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Porter and Stout from Bertus Brewery
The problem is that today we have a scene where there appears to be a difference between the two drinks, but nobody can agree what that difference is...
Alternative Grain Beer and Black IPA
Alternative Grain Beer When one thinks about beer, a few simple descriptors immediately spring to mind: carbonated, alcoholic, crushable, etc. When...
Barrel Aging Beer Storage
When you resist the urge to crack open a beer instantaneously, magic can happen. Storing or cellaring beer allows a number of internal and external...
Altbier and Specialty Wood Aged Beer
Altbier Altbier sounds like a faintly condescending term, such as “alternative rock” or “alternative lifestyle,” with little to no real meaning...
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...
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...
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...
Hops and malts: A bittersweet relationship.
Craft enthusiasts enjoy exploring the depths of pints uncharted, but they don't sail without navigational equipment. One of the most ubiquitous and...

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