Category Archives: Beer Knowledge

June – The Braggot | Beer Style Exploration

What is The Braggot? The braggot, while not often seen until recently, can actually trace its heritage to the late 1300s. At its most basic level, the braggot combines herbs, spices, mead (boozy drink of fermented honey and water) and … Continue reading

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Beer Books | May Edition

The Oxford Companion To Beer Edited by Garrett Oliver As we move into May and dig into the beers of summer I thought it was a good idea to introduce more of a handbook to beer. This is the ultimate … Continue reading

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Get Your Radler On | Mini Style Exploration

Let’s Talk About The Radler The Radler pairs well with our style of the month, the Pilsner, because without a Pilsner the Radler would not be possible. The Radler is a special beer however, it’s a style without truly being … Continue reading

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May – The Pilsner | Beer Style Exploration

What is a Pilsner? A pilsner is a pale lager. It’s called a pilsner because it originated in the town of Pilsen in Germany. The pilsner is also often called a blonde style beer. Like all lagers it is brewed … Continue reading

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Beer Books | April Edition

Wood & Beer A Brewer’s Guide The first couple of months of the year we selected books that focused on the basics of beer. The basics of style, brewing and general beer debauchery. As we move along we will continue … Continue reading

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April – The Sour | Beer Style Exploration

What is a Sour beer? Sour beers have been around since the beginning of beer but have only recently become a popular style in the United States. The sourness of the beer is caused by yeast, more specifically yeast that … Continue reading

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East vs. West | IPA Style Debate

East Coast vs. West Coast When it comes to the world of IPAs there are two very distinct groups. First there are those that are traditionalist and support the West coast IPA style. Then there are those who believe in … Continue reading

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Beer & Food | March Pairing

Beer Style of the Month: IPA Taste (A Different Approach Than Style Profile): Most IPAs can considered a medium style beer but have a direct style profile. They can be bitter, burst with citrus or pine, while backed with malt … Continue reading

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Beer Books | March Edition

In January our beer book focused on the fundamentals of beer. The following month, February, we focused on the basics of brewing. Both books while immensely valuable were more fact driven and less fun driven. For the month of March … Continue reading

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March – The IPA | Beer Style Exploration

What is an IPA? India Pale Ales (IPAs) were developed by the British in the 1700s during their long sea voyages to India. They discovered that the strong-hopped beer would be able to survive long sea voyages because more hops … Continue reading

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