Plant of the Month: Hops
As the craft beer industry reckons with its oppressive past, it may be time to re-examine the complicated history (and present) of hops in the United States
An Archeologist’s Guide to Beer Cans
Here's how to figure out how long it's been since someone left their empties around, only to be dug up later.
The Ancient Art of Brewing with Stale Bread
Brewers are once again making beer from things that typically end up in one’s household trash, a 7,000-year-old custom.
The Brewery Powered by a Wind Turbine
Inspired by the legendary Wright Brothers, local brewers on the Outer Banks of NC are harnessing wind power for their pints.
Did Humans Once Live by Beer Alone? An Oktoberfest Tale
Some scholars have suggested that humans first started growing domesticated grains in order to make not bread, but beer.
Why We Drink Guinness on St. Patrick’s Day
Unlike shamrock pins and green beer, Guinness drinking really is a longstanding tradition in Ireland.
How Beer Companies Made Light Beer Macho
Light beer was originally marketed for its reduced calorie count. But heavy drinking men weren't into that.