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Published: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:13:16 +0000

 



The Science Behind Beer: International...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

The term 'craft beer' is used a lot, but what does it actually mean? Is it based on the size of a brewery or their craftsmanship? Is all craft beer good?



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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?



Beer Measurement: International Bitterness...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

International Bitterness Units is the standard measurement of perceived bitterness in beer, a quality imparted by the addition of hops during its brewing process.



Ales and Lagers: Learn About Popular Beer Styles

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Styles of German Beer

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Beer unquestionably plays an integral part in German identity, though different German beer styles and their subtleties are not that widely known to the international beer drinking community.



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Are there any good lagers?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Everything You Should Know about Wheat Beer...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Introduction to Wheat Beer, Hefeweizen, Berliner Weiss, Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock, Krystal, Belgian wit, and American Wheat.



What Is Malted Barley? - Beer Brewing

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



How Beer Is Carbonated and Why Is Beer Fizzy?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



The Perfect Summertime Beer Drink: A Refreshing...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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?



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Bittering and Flavoring Hops

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



The Beer Lover's Guide to Pilsner

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Wheat Beer - History, Ingredients and Profile

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Pale Ale

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

The term pale ale was first introduced in the early 1700s in England, meant to refer to a beer that was relatively lighter in color than other popular beers of its time.



Your Complete Guide to Beer Nutrition

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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, how much of it's in there and what it can do to (or for) you.



What should I brew for my first homebrew?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

A few thoughts and suggestions for your first homebrew.



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Oktoberfest / Maerzen Profile

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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 Light Beer Myth - Exploring the Promise

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Brewing Chocolate Beer

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Beer is made from four basic ingredients - malted barley, hops, water and yeast. Anything else that finds its way into the brew pot is known as an adjunct.



Profiles of Bock Beers

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Beer Style Profile - Bock, Dunkles Bock, DoppelBock, Double Bock, Helles Bock, MaiBock



Stout Beer Profile - History, Ingredients, More

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Beer and sugar for the homebrewer

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Information and tips about the various kinds of sugars available to homebrewers.



Know Your Ale Styles!

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Taste Profile of Pale Ale Beers

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Pale ale is one of the most popular ale styles. But there are about as many different interpretations of this styles as there are breweries. Find out what makes an ale a pale ale as well as the history and brewer stats for this beer.



Introduction to Stout Styles

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Refreshing Summer Brews for Beer Lovers

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Why is Strike Water So Crucial to Brewing Beer?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Get Your Boozy Chocolate Fix With These Beers

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



What is the most important ingredient in beer?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Do you know what the most important ingredient in beer is?



Summer Beer – Four Styles, Four Brands

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Summer is here and we are all looking for that perfect, refreshing beer. But we do not have to sacrifice flavor for refreshment. Here are four tasty beers that are light and refreshing enough to cool down the hot days.



Brewing 101: Discover How Wort Affects Your...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Hops - Information about the hop cone, brewing...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Are you a hop-head? Do your knees go a little weak at the aroma of bright, lovely hops in a beer? Here is some hops history, information about growing hop vines and harvesting hop cones, and our favorite hoppy beer styles.



What is the Best Beer?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

From time to time I get asked what is the best beer. I used to find it an impossible question to coherently respond to until I came up with this answer. The best beer is the one brewed closest to you.



What Distinguishes Hefeweizen From Other Wheat...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Packaging Beer - Kegs vs. Casks

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

What's the difference between beer served from a keg and beer served from a cask?



Sam Adams Octoberfest Review and Ratings

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

About Beer's Panel Review and Tasting Notes for Samuel Adams Octoberfest



What Drinks Pair Well With Pulled Pork Barbecue?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Saison Beer - Profile, History, Ingredients

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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What is extreme beer

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

What is it that makes beer extreme?



Beer - Search Results

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Packaging Beer - Bottles vs. Cans

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

What's the difference between beer served from a bottle and beer served from a can?



Brewers and Abbreviations! Calculate Your OG...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Original gravity, or OG, gives the brewer an idea of the potential alcoholic strength of the final product. Home brewers can learn how to calculate it.



Original, Final, and Specific Gravity and what...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

The alcohol or carbon dioxide content in a beer is determined by the amount of fermentable solids present in the unfermented liquid. This is measured by the original gravity of the liquid.



Growler - Care of Your Fresh Beer Transportatio...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Fermentation: what makes a beer a beer

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Fermentation is a natural process that does not require the intervention of people but is the by-product of yeast's consumption of sugars.



