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Founders All Day IPA Sizes
From one bar to the next, there’s little consistency in what a serving of beer might look like. Serving sizes and the vessels they come in can be...
Pat Evans Connoisseur's Corner
Beer is best fresh. There is little debate about this in the craft brewing community. However, some beers can be saved for a longer period of time,...
The Chemistry of Hops and Beer
With IPA as the leading craft beer style in America, even casual craft beer drinkers are aware that hops provide the bitter flavor in their favorite...
What is Irish Stout?
Thankfully, not everyone who joins in the annual revelry on March 17th drinks the obligatory and ubiquitous green lager beers. Instead, many opt for...
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.
With craft beer still booming, loyal connoisseurs need new ways to transport their precious liquid to and from destination breweries. Voila! The beer...
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, Adam Savage, has said, "Remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down...

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