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Rauchbier and Tropical Stout
Rauchbier With colder weather finally upon us, many craft beer drinkers will be reaching for something “bigger” from their cellar this autumn and...
With a chill outside and a roaring fire and festive atmosphere indoors, family and friends gather around a winter holiday table, anxiously...
Fruit Beer & Belgian Golden Strong Ale Style
A tough guy walks into a bar. He looks the bartender dead in the eye. “Give me a beer,” he says with deliberate gravitas. “And a back story to go...
Homebrewing teaches you good, practical stuff. How to follow a recipe, the life cycle of yeast, some good geography and history. (Tell the truth: Did...
Mountain Brew Book Review Beer Connoisseur
Mountain Brew: A High Spirited Guide to Country-Style Beer Making by Tim Matson and Lee Anne Dorr The Countryman Press, Softcover, $10.95, 123 pp....
DrinkTanks Classic Growler and Kegulator
Sometimes, you just want more beer. Though beer packaging comes in all shapes and sizes – from tiny 8.4-ounce “nip” cans to burly 22-ounce bombers,...
Jim Koch Hops Boston Beer Connoisseur Sam Adams
If you've seen the Sam Adams commercial with founder Jim Koch plunging facefirst into a handful of hops, it's probably Hallertau Mittelfrüh, a hop of...
Kriek Lambic
I believe it was the musician and obvious Belgian beer lover, George Clinton, who aptly penned the words, “Ow, we want the funk. Give up the funk. Ow...
What Makes Nelson Sauvin Hops Special?
In terms of age, New Zealand’s Nelson Sauvin hops shouldn’t even be allowed into bars. Bred from the indigenous Smooth Cone variety, this distinctly...
Patrick Dawson Vintage Beer Connoisseur Magazine
If, like mine, your basement is filled with bombers of specialty beer that you’re saving to drink, then I have two recommendations for you. The first...
 American Wheat Beer & Baltic Porter
For those who love the American Wheat Beer style that has become such an engaging counterpoint to the wheat beers produced in Europe, Owen has the...
Beer Wench's Guide to Beer Cover
The Beer Wench’s Guide to Beer by Ashley Routson Voyageur Press, Softcover, 256 pp. Ashley Routson, also known as The Beer Wench, has taken her flair...
Mikkeller's Book of Beer Cover
Mikkeller’s Book of Beer by Mikkel Borg Bjergsø and Pernille Pang Jacqui Small LLP, Hardcover, $29.99, 253 pp. At the heart of Mikkeller is a...
Once in a while, brewers come along who knows how to hit taste buds in a way that inspires deep appreciation and loyalty among beer drinkers and...
Beer Book Review
If a panoramic view of beer from past to present and from hop farm to dinner table is your interest, Randy Mosher’s new book is a good reference...

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