Beer Reviews: A Lineup of Lagers

For our second round of National Beer Panel reviews, we asked panelists to taste and rate lagers. These reviews include brief tasting notes, ratings and information about ABV and IBUs. All beers should be widely available...

6 Craft Beer Stats To Watch in 2017

What stats and trends will define craft beer in 2017? For the answer, look back at 2016, when the category faced a conundrum. On one hand, the craft beer business continued to expand in 2016....

Jameson Continues Craft Brewer-Collaboration Series With ‘Caskmates Drinking Buddies’

Jameson Irish Whiskey has announced the continuation of its series of cooperative projects with craft beer brewers. The 2016 Jameson Caskmates Drinking Buddies is a collaboration with seven American craft brewers. Returning breweries include Angel City Brewery...

Lagunitas Now Brews Newcastle Brown Ale — How’s it Taste?

Fans of Newcastle Brown Ale will notice a new flavor. That’s because production has moved from the Netherlands to the U.S., where Chicago’s Lagunitas Brewery will now make the beer under a new recipe. Both...

American Beer: Temporary Decline or Generational Shift?

American beer brands confront a changed marketplace Whether the American beer market looks basically healthy or in decline depends very much on your vantage point. If you lead an international brewing corporation with multiple brands...

Legal Cannabis Could Be Cutting Into Beer Sales

Data from the first set of U.S. states to legalize recreational cannabis suggests that the change has negatively impacted beer sales. Colorado, Washington and Oregon all legalized marijuana back in either 2014 or 2015. Given time now to...

Imported Beers Overcome Trump Talk for Strong Sales in 2016

Imported beers enjoyed boom times in America last year. The category achieved strong volume performance in 2016, growing 6.7% to 454.150 million 2.25-gallon cases, according to the forthcoming 2017 Beer Handbook from the Beverage Information...

Budweiser and Jim Beam Announce Beer Collaboration, Cross-Merchandising

Budweiser and Jim Beam have kicked off a new collaboration. Starting this month, the two brands will begin appearing together at bars and retail venues across the country. Inspired by the “beer and a bourbon...

Founders Brewing Brings Back Blushing Monk Ale

Founders Brewing has announced the return of an old fan favorite: Blushing Monk, a Belgian-style fruit and field ale. This is the first release in the company's 2019 Limited Series, which includes some of the most-sought-after beers...

Jägermeister Releases Arrogant Bastard Ale

Jägermeister has continued its recent focus on innovation with its first-ever liquid partnership in the U.S. The brand has joined forces with the craft brewer Arrogant Consortia to create Jägermeister Arrogant Bastard Ale. Brewed and imported...