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

Katie, an IPA brewed by Amherst Brewing Company

5.5% ABV

Katie

Amherst Brewing Company

Honey Crisp is a hard cider by Carlson Orchards

4.5% ABV

Honey Crisp

Carlson Orchards

Sinshine, a New England IPA brewed by Bay State Brewing Company

6.9% ABV

Sinshine

Bay State Brewing Company

Things We've Written

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.

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.

The Case of Beer - 24 beer cans (or beer bottles) of glory

Back in the day, we're talking all the way back to the 90s and prior, the case of beer was the definitive unit of measurement for starting a good time.