Most gins are made with a base of grains like barley, rye or wheat, which are fermented into a mash, then distilled into a high-proof "neutral" spirit. The spirit is then distilled a second time with juniper berries and other botanicals, which add flavor. The beer replaces this neutral spirit, skipping the mash and fermentation process
-- Rebecca Cairns, CNN Business
Based on the number of entries in the category, at The Great American Beer Festival:
Hazy India Pale Ale - 377 Entries
American-Style India Pale Ale - 355 Entries
German-Style Pilsener - 200 Entries
Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout - 199 Entries
Juicy or Hazy Imperial India Pale Ale - 192 Entries
Fruited American-Style Sour Ale - 180 Entries
Imperial India Pale Ale - 166 Entries
German-Style Koelsch - 162 Entries
American-Style Pale Ale - 156 Entries
Wood-and Barrel-Aged Strong Beer - 154 Entries
American-Style Strong Pale Ale came in 11th in popularity, with 149 entries - Scrib
Yuengling is the sixth-largest brewery in the U.S., and its beers are currently available in 22 states. Molson is grappling with a yearslong decline of its core light lager brands, and both brewers have weathered a drop in sales this year from pandemic-related closures of restaurants, bars and other venues.
-- Jennifer Maloney, WSJ
All Cole had was his two hands, a little over a half a case of beer, and a case of water to save his home. He said he was shaking up the bottles and spraying them before taking a shovel and trying to knock out the flames.
-- KCRA Sacramento
Relax, it was just Corona -- Scrib
Peering down into the murky liquid, bits of grain husk floating on the surface, taking a good long sip through a reed straw and feeling that alcoholic punch hit you – it feels a little like stepping into a time machine. Our experimental recreation is far from perfect, but it provides a unique kind of sensory connection with the past.
-- Tate Paulette, The Conversation
American beer in 1776
Schlafly Beer...announces the return of Pumpkin Ale and Oktoberfest, two award-winning seasonal staples for fall. Both are available now throughout fall across Schlafly’s distribution as well as the Schlafly brewpubs.
It's the middle of August, come on man!
This is a well-known trick across the Midwest. Back in 2017, Esquire spoke with Joe McClure of Michigan-made McClure's Pickles to ask him about the trend and why it works. According to him, pickles compliment the lager "because of the slight vinegar and salt notes that get picked up."
-- Kaitlin Gates, KGUN
Almost 90 percent of beer sold in most places in America is handled by distributors whose primary customer is one of the two big brewers, giving AB InBev and Molson Coors outsize control over which beers appear on bar taps and in retail coolers.
-- Ron Knox, Slate
It was poured into a barrel that had been sawed in half and the sweet liquid could be separated and boiled with hops. After it cooled, yeast was added so fermentation could begin. Most beers were brewed with dark grains, and warm-fermenting ale yeast was pitched.
-- Gordon Kendall, The Roanoke Times