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Pucker Up with Sour Beers

Pucker Up with Sour Beers

By: Korey David | January 11, 2019 | in: Craft Beer

The term sour beer has become as vague as IPA. Without some details, it’s hard to know what to expect. Sour beers range in body and flavor all the way from a light, crisp Berliner Weisse to dark, robust stouts. Use these tips as a good reference guide for your next sour purchase.

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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 Guide to Proper Beer Glassware Goblet

A Guide to Proper Beer Glassware: Goblet

By: Stephen Pendergast | December 12, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

​One of the most standout glasses in the beer drinking world is the goblet glass. There isn't a single glass to my knowledge that makes the drinker feel like Arthurian (or maybe Lannisterian?) royalty. It seems to instantly create a posh atmosphere just by being placed on the table.

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6 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter

6 Beers You Need to Drink This Winter

By: Rob Warner | December 10, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

The winter is upon us, and with every snowfall comes a new winter season beer for you to enjoy. Here are some great winter inspired beers to warm yourself up with during the most wonderful time of the year here in the Capital Region.

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Best Brunch Spots in the Capital Region

Best Brunch Spots in the Capital Region

By: Rob Warner | November 26, 2018 | in: Beer and Food

Brunch is a beautiful time of the day, as it embodies everything great about breakfast and lunch. With that in mind, this post highlights some of the best places in Albany to brunch, along with food and drink specials offered at each location from 11am to 2pm on Sunday

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The Best Beers to Forget the In-Laws This Thanksgiving

The Best Beers to Forget the In-Laws This Thanksgiving

By: Rob Warner | November 19, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that could mean two things: turkey and perhaps dinner with “the in-laws.” For many of you, this can be a stressful time of the year.

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The Capital Region Runs on Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter

The Capital Region Runs on Harpoon Dunkin' Coffee Porter

By: Rob Warner | November 12, 2018 | in: Craft Beer

Many people pride themselves on how they take their coffee, but however you decide to drink it will not matter. This brand new coffee beer embodies everyone’s favorite tastes of coffee, caramel, espresso and chocolate.

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The Importance of the Beer Clean Glass

The Importance of the Beer Clean Glass

By: Stephen Pendergast | October 31, 2018 | in: Beer Tips

One of the most obvious things to anyone when pouring a beer might not always be the type of glass or working on the proper pour.

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