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July 31, 2012

Beers to Beat the Summer Heat


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Summer season is in full swing. What's a beer buff to do without stouts and heavy porters? Here are some of the refreshing summer beverages that still have enough flavors to grasp attention of even the most discerning brew snobs. This list is ordered ba..

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June 27, 2012

Beer Troubleshooting Guide


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Going out to catch a few pints with friends? Make sure you keep this handy beer troubleshooting guide with you. It will help you solve most of your beer problems. Here it is: Problem: Feet are wet and cold Reason: Glass is held at wrong angle Solution..

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May 24, 2012

Burn your Belly Fat


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It’s Saturday night again and time to party! And if it is a party, it is incomplete without booze! Beer is the staple drink of any weekend party- or else be sure that no one is going to turn up at your bash. Once you find all your friends drinking and en..

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May 17, 2012

Beer and Women


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Both men and women love beer. Yeah I agree that men still dominate the drinking genre but women too enjoy it fully and I am a proof of that. But I always drink in moderation as alcohol affects the women more adversely. Women could well realize the signi..

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April 26, 2012

Beer Loving Cities


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Many people think beer is a drink for youngsters, especially for the college goers. But beer appeals to men and women of all ages (excluding kids) around the world. Nearly every evening when we get back home after a toilsome day at work, it's this chilled ..

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April 12, 2012

New Type of Cold Beer


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We all like our beer ice cold serve in frosted glasses. Well most of us certainly do. And there are some beer lovers who want the right use of beer temperature, served without ice clumps and extra froth. Some detest beer koozies. So for people like these, ..

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March 15, 2012

Beer Taxes: Highest and Lowest


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Not too long ago, we saw the world economy falling down. Thank god it’s over, but we are still recovering. And one thing that pinches all of us is tax. Taxes are levied on almost every frikkin’ thing and beer is not an exception. The average U.S. excis..

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February 24, 2012

Cook with Beer


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Cooking with beer isn’t exactly a novel idea. A lot of people have done it. Water isn’t really safe these days- it’s all pollution and dust and stuff. This is why people should drink beer and cook with it as well. Besides, beer is like food. Some peo..

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February 8, 2012

Beer Museums around the World


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When travelling, stopping by your destination’s famous museums is what you would generally do. This, however, is a bit boring in my opinion. But what I would never find boring is visiting a beer museum! Beer lovers can plan a trip to world’s famous bee..

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January 24, 2012

Drink yourself thin!


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This article is a light beer guide for the health-conscious people out there. You will be delighted to know that there actually are many beers available which are light and taste good too! Not all are like Coors Light that tastes like dirty water. Let's ju..

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January 13, 2012

Beer Tips


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Drinking beer is best only if done with friends. But if your idea of drinking beer is getting drunk and falling off the seat while babbling some gibberish, you really are missing out all the fun. Drinking is a fun thing, but when you get pissed and try to ..

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December 30, 2011

Beer for your Big Day


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Winter Wedding If snowflakes and sleighs get you all excited, a winter wedding will be perfect for you and your sweetheart. While you are out shopping for snowmen-shaped decorative pieces for your wedding, don’t forget to decide how you are going to kee..

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December 14, 2011

Beer Styles


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In today’s date and time, you can choose from a bewildering range of beers. If I tell you that are just two categories of beer then you might think that I am making a false claim but it’s true. All beers fall under two categories namely, Ale and Lager...

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November 29, 2011

World Top Most Beer Tours


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Listed below are world’s top most beer tours for all of you travelers out there. Japan’s Sapporo Beer Museum–This is a Hokkaidō Prefecture, traditional place, that is Japan’s only beer museum. Over 150,000 persons around the world visit this he..

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November 15, 2011

Best Indian Beers


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Just like romantic flicks of ‘Bollywood’, Indian guys have a love triangle relation with beers. Indians have a different taste in beer, and they mostly like whiskey. But even as the second most preferred alcoholic beverage, beer is loved and wanted in ..

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November 1, 2011

Unusual Beer Flavours


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Sometimes creative brewers go overboard when they feel like doing something different. Here I am listing some of the most bizarre beer flavours that will give you proof of creativity in beer industry. Lindemans' Tea Beer – This sweet-sour beer smells ..

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October 24, 2011

Beer Slang Words


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Beer has been around for yonks. You are bound to feel something missing in a celebration if there is no beer. It has become such a part of our culture nowadays and no celebration is complete without it. Moderate limits are always better than indulging over..

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September 30, 2011

What’s in a beer’s name?


