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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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A Brief History of Märzen and Oktoberfest

A Brief History of Märzen and Oktoberfest

By: Brian Coffey | August 24, 2017 | in: Craft Beer

As the air becomes crisper and the leaves begin to change, beer enthusiasts turn their attention from summer quenchers to darker and maltier beers. The beer that best represents the autumn season in both taste and appearance is the copper colored, malty lager known as the Märzen.

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History of German Beers Part 2 The Rise of the Lager

History of German Beers Part 2: The Rise of the Lager

By: MacKenzie Zarzycki | November 9, 2016 | in: Craft Beer

Believe it or not, the history of German beer begins with the ale. Actually, the history of all beer begins with the ale. Ales have been around for more than 3,000 years! Brewers have only been producing lagers for the last five hundred years. It wasn’t until the 16th century, about the same time Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue, that Germans began brewing the lagers we know and love today.

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