15 Lagers That Should Be in Your Cooler This Summer

15 Lagers That Should Be in Your Cooler This Summer

From the craft beer movement’s earliest days, ales dominated. And there was a good reason for that.

“Craft beer started as a reaction to what was normal, which at that time—back in the early and mid-1980s—was macro-type lagers,” says Phil Markowski, brew master and co-founder of Connecticut’s Two Roads Brewing Company.

By “macro-type lagers,” Markowski is referring to domestic heavyweights like Budweiser and European imports like Becks. Apart from Guinness stout (which is a type of ale), lagers had the U.S. market cornered.

Producing ales—and in particular, bitter and hoppy India pale ale—was the best way for those early craft beer pioneers to differentiate themselves and compete with the Budweisers of the world. “The IPA movement is still going strong, but now some craft brewers that want to stand out are doing lagers,” Markowski says.

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The Best Grills for Small Outdoor Spaces

The Best Grills for Small Outdoor Spaces

If you’re anything like us, you want to grill everything come summer: fire-licked skirt steak and juicy burgers with the perfect amount of char, skewered shrimp and cedar-plank salmon—hell, even cocktails and dessert.

But if you’re a city-dweller, you’re at a disadvantage. That tiny charcoal grill you bought at Target may fit on your closet-size patio, but it fails to deliver flavor and can barely fit more than a single steak.

Just because you live in a city or small space doesn’t mean you have to resign yourself to sub-par charred vegetables or smoked meat. More and more blue ribbon companies are making compact, quality, patio-friendly grills.

Great news because grilling is a great addition to healthy cooking, says chef and dietitian Julie Andrews, R.D., founder of The Gourmet RD. For starters, we mostly grill whole foods like meats and … Read the rest

Monsanto Vs. Health

Monsanto Vs. Health

The most popular weed killer in the United States, Roundup, has been under fire recently as its main ingredient is allegedly causing cancer in thousands of its long-term users. Glyphosate, the active ingredient causing so much turmoil, was declared a “probable human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer in 2015. Since this announcement, thousands of consumers who developed various cancers have raced to find legal counsel to fight the manufacturer in court. 

Roundup manufacturer and agrochemical giant Monsanto was bought by Bayer AG in June 2018 for around $66 billion. Since then, Bayer has faced three high-profile courtroom losses against consumers who have each developed non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and blame Roundup for their diagnoses. Two of the cases resulted in over $70 million payouts, and in the most recent case, more than $2 billion. Bayer has announced that it will appeal all three losses as it … Read the rest