A few weeks back I visited Jason Sahler, head brewer of Strong Rope Brewery. We talked beer, sniffed hops, and, in a surprisingly delicious twist, we tasted his very first homebrew. It was 15 years old.
Read on to hear more!
Bar tender busy? Too many options on the bottle list? Not sure if you should go for a stout or an IPA?
Your world's already full of tough decisions, so why don't you let BeerMenus handle this one.
Announcing another new feature on iOS: Arrival Beer Recommendations.
We're excited about this one, folks.
Introducing Unsurpassable Clearance: a double NEIPA brewed with Passionfruit. Hazy, oh so hazy.
Where can you find it? Easy: come join us and our friends at one of the upcoming Chicagoland release parties!
Can't make it to one of the events? Be sure to follow Unsurpassable Clearance to get notified whenever it becomes available near you!
We're proud to announce a brand new BeerMenus feature, made just for you, the beer lover: Beer Recommendations!
Now each menu on BeerMenus mobile web, iPhone app, and Android app will lead off with an all new "Recommendations" section!
We're still working out a few kinks (hence the BETA tag) but we were just too damn excited to wait any longer. We needed to let Recommendations loose on the world ASAP!
We'll get into the algorithm-y weeds below (grab some popcorn!) but here's the bare bones story on how Recommendations work: Beers land in the "Recommendations" section based on how well they score in 5 categories:
• Is the beer local?
• Is the beer rare?
• Is the beer sought-after?
• Is the beer new to the menu?
• Is it rated well?
As you can see, we also included Recommendations by Beer Style in this launch. We love this tool. It comes in handy if, for example, you want a hoppy beer but you don't know where to start because a place has a ton of IPAs, double IPAs, etc. Simply navigate to "Recommended Hoppy Beers" and order!
As always, if you have any questions/concerns/feedback let us know.
This year's list provided few surprises—8 of the 10 beers were on last year's most popular beer list. Also unsurprising: IPAs and bourbon barrel stouts made up almost the entire list.
Indeed, the biggest surprise was what shook out as the year's most popular beer: a category bender from one of the most well known breweries in the country.
Anyway, without further ado, here are the 10 most popular beers of the year—enjoy!
Here it is, our penultimate end-of-the year list (Most Popular Beers of 2017 comes out tomorrow).
With five holdovers from last year, this year's list holds many familiar faces. But that also means there are 5 new breweries on the list. 3 (or maybe 3.5?) of these came from Europe, a first for this list.
Enough preface: here's the list. Enjoy, and congrats to those who made the list!
Just like every year, we drank a lot of beer in 2017, so it was a little tough for each of us to choose our our single favorites. We did, it though. [Pat on the back.]
Check 'em out below and let us know on social media if you agree with one of us, applaud another, or think one of us has the unrefined an undiscriminating taste of an ape.
From liquor stores to beer bars, San Jose to Wichita to the East Village of Manhattan, here are the 10 most popular businesses on BeerMenus in 2017. Enjoy!
Below you'll find the beers we're pairing with each of our Thanksgiving meal courses.
Note: We chose these particular beers for two reasons—first, they're relatively widely available throughout the country. Second, they're solid examples of their style.
That said, if you can sub in a beer from a local brewery, do it!
Gourds continue their ceaseless march into every inch of our autumn lives. That means pumpkin beers keep on piling up. Here are this year's 5 most popular.