Thursday, September 1


photo courtesy of Serious Eats

In honor of the start of football season, we're talking beer today. Specifically, Southern-brewed, Indian Pale Ales. Serious Eats tastes 8 hoppy IPAs crafted at breweries in the South and gives a review of each. There's beer for the "IPA hopheads" to the "IPA-phobic." Before stocking your coolers this weekend, take a look at this list for inspiration.

And if you haven't made plans for this Labor Day weekend, see if there's a brew festival near you and find a new locally-crafted beer to love:

Savannah Craft Brew Fest; Savannah, Georgia; Sept 2-4
Lexington Fest of Ales; Lexington, Kentucky; Sept 2
Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival; Galveston, TX; Sept 2-5
High Country Beer Fest; Boone, North Carolina; Sept 3
North Carolina Hops and Roots Fest; Pittsboro, North Carolina; Sept 3