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Like most people, I too judge a book by its cover. Some of the mainstream beers that I like have straight-forward names and dreary labels, but when I am out there at the liquor store, checking out the new stuff, I get tempted to buy the ones that have a c..

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September 21, 2011

Let’s Get Drunk Guys!


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Benjamin Franklin, a diplomat, statesman, scientist and inventor, said about 250 years ago, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Now if one is not going to learn from a learned man like him, who is one going to take lessons from? ..

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September 11, 2011

Buy Beer in Japan


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Whenever I picture Japanese, I see a glass wearing guy taking pictures of stuff. Well I have never been to Japan and I don’t know their culture, but I have a friend who has been to Japan many times regarding his job. So when he and I got talking, he told..

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August 18, 2011

Beer Cocktails


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Before you say “that’s not gonna be good”, try a few. I know most beer lovers wouldn’t like the idea of an orange wedge over a pint of scoff and wit, but I tried it, and I loved it. I know beer is a complete drink in itself, but try mixing it with ..

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August 12, 2011

Does Size Matter?


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Um… I’m talking about beer here- really! In Auckland, we have two sizes of beer- big cans (called tallies) and small ones (called stubbies). The question popped in my mind when I had to buy some beer, and all they had were tallies. I don’t know if..

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August 1, 2011

Other Beer Uses


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Apart from Guzzling beer at a college party, while your friends chant “chug, chug, chug,” there are other beer uses as well. Let’s take a look. Sleep It’s not just about passing out. Decent amount of beer can beat away insomnia blues. The ho..

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July 21, 2011

Dog Beer


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Why let your best friend stay sober while you have fun? Now you can buy beer for him as well. Two beers that are being made for dogs (you can drink them too), are Happy Tail Ale and Kwispelbier. Dog beer is made kinda in the same way like human beer, bu..

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July 9, 2011

Beer World Records II


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I’m back with more beer world records. Let’s begin. 1. Most glass carrying You are watching a ball game with your friends and you get up to get beer. Your friends want you to bring beer for them too. How many glasses can you carry? Not more than this..

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July 6, 2011

Beer World Records I


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I was recently surfing the internet when I landed on a website that told about various world records. I found some really interesting records there and then I thought- what about beer? So I started looking for records on beer, and I’m gonna share them wi..

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June 27, 2011

How to Enjoy Beer More


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If you haven’t been enjoying your beer lately, maybe you need to try something new. There are many ways in which you can improve the taste of your beer. Here are a few tips from my bag: Try a strong beer, like Guinness, or some other dark beer. Also,..

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June 16, 2011

Freeze your Beer- Instantly


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This is not a beer drinking tip or anything. It’s just for fun and you might waste a bottle of beer if you don’t do it properly. This trick I’m going to tell you will freeze your beer in a few seconds. What you need: A bottle of beer A freez..

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June 7, 2011

Canned or Bottled- That is the Question


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Cans did not officially exist till the 1930’s, so there was no such discussion in that era. Krueger’s Finest Beer used the canning technique that made it really popular. Beer canning slowly spread to other countries, but it was stopped during World ..

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May 30, 2011

Do Aliens Drink Beer? An Emilian Perspective


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This is my take on ‘do aliens drink beer.’ I was just reading through one of my favorite websites truthed.com, and people had shared some cool alien videos there. With a chilled beer can in my hand, I wondered if aliens drank beer. Here are my views..

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May 25, 2011

Beer and Indian Cooking


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When we think about Indian food, curry is the first thing that strikes our minds. But Indian cuisine is much more than just the typical curry. Sure there is butter chicken, but then there are other foods as well. Spices are very important in Indian cook..

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May 18, 2011

Beer and Blood Sugar


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Drinking beer is good, it helps us relax. But today I’m gonna discuss something serious- blood sugar. Imbalanced blood sugar is not a sweet thing. And drinking beer can result in high sugar. In fact, any kind of alcohol can raise the blood sugar levels i..

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May 11, 2011

Beertini


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I bet you’ve heard this term before. Beertinis are good because they have beer and they are martinis. Though I prefer just plain old beer, but making a martini is just something that would bring a difference in the beer drinking experience. We all drink ..

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May 4, 2011

5 Great ways to Drink Beer


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Beer is so magical that no matter how much we discuss it, we will never run out of topics. Today I’m going to discuss some fun methods of drinking beer. Beer hat Beer hat is a great way of drinking beer. Its beer, its hat- it’s amazing. Not th..

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April 28, 2011

Japanese Beer


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Japan is quite different from other countries. I’ve always found it to have something ‘different’ about it. I don’t know if it’s about their customs or technology, but there surely is something about them. And this is why when I decided to write ..

