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

Lunch, an IPA brewed by Maine Beer Company

7% ABV

Lunch

Maine Beer Company

Jess, an IPA brewed by Amherst Brewing Company

7.3% ABV

Jess

Amherst Brewing Company

Dive Bomb, a Pale Ale brewed by 14th Star Brewing Company

5.2% ABV

Dive Bomb

14th Star Brewing Company

Things We've Written

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.

Craft Beer Variety Packs

The craft beer variety pack is the world's biggest gamble. You could get introduced to your next favorite IPA. Or, you could get stuck with Old Fezziwig.

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.