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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 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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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 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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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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Q&A with Matty-O From Fiddlehead Brewing

Q&A with Matty-O From Fiddlehead Brewing

By: Guest Author | February 7, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

We get up close and personal with Fiddlehead Owner and Brewmaster, Matt Cohen, in this intimate Q&A.

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