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Published: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:12:54 +0000

 



The Science Behind Beer: International...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

This is a measure of the actual bitterness of a beer as contributed by the alpha acid from hops. Learn more.



A Beginner's Exploration into the Great Beers...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

The range of German beer stretches far beyond the popular pilsner and includes many fascinating styles that every beer lover should begin to explore.



Beer Measurement: International Bitterness...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

International Bitterness Units, aka IBU, is the standard measurement of perceived bitterness in beer, a quality imparted during the brewing process.



Top Winter and Holiday Beer Recommendations

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Winter and the holiday season see a lot of really good, small production seasonal brews in the form of Christmas beers and winter warmers. Learn more.



10 Gifts That Are Perfect for the Beer Lovers...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Stumped for a gift for the beer lover on your list? Find gift ideas that every beer lover would be delighted to receive on occassion.



How Would You Define Craft Beer? It May Be...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

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Beer Is Proof That God Loves Us and Wants Us to...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

This quote, found on tee shirts hanging in the gift shops of 90% of breweries, is often attributed to Ben Franklin but, did he really say it?



Ales and Lagers: Learn About Popular Beer Styles

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Navigating the world of beer begins with the basic knowledge of the two styles of beer: ale and lager. Learn the differences and begin exploring beer.



What Is Malted Barley? - Beer Brewing

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Malting may be one of the most fascinating yet least celebrated step of the brewing process. Learn more.



Profiles of Winter Warmer Beers

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

What exactly is a winter warmer? You see it on beer labels all the time but the bottle could contain a rich malty lager, a spicy ale or a super hoppy beer.



Where Have All the Good Lagers Gone

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Many craft beer fans won't touch lager of any sort. Are they right or are there some good lagers out there?



Like Lime in Your Summer Beers? Mix Up This...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

The Chelada is a quick mixed drink that pairs your favorite Mexican beer or light lager with fresh lime juice and it is a refreshing summer drink.






How Beer Is Carbonated and Why Is Beer Fizzy?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

All beer leaves the brewer carbonated. This is accomplished in one of two ways - natural and forced carbonation. Learn more.



Differences in Sugar Types For the Homebrewer

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Wondering which sugar is right for your homebrew? Here is a quick rundown of the options available to homebrewers.



Get Your Boozy Chocolate Fix With These Beers

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

There's not more decadent of a beer than a chocolate beer. Get your (boozy) cocoa fix with these porters and stouts.



Why Do Some Brewers Use Rice or Corn in Their...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Ever wonder why some brewers use rice and corn in their beer while other brewers stick to more traditional recipes that use 100% barley?



Explore India Pale Ale (IPA) from its Origins...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

The history of this popular ale is as interesting as the hoppy brew itself. Find out why the beer was originally created.



Stout Beer Profile - History, Ingredients, More

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The head of stout should be thick and is usually tan to brown. A good stout can be silky, full, and creamy.



The Beer Lover's Guide to Pilsner

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

This is easily the most popular style of beer in the world. Breweries from Beijing to Rio de Janeiro and Anchorage to London produce the clean pale brew.



Everything You Should Know about Wheat Beer - A...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

From Hefeweizen to Dunkelweizen and American Wheat, wheat beer is an ever-expanding style of beer. Here's a layman's guide to wheat beer.



What Is That Stuff in the Bottom of My Beer...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Have you ever poured a beer and noticed a thin film of white stuff in the bottom of the bottle? Learn what it really is.



Do You Know What Makes a Pale Ale a Great Beer?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Pale ale is one of the most popular ale styles. Find out what makes an ale a pale ale as well as the history and brewer stats for this beer.



The Perfect Summertime Beer Drink: A Refreshing...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

It's summer and it is time for an ice cold beer, but what about shaking up your routine and pouring yourself a refreshing shandy with fresh lemonade?



Bittering and Flavoring Hops

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Understanding how brewers use hops to bitter and flavor their beer.



The Top 10 Beers That Every Beer Lover Should...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Beer novices, here's a good list to use to start exploring different types of beers. Beer snobs, check out this collection then share your own top ten.






A Quick Guide to Flavor Profiles of Popular Ale...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Know your ales! Here is a quick run down of popular ale styles from Hefe-Weizen to Barleywine.



Introduction to Stout Styles

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

There are many different styles of stout and the variety can be somewhat daunting. Here's an introduction.



Why is Strike Water So Crucial to Brewing Beer?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Strike water is used in brewing beer and it is the name for the warm water that is added to the grain in order to produce a fermentable mash.



Refreshing Summer Brews for Beer Lovers

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Here are some light, refreshing beers that still have enough flavor to keep the most discerning of beer snobs interested.



An Overview on the Brewing Chocolate Beer

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Brewing beer with chocolate is a delicate process. Here is a quick overview of the process along with examples.



