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Pucker Up with Sour Beers

Pucker Up with Sour Beers

By: Korey David | January 11, 2019 | in: Craft Beer

The term sour beer has become as vague as IPA. Without some details, it’s hard to know what to expect. Sour beers range in body and flavor all the way from a light, crisp Berliner Weisse to dark, robust stouts. Use these tips as a good reference guide for your next sour purchase.

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The Birth of the Brut IPA

The Birth of the Brut IPA

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | January 8, 2019 | in: Craft Beer

With competition comes innovation, and the American IPA knows this phrase too well. Over the last twenty years American breweries have been constantly broadening the parameters of this hop forward beer, resulting in the emergence of styles such as the Double IPA, Black IPA and the currently trending Hazy/Juicy IPA. Most recently, hailing predominantly from breweries on the West Coast, a new style has been born: the Brut IPA.

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A Simple Guide to European (and English) Hops

A Simple Guide to European (and English) Hops

By: Stephen Pendergast | December 31, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

​The superstars of the beer world in the 21st century are hops. Everyone's talking about the “hoppiness” of beers, or the IBU, or what-have-you hop-related feature. In part, this hop-obsession was driven from the rise of IPAs, which consistently brag hop-forward flavors, or flavor profiles dominated by the strands of hops used in the brewing process.

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New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | December 26, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

With the New Year approaching, you might be thinking about making resolutions. While many of us usually resolve to cut back on the things we love, I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest pursuing them. I really like beer. Why would I give it up? Instead, I am resolving to go on a mission to further my knowledge about it!

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Healthier-For-You Alcohol Alternatives

Healthier-For-You Alcohol Alternatives

By: Rob Warner | December 17, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

With awareness being raised concerning alcohol and calories and with New Year’s Resolutions fast approaching, many people ask how they can cut calories without completely cutting out drinking. With a few tweaks to your alcohol diet, you will be able enjoy the beers you already love with some classics and many new health-inspired drinks.

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A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Goblet

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Goblet

By: Stephen Pendergast | December 12, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

​One of the most standout glasses in the beer drinking world is the goblet glass. There isn't a single glass to my knowledge that makes the drinker feel like Arthurian (or maybe Lannisterian?) royalty. It seems to instantly create a posh atmosphere just by being placed on the table.

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6 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter

6 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter

By: Rob Warner | December 10, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

The winter is upon us, and with every snowfall comes a new winter season beer for you to enjoy. Here are some great winter inspired beers to warm yourself up with during the most wonderful time of the year here in the Capital Region.

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12 Giveaways of Christmas

12 Giveaways of Christmas

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | December 4, 2018 | in: Contests & Giveaways

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Gotbeer.com's 12 Giveaways of Christmas will take place Thursday, December 6th through Friday, December 21st. We will be giving away one prize a day for the 12 days leading up to Christmas (not including weekends). Prizes may include wearables, tailgating accessories and lots of beer swag!

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