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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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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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Lager beer

Hops and Lagers

Once we take into consideration “hoppy lagers,” historically, the one one that basically involves thoughts is the Pilsner. Each the traditional Czech and German Pilsners are reasonably hoppy in comparison with different lagers—however can we actually, in a beer world that routinely sees beers with ...
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New to Craft Beer? These 7 Dark Lagers are Easy on the Palate

  Bitter IPAs and boozy, barrel-aged beers might shock the palate if you’re trying to introduce a curious newcomer to craft beer. Instead, it’s generally better to hand them a beer style that simultaneously feels familiar and also enlightens — dark lagers embody those traits. ...
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Lager beer

The Pilsner Panorama

Pilsner is “a brewer’s beer” type. You hear it many times once you speak to brewers about their favourite kinds or once you ask them what their “desert-island beers” are—it’s the bitter golden lager that they like to drink once they’re off the clock. Pilsner ...
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Stout beer

Victory Brewing’s Storm King Russian Imperial Stout – The Perfect Storm of Stouts?

Each and every microbrew and craft beer enthusiast truly is (or at least should be) always and forever on the search for that elusive “holy grail” of all barley and hop libations. I, personally have been seeking the be -all, end-all in russian imperial stouts ...
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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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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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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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17 Chocolate Beers for National Chocolate Day

Brewers often tell me that chocolate as a brewing ingredient adds complexity, well-roundedness, and smoothness to a beer’s flavor. It’s not easy to brew with chocolate—its oils can cause head retention issues, and it often require long and labor-intensive boils—but these beers make it all ...
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Hop hop, wat is een IPA ?

We kunnen er niet genoeg van krijgen, in de volksmond wordt het (erg) bitter bier genoemd, de markt wordt overspoelt met bieren die op Engelse/Amerikaanse wijze gehopt zijn. Wat maakt dit speciale bier zo gewild en zorgt voor een Cascade achtige ontwikkeling in de toepassing ...
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Foreign Breweries

New Belgium’s Brewery, Celebrating 20 Years of Sour Beers

This year marks New Belgium’s 20 th year for making sour beers, which first launched its wood beer program in 1997 with La Folie. The award-winning sour ale’s 2017 version is now available and continues the sour ale tradition thanks to the craftsmanship of New ...
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