Does Anyone Really Know How Many Kinds of Beer...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

There are countless bottles of beer available, but how many kinds of beer are there? Though there are distinct styles of beer, that is a tough question.



Brewing 101: Discover How Wort Affects Your...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Wort is the sweet starter liquid for beer. This is where the grains and hops are combined to determine the beer's final flavor and prep it for fermenting.






Try Something New and Add a Little Beer to Your...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Learn how to make a beer-basted turkey for Thanksgiving or any special meal using this easy recipe that uses a pale ale and butter baste to add flavor.



Differences in Beer Packaging: Bottles vs. Cans

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

What's the difference between beer served from a bottle and beer served from a can? A quick guide.



How to Taste Beer like a Pro (Not a Bro)

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Beer tasting can be an interesting and rewarding way to discover new beers. Here's how.



Your Complete Guide to Beer Nutrition

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

What's in your beer? Have you ever wondered what you beer might be doing to your body? Here's a break down of what's in your pint.



The Light Beer Myth - Exploring the Promise

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Is light beer really light? Will drinking it help one lose or maintain weight? Let's take a look at the numbers of light beer.



Taste the Holiday Spices that Come to Life in...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

A favorite beer for winter, Samuel Adams Winter Lager is a seasonal beer that you can rely on and its seasonal spices are perfect for the holidays.



Growler - Care of Your Fresh Beer Transportatio...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Growlers, they're cute, adorable and they can hold lots and lots of beer. Here's how to take care of your growler.



Wheat Beer - History, Ingredients and Profile

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Once brewed primarily for royal Bavarian quaffing, wheat beers are now widely interpreted by breweries and even more widely enjoyed by beer drinkers all over the world. Get the highlights of this style in my profile of wheat beer.



Is There a Most Important Ingredient in Beer?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Do you know what the most important ingredient in beer is? Here are a few thoughts on the subject.






Beer - Search Results

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Having trouble? Here are some helpful suggestions: Check your spelling. Avoid punctuation, and make sure



Barley Wine Profile - History, Style, Pairing

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Barley wine is big in every way. It has the highest alcohol content, the greatest malt content, and a larger serving of hops than any beer style out there.



What Drinks Pair Well With Pulled Pork Barbecue?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

The simplicity of a pulled pork sandwich should not preclude it from some world-class cocktail, wine or beer pairing. Here are some suggestions.



Is Beer Vegan? Find Out

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Did you know that some beers aren't vegan friendly? It seems counter-intuitive at first but it's true.









What Are the Best Beers for Cold Weather?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

What's a beer lover to do when it's cold outside? Here is your guide to wintertime beers and activities.



What's the Best Serving Temperature for Beer?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Some brewers and many beer shops boast that theirs is the coldest beer. Is this really something to brag about?



Cooking With Beer Tips and Tricks

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Adding beer to a recipe can enhance particular ingredients, help blend the flavors of the dish, or just add that little zing that your meal might be lacking.






A Brief Rundown of Women and Their Relationship...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Do women like beer? Maybe women do not like the bad beer that dominates the market and the way it is sold to them.



Differences in Beer Packaging: Kegs vs. Casks

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

What's the difference between beer served from a keg and beer served from a cask? A quick guide.



What Distinguishes Hefeweizen From Other Wheat...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Hefeweizen, or weissbier, is the most popular style of wheat beer and it has a few very distinct characteristics that every beer lover should know.



Here Are Some Useful Tips for Keeping Your Beer...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Are you ready for a growler of beer? Discover what a growler is, why it's becoming more popular, and how to keep your draft beer freshest in the jug.



Buying Good Beer on a Budget

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Beer budget a little thin these days? Here are some tips buying good beer without breaking your budget.



Various Beer Adjuncts and Their Roles in the...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Beer adjuncts play a huge role in style and taste. Let's take a look at the role and variety of beer adjuncts.



The History, Ingredients and Profile of...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Discover the rich history of the Kölsch beer, along with its flavor profile and ingredients.



Bottle Conditioning Beer

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Bottle conditioning is the process where a beer's residual yeast is given a second helping of sugars, added directly to the bottle, keg, or vessel.



How can I track down that one special beer?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

So, your buddy tried a particular beer and loved it so much that he has convinced you that you must try it. Or, you heard about a new rare beer on BeerAdvocate.com and decided that if you can’t find a bottle of it for yourself, life simply would not be worth living. How can you find that rare beer?



What You Need to Know to Pair Good Beer With...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Pairing food and beer can enhance any meal experience and it is much easier than wine pairings. Find a few basic tips to create the perfect beer pairings.



Oktoberfest / Maerzen Profile

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

When a beer style is named for a festival, you know that it's got to be good! Find out about Oktoberfest beer here.



The Unlimited Possibilities of Beer Can Chicken

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

What's the right choice for beer can chicken? Let your imagination go!



Saison Beer - Profile, History, Ingredients

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

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Porter - The Profile of Porter

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Get a profile of Porter here. Beer.