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April 24, 2011

A Million Beer Bottles and a Buddhist Temple


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If you like beer, and you like Buddhism, you’ll absolutely love this temple made of beer bottles. I mean, who doesn’t love a temple made of beer bottles? Plus the bottles are recycled, so its eco friendly too. Are these guys masterminds or what? Thi..

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April 18, 2011

How to Stop Drinking Beer?


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Trick question… gotcha! We should never stop drinking beer- beer is the only thing that proves there is god, and he wants us to be happy. Beer not just gives us cool happiness; it takes us away from worries and sorrows of the world. Yes, we should dri..

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April 10, 2011

Bye Bye Beer Belly


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The last post I wrote was on beer belly. Then I sat and contemplated (Ok so I just thought for a split second, but still…) on how to reduce the beer belly. Yes the calories gained from beer are difficult to fight, but there must be some way. So I talk..

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April 8, 2011

Calories in Beer


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Ever thought why do beer drinkers develop a beer belly? Beer doesn’t just have calories, but also sugars that convert to carbs and calories. If you are a beer guzzling machine, you will notice the difference within the first months of beer drinking, and ..

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April 6, 2011

Brown Beer Bottles Because…


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Beer used to be in leather flagons and casks. Now it comes in cans and bottles. Storage of beer is as important as beer itself. This is because storage media can have a big influence on its flavor and aroma. Storage was a major concern before the days o..

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April 1, 2011

How to Select the Right Glass and How to Clean It


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I have already talked about the different types of glasses that you can use for your beer. Different glasses have different properties and a glass has a big effect on the quality of your beer. The right shape will keep the volatiles intact. Volatiles are t..

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March 30, 2011

Beer Trivia and Fun Facts


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There was an era when people were crazy about trivia- trivia on TV, trivia on games… I found it totally boring, but when I came across trivia on beer, I was amused. I read a few fun facts and thought that it was well worth sharing. So here I am today, wi..

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March 25, 2011

Fridging the Beer


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Every beer lover has thought at least once about having his own home bar. A home bar is wonderful- it adds beauty to the house, it makes you relax, and it gives you unlimited beer. But before you build a home bar, you must know the kind of fridge you would..

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March 23, 2011

Most Expensive Beer of Them All


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Alright, who is feeling rich? I’m certainly not… Today I’m going to write about some beers that I’ll probably never get to taste. They are expensive and I’m broke- this is a combination that never works. But hey, at least I can write about them, ..

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March 20, 2011

Alcohol in Beer


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Today I’m going to talk about something very serious… alcohol!  There are many times when we say beer is not alcohol. But who are we kidding? Beer does contain alcohol. Yes the quantity is less… Let’s see how much alcohol beer contains. The alc..

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March 18, 2011

How Beers are Made Different


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There are so many different types of beers, and I sometimes wonder how do they make it different? Well to think about it, there are many processes that take place while making beer. So if we change one part, it’s going to affect the final product. The..

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March 16, 2011

Yeast in Beer


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Yeast is present everywhere. It is in the air, water, bread and beer. It causes fermentation in the fallen fruit. It makes the dough rise and creates bread. After fermentation, it makes alcohol. Wild yeast is the natural uncontrolled yeast that makes the l..

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March 13, 2011

A Bit of Advice


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I know I always keep talking about how beer is great, but before you get too influenced and go on binge drinking, let me share a few words of advice with you. Be mature Do not overdo anything. Before you think beer drinking is cool and guzzle down a..

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March 10, 2011

Beer is for Vegans?


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Have you heard about PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals)? Yes, who hasn’t? They advocate beer as a replacement for milk. They even launched a got beer campaign to counter the got milk one. Well they certainly are famous and they influence a lo..

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March 9, 2011

Pour Me Some Beer


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Most of us like to drink beer at home with our friends… or with them at their homes- same difference. But there are many times when we go to a bar and have a pint of beer. And what we witness is downright disrespect for beer. I mean, have you seen how mo..

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March 6, 2011

Mission Love Beer


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Drinking beer makes us comfortable. Even if it does not work for you, I bet you know someone who agrees with me. Some people are just beer impaired. They have probably never enjoyed a beer in their lives. Our mission here is to spread the love of beer. Let..

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March 2, 2011

Getting Ready for a Beer Festival


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Call it beer festival, or beer exhibition, or simply beerex, it is something we all look forward to. Someone recently asked me what I do for a living. I told him I drink beer and basically write about it, and he got jealous. It is great doing what you love..

