Six ways bars can better respect beer…

Respecting beer doesn’t mean your restaurant or bar has to jettison its popular wine-by-the-glass program.  We’re not alcohol segregationists here at BeerAdvocate Magazine.  But you should stop and spend a little time thinking about the role beer plays in your establishment.  Do you spend more time contemplating dishwasher clogs?  That’s not entirely surprising.  Bar owners […]

A Bronze Medal In Beer Writing…

Combine my recent foray into regular online posting, a full-time job, and a recent two-week vacation to Japan and you end up with the first posts in over a month. I use this site primarily as a place for previously published articles and as a medium for shorter pieces that don’t make it into print. […]

Anheuser-Busch and Craft Beer…

Heads are turning and it’s no surprise considering the remarkable success of the craft beer segment.  A year after the popular press presided over beer’s funeral, allegedly done in at the hands of spirits, craft producers and their double-digit growth rates continue to resuscitate beer’s maligned image.  “One of the things we are clearly seeing […]

Losing Global Beer Culture, One Pint at a Time…

There is no such thing as the ‘perfect pint of Guinness’, lime wedges have no business in the neck of a beer bottle, and Stella Artois is a Belgian beer by the thinnest of margins. For many drinkers around the world, these beer fictions left unexposed make up the whole of their understanding of global […]

Luxury Beer: The BeerScribe Interview With Matthias Neidhart…

A luxury item is something that adds pleasure or comfort to one’s life but is not absolutely necessary to thrive or survive. Though many satisfied drinkers might joke to the contrary, all beer is rendered luxury by this definition. We don’t need it, but it certainly enriches our lives when used in moderation. Be it […]