30/14 10:13am

The World Cup Of Beer

Beer is one of the oldest hallmarks of civilization; parts of the 'Code of Hammurabi' regulated the production of beer, and the Sumerian pantheon featured Ninkasi, a goddess dedicated to that golden beverage. The world's oldest continuing food-production regulation is the Reinheitsgebot, promulgated in 1516 by William… » 6/12/14 7:05pm 6/12/14 7:05pm

Typo Dramatically Alters Meaning Of Sign About Beer Sales

A reader spotted this sign at the Colorado Rockies' home opener. Under normal circumstances, this is the kind of sign that would make a beer-guzzling baseball fan hang his head in sadness. But thanks to a typo, this sign suddenly transformed into a one-way ticket to party town, where the beers only cost $12. » 4/10/14 5:37pm 4/10/14 5:37pm

Canned Beer Is The Best Beer

Although I've recently moved into an apartment with three ceiling fans, seven windows, and a bedroom door, I do not consider myself a wealthy man. But every Thursday, my wife comes into a little bit of money, and if I time the transaction just right, I can occasionally buy something useful before she blows it all on… » 3/28/14 4:12pm 3/28/14 4:12pm

This Tool Will Match You With The Perfect Minnesotan Beer

If you liked Beervis's interactive chart—and if you live in or around Minnesota—you should go check out the excellent "Beer Me, Minnesota!" local beer matcher, released yesterday by the Star Tribune. Simply adjust your taste/color/smell preferences on the five sliding scales pictured above, and the app will find the… » 3/14/14 12:47pm 3/14/14 12:47pm

Fans Sue Arena After Video Reveals Large And Small Beers Are Same Size

Above is a video taken Saturday night at an ECHL Idaho Steelheads game. It shows fans pouring a $7 large beer into a $4 small cup, and discovering that each holds exactly the same amount of liquid. Now the arena is facing a lawsuit, because rule number one in sports is that you don't shortchange hockey fans on beer. » 3/13/14 8:37am 3/13/14 8:37am

Russian Olympic Beer Cans Are Dripping With Testosterone

The Washington Post's Rick Maese brings us this photo of Russian beer that can be purchased at the Sochi Olympics. As Maese points out on his Instagram page, that appears to be a Russian hockey player stealing a pretty ice skater from the defeated Canadian hockey team. You may question Russia's competence as an… » 2/07/14 11:59am 2/07/14 11:59am

Over 2,500 American Breweries, On One Enormous Map

Continuing its excellent graphic beer coverage, Pop Chart Lab has put together a wall map of over 2,500 breweries across the United States. There are plenty of pockets of intense brewing activity—which are exactly where you'd expect them to be—but what's more fascinating are the lone outposts of production: Big Bend » 1/13/14 2:10pm 1/13/14 2:10pm