Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • Posted by Matt Zaloga
  • January 11, 2017

The Craft Drinker's Guide to Lightening Up Your Beer Choice

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. Weig...

  • Posted by Nate Reynolds
  • January 3, 2017

A Year in Beer

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, availabl...

  • Posted by Melissa Hildreth
  • December 19, 2016

Pairing Classic Holiday Movies with Beers

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 subjec...

  • Posted by Nate Reynolds
  • August 23, 2016

Discovering the Tastes of Beer

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 ar...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • August 2, 2016

Importance of Beer Line Cleaning

Brewers go through a lot to make sure the quality of their beer tastes exactly the way they intended. From picking the right yeast strains and using the freshest hops to sanitizing their equipment and...

  • Posted by Bill Ramsey
  • July 5, 2016

To Gluten or Not to Gluten?

There has been a lot of talk about gluten lately. Most of it is leaning towards the negative, but why has gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye and barley that acts as the glue that holds your bread...

  • Posted by Ben Fredette
  • May 3, 2016

The Science of Hangovers

We've all been there, waking up on the morning after a big summer brew festival. Your eyes flutter open and you're crumpled at the bottom of your tent that was haphazardly pitched on a hill the night ...

  • Posted by Nate Reynolds
  • April 12, 2016

The Best Apps For Craft Beer Geeks

The ongoing demand for instant information at our fingertips has created several new innovations in the application marketplace. The phrase “there’s an app for that!” can literally now be applied to e...

  • Posted by Nate Reynolds
  • December 22, 2015

Continuing Your Beer Education

So you're the avid home-brewer, beer geek or beer guru amongst your friends. You have an entire arsenal of beer books, you listen to brewing podcasts and your a subscriber to Beer Advocate magazine......

  • Posted by Matt Zaloga
  • December 15, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide for the Beer Lover

The Holidays can be a time for joy and spending quality time with family and friends, but it can also be as frustrating and stressful as it is happy and joyful. Most of this has to do with the stress ...

  • Posted by Ben Fredette
  • September 1, 2015

What to Eat with Oktoberfest Beers

Summer is winding to a close, and despite what the thermometer may say, the cold winds of autumn will be here in no time. As Oktoberfest style beers begin to make their way to the bars and store shelv...

  • Posted by Erik Budrakey
  • August 18, 2015

Five Ways to Pair Food and Beer

When one typically thinks about pairing food and beer you think about the direct interaction between them from simply taking a bite of the food and a sip of the beer. Flavors are complimented, accentu...

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