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What are IBUs?

What are IBUs?

By: Stephen Pendergast | October 4, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

When choosing a beer, International Bitterness Units, or IBUs, are often indicated right below the ABV. While some people may ignore both entirely and others focus solely on ABV, IBUs are worth noting as an interesting feature to beer that is often overlooked and misunderstood.

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Sierra Nevada Collaborates with Germany’s Weinstephan

Sierra Nevada Collaborates with Germany’s Weinstephan

By: Guest Author | September 19, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Oktoberfest is a celebration of the changing seasons and the best way to celebrate is with friends! That’s why 4 years ago the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company set out to revamp the concept of the brewing collaboration by selecting authentic German brewers to partner with. This year’s partner Weihenstephan, the world’s oldest continuously operating brewery, might prove to be the best yet.

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Just What Is Summer Beer?

Just What Is Summer Beer?

By: Stephen Pendergast | August 1, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

July has come and gone, and by now most beer drinkers have checked out the various "summer beers" on the market. I know I’ve been overwhelmed by the variety of beers with the sub-name “summer” available at my local beer store. The style just didn’t seem to have a neat grouping, like fall has Oktoberfest, since summer beers range from IPAs to wheats to pilsners. This begged the question then: What even is a summer beer?

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5 Patriotic Beers for Your Summer Celebrations

5 Patriotic Beers for Your Summer Celebrations

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | June 26, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

The summer has finally arrived! And with Fourth of July almost here, we’ve taken the liberty to compile a list of patriotic beers that you might want to enjoy this holiday.

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Q&A with Dan Mitchell From Ithaca Beer Co.

Q&A with Dan Mitchell From Ithaca Beer Co.

By: Guest Author | May 15, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

We get up close and personal with Ithaca Beer Co. owner, Dan Mitchell, in this intimate Q&A.

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Craft Beers You Need to Drink This Summer

Craft Beers You Need to Drink This Summer

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | May 8, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

May has arrived and you know what that means… summer is almost here! Once Memorial Day weekend hits, it’s barbecues, trips to the lake, concerts, and a whole lot more. We did some painstaking research to round up the best contenders for your summer bucket list. Some are seasonal — meaning they’re only available during the summer months — and others are just downright. Cheers!

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Embrace the Haze

Embrace the Haze

By: Brian Coffey | April 10, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Today, haze is all the craze! Here are 10 hazy beers that are sure to please your palate.

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Q&A with The Brewers from Long Trail

Q&A with The Brewers from Long Trail

By: Guest Author | April 3, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

We get up close and personal with Long Trail Head Brewers, Sam Clemens and Ian Harbage, in this intimate Q&A.

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