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Who put the cardboard in my beer? Aging and oxidation of Beer

Who put the cardboard in my beer? Aging and oxidation of beer. by Will Deutschman Check out Will’s article on the Myth of the 100+ IBU IPA There has been much talk lately of cellaring beer. Some are for it, enjoying collecting treasures to savor slowly over the years. Some do it so they can have ‘vertical tastings’ of different vintages of the same brew. Some do it accidentally because beers get ‘lost’ in the basement. (The author sheepishly raises his hand here.) And, of…

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How to Make a Beer Cellar

In an earlier post, I wrote about beer cellaring and all the wonders that hobby has to offer. If you think that KBS is delicious today you will not believe how much it improves after 3 years. For even more advice read the Art of Cellaring Beer by Rod Jones. Now that the world is downloading and playing with the Sommbeer App, I thought it would be fun to write about how I made my beer cellar. The timing seems right as our app was…

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Barrel Aged Fury : Fury For A Feast Beer Preview

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Your vote counts!Over the last few weeks we have been talking quite a bit about the upcoming Fury for a Feast taking place at Witch’s Hat Brewing Co. on August 27th.  Throughout this series of posts we have talked about the brewery, some of the flagship beers, the base beer for many of the barrel aged beers, and of course the event itself.  I want to reiterate that this event is about the charity drive first and foremost. Beer is great but the bigger goal,…

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Dark Lord Stout Review – A two-fer with a non-binary twist…

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Your vote counts!There are times in your life where the disappointment is palpable and stays with you. Like when you asked a girl to dance and she said “no”, or you got to the cafeteria late on stromboli day and had to eat a day old cheeseburger. Maybe not life changing disappointment but something I categorize as “slumped shoulder events”. The events that you walk away from the same way Charlie Brown did all the time. There are also times when something pleasantly surprises you.…

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The Art of Cellaring Beer!

Featured Contributor Rod Jones @RodJBeerVenture A good many beer enthusiasts get into the habit of cellaring beer, which can be a great way to learn how to smooth out flavors over time. But in doing so, a person has to know the right kid of beers to cellar. For instance, a common rule is to choose beers that are at least 8% ABV. But, that is only a baseline as it should also be the right kind of beer. For instance, hop heavy beers such as…

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Fermentation, Aging and Oak – The Food Trinity

    From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Ever notice how some combinations just make sense?  Cajun cooks live by this concept.  When they use onions, bell peppers and celery for the foundation of almost all of their dishes it’s referred to as the Cajun Trinity.           A few weeks ago I was grilling asparagus on the grill, topped with balsamic vinegar.  The meal also included aged cheese and some fresh bread.  What to drink with my bbq?  Red wine!  All this…

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Cellaring and Aging Beer – Updated Pics

So you might think the wine guys are the only ones that age their stash.  Nope, beer geeks do too.  I was excited to do this myself last year after I made a wine cellar in my basement.  It was a big project, but I had hundreds of websites to help guide me.  When I decided to store beer however, there was frightfully little help.  This page has been created to help the cause.  This is a journey and I’m still learning. Beer Aging – Conditions…

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