American-made wheat beers tend to be dry,
hoppy and, far too often, bland. The New World cousins of traditional
German hefeweizens typically tone down the yeast’s tutti-frutti punch
Tiny local bubbles to fuel your first toast of 2014.
It’s the pop that does it. Even if
you spend the rest of the night drinking Scotch or mead, when the clock
strikes 12 on the last night of the year, you’re going to want to loose
the cork on
Crowning the best everyday imperial stout from the grocery-store cooler.
Big, black monsters have invaded local bottle shops. If
you’ve got a kingly budget and schedule, early December is the best time
to buy limited-edition barrel-aged imperial stouts.
Tom Sims built Sasquatch Brewing on
Craigslist. He picked up a used lagering tank from the Vermont von
Trapps, the family that inspired The Sound of Music. His mash tun
is an old dairy tank he p
Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo is credited with
inventing the double IPA, but the brewmaster’s triple IPA has arguably
been more revolutionary. Doubling everything in the American IP
Oregon brewing legend John Harris has been making beer for
more than 30 years. Rigel Sparkling Ale, currently on tap at his
just-opened Ecliptic Brewing in North Portland, has been in the works