There are countless websites and blogs dealing with beer, by giving advice on how to brew beer, informing about recent craft beer trends, and offering a platform for discussions among brewers. Here is a list of blogs, websites, and internet curiosities on the subject of beer.
1. American Homebrewers Association
The American Homebrewers Association provides articles for its over 46,000 members. Their website covers home brewing instructions, recipes, news, and stories. Every week features an interview with a successful homebrewer. Additionally, a trivia quiz is held on Tuesdays.
2. The Mad Fermentationist
Michael Tonsmiere’s blog reflects his passion for sour beer. In his blog he describes the brewing process and reviews the taste of his creations. Furthermore, in the “what’s fermenting” section he shares what he is brewing, fermenting, and drinking in real-time.
3. Brau!Magazin (only available in German)
This online magazine publishes four editions annually, offering content about brewing techniques, beer tasting, and European beer events. Test reports about the latest brewing gadgets, reviews of special beer types, and advice for home brewers are also included. It also features a section with detailed explanations of the most common brewing mistakes.
4. Brew Recipe Developer
This website provides a free software to help users create their own beer recipes. The software includes features to assist with grist calculation, mashing, and hop additions. Additionally, it offers many brewing tools like a CO2-calculator, and an analysis of the final alcohol content for each recipe.
5. proBIER (only available in German)
proBIER is one of the most significant beer bloggers on Instagram. His YouTube channel features videos about special beers, interviews with craft brewers, and reports on his travels. The blog also offers a “Craft-Bahn-Plan”, which is a metro map of Vienna indicating every craft beer pub in the city.
6. The beeroness
This blog is dedicated to cooking with beer. Readers can find an introduction on how to pair beer and food as well as recipes for sweet and savory dishes using beer as the key ingredient.
7. Four brewers
This online podcast features four beer drinkers who discuss brewing and give reviews on beers they have tried. New episodes are released weekly. They aim at informing about beer styles, special beers, and craft beers. In the segment “Cheap Beer Corner”, the worst beers are put in the spotlight for five minutes.
8. The beerbabe
Carla Jean Lauter started her blog in 2007 to document her craft beer tastings. On her website she reviews beers brewed in New England, shares articles about beer brewers and stories about Maine’s craft beer community.
9. Hobbybrauer.de/forum (only available in German)
The forum of hobbybrauer.de has over 6000 members discussing brewing-related topics, like recipes, techniques and brewing equipment.
10. Totally beer
This website informs about news in the beer brewing scene. Featured content includes recipes, information about releases of new beer types and announcements of beer festivals. The section “Beer Terms“ gives an overview on the industry jargon.