Introducing Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout – A Collaboration Brew with Trader Joe’s

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We’re thrilled to announce the debut of Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout™, a collaboration brew to celebrate the 50th anniversary of beloved grocery store Trader Joe’s. An homage to the Joe-Joe cookie, this tasty new brew brings together two California manufacturers in one unique, cookie-infused beer. Joe-Joe’s Cookie Stout (6% ABV) is a creamy, chocolatey…

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Thanksgiving in a Glass: 7 Sage Beers You Should Try

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Many a craft brewery T-shirt is adorned with a quote about beer by a celebrated or historical figure that, alas, was never uttered by said celebrity. Benjamin Franklin said nothing about beer being proof that God loves us and Plato didn’t proclaim, “He was a wise man who invented beer.”…

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10 Peanut Butter Beers You’ll Crave

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Peanut butter is one of those addicting foods that people just can’t seem to get enough of. So it makes perfect sense to combine that creamy, salty, sweet goodness with beer. Check out these 10 breweries making awesome peanut butter beers. Back Forty Beer Company | Gadsden, AL Described as…

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Barrel Blending: American Brewers Explore the Unknown and Complicated

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On a stereotypically grey evening in Seattle, 40 beer fanatics gathered at Stoup Brewing for an intimate evening with some of their favorite brewers to discuss, dissect and experiment with a trend quietly, though certainly, sweeping through the craft beer movement: barrel blending. A few months before this particular evening,…

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New Research Links Base Malt Flavor to Drinkers’ Beer Preferences

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In the last year, we’ve made impressive leaps in terms of malt in beer. We found a standard method for extracting malt flavor. We designed the Base Malt Flavor Map, which creates a common language everyone along the supply chain, from growers to maltsters to brewers can use. These are…

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9 Ways to Incorporate Beer Into Your Halloween Costume

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It’s that exciting time of the year again–cooler weather, pumpkin carving, an onslaught of horror films – and, oh yeah, your friend’s Halloween costume party. I think we all know the struggle fairly well. Do you spend hours of your precious time brainstorming an ultra creative DIY costume? Or, when…

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9 Beers to Match Your Personal Phobias

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Spiders. Snakes. Creepy clowns. Most of us know what it’s like to have an irrational fear, whether it’s acrophobia (fear of heights), mysophobia (fear of germs), or hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia (fear of long words). Luckily, as with most things in life, phobias are easier to handle when you’ve had a beer —…

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Buy Anheuser-Busch InBev? Craft Beer Wants to ‘Take Craft Back’

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Tired of seeing headlines about Big Beer gobbling up your favorite craft breweries? Then you’ll want to be part of the movement to Take Craft Back, a new crowdfunding campaign to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev). Take Craft Back has a ginormous goal: crowdsource $213 billion (yes, billion) to buy…

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Green Eggs and Beer: What You Can Learn from Dr. Seuss

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They say experience is the best teacher, and the only way to experience something is to be a student. I’m about to encourage you to experience something entirely new today. And if you’re thinking it’s a plate of green eggs or maybe a pint of green beer, you’re absolutely correct!…

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How the Pilsner Beer Style Conquered the World

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Many of us probably have had a few beers we didn’t like. That’s exactly what happened in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia, in 1839 – and citizens did something dramatic, leading to creation of the first Pilsner beer. The beer style would go on to conquer the world, forever changing the way drinkers…

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