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The Sierra Nevada Beer Camp packaging is one of the brewery's many smaller-scale innovations. (Photo Courtesy Sierra Nevada)
While large-scale advancements in brewing and packaging usually get noticed by craft beer aficionados, smaller innovations like improved pop-top...
"Leaving living yeast in the bottle means that the overall flavor of the beer can continue to evolve and change in subtle ways."
Beer is alive. Well, not all beer, and technically I suppose it isn’t the beer that’s alive but rather that there are living things in the beer, but...
As brett's popularity increases, styles such as Brett IPA become more prominent.
This is the continued story of an anthropomorphized yeast who rose to the fore of modern brewing after being discovered by a Guinness talent scout....
A judging session by The Beer Connoisseur review panel.
The craft beer ecosystem is vast and varied. With an abundance of fascinating and ever-evolving beer styles, over 5,000 breweries and tens of...
An Orpheus Brewing tulip glass glimmers in a shaft of sunlight.
All seasoned craft beer drinkers know this: While what you drink is certainly paramount, the way you drink it is almost as important. I’m not...
With autumn seasonals and Oktoberfest beers getting released earlier and earlier each year – to the chagrin of many craft beer lovers – we delve into...
How to Brew Beer, Anchor Brewing Mash Tuns
Malt Brewing begins with raw barley, wheat, oats or rye that has germinated in a malt house. The grain is then dried in a kiln and sometimes roasted...
Beer Glasses
When it comes to beer’s temperature, the common belief is “the colder the better.” This is not always sound advice. Beers served too cold can numb...
Porter and Stout from Bertus Brewery
The problem is that today we have a scene where there appears to be a difference between the two drinks, but nobody can agree what  that difference...
Alternative Grain Beer When one thinks about beer, a few simple descriptors immediately spring to mind: carbonated, alcoholic, crushable, etc. When...
Barrel Aging Beer Storage
When you resist the urge to crack open a beer instantaneously, magic can happen. Storing or cellaring beer allows a number of internal and external...
Style Studies Altbier Specialty Wood Aged Issue 22
Altbier Altbier sounds like a faintly condescending term, such as “alternative rock” or “alternative lifestyle,” with little to no real meaning...
Fruit Beer & Belgian Golden Strong Ale Style
A tough guy walks into a bar. He looks the bartender dead in the eye. “Give me a beer,” he says with deliberate gravitas. “And a back story to go...
Jim Koch Hops Boston Beer Connoisseur Sam Adams
If you've seen the Sam Adams commercial with founder Jim Koch plunging facefirst into a handful of hops, it's probably Hallertau Mittelfrüh, a hop of...
Kriek Lambic
I believe it was the musician and obvious Belgian beer lover, George Clinton, who aptly penned the words, “Ow, we want the funk. Give up the funk. Ow...

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