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A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Brown Ale

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Brown Ale

By: Stephen Pendergast | October 16, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

It's at this point in the series that I am excited to cover possibly the most iconic beer glass in modern day drinking: the shaker pint glass and the slightly newer nonic pint glass. If you have ever ordered a beer at a local pub or sports bar, chances are it was served in a shaker pint glass. The shaker pint is a standard sixteen ounce glass with smooth walls that opens up a bit at the top. It's simple, strong and utilitarian in its purposes.

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A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Märzen

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Märzen

By: Stephen Pendergast | September 25, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

There are few things in the beer world as traditional and characteristic as the stein glass or the modern rendition often called the beer mug. I find that there's nothing better than drinking beer out of a stein when on a night out with friends. As soon as I see the server coming to the table holding a round of beer in steins, I cannot help but feel merry. It's a glass that demands a group of friends to start cheering and seems to embody the roaring good time that will ensue.

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Best Beers to Enjoy During Football Season

Best Beers to Enjoy During Football Season

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | September 4, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

Football season is finally upon us. Whether you prefer a sports bar or the comfort of your own home, watching football is so much better when you have a cold beer in your hand. With that in mind, here are six crushable beers to drink during the game.

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A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Hazy IPA

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Hazy IPA

By: Stephen Pendergast | August 15, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

One of the most subtly important aspects of drinking a beer is the vehicle of the beer itself. While beer is drunk predominantly from cans, glass bottles, glasses, and even plastic cups, most beer drinkers can agree that the method of drinking is crucial to the enjoyment of the drink itself.

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New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

New Year’s Resolutions For Beer Lovers

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | December 28, 2017 | 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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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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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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