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Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:09:38 +0000

 



The Science Behind Beer: International...

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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...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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...

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Beer Measurement: International Bitterness...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Top Winter and Holiday Beer Recommendations

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Styles of German Beer

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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.



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...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Differences in Sugar Types For the Homebrewer

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



Profiles of Winter Warmer Beers

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



How Beer Is Carbonated and Why Is Beer Fizzy?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Should I drink beer from a glass?

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Get Your Boozy Chocolate Fix With These Beers

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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.



Refreshing Summer Brews for Beer Lovers

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Bittering and Flavoring Hops

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



What should I brew for my first homebrew?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

A few thoughts and suggestions for your first homebrew.



Brewing 101: Discover How Wort Affects Your...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



The Beer Lover's Guide to Pilsner

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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.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Why is Strike Water So Crucial to Brewing Beer?

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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.



Introduction to Stout Styles

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



Differences in Beer Packaging: Bottles vs. Cans

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



An Overview on the Brewing Chocolate Beer

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



The Perfect Summertime Beer Drink: A Refreshing...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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?



Your Complete Guide to Beer Nutrition

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Pale Ale

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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.



Summer Beer – Four Styles, Four Brands

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Profiles of Bock Beers

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Fermentation: what makes a beer a beer

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Wheat Beer - History, Ingredients and Profile

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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's the Best Serving Temperature for Beer?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Beer - Search Results

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



What Are the Best Beers for Cold Weather?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Is There a Most Important Ingredient in Beer?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Porter - The Profile of Porter

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Get a profile of Porter here. Beer.



Differences in Beer Packaging: Kegs vs. Casks

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Cooking With Beer Tips and Tricks

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Various Beer Adjuncts and Their Roles in the...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Homebrewing 101: Why Do Homebrewers Need to...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Krausen is a term used when brewing beer. It's a sign that fermentation is going well. Discover what krausen is and how to troubleshoot common issues.



What is the Best Beer?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Is Paulaner Salvator Double Bock the Best...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



The Light Beer Myth - Exploring the Promise

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Growler - Care of Your Fresh Beer Transportatio...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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 Distinguishes Hefeweizen From Other Wheat...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Helles, Dortmunder Export and Pale Lager Style...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Saison Beer - Profile, History, Ingredients

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Pairing Beer and Chocolate

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Thoughts and tips for pairing beer with chocolate.



Here's How to Brew Beer at Home

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

This is an overview of the process of brewing beer.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Barley Wine Profile - History, Style, Pairing

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



The Unlimited Possibilities of Beer Can Chicken

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Dry Hop - The Definition of Dry Hop

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Dry Hop Defined. Beer.



Learn What Original Gravity Is and How It's...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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?



Is Beer Vegan? Find Out

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Before You join a Beer of the Month program or...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Thinking of signing up for a beer of the month program? Here's a comparison guide of a few of the beer clubs out there.



What Drinks Pair Well With Pulled Pork Barbecue?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Holiday Gifts for Beer Lovers

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

The beer lover's top ten holiday gifts and stocking stuffers list, from gift baskets and beer clubs to bottle openers and homebrew kits.



A Brief Rundown of Women and Their Relationship...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



Bottle Conditioning Beer

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Is There Such a Thing as a Good Mexican Lager?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Does the Newcastle DraughtKeg Make the Brown...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

The Newcastle DraughtKeg promises fresh, draught-quality beer for up to a month. How does it stand up in reality? Discover the answer in this review.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Mash

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Mash Defined. Beer.



The History, Ingredients and Profile of...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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 Your Ale Scotch or Scottish? Learn the...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



India Pale Ale (IPA)

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



What is extreme beer

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

What is it that makes beer extreme?



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



8 coffee beers that pack a serious buzz.

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



How can I track down that one special beer?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



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

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

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.



Craft Beer Review: Sierra Nevada Celebration...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Fresh-hopped and bottle-conditioned, Celebration Ale is an IPA and winter ale that does not take after other heavily spiced expressions around the holidays.



How Do I Brew a Beer Using Chili Peppers?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Want to brew chili pepper beer? Here a few tips to striking the right balance in your spicy homebrew.



What Drinks Pair Well With Dark Chocolate...

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Here are some drinks that elevate the chocolate truffle to new heights.



What can I expect when I get into homebrewing?

2016-12-06T11:09:38Z

Thinking of getting into homebrewing beer? Do you really know what you're getting yourself into?