Ten Beers for the Fourth

Thursday is America’s birthday, and the fitting way to celebrate it is with an American craft beer. The folks at are here to help, with ten beers for the Fourth of July. There are “some sessionables, PLENTY of IPAs, some Belgians and that canned Hell or High Watermelon wheat beer we can’t stop drinking (clearly).”

Can’t wait until Thursday? Who says you have to wait?

Craft Beer Power Ratings

You’ve seen them in the sports section, but power ratings for breweries? has ranked the ten most influential craft breweries based on new product releases, critical reviews, and “general buzz within the industry.”

The top spot belongs to California’s Firestone Walker Brewing Company. This Anglophile brewery, which features a Burton Union oak-barrel fermenting system, is about to open a facility specializing in sour beers. Also coming soon: its highly-anticipated XVI Anniversary Ale.

Buy Me Some Peanuts and…Beer!

It’s taken a while, but local craft beer has gotten into the lineup at major league ballparks. The staff of has noticed this trend, and assembled a slideshow of beer offerings at 12 parks.

While we’re on the subject of ballparks, Ludwig wants to why the song lyrics refer to “peanuts and Cracker Jack” when peanuts are one of the ingredients in Cracker Jacks. At least both pair well with beer.

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