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

Things We Don't Say, a Double IPA brewed by Wandering Soul Beer Company

8% ABV

Things We Don't Say

Wandering Soul Beer Company

Invisible Airwaves, an IPA brewed by Stellwagen Beer Company

7% ABV

Invisible Airwaves

Stellwagen Beer Company

Hubert, a Melvin Pale Ale brewed by Melvin Brewing

6% ABV

Hubert

Melvin Brewing

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May you always have a beer in your pocket, and sand in your shoes. Or, something like that.

What is the best beer for brats?

Such a good question for fall, as nothing says NFL Football Sundays like grilling up a dozen flavorful beer brats for the game. Sure, burgers and ketchup-drenched hot dogs are acceptable fare, but why settle for second place when you can boil brats and sweet onions in your favorite beer? Besides, bratwurst, like your liver on Sundays (from 1pm-4pm), could use a good beer bath.

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.