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Evaluating Your Beer (AATMF)

Evaluating Your Beer (AATMF)

By: Brian Coffey | March 28, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

When tasting beer, we often enjoy the intricacies of different styles and variations. We consider this evaluating beer. There are five steps to evaluating beer, which are Appearance, Aroma, Taste, Mouthfeel, and Finish.

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Ode to An Old Friend

Ode to An Old Friend

By: Zebadiah Pagerie | March 22, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

Remember when you were young and you found something exciting, then fell in love? Suddenly a new object, shiny and different came along, you got distracted and moved on to a new love, then another and most likely a few more; but you loved them all. Well, sometimes it pays to go back and visit your old loves. Obviously, I am talking about beer.

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Valentines Day Beer & Chocolate Pairings

Valentine's Day Beer & Chocolate Pairings

By: MacKenzie Liptak | February 1, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

Chocolate. It’s synonymous with Valentine’s Day. It comes drizzled over strawberries and displayed in heart shaped boxes. It’s chock–full of antioxidants and known to be a mood booster. So, why wouldn’t we pair it with craft beer? Beer and food pairings are becoming very popular these days. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought I would offer some tips for pairing two of my favorite things: beer and chocolate.

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New Year New Beer - The Craft Drinkers Guide to Lightening Up Your Beer Choice

New Year, New Beer - The Craft Drinker's Guide to Lightening Up Your Beer Choice

By: Matt Zaloga | January 11, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

The Holidays have come to a close, and as you're sifting through the leftovers from holiday parties, you're coming to the realization that you need to start thinking about New Year's Resolutions. Weight loss and staying fit/in shape are consistently among the top of the list of resolutions every year. While you may want to start watching your figure, you don't have to give up on your favorite craft beers. Here are a few simple tips to help you choose beer styles that won't throw off your new weight loss regiment.

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A Year in Beer

A Year in Beer

By: Nate Reynolds | January 3, 2017 | in: Beer Tips

The year 2017 has arrived and with it comes a plethora of drinking possibilities! Historically, certain styles of beer have been brewed during different times of the year based on traditions, available ingredients and flavor profiles. For example, the Helles Bock, formally known as Maibock, is a lighter version of the bock meant to be enjoyed during the spring or brewing fruit and vegetable beers that can only be concocted during harvest months.

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New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

By: MacKenzie Liptak | December 28, 2016 | in: Beer Tips

With the New Year approaching, everybody is starting to make resolutions. While they usually include cutting back on things we love, like sweets for example, why not encourage one another to pursue the things we love? I, for one, am on a mission to further my beer knowledge. It starts with trying new beers, reading more books and dabbling in homebrewing. Here are some New Year’s resolutions for other beer lovers.

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Pairing Classic Holiday Movies with Beers

Pairing Classic Holiday Movies with Beers

By: Melissa Hildreth | December 19, 2016 | in: Beer Tips

It's that time of year... the holidays! The time for everyone to hibernate and watch their favorite snow day movies to get into the spirit (or not, if you're a Grinch!). This list is completely subjective so obviously, you can pair whatever your heart desires, but here are some fun ideas to work from!

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Discovering the Tastes of Beer

Discovering the Tastes of Beer

By: Nate Reynolds | August 23, 2016 | in: Beer Tips

Most people simply like to sip, enjoy, and relax when it comes to drinking beer. This uncritical approach can be just the ticket on a hot summer day or after a hard day of work. Nevertheless, there are situations where a more focused approach to tasting beer is required. Possibly, the most critical analysis of beer can happen in competitions, where one beer is judged against another or according to the archetype of a particular beer style. However, there are many other applications. Sometimes you might dissect the flavor of an American IPA before pairing it with your favorite chunk of bleu cheese, or perhaps you might check for quality of taste of an imported Lambic before sharing it with your friends at a dinner party. Whatever the case may be there are over 300 recognized flavors that can occur in beer, and we have over 10,000 taste buds in our mouth biting at the bit to taste them.

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