Editorial Guidelines

Product Review Guidelines & Affiliate Disclosure

Craft Beer Guide was founded to be an independent resource for anyone looking for information about craft beer.

We are funded by our readers which means if you click a link on one of our pages and buy a product from a 3rd party website, e.g. Amazon, we may earn an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

This helps us operate and improve the website, pay our staff and earn a living, but has zero impact on the price you pay.

In relation to this:

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Our Mission

Craft Beer Guide is dedicated to celebrating and promoting the diverse world of craft beer. We strive to provide our readers with the most up-to-date and accurate information about the best breweries in every city.

Our mission is to educate and inspire craft beer lovers by sharing expert knowledge and personal experiences and to support and uplift the craft beer community as a whole.

Through our website, we aim to create a welcoming and inclusive space for all those who are passionate about discovering new and delicious craft beers.

How We CHOOSE THE TOP BREWERIES

At Craft Beer Guide, we take great care in choosing the best breweries for each of our city-specific articles. To ensure that our lists are as accurate and reliable as possible, we follow a thorough and rigorous process.

First, we conduct extensive online research to gather information about the breweries in a particular city. This includes reading customer reviews, examining the breweries’ beer selections, and consulting other reputable sources. We also make sure to visit the breweries’ websites and social media pages to get a sense of their branding and overall atmosphere.

Next, if possible, we physically visit and sample the beers at each brewery that we are considering for our list. This allows us to get a firsthand impression of the quality and variety of the beers being produced, as well as the overall ambiance and customer service at the brewery.

After gathering all of this information, we carefully review and analyze everything we learned about each brewery. We then use this information to create a list of the top breweries in each city, taking into account factors such as the diversity and quality of the beer offerings, the overall atmosphere and customer experience, and the brewery’s reputation and industry standing.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide our readers with a comprehensive and unbiased guide to the best craft beer experiences in every city. We believe that by following this thorough and transparent process, we can confidently recommend the top breweries to our readers and help them discover new and exciting craft beer destinations.

How We Recommend Products

At Craft Beer Guide, we are committed to providing our readers with reliable and thorough reviews of the best craft beer products. Our team of dedicated product testers conducts extensive research to find the best products in various categories, including beer, brewing equipment, and accessories.

Our buying guides recommend the top overall products in each category, as well as a range of other options that may be better suited to specific needs. Our reviews are based on objective assessments of the products, and our relationships with affiliates do not influence our analysis or opinions.

To ensure that our reviews accurately reflect real-world use, we personally test and use the products ourselves, just as our readers would. In some cases, we purchase products for the purpose of reviewing, while in other cases we review products that we have bought for personal use. On occasion, companies may also send us free products to review. If we have received a product for free, we disclose this at the top of the review.

If we are unable to physically use a product, we base our recommendations on extensive research and information from a variety of sources, including the manufacturer and other owners. We will never recommend a product solely for financial gain.

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