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February 25, 2011

Can Beer Be Classified As Food?


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Ask me and I will say YESSS! Not just that, it should be regarded as one of the main food groups. Ok so beer is a type of beverage because most of it is pure plain water. But since it also uses yeast, hops and cereal grains, it can be considered as a me..

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February 23, 2011

Beer and Tipping


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Most of us are annoyed by simple things like tipping for beer. We always see, hear about, or do leave nothing, or very minor change as we drink at a bar or a pub. We do tip when we go to a restaurant, but somehow turn miserly when it comes to beer, though ..

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February 20, 2011

Beer Glassware- Let’s Get Fussy


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Beer can be directly had from the bottle or can, but pouring it in a glass adds a degree of sophistication to the simple act of drinking beer. Of course some people think the wide array of glassware for different drinks is just a type of marketing, but hav..

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February 18, 2011

Cheesy Beer- Experiment a Bit


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Ever tried beer with cheese? You might find it hard to swallow, but yes, beer and cheese go hand in hand. And it’s not something that came up today. Belgian monasteries were famous for high quality beer and cheese in the Middle Ages. Even today you will ..

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February 16, 2011

Testing Beer Freshness


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Beer is a delicate thing. You must treat it like other perishable foods. It does go down to your stomach, right? Though most people don’t know about it, but beer does have its shelf life. Even if it has been pasteurized and then triple filtered, there wi..

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February 9, 2011

Top Reasons why Beer is Good for You


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We all look for a reason to drink beer. And with people always telling the bad effects of beer, we beer lovers need our own list of health benefits to shut them up. So I have come up with a few reasons why beer is good for your health. 1. Stress Relieve..

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February 6, 2011

Liquor Before Beer


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If you have ever been to college, you must have heard the famous saying, “Liquor before beer never fear- beer before liquor, never sicker.” Today I will use all my scientific knowledge and research power to find out if this saying is actually true or n..

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February 4, 2011

Beer- How can you Fall In Love with It?


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Everybody knows that to love beer, you must acquire its taste. If you want to enjoy bold and strong beers, you must have a trained and experienced pallet. So how can you get the beer taste, and how can you prepare your pallet? Of course all this can be don..

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February 2, 2011

Beer Quotes


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Beer is such an important part of our lives that people get truly inspired by it. They write songs on it, make movies, spread myths, create inventions, and what not. This makes me think that there is a certain group of people existing somewhere, which spen..

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January 30, 2011

Beer Tasting


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Beer tasting is an art- something like wine tasting. When you drink beer, and taste a variety of beers, you automatically build a taste for it and how to judge one beer from another. And with this comes great beer tasting ability. Beer tasting is all ab..

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January 28, 2011

Beer Myths


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You can mostly find a drunk guy in the bar who will have a number of beer stories, and the worst part is- sometimes the stories are amazingly believable. So here are some beer myths that will help you know when the stories aren’t real. 1. Light beer w..

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January 26, 2011

Beer Pong- How to Play It


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If you are a college student then you must know about beer pong. Also known as Beirut, this might be the number one game that students like to play. Though you might think it’s just a drinking game, but it requires a lot of luck and skill. But you don’..

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January 23, 2011

British Guild of Beer Writers


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I visited the famous British Guild of Beer Writers held in London, and I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of women there. I came to know that this was the maximum woman turnout ever. This annual program celebrates the people who like writing about bee..

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January 21, 2011

Sexy Beer


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Ok so this news is almost a month old, but it is still worth mentioning. So you can raise a brow on the title, especially if you want to relax this weekend because the entire week was as bad as 5 Mondays. I’m talking about the Oak Aged Beer from Innis..

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January 18, 2011

Top Beer Drinking Songs


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Beer is great, and all beer lovers already know that the best way to enjoy it is by having friends around, with lots of food and great music. Beer lovers have always come up with great beer songs. Here is a small collection of some great beer songs from ar..

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January 16, 2011

Beauty Treatment Using Beer


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This is the time to bid farewell to the Asian organic products and oils that are getting popular these days in almost all spas. Instead of going for Chinese and Indian products, you can try what the brewing business has to offer. Go wild and booze away ..

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January 14, 2011

Religion and Beer


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Religion and beer go hand in hand. I did a little research and it increased my faith. I always believed that beer was a proof that there is god, but with these findings, I believe more in religion. Beer is a part of Christianity. It used to be a mandato..

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January 7, 2011

Exercise and Beer- A Nice Combination


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Have you ever tried exercising after having beer? I just went through the blog of a person who said that he has tried exercising while he was ‘intoxicated’, and it was absolutely fascinating. Some people are just downright ambitious. These people br..

