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Flagship February” What is THAT?

"Flagship February”: What is THAT?

By: Lauren Sawicki | February 1, 2019 | in: Craft Beer

With the inevitable innovation of new craft beers, it’s often hard for people to stick solely to their holy grails. There are so many new craft beers to try, and of course you don’t want the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)! Here at Gotbeer.com we’re all for innovation when it comes to new age craft beers, but this new Twitter campaign really caught our eye and we were all for it.

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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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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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A Simple Guide to American Hops

A Simple Guide to American Hops

By: Stephen Pendergast | November 29, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Hops have gotten nearly all the attention in the beer world as of late, and they are, in part, pretty deserving. While we would have nothing without yeast, malted grain (usually barley) and water, hops are the magical fourth ingredient that preserve and, lately, dominate the flavor profile of our beverages of choice. While hops are grown throughout the world, I want to focus this article specifically on American hops.

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The Capital Region Runs on Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter

The Capital Region Runs on Harpoon Dunkin' Coffee Porter

By: Rob Warner | November 12, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Many people pride themselves on how they take their coffee, but however you decide to drink it will not matter. This brand new coffee beer embodies everyone’s favorite tastes of coffee, caramel, espresso and chocolate.

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A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Pilsner

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Pilsner

By: Stephen Pendergast | November 9, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Pilsners have a special relationship with glass because the beer we know and love today is directly related to our scientific advancements in glassware that occurred around the 19th century.

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