Beer Banter

A blog for beer lovers created by beer lovers.

  • Posted by Stephen Pendergast
  • September 25, 2018

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Märzen

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...

  • Posted by Guest Author
  • September 19, 2018

Sierra Nevada Collaborates with Germany’s Weinstephan

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 brewin...

  • Posted by Brian Coffey
  • August 24, 2017

A Brief History of Märzen and Oktoberfest

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 b...

  • Posted by MacKenzie Zarzycki
  • November 9, 2016

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

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 produc...

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