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January 6, 2011

The Great Canadian Utopias Lottery


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A new twist has been added to this month’s highly anticipated release of the latest vintage of Samuel Adams Utopias in Ontario. The total of 70 bottles that will be available province wide on January 17 will be awarded to their fortunate new owners by lo..

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January 5, 2011

Exciting Beer Inventions


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Drinking beer is fun and relaxing, but sometimes just drinking beer is not enough for some people. Or maybe people want newer ways to enjoy a chilled drink. Whatever it is, there are some really crazy beer inventions that keep showing every other day. Some..

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January 2, 2011

Beer Movies- Celebrating the Glory of Beer


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Honoring the great movie Beerfest that glorifies the ‘art’ of drinking beer, here is my list of movies that are about the beverage we all love- beer. Let me introduce these fizzy classics: The Fatal Glass of Beer Released in 1933, this movie con..

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December 31, 2010

Couple Cups- The Opening of Arcata Coffee House


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Direct across the bridge, opposite Humboldt State University, California was Muddy’s Hot Cup that was a welcoming place for college students. It was closed from a few months, and was awaiting the arrival of a new owner. And it found Kimberly Huggins, f..

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December 30, 2010

Craft Beers: Bacon Beer


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Craft Beers: Bacon Beer It was only a matter of time, really. With the infusion of fruits, spices, and strange food flavors (pizza? chocolate donut?! champagne?), it was only natural that bacon would make it's way into my beer. The first order of busine..

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December 29, 2010

2010 For Beer: A Good Year


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It has been a great year for beer. This year has seen many good beers being released. Here are some of the great beers of 2010. Lucky Bastard by Stone Brewing Company, California It has a peculiar name, and it tastes good too. It is a great beer in e..

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December 26, 2010

Beer is Good for Bones


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I have always believed that beer is good for everything. Finally I got some science people to back my claims. I’ve seen wine get complimented on its healthy effects, and beer get rebuked for its emptiness in the field of nutrition. Well finally some good..

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December 25, 2010

Craft Beers: Christmas Ale


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Craft Beers: Christmas Ale I knew it was only a matter of time before Christmas Ale made its way into mainstream! What is it, you ask? It's the beer equivalent of my 'Christmas in a cup' peppermint patty specialty coffee - peppermint syrup and bitterswe..

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December 24, 2010

Beer Taps at the Tables


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What is your coolest beer fantasy? Ok so I’m not talk about pools of beer but rather the practically possible option. There are beer taps at every table in O’Neill’s pub in Kentucky. It is certainly every guy’s dream. This is a guy heaven. Table..

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December 22, 2010

10 Great Gifts for the Beer Lover/Brewer


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With less that a week until Christmas, I thought it would be a good time to compile a list of great gift ideas for beer lovers and home brewers - I know that I would be pretty excited to find any one of these items under my tree: The Beer Hunter (DVD) ..

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Top Beer Commercials


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Beer commercials revolve around goofy guys and hot girls. Some companies emphasize on their cool packaging, and others just highlight what it is all about being a dude. I have made a collection of some interesting beer commercials that are interesting and ..

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December 21, 2010

First Impressions: Clarity


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First Impressions: Clarity There's not much more satisfying than improving the aesthetics of a good homebrew--for me, at least. Dark beers hide the imperfections and coverup the mistakes en route to the final product standing before your eyes. Even then..

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December 20, 2010

Microbrewing in Canada


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During the late 1970's, the Canadian brewing industry was completely dominated by three major players - Molson, Labatts, and Carling O'Keefe who made and sold 95% of the beer consumed in Canada. 30 years ago, microbreweries were pretty much unknown in Cana..

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December 19, 2010

Beer Gone Wild- Some Weird Facts


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Let me start with a wise quote by Benjamin Franklin, “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Beer makes us happy, and it makes us wild. Here are some wacky beer facts that will amuse you while you grab a beer and go through this ..

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December 17, 2010

iPhone Apps for Beer Lovers


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Pilsners, porters, stouts, ales… too many beers, not enough time. When you are confused among beers, you can always trust your iPhone. There are reference guides, games and what nots that are linked to beer. Beer lovers can now rejoice after buying an..

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December 13, 2010

The 2010 Canadian Brewing Awards


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This past September, the 8th Annual Canadian Brewing Awards were handed out at a gala event in Etobicoke Ontario. This year, a record 390 entries from 76 Canadian breweries competed for the coveted Gold, Silver, and Bronze Tap Handle medals that were award..