India Pale Ale (IPA)

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Is Paulaner Salvator Double Bock the Best...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Are you ready to taste one of the world's best beers? Paulaner's Salvator Double Bock is the benchmark for this lager style.



No One Likes Skunked Beer! Learn How to Keep...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Do you ever have more beer than the fridge will hold? Learn how to store your beer properly so it retains its freshness, taste, and avoid skunking.



What is extreme beer

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

What is it that makes beer extreme?



Mash

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Mash Defined. Beer.



How Did a Batch of Bad Beer Lead to the...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Pilsner is the most popular style of beer in the world. Discover the story of how a bad run of ale led to a lighter beer.



Dry Hop - The Definition of Dry Hop

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Dry Hop Defined. Beer.



Is Your Ale Scotch or Scottish? Learn the...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Scotland has two traditional styles of ale: Scottish and Scotch. Learn the difference between these two dark beers and how they compare to other ales.



Don't Enjoy Beer? Maybe You'll Like These...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Do you know someone who doesn't typically enjoy beer? Here is a helpful list of suggestions on beers for non beer drinkers.



It's a Beer Thing: A Homebrewer's Guide to...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

There is more to boiling wort than turning up the heat and throwing in a few hops. Learn about the boil and how to manage it for greater control.



What Does ABV, ABW, and High-Point Have to Do...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Alcohol by volume is abbreviated ABV and used to measure the amount of alcohol in any alcoholic beverage. Explore how ABV relates to beer.



A Quick Rundown of the Profile of Brown Ales

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

A quick rundown on the profiles of brown ales including history, style points and tasting notes.



8 coffee beers that pack a serious buzz.

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

The deep-roasted flavors of dark beers like like stout, Schwarzbier (black lager), and porter lend themselves perfectly to the bitterness of coffee.



A Brief Rundown of Lambic Beers

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Lambic beer is a unique ale and something that every beer lover should try at least once. Check out this profile of lambic Belgian ale.



The Easiest St. Patty's Day Recipe Ever: Green...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Searching for a green beer recipe? Here it is! Though making your own green beer is easier than you may think, it's important to choose the right beer.



Is There Such a Thing as a Good Mexican Lager?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Bohemia Clasica is a popular Mexican pale lager that, while it may not compare to the best lagers in the world, is one of the better options from Mexico.



What's the Story Behind Shiner Bock? Tasting...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

An American-born bock beer from an independent brewery in Texas, Shiner Bock is a lager of note. Discover why this beer has a loyal following.



What's up With the Lime in My Corona Bottle?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Love it or hate it, you have to admit that Corona Extra is a popular beer, but how does it compare to other beers and what's up with that lime?



Your Complete St. Patrick's Day Guide from...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Are you ready for the big day? St. Paddy's can sneak up on you. Here's what you need to know to be ready for the best day in a beer lover's year.



Bring Your Black and Tan into the Dessert World

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

The Black and Red is an easy layered beer drink. It is a twist on the Black and Tan that pour chocolate stout over raspberry lambic and it is delicious.



Italian Craft Beer Renaissance

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

In 1996, Italy reduced restrictions for lower volume brewing, paving the way for a budding and ambitious market for inventive beers.



Good Beer and Good Food: The Pairing Project

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Beer is just the right drink for food. The heart of beer is barley and yeast. This gives it much in common with many of the foods that appear on our dinner plate. Beer is just as comfortable a companion to a corned beef sandwich as it is the finest cut of sirloin.



How Did Beer End Up in a Can?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

The beer can is a common sight today, yet it is a relatively new invention that posed many challenges to its inventors and went through a few redesigns.



Pairing Beer and Chocolate

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Thoughts and tips for pairing beer with chocolate.



Beer ads

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

There are a variety of beer ads and commercials out there. Some help beer's reputation and some hurt it but, they are all interesting in their way.



Beer 101: Do You Know What Makes an Ale an Ale?

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Ale is a basic style of beer defined by the methods used to brew it. Learn ale's characteristics, styles, and what makes an ale different than a lager.



4 Macro Brews Always Worth Drinking

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

A few of the longstanding American beers produced by some of the world's largest brewers are incredibly dependable.



Tips and Tricks For Surviving a Beer Festival

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Learn some useful tips and tricks for surviving beer festivals and getting the most of these events.



The Definition and History of Trappist Beers

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

What are Trappist Beers? What sets them apart from other beers? Learn the history and technicalities here.



To Pasteurize or Not to Pasteurize, That Is the...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Pasteurizing beer is a controversial topic. Originally designed to increase the shelf life of beer, pasteurization is not as common in brewing as it once was.



Why Isn't Rolling Rock as Good as It Once Was?...

2017-02-22T11:12:54Z

Is Rolling Rock the beer it used to be? After multiple sales of the popular brand, the American lager has fallen from what was once a great pale beer.