Craft Beer

  1. 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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  2. Microbrew vs. Craft vs. Independent Craft

    Microbrew vs. Craft vs. Independent Craft

    In the mid-2000s, those who wanted to distinguish their beer taste from that of the masses requested "microbrews" (made by "microbreweries") when they were in search of tastier beer. Microbreweries represented an alternative attitude toward beer. 

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  3. The Top 4 Myths of Dark versus Light Beer

    The Top 4 Myths of Dark versus Light Beer

    In the beer world, there are a couple of myths that are circulated so frequently that you may have begun believing them. They have become a part of beer marketing even. 

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  4. 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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  5. Mr. Beer Teams up with Funky Buddha to Release New Homebrew Recipe

    Mr. Beer Teams up with Funky Buddha to Release New Homebrew Recipe

    This weekend Mr. Beer kicks off the newest homebrew recipe in our Brewery Spotlight Edition series, Funky Buddha's Hop Stimulator Double IPA! This delicious partial mash brew is only available in limited numbers on www.mrbeer.com, beginning Saturday, April 22nd.

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  6. A Beer Guide for Non-Beer Drinkers

    A Beer Guide for Non-Beer Drinkers

    You may already have a favorite drink – wine, whiskey, gin & tonic – or you don't even have one of those, but you know you'd like to try out beer and don't want to proceed blindly. You've come to the right place. 

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  7. Delight Your Cinco de Mayo Party Guests with These 5 Beers

    Delight Your Cinco de Mayo Party Guests with These 5 Beers

    Crispy, tender Carnitas. Crunchy, battered fish dowsed in lime. Bold salsas in red, green, and gold. Cooling guacamole and sour cream to chill your scorched tongue. Let's talk about your Cinco de Mayo plans.

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  8. How to Arrange Beers for a Buzzworthy Tasting

    How to Arrange Beers for a Buzzworthy Tasting

    Creating a particular order for the beers you and your friends are tasting may seem like too much fuss, but it can most definitely have an effect on the impression you get from each beer. If you line them up wrong you could have everyone hating a beer that is actually delicious, simply because it mixed with flavors still on their tongue from the last glass.

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  9. The 4 Modern Times Beers You Need to Drink Already

    The 4 Modern Times Beers You Need to Drink Already

     Modern Times' 4 year-round beers and their super-stylish cans just keep popping up everywhere. These San Diegans brew beer that manipulates style standards, putting an unexpected but welcome spin on craft beer flavors.

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  10. 4 Winter Beers to Warm You to Your Toes

    4 Winter Beers to Warm You to Your Toes

    We collected and tasted some standout winter craft beers, and had to share! At our own holiday party everyone in the office received bottles of our Lock, Stock, and Barrel Stout, so we felt that smooth beauty deserved a spot on our list as well.

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