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December 12, 2010

Antibiotic Beer of Ancient Nubians


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A recent chemical examination of ancient Sudanese Nubian bones of 2000 years ago has shown that they ingested the antibiotic tetracycline regularly. This antibiotic was most probably taken in the form of beer. This proved that antibiotics were discovered b..

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December 10, 2010

Beer Commercial Raises a Storm in T shirt


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People are irked up after a kiwi beer commercial suggested that low carb beer works just for homosexuals- or as written on the t shirt- q (u) eers. The news caught fire when the Moa brewing marketing campaign based in Marlborough showed a man dressed in a ..

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December 9, 2010

First Impressions: Beer Foam


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First Impressions: Beer Foam You may love it or you may loathe it, but beer foam actually indicates much about the quality of brewing. The frothy foam when beer is poured into a glass are bubbles of carbon dioxide escaping to the surface. The formation ..

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December 8, 2010

22 Interesting Facts About Beer


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Beer really is a fascinating thing - it’s as old as culture, yet it’s like water - we all drink it (you wouldn't be here if you didn't) but pretty much everyone takes it for granted. When you start to look at beer, you realize what an important and in..

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December 7, 2010

Craft Beers: Pumpkin Ale


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Craft Beers: Pumpkin Ale I like pumpkin, a lot. As the days grow longer and nights become chillier, I find that only one thing makes it better; when leaves begin to crunch under my shoes in the fall, I find every excuse to put some of that orange gourd ..

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December 6, 2010

Lager or Ale, What’s the Diff?


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How many times have you been down at the pub and someone asked you to explain the differences between all of the different types of beer? I have to admit, I’ve never really put much thought into it and I’ve missed out on many opportunities to impress m..

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December 5, 2010

An Inside View of Budweiser Plant by 10TV


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Talking about production and selling of beer, Ohio comes in the 5 top states, and the plant of Anheuser Busch to the north side of the city is the 3rd largest in the nation. Unfortunately, the plant had stopped giving public tours about a year back. But..

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December 4, 2010

Gifts for the Homebrewer: Expert


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Gifts for the Homebrewer: Expert Every time someone makes a batch of beer, they reinforce classic brewing techniques and build on that knowledge. The expert homebrewer, by my definition, is someone who has completed the process at least once from start ..

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December 3, 2010

How Oklahoma Bars Cheat You


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We all want to get the best that our money can buy. But if you visit an Oklahoma bar, there are chances that you are being cheated with every pint of beer that they serve you. Though it is not illegal, but it certainly is misleading. It was recently dis..

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December 2, 2010

Gifts for the Homebrewer: Amateur


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Gifts for the Homebrewer: Amateur Choosing presents for the beginner and the expert are so different that I wanted to elaborate on each separately. An amateur doesn't quite know the distinction between liquid malt and powdered; the expert doesn't want a..

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December 1, 2010

Ginger Beer Plant 101


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A recent article I wrote about making Ginger Beer got me thinking about Ginger Beer Plant, an essential ingredient of Ginger Beer, but not something that is readily available. Sure, you can probably track some down online, but then you can’t be sure that..

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November 30, 2010

Color – The Flavor Indicator, Part 2: Cooking


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Color - The Flavor Indicator, Part 2: Cooking After malt, the next biggest factor of beer color is the cooking. The range from a light American Lager to a dark Double Chocolate Stout is largely determined by malt, but brewing conditions still play a rol..

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November 29, 2010

The Ripper Sipper – The Sunburned Splendour of Australian Beer


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I first became aware of Australian beer through books by British author Neville Shute that were required reading in some of my English courses at university. Shute's vivid descriptions of scorching hot days in the Outback and ice cold beer were tantalizing..

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November 28, 2010

Backpacker Magazine Tests Canned Beer- Here Are the Results


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Backpacker magazine tested 23 craft beer cans from all around the country and here is the verdict- the best beers that you can have. Beer is best served in a can, and there are plenty of options to confuse anyone. Almost every guy along with his grandda..

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November 27, 2010

Color – The Flavor Indicator, Part 1: Malt


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Color - The Flavor Indicator, Part 1: Malt It's called the Maillard reaction. It's the same thing that happens when breads toast and cookies bake in the oven. It's why beer is that color. It's how we make artificial maple syrup. In fact, it's how sunles..

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November 26, 2010

Discovery’s Brew Masters- Raising a Toast to Fun


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What can be better than a reality show based on beer? Get ready to drown in beer, beer, and more beer- as Discovery channel dips into froth and gets to learn from an American brewery, all the details of making the ideal foamy elixir. This new show premi..

