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  1. 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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  2. Malt Extract Explained

    Malt Extract Explained

    Malt extract is created when malted grains are crushed and mashed, then wort is separated from the spent grains, concentrated, and dehydrated. Clearly, the benefit here is that you, the brewer, are avoiding the careful work of mashing grains yourself.

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  3. Here's How to Clarify Your Beer

    Here's How to Clarify Your Beer

    Having some residual floating stuff in your finished beer is totally normal. However, the bright, clean look of most US favorites leads many homebrewers to feel iffy about beer with things suspended in it. No biggie. Here's how to remedy the issue next time you brew.

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  4. AZ Brewers Championing Water Conservation

    AZ Brewers Championing Water Conservation

    Beer brewing for the environment! Sure, it sounds like a curious form of advocacy, but what better way to pique public interest in water conservation than with rich, foamy beer?

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  5. How to Brew with Chile Peppers

    How to Brew with Chile Peppers

    Bring something new to your homebrew by adding in a fresh, and potentially local, ingredient like chile peppers. If you cannot see yourself enjoying chile peppers in your beer, remember, this does not mean that your beer has to be spicy.

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  6. Why Homebrew?

    Why Homebrew?

    Looking back, when I think about all the reasons why I didn't homebrew for so long, waiting wasn't even on my list. I admit, I'm an inpatient guy. But I'm here to tell you if you can wait three weeks after the boil and another two to three weeks after bottling, you can make your own beer too.

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  7. Attending Homebrew Con as a Newly-Certified BJCP Judge

    Attending Homebrew Con as a Newly-Certified BJCP Judge

    The National Homebrewers Conference (aka "Homebrew Con") is a 3-day annual gathering of 3000+ homebrewing and craft beer enthusiasts hosted by the American Homebrewers Association. It takes place in a different city each year and consists of seminars, a homebrew industry expo, and LOTS and LOTS of beer. This year, which celebrates the Homebrew Con's 39thanniversary, took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

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  8. 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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  9. The Best Beer Pairings for Memorial Day Grilling

    The Best Beer Pairings for Memorial Day Grilling

    Memorial Day weekend is here, and with it comes warmer temperatures, cold beer, and backyard grilling with friends and family. You might be thinking, "it's a backyard BBQ, as long as the ice chest is full it doesn't matter which beers are in there," but I'm telling you some are going to wash that smoky, grilled meat down much better than others.

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  10. What's Overrated & Underrated in American Craft Beer?

    What's Overrated & Underrated in American Craft Beer?

    With microbreweries popping up around every corner and homebrewing becoming such an accessible hobby, I feel confident that no matter what your niche is, you'll find a beer for your tastes, and not so far away. With so many choices, I wanted to know what people are feeling fed up with, and what they want to see more of. So, I asked the beer fans right here in our office, and here's what we had to say.

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