Interesting U.S. Breweries

Kettlehead Brewing Company taproom in Tilton, NH

Kettlehead Brewing Company

407 West Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276

Federal Jack's Brewpub in Kennebunkport, ME

Federal Jack's

8 Western Ave Ste 6, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Beerworks Brewing Company Boston/Fenway Park in Boston, MA

Beerworks Brewing Company (Fenway)

61 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Interesting Craft Beers

Obligatory, an American Pale Ale brewed by Merrimack Ales

5.5% ABV

Obligatory

Merrimack Ales

Hubert, a Melvin Pale Ale brewed by Melvin Brewing

6% ABV

Hubert

Melvin Brewing

Scenic, a New England Session IPA brewed by 603 Brewery

4.5% ABV

Scenic

603 Brewery

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Craft Brewers Guild by State

Beer Guild websites for now. More info about the guilds to come.

Everything to know about IBUs and the IBU scale.

The International Bitterness Units or IBU is one way to measure how a beer tastes in terms of bitterness. While the bitterness of beer plays a significant role in a flavor profile, it is only one of many factors. Alcohol content, malt and water quality, yeast fermentation byproducts, bacteria, and aeration also affect a particular beer's taste profile.

What is Krausening?

Commercial brewers and homebrewers alike employ experimental and traditional brewing techniques to get their craft beer just right. One of those techniques is Krausening, a traditional German approach that eschews adding any sugars or extras to the fermented beer, with the goal of producing a "cleaner" beer. In summary, and ultimate effect, to kräusen a beer is to add carbonation to it.