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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 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 course, some folks are opposed to the whole idea for various, and…

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Jdub’s Brewing Company, Sarasota Florida – Brewery Review

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Your vote counts!Jdub’s Brewing Company, Sarasota Florida Brewery Review by John Uhlig QUALITY. INNOVATION. CULTURE. That is the slogan that greets you for this Sarasota based Brewery. If you live in the Tampa Area, or are just visiting and like craft Beer, this is another brewery you should put on your list. When searching for craft beer I often look to local craft as I like to support the community. One of the Breweries that is most prevalent on grocery store shelves, where I live,…

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Furry Black India Pale Ale by North Peak Brewery – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Stats Style: American Black Ale Package: 12 oz Bottle ABV: 7.2 % I love Traverse City and I am a frequent visitor of North Peak Brewery. However, I have a love hate relationship with some of their beers. It may be that Diabolical IPA was one of my first IPAs and my palate was not ready for all that hoppy goodness, but as my tastes mature I have come to appreciate their work. Not to mention, I love those little 12 oz. stubby…

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Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing

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Your vote counts!Avatar Jasmine IPA from Elysian Brewing – Beer Review If you know me, you know I’m not the “flower beer” type, or at least I want to think that you wouldn’t think of me as the “flower beer” type. One thing is for sure, I am an adventure drinker. I always try to push myself out of my comfort zone and try new stuff. I’ve found some real gems this way like Massacre,  Duvel, and Fullers ESB.  It was only after my infamous review…

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The myth of the 100+ IBU IPA

The myth of the 100+ IBU IPA by Will Deutschman We are a country that is all agog about IPAs right now. Regular IPAs has become the norm. No brewery worth its salt is without one, and for the craft beer consumer it has very nearly become the Bud Lite of the day. Now it seems people compete to stand at the top of the heap of the biggest, baddest, hoppiest IPA out there. It may have started out as a joke in a video, but…

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Brewery Travels #1: Milwaukee (Northside)

Brewery Travels: Milwaukee (Northside) by Joel Geier Hi all, welcome to my first article! My name is Joel, and I will be taking you along my journey to visit as many craft breweries as can (currently 45 across 20 cities in 5 states). As of now, I have just been going to breweries around the areas I’ve lived (Oregon and Wisconsin), but starting this fall my wife is becoming a travel nurse, so we will go bouncing around the country, allowing me to taste what…

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Black Shirt Brewing – Searching for Rebels? Look for the people in Black Shirts

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Your vote counts!Black Shirt Brewing, Denver Colorado Black Shirt Brewing operates under the mantra of rebellion. Black shirts are both in their namesake and part of their standard apparel. A huge portrait of Johnny Cash flashes his middle finger to the entire tap room and every single one of their beers is a red ale in some shape or form. Yes, even the dark ones have a certain degree of malts that you would find in a red ale. How many red ales could one…

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Mikerphone Brewing Review

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Your vote counts!Mikerphone Brewing Review, Elkgrove Village, IL By Steve Thanos      One of the most anticipated brewery openings took place this past Saturday, March 18, 2017. The following for Mikerphone Brewing has certainly entered cult status, and rightfully so. Some noticeable offerings include: Imperial Smell Like Bean Spirt, a 10% Imperial Stout with maple syrup and coffee and Special Sauce, an 8.5% New England style Double IPA which is brewed at various times with a single hop that is showcased. Mike Pallen, co-owner and…

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Draught Horse Brewery – A Lesson in how to build a successful brewery

Draught Horse Brewery – DHB, New Hudson, MI Let’s be honest, our beloved craft beer industry has matured since it exploded just a decade or so ago.  As with all maturing markets, participants need to continuously adapt and “up their game” to survive.  It’s a demanding market as the novelty of craft beer is gone and breweries have to focus on more than just good beer. That’s why I was so excited to review one of my local breweries because they “get it”.  Draught Horse Brewing (DHB)…

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2017 Oberon by Bell’s Brewery – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!Checkout the Sommbeer review of Oberon from 2015 has it changed?   Stats: ABV: 5.80 % OG: 1.06 Availability: Seasonal (March-August) You may have thought that spring in Michigan started on March 20th, but you are wrong. The real start to spring in Michigan is March 27 – Oberon Day! What is Oberon day you may ask? It’s the first day Bell’s Brewery of Kalamazoo unleashes its seasonal American wheat ale upon stores, bars and the masses across the state of Michigan and…

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