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    Keeping Up With Trends: The New England IPA

    Whether "New England Style" (NE style) pale ales and IPAs are in fact new styles are a matter of some debate. While there are breweries outside of New England and even the northeast creating them, the style is most prevalent in New England. What isn't debatable is the impact these beers are...
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    New Bill Could Allow States to Add Homebrew Sales on Cottage Licenses

    I have a friend who's really into politics, and more importantly, digging into what bills congress are voting on to see what they include. He found something on homebrew sales that might be pretty cool for us homebrewers. In fact, really cool. Homebrew Sales Could be Legal to Sell With a Home...
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    Interview with Icarus Brewing Company

    By now you know the story of most startup breweries. Someone with a passion for homebrewing gets a glimmer in their eye and starts daydreaming about doing it for a living. They take the plunge and go professional, but the road towards opening a brewery ends up being longer and rockier than...
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    World Beer Week 1:05 - Craft Beer Cities Across Europe

    My favorite holiday is a beercation – a holiday devoted to sampling the local beers and beer culture of a city. There are so many obvious places to go to, but Europe has a rich brewing history and there are many hidden gems off the beaten beery path. Spain and Portugal Starting in Portugal and...
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    World Beer Week 1:04 - The Iberian Craft Beer Movement

    The revolution sweeping Europe has blossomed in Spain and Portugal as craft breweries have flourished on the Iberian Peninsula. Home brewers who shared their beers with family and friends are being encouraged to take the next step and produce larger volumes of their craft beers so discerning...
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    World Beer Week 1:01 - Kent, England's Garden of Beer

    Editor's note: Come with us as we travel the World of beer all week long. This is the first of several articles full of rich history and great information. Enjoy! Kent is synonymous with British beer. The garden of England’s fertile ground has grown the hops that have come to define British beer...
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    Amateur to Professional - Craft Brewer Profile, Wade Curtis

    Flying on a wing and a prayer (and a lot of marketing experience), home brewer turned professional, Wade Curtis, has revived the brewing industry in Ipswich Australia after almost a century of dormancy. Wade Curtis has a love of brewing tht started in 2001 when he tried a ‘brew on the premises’...
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    An Interview With Saint Benjamin Brewing

    Succeeding in a big beer city like Philadelphia can’t be easy. This is a town that sits alongside Portland, San Diego, and Asheville as one of the great beer Meccas in the United States, after all. While that means it’s packed with beer lovers, it also means there is a lot of competition. How do...
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    Summer Beer Styles, Variations, and Recipes

    Summer, the season of backyard barbecues and beer. Many people have their “go-to” summer beer, but with the rich history of summer beers and the plethora of options to choose from today, it can be a great time to try something new. It’s only fair to start off an article on summer beers with...
  10. J

    Tips and Tricks to Surviving A Beer Festival

    You enter the festival and the fragrant aroma of hops and complexly aged beers delightfully fills the air. With oh-so-many varieties to try, you feel just like a kid in a candy store all over again… Beer fest has finally arrived! In order to survive the thirsty clusters of avid beer lovers and...
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    Study Shows Isomerized Alpha Acids Can Help Increase IQ

    By David Doucette The tides have turned on the “healthiness of beer” several times throughout my life, and likely yours too. Thankfully over the past few years newly discovered benefits have been more plentiful than newly discovered negative effects. Even WebMD (where we go to find out if our...
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    Tasting Beer: A Primer To Share With Your Wine-Loving Friends

    It was a kick putting together this video to share knowledge about tasting beer at the 101 level. You will find information here about appearance, aroma, taste, mouthfeel and character. For those of us who grew up with wine, discovering the complexity and depth of craft beer is akin to entering...
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    Should New Breweries Have A Dump Fund?

    Should new breweries have a "Dump Fund?" It's becoming more and more common... Whether I'm out trying a new brewery in my town or while I'm traveling... I get excited for the experience, order a pint of whatever sounds good, and take a sip. My brow furrows and my lips make a disapproving...
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    Craft The Perfect Draft A Brewery Tour

    On a hot summer day in the late 1960s a friend of mine asked me to go for a ride and tour the Budweiser Brewery in nearby Newark NJ. I instantly agreed to go, what better way to spend a hot summer afternoon than cooling off inside one of Americas largest breweries. We had no idea then how beer...
  15. J

    Vertical Tasting...It's a Thing

    Can drinking three beers with a friend be a huge event that was years in the making? Recently this was the case. A friend and I got together to have a few bottles of Firestone Walker Parabola, which is a bourbon barrel aged Russian Imperial stout (mouthful ain't it? The taste is even more so...
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    Budweiser Admits Craft Beer is for Real

    As did millions, I watched the Super Bowl not only for the game but also for the awesome commercials. We all expected to see super cheesy ads from Bud Light and Budweiser and we did, but I'm sure few expected to be made fun of in front of millions. If you missed it Budweiser decided to poke fun...
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    2015 - The Best Year Ever for Craft Beer?

    2015 is here and things couldn't look any brighter for the craft beer industry this year. The big names in beer continue to lose ground to craft beer as craft beer sales increased again going into 2015. Craft beer sales, showed an increase of 17.2% or 15 million barrels over the past year due...
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    ***CHECK OUT THIS PRODUCT***HARD PIPED 1 BBL BREWING SYSTEM***

    Many brewers are buying 1 bbl pilot systems right now. But not all pilot systems are created equal. We packed our 1 bbl Pilot Pro with as many professional grade features as we could fit, and built the system with the same high standards for quality we use in all of our larger brewing systems...
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    Stout Tanks - Cyber Monday EQUIPMENT SALE ends tonight!

    Happy holidays home brewers! Reminder that TODAY is the LAST DAY to save $$ on select homebrewing equipment. Our home brew sale ends tonight! We seldom have sales, and we don't know when (or if) we will have another sale this year so if you are in the market for some top quality brewing...
  20. SuperflyCookiePuss

    Three Great Craft Brewers in Melbourne, Australia

    There is a lot of excellent craft brewing happening in Melbourne, Australia, and we were lucky enough to sample a good amount of it during a recent visit to this fine city. I don’t know that I could ever choose a favorite, but we did find three brewers who standout in this sea of talented beer...
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