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November 24, 2010

Ginger Beer Made Easy


Written By: , Topics: Alternate Brewing,Brewing Culture,Homebrew Recipes,Simple Home Brewing

Did you ever try a soft drink called Ginger Beer? I always wondered if it was actually based on a type of real beer. Well, turns out it was, and real Ginger Beer is very easy to make at home. Ginger Beer originated in England in the mid 1700’s and was..

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The Better Buzz – Choosing a Good Beer


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The Better Buzz If October didn't spice up your chilly days with pumpkin brews, then surely November nights of feasting arouse the need for a better buzz. Say goodbye to summer shandy and hello to winter ale! With a few good picks, every sensation that ..

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November 20, 2010

In the Mead Hall


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A thousand years ago, when they weren’t out raiding and pillaging, the Vikings of Northern Europe spent a lot of their spare time sitting around in their Mead Halls, scaring the wits out of each other with ghost stories, regaling one another with tales o..

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November 17, 2010

What’s in Label – Old Style Pilsner


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As a kid growing up in Saskatchewan, I was always fascinated by the label on that iconic prairie beer, my father's favourite – Old Style Pilsner. In fact, I’m pretty certain that Old Style was the first beer I ever tasted as a 3 or 4 year old, sitting..

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November 13, 2010

27 Percent Alcohol Beer Poised to Debut in Canada


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The Boston Beer Company’s Utopias, the world’s most potent beer will make its debut in Ontario Liquor stores in the coming weeks. The beer, sold under the Samuel Adams name packs a whopping 27 percent alcohol by volume. It’s so potent, it’s illegal..

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November 10, 2010

Home Brewing Made Easy with the Great Canadian Beer Machine


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Chances are, someone you know received a Great Canadian Beer Machine for Christmas about 10 years ago – I know I did. The GCBM was sold at Zeller’s stores for about $100 and the kit included one beer mix. In essence, the GCBM (known as just The Bee..

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September 18, 2010

Brewing With Honey


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Braggot is a historical fermented beverage, most often associated medieval Britain. Made from ale wort fermented with honey, ale blended with fully fermented mead, or ale laced with honey and spices, Braggot was often blended on the spot by a tavern’s Pu..

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September 4, 2010

Pairing Beer and Food


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The concept of pairing wine and food has been around since the dawn of time. But the notion of pairing beer and food to many is still emerging. A fact which is bizarre, really, since the range of styles and flavors in beer is far greater than wine, making ..

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August 18, 2010

The Web’s Best Homebrew Retail Outlets


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Of course nothing compares to your favorite LHSS (Local Homebrew Supply Shop) – it’s great to support the local economy; most such shops have knowledgeable and helpful staff members; many offer homebrewing classes or clubs where you can meet fellow bre..

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August 4, 2010

Brewing With Smoke


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The notion of smoked beer, or rauchbier as the Germans call it, has been around since brewing beer began. In fact, until the invention of the drum-style kiln in 1818, the malt used in brewing was cured with fires made of wood, coal, coke, straw or peat. An..

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July 18, 2010

An Interview with Baxter Brewing Company


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Luke Livingston is opening a new brewery in Lewiston, Maine, Baxter Brewing Company, which expects to ship its first cases of beer in September of this year. However, Baxter is not just another craft brewery. In fact, it will be the first craft brewery nor..

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July 4, 2010

Brewing With Chocolate


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There are few things in this world as ancient, as revered, as cherished and as highly consumed as beer. One of those things, however, is chocolate. Its history, health benefits, allure and powers as an aphrodisiac are all well documented. Thus it only make..

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June 19, 2010

Beyond Beer: Brewing Cider, Mead, Wine & Sake


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Experimentation is the name of the game for homebrewers – it’s why many brewers continue to develop their hobby and why they choose to brew the beer they drink, rather than (or in addition to) buying it commercially. Homebrewers experiment with differe..

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June 4, 2010

The Canned Craft Beer Renaissance


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There is little doubt that cans are fast becoming a mainstay on the American craft beer landscape. Cans began to appear in the craft market in 2002, when Oskar Blues Brewing Co. (now the 44th largest craft brewery in the country) of Lyons, Colorado purchas..

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May 19, 2010

Brewing With Fruit


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Brewing beers with fruit additions is both fun and delicious, especially as the weather warms and we drag on into summer. But like with any brewing additive, there are many variations and schools of thought on the easiest and best ways to flavor a fruit be..

