What Is the Difference Between an Ale & a Lager?

When considering beer—and I'm often considering beer—there are really two overarching styles to consider: ale and lager. While the process for brewing both beers is similar, slight variations in the...



Good God! Have Hazy/Citrus IPAs Conquered Earth?

by kaleokahu 3 months ago

OK, I like a FEW of these brews, and it is summer... BUT... I'm in Safeway today looking for a *variety* of beers to stock a cooler for a gathering tomorrow. 90% of the premium selections are ...

Pliny the Younger in bottles for 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

Russian River Brewing Company announced that the brewpub release of Pliny the Younger is cancelled in February 2021. However, PTY will be bottled for the first time and available for sale online.

Big Chicken!

by seefoo 1 year ago

A great double IPA. Nice to live in Santa Rosa, with respect to beer.

Focal Banger

by MOREKASHA 2 years ago

I finally had this beer the other night. Marta here in NYC has it in cans. Ok, another IPA. That's it. If folks want to wait in line, that's ok by me. I don't and won't. For my IPA fix, I go local ...

Chowdown Report: 4/20 @ Lagunitas Brewing Petaluma Taproom

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Last weekend, four 'hounds gathered at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's Petaluma Taproom for the infamous 4/20 party. Maybe not so infamous nor radical these days now that cannabis is legalized. Und...

Hundreds of Breweries Tell Sierra Nevada “We’re In” on Wildfire Relief Beer

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

" . . . Sierra Nevada is creating a beer, Resilience IPA, in which every dime from its sales will go back to the people impacted by the Camp Fire. Brewery founder Ken Grossman wrote a letter, askin...

Why now does drinking beer in the afternoon make me SO TIRED?

by DeborahLynn 4 years ago

I'm a female in my late 40's, and I've been consuming beer - moderately to seldom - for most of my adult life. In the past 10 years, I've become a BIG fan of hoppy, citrusy IPA's (mostly craft b...

2016 East Bay Pliny The Younger Sightings

by theomordha 6 years ago

It is Pliny time again this year. Do any of you out there know of any Pliny The Younger kegs that will be offered in the East Bay?

Need an EV or LES spot with great booze and decent food

by Blumie 6 years ago

Meeting someone who I bond with over hoppy IPAs, gin, and single malts. The booze is more important than the food, but it would be nice if they have good food too. Casual. East Village or LES.

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA on tap -- who has it in Vancouver?

by grayelf 6 years ago

This is the SO's IPA of choice at the moment in Portland. So far I've found it at The Lamplighter (!) but would love to track it down at an independent brew pub. Any leads, BeerHounds?

California-Style Pale Ales: Are they All Bone Dry??

by TombstoneShadow 6 years ago

So, have some time in Los Angeles, let's try a couple highly-rated California pale ales... The candidates: AleSmith IPA Ballast Point Sculpin Actual tasting notes follow: BEER 1: Initially qu...

What is a "proper pour" for different beers and ale?

by alkapal 6 years ago

I've gotten this pour on an IPA in a Pilsner glass at Gordon Biersch (see photo). Is this the correct pour (head height, e.g.)? Why do I want the head on it? In pubs, I've always gotten the g...

Low Alcohol IPA?

masha bousha
by masha bousha 9 years ago

I love the robust flavor of an IPA beer but most of them kick my butt (make me wasted, in 3 bottles). Recently I discovered two beers that I'm loving that have the flavor of a nice IPA but I can...

2015 Everyday Drinking IPA Championship Blind Tasting Results

by TombstoneShadow 6 years ago

I have a long-running blind-tasting series on "imperial" IPAs, those with huge complex flavors and ABV well over 8%: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/992711 The problem of course is that you can...

IPA Lawsuit??

Insidious Rex
by Insidious Rex 7 years ago

What the heck is up with Lagunitas exactly? Was this for real? Why would they do this? Sure seems to have back fired on them. http://newschoolbeer.com/2015/01/lagunitas-brewing-sues-sierra-nevad...

Maine Lunch IPA in Portland??

Ali G
by Ali G 7 years ago

I'm in Portland for a couple of days and was wondering if anyone has seen Lunch in any of the liquor stores in the area. I can't make it to the brewery but thought I might find it in a store. Thanks.

Holiday IPA at Iron Hill

by Fiona 7 years ago

I just had dinner at the Iron Hill Brewery in Newark. Because IPAs are my favorite style of beer I ordered the Holiday IPA - it was orgasmically good.

Tasting Notes: 8 quick miscellaneous beers on tap... IPA, porter, stout, etc.

by TombstoneShadow 7 years ago

There's nothing like taking your wife to an appointment close to a great microbrew bar :) With an hour or so to kill I order sampler flights of 8 beers; a few I've had before (but not on tap), but...

Sierra Nevada Flipside Red IPA

by TroyTempest 7 years ago

Anyone tried this? Evidently it is a limited release deal, available until October. They had 12 packs at5 the local Randall's for 11.99, which was a great deal (also SNPA for the same). Normally...

21st Amendment Hop Crisis Imperial IPA

by Blumie 7 years ago

Just finishing one of these 9.7% beauts that I found at the Wine & Cheese Cask in Somerville, MA. Anyone seen this in the NYC area?