Barley Wine Profile - History, Style, Pairing

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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's the Best Serving Temperature for Beer?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Krausen - The Definition of Krausen

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Krausen Defined. Beer.



Porter - The Profile of Porter

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Get a profile of Porter here. Beer.



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Is my beer vegan friendly?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Do women like beer?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

A lot of people seem to think that this question is already been settled. Women do not like beer. But, is that true? Or maybe it is just that women do not like the bad beer that dominates the market not the way it is sold to them.



Dry Hop - The Definition of Dry Hop

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Dry Hop Defined. Beer.



Mash

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Mash Defined. Beer.



Choosing the Right Beer for Beer Can Chicken

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



Beer Adjuncts

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Four ingredients are necessary to make beer - water, malt, hops and yeast. But there are a lot more things in a lot more beers, aren't there? Let's take a look at the role and variety of beer adjuncts.



Kölsch Profile

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Kölsch beer profiled here.



A Homebrewer's Guide to Boiling Wort (It's a...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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's up With the Lime in My Corona Bottle?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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?



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Here's How to Brew Beer at Home

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

This is an overview of the process of brewing beer.



History of Pilsner

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Learn about the history of Pilsner, the most popular beer style in the world.



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



An Introduction to Cooking with Beer

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Thinking of trying some beer in your favorite recipe? Here are a few pointers.



Helles, Dortmunder Export and Pale Lager Style...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

With the growing popularity of pilsner lager, thirty years later in the town of Dortmund, Germany, brewmasters began to produce Dortmunder pale lager.



What is the difference between Scottish and...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

The line between Scottish and Scotch ale is a pretty clear one when you compare representatives of the styles side by side.



Bottle Conditioning Beer

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Shiner Bock - Tasting Notes and Review of...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Shiner Bock has a medium head that leaves a nice quilt down the sides of the glass as the beer is drunk. Its body is clear with a copper/amber color.



Reinheitsgebot - German Beer Purity Law

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

On April 23rd, 1516, the definition of beer as only consisting of barley, hops and water was formalized in a decree that would became known as the Reinheitsgebot



How Did Beer End Up in a Can?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



India Pale Ale (IPA)

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Hoppy and malty, fruity and bitter, India pale ale is a more heavily hopped pale ale that was first brewed in the 1700s to be slightly higher levels of alcohol and hops



The Next Thing the Successful Homebrewer Wants...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Once you have successfully brewed your own beer you may want to think about growing your own hops. Learn about growing and harvesting hops in your garden.



6 Basic Beer Styles All Savvy Drinkers Need to...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Learn these six styles of beer, and you'll never again freeze up in terror when placing an order at the bar.



Alcohol by volume (ABV)

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Alcohol by volume defined and how to figure the alcohol by volume in homebrewed beer



Italian Craft Beer Renaissance

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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



A few thought about apple cider

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Mmm, cider! Beer.



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

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Beer, Wine, & Cocktail Pairings With...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings with pumpkin pie.



Should I drink beer from a glass?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Is it better to drink a beer from a glass instead of straight from the bottle or can?



Bring Your Black and Tan into the Dessert World

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Bottle conditioned

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

What does it mean when beer is bottle conditioned?



Growler

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Growler Defined. Beer.



What is a good beer or beer style for cold...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

What's a beer lover to do when it's cold outside? Drink a beer, I say!



Hoegaarden White Beer Tasting Notes and Review

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Tasting notes and review of Hoegaarden's White Beer.



Is There Such a Thing as a Good Mexican Lager?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

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.



Beer Pairings for the Four Basic Food Groups of...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

I don't know about you but I'm tired of showing up to find nothing available but watery light lager that has no business trying to stand up to powerfully flavored foods like hot wings or these little weenies simmered in barbecue sauce. Here are some beers worthy of the four basic food groups of the Super Bowl Party.



What Drinks Pair Well With Stuffed Porkchop?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings for stuffed pork chops.



Lagers Dominate the Beer Cooler, but What...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Lager is the most common style of beer on today's market. Learn the characteristics of this popular brew, the various styles, and how lager differs from ale.



When is it okay to drink a beer before noon?

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Are there justifiable reasons to have a beer before 5:30? How about before noon? I think I've come up with a few.



Information and Review of the Newcastle...

2016-09-26T11:13:16Z

Newcastle DraughtKeg - Information and Review of the Newcastle DraughtKeg