Local Hops Are the Key to Michigan's Brewing Comeback

Michigan is now one of the top ten hop-growing regions in the world.


IPAs Are Giving You Man Boobs

Those hops in your favorite IPA are actually wonderful medicine for insomnia and menopause, thanks to their high phytoestrogen content. These same phytoestrogens, however, can also cause a condition known among brewers as Brewer’s Droop.


The Slow and Painful Death of the Dive Bar

Remember the good times before some yuppie bought and ruined your favorite watering hole by renaming it something along the lines of an “eco friendly neighborhood pub serving IPA's only?" 


Why This California Brewer Thinks Hops Are Overrated

Ojai Valley Brewery's chapparal beer uses foraged resinous herbs to give it the bitterness that hops otherwise would.


Brewing Beer Has Always Been a Woman's Game

Women have been brewing beer since the days of ancient Egypt, and it was only after the Black Plague that it fell into the hands of men. Thankfully, women are now reclaiming an industry that was pretty much birthed by them.


Thailand’s First Hops Farmers Are About to Give the Local Craft Brewing Scene a Major Boost

It takes extraordinary measures to keep hops alive in Thailand’s hostile climate, but beer-loving brothers Teerapat and Nattachai Ungsriwong have managed to do just that.


Your Liver Will Thank You For Drinking Hoppy Beers

According to a recent study, hoppier beers such as IPAs seems to be less harmful to the liver than straight alcohol and even hop-less beer.


We Spoke to the LA Bartender Who Smokes Cocktails with a Bong

Really, when you think about it, a bong is like a decanter, except one is used for purifying marijuana smoke and the other is used for purifying the residual ABV from wine.


I Went to America's First Beer Spa

Unsurprisingly, it's in Oregon.


World's Oldest Paycheck Shows Workers Were Paid in Beer

According to a cuneiform tablet, which is being called “the world’s oldest known payslip,” workers opted for rations of beer five millennia ago.


Hops Could Help You Fight Breast Cancer

With breast cancer affecting some 246,660 American women and 2,600 men every year, this is good news for beer drinkers of all genders.


How to Survive the World's Coolest Beer Festival

How do you spend four hours in the company of 80 of the best breweries in the world? Do you wait in line for the hip shit, pretending that you actually believe it tastes a bit like fermented pine shoots and windshield wiper fluid?