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Drinks For Any Holiday Gathering

Drinks For Any Holiday Gathering

By: Tim LaFore | December 11, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

It’s December, which means the days are shorter and snow is in our inevitable future. One positive aspect of this dreary time of year is holiday activities with friends and family. Whether you are heading to a Christmas party, celebrating Hanukkah, or any other festivity to close out 2017, you never want to show up to a party empty handed. No need to worry though, we have you covered with some phenomenal options that will help get the party started.

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How to Brew a Witbier

How to Brew a Witbier

By: Bill Ramsey | December 5, 2017 | in: Homebrewing

The Witbier is a Belgian style of beer that dates back 400 years. It’s a lighter style, generally around 5% ABV, with a lot of body due to the umalted wheat. Witbiers are often spiced with coriander and orange peel. The style nearly died out in the 1950’s, but was brought back to life when Pierre Celis, the brewmaster at Hoegaarden, started brewing it again. Since then, it’s had a huge resurgence with the craft beer movement. National brands like Blue Moon Belgian White have lead the way. There are also some other great examples of the style from smaller, local breweries like Ommegang Witte and Artisanal White in the Glasses Wit.

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Skiing and Beer An Age-Old Combination

Skiing and Beer: An Age-Old Combination

By: Guest Author | November 14, 2017 | in: Craft Beer

Ski season is fast-approaching. While many people this time of year are visiting apple orchards and leaf peeping, many are bringing their skis in to their local ski shop to get sharpened, or checking out the latest gear or clothing and waiting for winter to show it's familiar face.

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Festive Drink Recipes For the Holidays

Festive Drink Recipes For the Holidays

By: Kaylie Radliff | November 7, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

The holidays are approaching, and what better way to impress your family and friends then with a delicious cocktail menu for your holiday party? My family always enjoys the cocktails that I make each holiday season, and I hope yours enjoy these as well!

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Why Beer Shouldnt Be Served in a Frosted Glass

Why Beer Shouldn't Be Served in a Frosted Glass

By: Guest Author | November 1, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

Controlling the temperature of beer during storage is very important to help maintain freshness, flavors, and aromatics. According to the Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Manual, kegs should be stored between 36-38 degrees Fahrenheit, while draft lines should be refrigerated or insulated to properly maintain the serving temperature of the beer you're serving. So, what happens when a frosted glass causes the beer to be served at a lower temperature than recommended?

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​Pairing Halloween Candy With New York State Craft Beer

​Pairing Halloween Candy With New York State Craft Beer

By: Kate Brennan | October 24, 2017 | in: Beer and Food

Halloween is my favorite time of year because, what is better than having the excuse to eat all the candy you want? Well, I think I know one thing: eating all the Halloween candy you want while drinking some of your favorite beers! Here is a list of my favorite Halloween candies paired with some great New York State craft beers.

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The History of Porters and Stouts

The History of Porters and Stouts

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | 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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