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Beer Fridge Buyer's Guide
This beer fridge buyer’s guide will help to aid those looking to buy the most important fridge for beer connoisseurs. A good fridge is key to any...
The Story Behind Heisler Beer: Hollywood's Favorite Fake Brew
Ever wondered what beer your favorite actors are drinking in films and television shows? The answer is most likely Heisler Beer. Despite its on-...
Saison: The Complex and Flavorful Belgian Beer Style
In the ever-evolving world of craft beer, few styles possess the storied heritage and nuanced complexity of Saison. Originating from the rustic...
German-Style Kölsch Defined
The beer style known as Kölsch emerged in Cologne, Germany during the late 1800s, which combated the spate of bottom-fermented lagers that were...
Hefeweizen Unveiled: The Zesty Charm of German Wheat Beer
While Bavaria has been brewing Hefeweizen for centuries, the modern German-style Hefeweizen became a popular kind of beer in the mid-20th century....
Helium beer isn’t a real thing, much to the dismay of fans of squeaky voices around the world. What started off as an April Fool’s Day prank in the...
10 Beer Drinking Questions Answered
Among the myriad beer fans around the world, many of us tend toward the fastidious. Not uncommon among beer nerds’ activities are: visiting every...
Identifying Off-Flavors in Beer
Craft beer offers an extensive range of styles and flavors. The brewing process involves a multitude of complex steps, ingredients and procedures...
What Is Gruit?
You’ve certainly heard the word “gruit.” You’ve likely seen it listed in the bottom right-hand corner of your local brewery’s tap list. But what is...
The Complete Guide to IPA Styles
There has been enough written on the IPA beer style in recent years to fit into a mammoth, epic tome that could fill an entire library shelf. However...
The Rise of Functional Beers
As a beer connoisseur, I wonder why I drink. Often, it’s for the flavor. Sometimes, it’s for the buzz. Not infrequently, there’s some utilitarian...
Beer in American History
Beer runs deep in the veins of American history, coursing through the hearts, minds and livers of those who founded modern America. Lincoln once said...
The Inspiration Behind America’s First Craft Brewery
When Jack McAuliffe opened his one-and-a-half-barrel brewery on Eighth Street East in Sonoma, California in the spring of 1977, after the first craft...
Understanding Whiskey in Barrel-Aged Beer
For many drinkers, the closest whiskey gets to beer is in a shot glass next to a pint. Whiskey and beer are poised for a delicious collision, however...
The Function of a Coolship in Brewing Wild Ales
If you’re a fan of breweries such as Russian River, Allagash or Jester King, you may have heard mention of a brewing device called a coolship....

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