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May 4, 2010

Beer Wars: The Movie


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Simply put, Beer Wars the movie (2009) is one every fan of beer needs to see. The film, which can be downloaded directly from BeerWarsMovie.com, or streamed live (or rented) from NetFlix, was written and narrated by industry insider Anat Baron. In Beer War..

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August 27, 2008

Forced Fermentation Test, for accurate attenuation


Written By: , Topics: All Grain Brewing,Simple Home Brewing

I have noticed that one of the most frequently asked questions by new and old brewers is, is my beer done fermenting? Well, there are a few ways to answer that; varying from pitching more yeast to be sure, comparing the expected attenuation from the yeast ..

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August 9, 2008

Cleaning out those keg lines the easy way


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Most of what you read or hear says to clean out your keg lines every 2 weeks. I know most restaurants are required to do this, (whether they do or not I can't say), but that is the recommendation. Now I feel that at the homebrew / homebar level that is ..

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July 28, 2008

Ulterior Motive Recipe


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Ulterior Motive Brewing Beer and men go together.  This is an accepted, immutable fact which cannot be changed without dire threat to life in this universe as we know it.  Since the very balance of our existence hinges on this combination, then it sta..

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June 11, 2008

Recipe Review – Clara Bell


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Home Brewers Ultimate Recipe Book Clara Bell So, I was scrolling through my copy of the Home Brewers Ultimate Recipe Book (also known as the Best Cookbook Ever) looking for a nice refreshing summery beer when I came across the recipe for C..

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May 2, 2008

Building a kegerator


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Tired of cleaning out your bottles? Maybe it is time to start kegging your beer! Like anything else there are certain advantages and disadvantages to almost every process that can be done more than one way. Let's face it, our goal as homebrewers is to have..

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April 15, 2008

Implementing a HERMS easily


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So you have made the jump to all grain brewing. Your mash tun has the kinks worked out of it, your sparge methods are pretty sound, and your efficiency is consistant. There is no need to change a thing with your process right? Well that is a matter of o..

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April 9, 2008

No boil starters


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So there is no argument, most everyone will agree that a proper yeast count will yield a healthy fermentation, which will lead to proper attenuation as well as yeast performing in a comfortable lower stress environment. This equates to the most accurate fl..

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April 6, 2008

Brewing equipment made simple, kinda, The Mash Tun


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The mash tun is a piece of equipment used by the "all grain" brewer. Put simply, it is a vessel, in which the milled, malted grain is placed with hot water to release the sugars necessary for fermentation. The mash tun is one of the easiest, yet most ..

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April 4, 2008

Blowing Off Bacteria


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Face it, making beer can make you paranoid. Everything has to be spotless and sanitary. The boil has to be watched carefully to ensure that the new brew isn’t scorched or doesn’t boil over. Hops have to be added at just the right time. Temperatures ha..

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April 3, 2008

The natural progression of equipment


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After reading many posts over several months on various forums, there seems to be one thing evident with this hobby/obsession that I share as many others may. I thought I could dive in with the basic start up kit and make some OK beer to satisfy my cravin..

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April 2, 2008

Recipe Review – Hell Gate Porter


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Home Brewer’s Ultimate Recipe Book Hell Gate Porter I don’t know how other people decide what they are going to brew, but often I will begin a recipe because I like the name of the beer; especially if the ingredients are unique or interesting to ..

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Perfect Peach Experiment


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I brewed this up last month and at first tasting it is very very good. This isn't your typical peach flavored wheat, as it doesnt employ apricot or peach flavorings from your LHBS, or from real peaches. Instead, its a sort of herbal beer that I flavored ..

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April 1, 2008

Brewing equipment made simple, The Wort Chiller


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The wort chiller, is simply that, a piece of equipment to cool your wort down from boiling temperatures low enough to pitch your yeast. They come in many different configurations, and can cost a bundle. The simple way to cool your wort is an ice bath, ju..

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March 31, 2008

Force carbonating your homebrew


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This is a recurring topic that seems to be asked about frequently. This should take a lot of the questions out of the process and help with some shortcuts as well if desired. The advantage to kegging is the consistant carbonation level that can be maintain..

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March 27, 2008

Getting to know your acids


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I figured it would be a good idea to write a basic summary of the acids in hops. I suppose should start by saying that there three main compound groups in hops that provide our sought after bitterness, aroma, and flavor. These groups are the hard resins,..

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March 24, 2008

Brewing equipment made simple, The Brew Pot


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The Brew Pot: Weather you are brewing extract or all grain, you should have a pot big enough to do a full boil. For most of us, a standard 30qt turkey fryer does the job nicely. While the aluminum ones are fairly inexpensive, and work, I recommend sp..

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