Beer Types

  1. Blending Your Beer

    Blending Your Beer

    Blending beer is a way to make new what you’ve already got. You can blend different beer styles, barrel-aged and non-barrel-aged beers, portions of each batch of the same recipe, or various ages of the same recipe. Make a new beer that is even more delicious than its various parts.

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  2. Smooth, Creamy, Decadent Pastry Stouts

    Smooth, Creamy, Decadent Pastry Stouts

    It’s that time of year again when we crave bold, boozy, and indulgent beers that warm us in the colder weather. Pastry stouts made a large impression last winter, with vocal critics and fans popularizing this new name for a recognizable stout sub-category that consumers were loving.

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  3. What Do Fresh Hop, Wet Hop, Dry Hopped, and Double Dry Hopped Mean?

    What Do Fresh Hop, Wet Hop, Dry Hopped, and Double Dry Hopped Mean?

    I continue to see and hear "fresh hopped", "wet hopped," and "dry hopped" used side by side, so when I set out to get smart about hops, I assumed they were all processes for hopping your beer. Incorrect. Only dry hopping is a process. So, if you want to get this right, there are fresh hop beers, wet hop beers, and dry hopped(or double dry hopped) beers.

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  4. What is a Cream Ale?

    What is a Cream Ale?

    Cream ales are silky, drinkable, and perfect for warmer weather. But let's get one thing straight – they do not contain milk products. Cream simply refers to the smooth mouthfeel of this cold-fermented ale.

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  5. Know Your Ales

    Know Your Ales

    In your pursuit of beer knowledge, collected to ensure you enjoy every tall glass of rich suds you drink, you are sure to deal with the ales vs. lagers split. If you want to know what all qualifies as an ale, you've come to the right blog. 

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  6. The Hazy IPA

    The Hazy IPA

    Hazy IPAs have been trending for the last few years, and though they've carved out a substantial space in the craft beer world, they are a nameless darling that can be tricky to ask for at your local beer spot.

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  7. What Makes Beer Sessionable?

    What Makes Beer Sessionable?

    With craft beer becoming increasingly popular over time, more and more beers are hitting the double-digit-ABV range, with some even reaching up to 20 percent ABV. Having just one bottle of this boozy beer might have you headed straight to bed! This spawned a need for a lighter, more drinkable beer, and the comeback of the "session beer."

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  8. What is a Malt Liquor? + A Brief History Defending Its Honor

    What is a Malt Liquor? + A Brief History Defending Its Honor

    American malt liquor often gets a bad rap as "sleazy," "bottom shelf," or somehow exclusively for drunkards because of the inexpensive adjuncts added to the malted barley to get a higher ABV in the finished beer. Let us not forget that malt liquor is brewed with much the same ingredients and processes of strong American-style lagers, in fact, if you're ever enjoyed an HG (High Gravity) Lager, you're essentially drinking malt liquor. 

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  9. Gose

    Gose

    Gose(pronounced Gos-uh) is a delicious deviation from the sour beer norm that has been popping up with more frequency this summer, and as our Brewmaster Josh says, it's a great "training wheels beer" for those who haven't tried sour beers much before. Gose's relatively low ABV (4.0-5.0%), mild tartness, and bright, crisp flavor make it an excellent summer sipping beer.

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  10. American Amber Ale

    American Amber Ale

    Simply put, an Amber ale is a pale ale that has been brewed with amber malt, and possibly some crystal malt, which gives it that amber color. Similar to other American styled beers, it gets its name from the American ingredients that it uses; most notably are the hops.

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