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Mapping the Santa Cruz Brewery Trail

Santa Cruz is mostly famous for three things: The birthplace of continental United States surfing culture, the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, and 80s cult classic Lost Boys. Now we can add to the list “a destination for fans of craft brewers.” Over the last decade,...



13 Essential Chicago Breweries with Taprooms

The area within the borders that define Chicago is packed with breweries. However, it wasn’t always that way. Chicago was a bit of a brewing desert until Goose Island arrived barely three decades ago.  While Goose Island (now a product of Anheuser-Busch) placed the...


SF Restaurant Week is Back

The most wonderful time of the year isn’t over yet! Restaurant Week returns to San Francisco January 22-31. January is California Restaurant Month, so the Golden Gate Restaurant Association arranges restaurant week for the last two weeks of the month. It allows residents to...





9 Best Beer Gardens in NYC

Beer on its own is pretty darn magical. So when you put beer into an outdoor garden setting, you’re making something already great, the GOAT. Read on to find out what beer gardens you’ve gotta spend International beer day/National IPA day (and every day...


Chicagoland Brewery Boom: 9 Weeks Equals 12 New Breweries

The Chicagoland brewery explosion doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. 2017 has been hopping with new breweries and the last three months being especially busy. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the newest entrants in this constantly fermenting market. Open Outcry Brewing Company...


10 Summer Beers for Beating the Heat

Beer is the nectar of summer.  Nothing pairs better with a balmy, sun-soaked summer afternoon than a perfectly chilled, crisply refreshing, highly drinkable beer.  Better yet, discovering an especially savory brew early in the season is a gift that keeps on giving all summer....