Ever wonder what beer nerds are talking about when they say #properglassware? The concept isn’t new, and it’s not something that’s happening just because craft beer is ”trendy.” In Belgium, it has long been the practice of brewers and bartenders to serve each and every beer in its proper — and even properly branded — […]
There’s a growing rift in the beer industry, but it’s not between Big Beer and craft beer — it’s within craft beer itself. As the definition of “craft” continually changes, so too do the interests of first-wave craft brewers and the newer, smaller upstarts that followed them.
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In an interview with the U.K.’s Morning Advertiser last year, Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of Brooklyn Brewery, author, and all-around beer industry celebrity, dismissed the New England-style IPA, or New England IPA (NEIPA), as “a fad.” Oliver also called it “the first beer style based around Instagram culture and based around social media,” with its draw […]
We’re firm believers that most things are made more enjoyable with a little alcohol, and many notable fiction authors and characters seem to agree. For bookworms who are also boozehounds, we’ve compiled a selection of famous works paired with corresponding cocktails, wine, and beer. Break out the books and break open the bottles — it’s […]
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Serving beer can have kind of a Goldilocks effect: too warm, it’s flat and possibly off-flavor; too cold, and its flavors will be masked. Just as there are optimal serving temperatures for wines, beer also benefits from being served the right way. In more scientific terms, per the American Homebrewers Association,* “Cold temperature slows the […]
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Got a question? Email email@example.com What’s the difference between cheap beer and malt liquor? In reality, not much. Both are made the same way: You create a mash, let it ferment, bottle it, let it carbonate, and then you have your product. The real difference lies in what’s used to create each, and the amount […]
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Jugs of beer are universal, surely; but growlers hold a special place in American history (and hearts). In the early 20th century, growlers spoke to star-spangled industry, delivered to laborers alongside lunch pails. Resourceful urbanites whose thirst outpaced their free time purchased beer by the bucket as early as the late 1800s and as late […]
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Ah, Corona. It’s the laid-back brew that wants us to find our beach. It’s the beer seen most often in Mexican restaurants, city park barbecues, and dive bars, almost always served with a requisite lime wedge. It’s also a brand at the butt of many jokes, but we’ll get to that later.
Last week, The Beer Necessities, a beer publication funded by Anheuser-Busch InBev, somewhat unexpectedly shut down. The site going dark was a surprise to some, who figured a website funded by the world’s largest beer producer had a better chance surviving than many competitors. To others, the closure was less of a shock.
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Those who consider drinking beer a noble act unto itself are not wrong. But community-oriented beer fans will be delighted to learn that a number of brewers are partnering with philanthropic organizations to raise money and awareness for worthy charities. Aiding drug recovery, championing women’s health, and ending food waste are among the causes you […]
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