Additional Articles/Posts by Draft Magazine

  • 10 Style-Spanning Session Beers
    Boozy brews aren’t the only ones with flavor: From toned-down IPAs to barrel-aged beauties, these low-ABV brews provide respite from barn-burning bottles.   Two Brothers Long Haul Proving that barrel aging isn’t just for big beers,...

  • Finding Terroir in Beer
    In the fall of 1991, the monks at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Scourmont in the south of Belgium contracted with monks at the Dutch abbey Konigshoeven to brew Chimay Blanche because construction at their own brewery limited production. To ensure the beer tasted...

  • The Best Beer Shops
    Check out these 10 bottle shops around the country that go above and beyond for beer geeks.   Asheville, N.C. Consistently ranked among the world’s best bottle shops, the tiny Bruisin’ Ales (66 Broadway St., Suite 1) impresses with a...

  • Shandies in the Shade
    Whether you know this drink by its German name, “radler”; British handle, “shandy”; or the slightly less urbane “brass monkey” made famous by the Beastie Boys, one thing is for certain: Lagers and citrus blend for the...

  • Are States Waging War on Craft Brewers?
    Two days before Wisconsin’s governor signed the state budget into law, Furthermore Brewing Co. sent out an urgent email to its customers: “Will Furthermore die at the hands of Motion 414?” owner Aran Madden wrote. He’ll soon find...

  • 10 Session Beer Spots
    Many North American breweries and bars occasionally offer beer choices at 4.5% or below; finding those with a year-round dedication to them is a greater challenge. Here are 10 favorite spots.   Amalgamated Brewing — St. Louis The flagship of...

  • 99 Amazing Food and Beer Experiences
    Beer: Whether chefs are splashing it in a crust, covering it with batter, crafting it into beer caviar, or pouring it into cake, these edible adventures prove that creativity is spilling over in the kitchen. Drinkers, dig in. Linking beer and sausage:...

  • The Beers and the Bees
    “Using local honey differentiates our beers from most beers in the area,” says Tom Kramer, owner of Oregon’s Belgian-style Ambacht Brewery. “Blackberry honey is dominant in the Pacific Northwest, though I can also get special...

  • Pairs: Beer & Antipasti
    We tapped Matt Barclay of Bierkraft, Brooklyn’s one-stop shop for beer, meat and cheese, to walk us through his favorite antipasti pairings.   Classic Bruschetta & Schönramer Gold Barclay says a lightly toasted märzen like...

  • 'Tis the Saison
    Saison, the delicate style born in the verdant countryside of Belgium’s Wallonia region, is the vanguard of changing palates in the United States. A growing number of breweries — some of which brew saisons exclusively — are proving that...

  • 10 Sun-Kissed Citrus Beers
    1. Hangar 24 Orange Wheat The brewery purees locally grown oranges and adds them to the tanks to give its wheat beer a juicy kick.   2. Brasserie de Silly Pink Killer Brewed with grapefruit, coriander and orange peel, this pink-hued specialty...

  • American Beer Overkill?
    Step with me, if you dare, into the Craft Beer Time Machine. Turn that dial back, back, baaack … all the way back to the year 2006. Ancient times! Imagine: Bush is still president and Busch is still American. Garrett Oliver’s “The...

  • American Beer Overkill?
      Step with me, if you dare, into the Craft Beer Time Machine. Turn that dial back, back, baaack … all the way back to the year 2006. Ancient times! Imagine: Bush is still president and Busch is still American. Garrett Oliver’s “...

  • Pairs: Beer and Indian Cuisine
    Chicken Tikka Masala & Bear Republic Hop Rod Rye This classic Indian chicken dish slathered in spicy cream best adopts a beer that quiets the heat and finds its voice in the heavy sauce. The dish’s turmeric, paprika and ginger spice add zest...

  • How to Pour the Perfect Pint
    A carefully poured pint has enough head to showcase its aroma, but not so much that the beer spills over the glass. 1. Choose a clean glass. (What kind? See DRAFT’s Glassware Guide, here.) The glass should be free of soap, lipstick, food oils, and...

  • From Grapes to Grain
    If you’ve been to a beer dinner, you’ve likely endured a heartfelt plea for beer’s place at the dining table (“It goes just as well with food as wine, sometimes even better!”); and if you’ve double-sipped your way...

  • Born in a Barn: America's Farmhouse Breweries
    These days, most farmhouse beers don’t have much to do with the farm: The moniker’s slapped on funky, earthy styles brewed in the rolling hills of Belgium — or in an urban brewery in Baltimore. But in quiet stretches of American...

  • 10 Mold-Breaking U.K. Brews
    With the growing popularity of imported American suds from Stone, Anchor, and Flying Dog — plus a pair of envelope pushers in Scotland — U.K. brewers are letting the hops loose and experimenting with untraditional methods.   Melbourn...