Monthly Archives: April 2015

  1. Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe

    Spicy BBQ Chicken Wings Recipe

    In many of the places I've worked, BBQ sauce is not an item we would keep in stock. So when the infrequent request came in for it, I would have to organize the meat on my grill to buy myself a minute or two, grab a container, then scramble to the walk-in fridge, bolt to dry storage, clamber over to the spice shelf, collect all my ingredients in the blender, then make a mad dash back to the line to save that medium rare steak from becoming coal. Good times. 

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  2. How to Use a Hydrometer

    How to Use a Hydrometer

    We receive many calls and emails here at Mr. Beer on how to use a hydrometer. Many of the hydrometer instructions can be confusing to newbies so we thought we would create this primer on the correct way to use a hydrometer and the explanation of specific gravity.

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  3. Top Craft Beer's To Try in 2015: The Brewmaster Edition

    Top Craft Beer's To Try in 2015: The Brewmaster Edition

    This month's craft beer highlight comes from our resident brewmaster, Josh Ratliff, so you know this list is going to be good. When we asked Josh what his favorite craft beers are, it took him over an hour to come back with a response, and it's an extensive one. In his own words, his favorite beers list is longer than Santa's naughty list.

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  4. Interview with Black Bottle Brewery's Founder and Head Brewmaster: Sean Nook

    Interview with Black Bottle Brewery's Founder and Head Brewmaster: Sean Nook

    This month, our Craft Brewery Series limited edition recipe was a collaboration with Fort Collins's Black Bottle Brewery. We replicated their monthly Cerealiously milk stout, which uses a different cereal in the beer each month. Our recipe uses Lucky Charms and is magically delicious!

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  5. "CHIPA" Cherry IPA - Barley The Brew Pup's April Recipe

    "CHIPA" Cherry IPA - Barley The Brew Pup's April Recipe

    Ah... I love the smell of hops in the morning! Like many craft beer drinkers, I love a nice balanced IPA. There's something to be said about the rich flavors of citrus and pine, with a bitterness bite that reminds your senses that you're alive! 

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  6. Pork Char Siu Bao Recipe

    Pork Char Siu Bao Recipe

    At first glance, it would seem like these two delights have nothing in common, like Bert and Ernie. But once you get to know them, it becomes apparent that they just work together. Two very different cultures, Cantonese and German, together producing complimentary flavors of plum and blackberry, gently cloved with five spice and a special wheat yeast.

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  7. Top 10 MLB Stadiums for Craft Beer

    Top 10 MLB Stadiums for Craft Beer

    So what ballpark CAN you go to to enjoy a real craft beer? Luckily, more and more stadiums are recognizing the growing popularity of craft beer. Here are our favorites.

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