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Best Costume and Drink Pairings for Halloween

Best Costume and Drink Pairings for Halloween

By: Rob Warner | October 29, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

Halloween is only a few days away and that means the costumes are coming! Nothing pairs better with a great costume than the perfect beverage in hand.

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Build Your Own Six Pack

Build Your Own Six Pack

By: Rob Warner | October 24, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

It's Friday night, and instead of putting your go-to vodka soda on a pedestal, you decide to venture out into the wilderness and drink beer. You go to the local grocery store and are straightaway bored as you walk by the uninspiring Budweiser selection.

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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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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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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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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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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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