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The History of Porters and Stouts

The History of Porters and Stouts

By: MacKenzie Liptak | October 17, 2017 | in: Craft Beer

The approaching cold weather has inspired me to write about two of my favorite beer styles: porters and stouts. Often synonymous with winter, porters and stouts have complex and rich flavor profiles often tasting of coffee, dark or milk chocolate, and roasted maltiness. They are dark, sometimes black in color, often with a creamy mouthfeel. My mouth is watering at the thought. Without further ado, let’s dive into the history of porters and stouts.

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New Yorks Take on the Traditional Märzen

New York's Take on the Traditional Märzen

By: Ben Richards | October 3, 2017 | in: Craft Beer

With the changing of the seasons comes the quick and feverous shifting of the craft beer drinker's palate. Rolling into the fall weather, beer enthusiasts start to seek out the heavier, maltier, and all around full-bodied offerings, not only from their local breweries, but from the nation-wide producers as well. Today, I want to talk a little bit about the fall seasonal offerings from our New York State breweries, specifically their take on a traditional Oktoberfest style, the Märzen.

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A Brief History of Märzen and Oktoberfest

A Brief History of Märzen and Oktoberfest

By: Brian Coffey | August 24, 2017 | in: Craft Beer

As the air becomes crisper and the leaves begin to change, beer enthusiasts turn their attention from summer quenchers to darker and maltier beers. The beer that best represents the autumn season in both taste and appearance is the copper colored, malty lager known as the Märzen.

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How to Brew a Munich Dunkel

How to Brew a Munich Dunkel

By: Bill Ramsey | August 15, 2017 | in: Homebrewing

As a home brewer, I love to try different styles of beer. Name a style and chances are I tried it. One of my favorite styles, which isn't very well known, is the Munich Dunkel. Its name comes from the city it originated in Munich, Germany, while Dunkel is the German word for dark. It's a malt forward, brown lager that is low on hop bitterness and crisp and easy drinking. If you ask me, it's a great change of pace from all those super hoppy double IPAs on the market.

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Best Beverages to Drink on the Golf Course

Best Beverages to Drink on the Golf Course

By: Tim LaFore | August 1, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

The weather is finally breaking, the sun is shining, and the days are longer. This can only mean one thing: it's time to break out the wrenches, golf season is here! Here at gotbeer.com, we strive to provide our customers with world class beverages that will satisfy your tastebuds. I have taken the liberty and privilege to select some drinks that'll maximize your experience on the links this summer. Whether you're chasing a green jacket or hacking shots into the woods, we have exactly what you need this season.

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Guinness The Perfect Introduction to Dark Beer

Guinness: The Perfect Introduction to Dark Beer

By: Zebadiah Pagerie | July 18, 2017 | in: Craft Beer

Previously in "Ode to An Old Friend" I talked about my first true love, Ithaca Flower Power. That post was wax poetic, exemplifying how much I loved that beer and how it molded me into the craft beer drinker I am today. Initially, I almost exclusively drank IPAs and wouldn't touch a dark beer. They were too mysterious.

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Wheat the Other Brewing Grain

Wheat, the Other Brewing Grain

By: MacKenzie Liptak | June 27, 2017 | in: Craft Beer

Brewers have been brewing with wheat for as long as they have brewed with barley. Like barley, wheat has high diastatic power, which refers to the malt’s ability to break down starches into fermentable sugars. This attribute is important because it gives wheat an advantage over other grains with low diastatic power. Wheat is also high in protein and starch. These qualities provide a creamy texture, hazy appearance, and great head retention to a finished beer.

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Beer and Baseball Celebrating Americas Pastime

Beer and Baseball: Celebrating America's Pastime

By: Conor O'Brien | June 12, 2017 | in: Beer Events

What's more baseball than freshly cut grass, the roar of the crowd, the crack of the bat, and the seventh inning stretch? The sound of someone yelling "cold beer here." Baseball and beer have had a tight-knit marriage since the early days of the American brewery boom. Historically, breweries had some of the first sponsorships in the sport. Baseball teams were onced owned by breweries, like the St. Louis Cardinals and Anheuser-Busch and Toronto Blue Jays and Labatt Blue. The Milwaukee Brewers were named to honor the city's huge beer industry. Even baseball stadiums like Coors Field and Busch Stadium have been named after the beer giants.

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