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Genesee Cream Ale, Dundee Brewing
Long before the appearance of the widely-accepted standard for the style - Genesee Cream Ale - nearly fifty years ago, this hybrid-style beer was...
Beer Sommelier Book Review
Beer Sommelier: A Journey Through The Culture Of Beer by Fabio Petroni, Pietro Fontana and Giovanni Ruggieri White Star, Hardcover, $39.95, 232 pp....
So You Want to Start a Brewery? Book Review
So You Want To Start A Brewery? by Tony Magee Chicago Review Press, Softcover, $17.95, 224 pp. Tony Magee, founder and owner of Lagunitas, is...
Brew Britannia Book Review
Brew Britannia: The Strange Rebirth of British Beer by Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey Aurum Press, Softcover, $19.99, 298 pp. Great Britain has a long...
Beer Shipping Laws Deconstructed
With the passage of the 21st Amendment in 1933 ending Prohibition, states (and in some cases, municipalities and counties) were given absolute power...
Ray Daniels, Founder of the Cicerone Certification Program.
As craft beer has become more and more entrenched in modern cuisine, the way in which craft beer is served and presented in fine establishments has...
PicoBrew Model C
In the more than 30 years I have been a homebrewer, I’ve seen remarkable progress in both the homebrewing knowledge base as well as available...
Hop Vines
The Harvest Third-generation hop farmer Gayle Goschie can finally rest. The harvest is over. The Crystal Zwickle pale ale from Central Oregon’s Crux...
The uKeg 128 pressurized growler from Growler Werks is a mini keg in the size of a full-gallon growler, keeps beer cold, fresh and carbonated for two weeks.
Growlers are containers used to transport and store beer that is typically purchased from a retail store, restaurant, brew-pub or brewery poured from...
With more than 6,000 breweries in the U.S., production methods vary greatly from brewery to brewery. Grand Rapids exhibits breweries from micro to major.
Mitch Ermatinger spent a late July evening completely redefining his production calendar. As the owner of Speciation Artisan Ales in Grand Rapids,...
A must have for every brewer, the hydrometer measures the gravity of beer. (Photo by Daniel Spiess)
As Mythbusters' ballistics expert, Alex Jones, has said, "Remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down...
The Sierra Nevada Beer Camp packaging is one of the brewery's many smaller-scale innovations. (Photo Courtesy Sierra Nevada)
While large-scale advancements in brewing and packaging usually get noticed by craft beer aficionados, smaller innovations like improved pop-top...
"Leaving living yeast in the bottle means that the overall flavor of the beer can continue to evolve and change in subtle ways."
Beer is alive. Well, not all beer, and technically I suppose it isn’t the beer that’s alive but rather that there are living things in the beer, but...
We all love a good beer vacation. But what about bringing home some of your favorite beers that are not available in your home state? If you’re...
As brett's popularity increases, styles such as Brett IPA become more prominent.
This is the continued story of an anthropomorphized yeast who rose to the fore of modern brewing after being discovered by a Guinness talent scout....

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