2.3% ABV Session NEIPA

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I received an email a couple month ago from a homebrewer looking for advice on a 1% ABV New England IPA. It got me thinking about how light I could push a beer that still scratched my hop-itch. All else equal, I prefer beers with less alcohol so I can drink more, especially when it is …

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

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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 — in the World. Whatever the reason, the popularity of Mexican-style …

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New to Craft Beer? These 7 Dark Lagers are Easy on the Palate

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  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. German-style Schwarzbiers, dunkels, bocks, and American dark lagers might seem …

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Scratch Brewing’s Dead Leaves and Carrots Beer Recipe

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  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. The oak leaves add extra bitterness and tannins, and the …

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

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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 in particular for a substantial length of time now (years …

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

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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 and president of the Japan Beer Journalists’ Association. “For craft …

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

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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 Belgium’s blending team. Every year, Eric Salazar, New Belgium’s Wood …

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10 Dark Beers You’ll Crave This Winter: Stouts, Porters and More

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We talk a lot about the myths about dark beers you shouldn’t believe. In the smack dab of winter, they’re my absolute favorite. Smoky and musty or rich and creamy, stouts, porters and their imperial cousins fill the void caused by winter’s chills and pair amazingly with winter comfort foods – and beer for dessert …

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Regional Histories of Sour Beer

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  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 today because thousands upon thousands of brewers before us have …

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Make Your First Batch an IPA

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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 buying more beer. All that’s left is to pick a …

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Overseas Further Stout

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There was as soon as a beer destined for lands far and huge throughout the seven seas. To make sure its secure passage, it was made within the mildew of a preferred home model in what’s now the UK, however with a better quantity of hops and a extra strong grain invoice. The ensuing preservational …

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17 Chocolate Beers for National Chocolate Day

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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 worth it. Here are seventeen beers compiled in honor of …

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The Pilsner Panorama

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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 is a straightforward type to fall for. It may be …

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Coloration Outdoors the Traces

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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 and use all of the crayons within the field. No …

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5 Craft Brewers and Their Favorite Pale Ales

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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 medal (to our NYPA’s silver) at the 2014 Great American …

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

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  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 was simply three years previous. In the present day, 33 …

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Darkish Gentle

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  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, but darkish variations solely appeared just a little over a …

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Stjørdalsøl: Behind the Smoke, an Old Beer Style Thrives in Norway

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  There is a stretch of road in rural Norway with 24 homesteads… and 22 brewers. As if this weren’t stunning enough proof of the importance of artisanal beer in the county of Nord-Trøndelag, five small malthouses also line this same mile-long street. The sheer density of brewers on Hognesaunvegen (or Hognes Farm Road) in …

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Hop hop, wat is een IPA ?

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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 van pittige aromatische hop rassen. Deze bierstijl ooit ontwikkeld voor …

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