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With autumn seasonals and Oktoberfest beers getting released earlier and earlier each year – to the chagrin of many craft beer lovers – we delve into...
How to Brew Beer, Anchor Brewing Mash Tuns
Malt Brewing begins with raw barley, wheat, oats or rye that has germinated in a malt house. The grain is then dried in a kiln and sometimes roasted...
Beer Glasses
When it comes to beer’s temperature, the common belief is “the colder the better.” This is not always sound advice. Beers served too cold can numb...
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...
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...
Style Studies Altbier Specialty Wood Aged Issue 22
Altbier Altbier sounds like a faintly condescending term, such as “alternative rock” or “alternative lifestyle,” with little to no real meaning...
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...
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...
Hobbits, Nelson Sauvin, Lord of the Rings, Beer Connoisseur
In terms of age, New Zealand’s Nelson Sauvin hop shouldn’t even be allowed into bars. Bred from the indigenous Smoothcone 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...
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...

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