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The Mark of a True Connoisseur

(Photo by Jeff Quinn) Back in the 1970s, the United States was a vast beer desert. With little difference between

Delivering Beer in a Box

(Label courtesy Tad Stratford) On page 154 of the second edition of the Simon & Schuster Pocket Guide to Beer,

Michael Jackson Beer Writer

Romancing the Beer

Michael Jackson with Tony Gomes, a brewer at the now-defunct Saxer Brewing in Portland, in 1998. (Photo courtesy Jeff Alworth)

How Craft Became Craft

Some call the word “craft” beer a perfect choice, and others consider it meaningless. Tracing its etymology reveals how craft

Why Beer Experts Matter

Those of us who have attained a certain—well, let’s call it maturity—recall early days in the American craft era when

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