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Foreign Breweries

Like Mexican-Style Lagers? Here are 11 Craft Beers You Should Try

Chances are, you’ve occasionally thrown back a few bottles of a popular Mexican amber lager. Maybe you drank them before you got into craft beer and now they make you nostalgic, or maybe you harbor dreams of being the Most Interesting Man  — or Woman ...
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Fruit & Herbal beer

Coloration Outdoors the Traces

The primary rule of saison is that there aren’t any guidelines. Okay, possibly that’s an oversimplification. But when we consider fashionable beer type guides as canonical coloring books for grownups, then saison is the satan on our shoulders inviting us to enterprise exterior the traces ...
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Foreign Breweries

Big in Japan: Stouts in the Land of the Rising Sun

There’s no doubt about it: Stouts are huge in Japan. At the World Beer Cup in Philadelphia earlier this year, Japanese breweries claimed seven medals for the style, including two golds. “They are getting more recognition, it seems like,” says Hiroyuki Fujiwara, a beer judge ...
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Ale beer

Past the Pale: Is the Pale Ale Passé or Poised for Reinvention?

  In 1983, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale medaled on the Nice American Beer Competition. Not within the Pale Ale class, thoughts you, but it surely was considered one of three beers singled out for honors within the Client Choice Ballot. On the time, the beer ...
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Stout beer

German Porter: Part Two

  In the 20th century, the story of German Porter is mostly one of slow decline. The period after WWII is particularly fascinating, with Porter faring very differently in the two halves of a divided Germany. It was in the East of Germany that Porter ...
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Ale beer

5 Craft Brewers and Their Favorite Pale Ales

Pale ale is a popular beer style among brewers, some of whom couldn’t pick just one favorite. Victory Headwaters and Ballast Point Grunion I really love Victory Headwaters (Downingtown, Pennsylvania), and Ballast Point Brewing’s Grunion (San Diego, California) is great, too. It won the gold ...
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IPA

Make Your First Batch an IPA

So you’ve decided to take up homebrewing. You’ve bought starter equipment (or received a kit as a gift). You have a reference book or two. And you’ve obviously found the Craft Beer & Brewing website. You’ve used your acute need for bottles as justification for ...
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Dark beer

Darkish Gentle

  Once I began diving into archived brewing information, I skilled a couple of shocks. One of many greatest was discovering Darkish Gentle had a a lot shorter historical past than I imagined. The historical past of Gentle stretches again a number of hundred years, ...
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Fruit & Herbal beer

Scratch Brewing’s Dead Leaves and Carrots Beer Recipe

  This is one of Scratch Brewing (Ava, Illinois) customers’ all-time favorites. It’s a lightly bready English bitter with a touch of smoke and a dry, crisp finish. It was inspired by the crisp crunch of fall leaves and that dry, almost toasted paper aroma. ...
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Sour beer

Regional Histories of Sour Beer

  The idea of sour beer is fairly simple; sweet wort undergoes a spontaneous fermentation when wild yeast is introduced into the mix. This then leads to the production of alcohol and a sour flavor (usually from lactic acid). We can announce this lovely fact ...
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Dusseldorf German Alt Bier – A Taste of Class in a Glass

Dusseldorf German Alt Bier A very tasty and satisfying beer. a loose translation of Alt Bier would be Old Beer. It is said to be one of the oldest styles in Germany. Rumored to be a beer before Germany had access to Lager yeast. It ...
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Ale beer

1953 Coronation Ales

  There’s a tradition in Britain of celebrating royal occasions with a strong brew. From the Bass King’s Ale celebrating Edward VII ascending the throne in 1901 to the plethora of beers commemorating the marriage of Prince Charles and Diana Spencer, royal events have always ...
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