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Hangover Preparedness

Oh, hangovers. I know we’d like to say we are passed this point in our lives, but they can be sneaky buggers. If it was a planned night on the town for your life-long bestie’s birthday or if too much … Continue reading

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Judging a Beer by Its Label

Here’s something that’s never mentioned when talking about beer judging: bottle (or can) art. When we are at a brewery or anywhere ordering a beer, we are making that decision based off of possibly beer style, description, recommendation, or familiarity. … Continue reading

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Do Kids and Beer Mix?

Alright, so we love beer. But, if you’ve got them, where do your kids belong in this relationship with craft beer culture? Are you more like the dad who waits till the kids are asleep to crack one open, or … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Fermentation

One of my favorite facets of beer is the fermentation process. Nothing harkens to the productivity and preparedness of humans like their ability to preserve fresh food for later. Fermentation is one of the many ways homesteaders of the past … Continue reading

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A Fat Tuesday with Beer in Dreamland

This upcoming Tuesday is Mardi Gras! I don’t know about you, but I come from a land where every bakery has a line to the parking lot full of people waiting for their custard-oozing doughnuts. Whether you participate in Lent … Continue reading

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This Beer Was Made for You and Me

Today, let’s look at a classic American style beer. American Amber Ale is brewed with two row malt and the addition of caramel or crystal malts, which lends it its beautiful reddish color and sets it apart from pale ales. … Continue reading

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“How Do You Know So Much About Beer?”

  These days, everyone has access to a plethora of styles of beers made by an endless amount of breweries. Not all of these are created equal. With that access to beer, comes increased access to the necessary knowledge to … Continue reading

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This History of Happy Hour

Happy hour, a well-loved American tradition, originated in the 19th century as a common slang term among the US Navy used to describe the time allotted for entertainment, including activities like wrestling, chorus singing, and boxing. The phrase started being … Continue reading

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Wondering How to Pair Your Pale Ale with Dinner?

You can hardly go wrong with a pale ale, as much cuisine lends itself well to this well-loved type of beer. The Belgium beer tradition is outstanding as it has a close relationship with food and flows well with all … Continue reading

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Craft Beer Lovers: Quit Hating on Millenials!

Millenials may keep the craft beer market alive; I propose we leave them alone. The craft beer industry has experienced a 14% growth in revenue in the last year, while the total beer industry only experienced a 4.6% growth.  The … Continue reading

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