LG’s automated craft beer system could make homebrewing much easier

Given the phenomenal popularity of craft beers and ales sweeping bars across the globe, it’s surprising that homebrewing hasn’t yet taken off to the same levels. Sure, we’ve seen a number of systems touting the trend — Picobrew and Brewie are two that have done well on Kickstarter — but it’s yet to really go […]

The Amped-Up Ancient Booze Crashing Chicago's Craft Beer Party

Chicago is a beer town, and perhaps no part of the city slugs suds like the southwest side. Seven nights a week, crowds flock to a three-mile strip of Western Avenue in the neighborhood of Beverly where restaurants and Irish pubs — emphasis on the pubs — dot every block. There’s beer and Irish whiskey […]

Amped-Up Ancient Booze Crash Chicago's Craft Beer Party

Chicago is a beer town, and perhaps no part of the city slugs suds like the southwest side. Seven nights a week, crowds flock to a three-mile strip of Western Avenue in the neighborhood of Beverly where restaurants and Irish pubs — emphasis on the pubs — dot every block. There’s beer and Irish whiskey […]

Fear the Walking Dead Recap: Beer Ye, Beer Ye — Plus, Are We Headed for Another Big Walking Dead Crossover?

After being bitten in last week’s Fear the Walking Dead, Jim’s fate was sealed. The one thing he could still control, Morgan noted in Sunday’s penultimate Season 4 episode, was how he went out. So did the beermaker’s choice of exit cement Sarah’s opinion that he was “a class-A a–hole… who fills every room with […]

West Africa Invades the American Beer Conversation

In 2012, two friends originally from West Africa and now living in Washington, D.C., noticed something about their local beer market: an absence of imported African beers. Seeing this as a challenge, Kofi Meroe and Amado Carsky started home-brewing together, incorporating techniques and the unique flavors they knew growing up. The result? Sankofa Beer Company, […]

The Last Blockbuster Video Store in the United States is Getting an Official Beer

There’s already a documentary being filmed about the last Blockbuster Video store in operation in the United States up in Bend, Oregon. And that’s about to get a little more exciting with the unveiling of an official Blockbuster beer. The 10 Barrel Brewing company, owned by Anheuser-Busch, is releasing a limited edition Blockbuster inspired beer […]

Heineken is betting on a brew made with marijuana instead of alcohol, and it could give a boost to the struggling beer industry

Erin Brodwin / Business Insider Heineken’s new brew, from California beer brand Lagunitas, is made with marijuana instead of alcohol. Hi-Fi Hops is currently only available in a select number of dispensaries in California, where cannabis is legal. It’s part of a growing trend of established companies diving into the marijuana industry. Lagunitas, Heineken’s fast-growing […]

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Beer

Feel guilty about drinking a beer or two? Don’t. Contrary to what you might expect, moderate beer consumption is actually good for you. Science has shown that beer can bring many surprising health benefits even though it’s usually perceived as unhealthy. Just remember, we’re talking moderate consumption (one drink per day for women, and up to two for […]