Nickolaus Hines

Nickolaus Hines is a Denver-based freelance writer who covers food, drinks, travel and cannabis. His work has appeared in Food & Wine, Wine Enthusiast and Matador Network, among other places.

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The 7 Best Classic Rye Cocktails

Move aside, bourbon. Rye is the traditional whiskey for these cocktails.

Rapidly Declining Beer Sales Have Put the Industry in a “Five Alarm Fire”

A massive beer industry organization has deep concerns about what’s to come

Brooklyn Brewery Is Bringing an Ancient African Grain to Mainstream Beer

Fonio is drought-resistant, grows quickly and is full of flavor

Climate Change Could Cause Beer Shortages

And it could impact the flavor, too

The Complete Guide to Oktoberfest Beer

Things look a lot different in Germany than the United States

A New Brewery’s “Raw Beer” Approach to Malt Is a Step Closer to Sustainable Brews

Cool Cousin is breaking away from one of the methods that’s most core to traditional brewing

“Woke Free” Beer Proves We’re in the Dark Age of Alcohol Gimmicks

Where there’s a market, there’s someone ready to capitalize on $19.99 6-packs

6 Strong and Stirred Tequila Cocktails to Make at Home

Branch out from your standard Margarita — and skip all the shaking

Turns Out “Go Woke, Go Broke” Isn’t Working in the Fight to Cancel Bud Light

A new report shows only 3% of former Bud Light drinkers are “very unlikely” to purchase the beer in three to 6 months

New Data Shows AI Is Coming for Beer Jobs

The industry saw a 101% increase in AI job postings during the past year

8 Ways to Eat Like a Local When Traveling

Tip: don’t trust every person's opinion, even if they live there

The Best Tequila and Mezcal Bars in the United States

Hundreds of rare spirits await, from coast to coast and everywhere in-between

If You Love Whiskey, Try These 9 Añejo and Extra Añejo Tequilas

Whether you prefer whiskey cocktails or sipping neat, these tequilas are worthy replacements

Anchor Brewing’s Closure Is a Hit to Craft Beer’s History

The iconic brewery that helped define American craft beer is being sold for scraps

We Tried 20-Plus Non-Alcoholic Beers to Find the Best in Every Style

You don’t have to compromise on flavor just because there’s no booze.

Wheat Beer Is Truly the Perfect Summer Beer

There are few drinks more satisfying in the year's hottest months. Here, a brief history of wheat beer and breakdown of the different styles