10 Good Reads for Beer Lovers and Cocktail Gurus

Looking for something fantastic to peruse when you’re not scouring the KegWorks blog? We’ve got a few suggestions! There’s a ton of beer and drink related publications out there and we’re qualified to tell you what’s best, as we’ve tried most of them. Below you’ll find our top 10 list of magazines that have earned and retained KegWorks readership.

What We’re Subscribed To:

Covers the “Liquid Culture.” Well-crafted articles about beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and pretty much anything you can drink.

Current subscription rates:
1 year (6 issues) – $20.00
2 years (12 issues) – $32.00

Beer Advocate
The bible for true beer geeks! Their website is a treasure trove of honest, well-written beer reviews and ratings.They also run some of the best beer festivals several times a year.

Current subscription rate:
1 year (12 issues) – $29.99

Spirit Journal
Paul Pacult’s independent guide to spirits, beers and wine. Paul’s quarterly journal offers straight forward, no nonsense reviews. His palate and nose should be insured! If he doesn’t like something he has no problem telling it like is. Subscription is pricey but well worth it.

Current subscription rate:
1 year (4 issues) – $55.00

Canada’s Beer Magazine! Great photos on nice, high glossy paper. Covers the fast growing Canadian craft brew scene.

Current subscription rate:
Check their website.

Class Magazine
Simon Diffords incredible new magazine from the UK. Heavy stock paper with amazing photography. The current issue, which is devoted to Gin is over 188 pages! Enjoy reviews of spirits, bars, places and the people who make it all happen.

Current subscription rate:
1 year (6 issues) –
UK £19.50
Europe £36.75
Rest of world £44.75

Bar Business Magazine
If you own a bar or hope to one day, this is your publication! Has great articles on how to improve the bottom line.

Current subscription rate:
Free to qualified bar owners. Check their website for details.

A great beverage business magazine for restaurants and bars. They also hold a highly attended beverage conference.

Current subscription rate:
Free to qualified subscribers within the United States. Check website for details.

This quarterly UK magazine is put out by CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale). If you don’t know what that is, check out their website and get schooled! Every beer lover who has been to the UK or wishes to someday should be a CAMRA member.

Current subscription rate:
Comes with CAMRA membership.

Brewing News
Brewing News is actually 7 different newspapers. Each covers a different geographical US region and parts of Canada. The papers are free at all better beer bars and retail outlets. Mail subscriptions are also available. The nice thing about Brewing News is that each geographical publication is completely different. They are the pulse of what’s happening at craft breweries and beer bars.

Current subscription rate:
Get all 7 publications delivered to your door for only $87.00 per year.
Your local publication is available free at better beer bars and retail outlets.

American Brewer Magazine
From the same folks that bring you Brewing News. This publication is geared towards people and brewers in the craft brewing industry.

Current subscription rate:
1 year (4 issues) – $50.00

There you have ’em! Start a fire (preferably one contained in a fireplace), pour a glass of your favorite libation and get cozy – you’ve got some reading to do! Think there’s something we missed? Let us know and we’ll check it out!


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