A Fat Tuesday with Beer in Dreamland

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This upcoming Tuesday is Mardi Gras! I don’t know about you, but I come from a land where every bakery has a line to the parking lot full of people waiting for their custard-oozing doughnuts. Whether you participate in Lent or not, we can all use an excuse to include…

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This Beer Was Made for You and Me

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Today, let’s look at a classic American style beer. American Amber Ale is brewed with two row malt and the addition of caramel or crystal malts, which lends it its beautiful reddish color and sets it apart from pale ales. During the resurgence of the microbrewery movement in the 1980’s,…

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“How Do You Know So Much About Beer?”

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  These days, everyone has access to a plethora of styles of beers made by an endless amount of breweries. Not all of these are created equal. With that access to beer, comes increased access to the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions about the beers consumers are dropping their…

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This History of Happy Hour

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Happy hour, a well-loved American tradition, originated in the 19th century as a common slang term among the US Navy used to describe the time allotted for entertainment, including activities like wrestling, chorus singing, and boxing. The phrase started being used in relation to drinking in the Prohibition era, when…

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Wondering How to Pair Your Pale Ale with Dinner?

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You can hardly go wrong with a pale ale, as much cuisine lends itself well to this well-loved type of beer. The Belgium beer tradition is outstanding as it has a close relationship with food and flows well with all type of dish and desserts, setting the precedence for the…

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Craft Beer Lovers: Quit Hating on Millenials!

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Millenials may keep the craft beer market alive; I propose we leave them alone. The craft beer industry has experienced a 14% growth in revenue in the last year, while the total beer industry only experienced a 4.6% growth.  The large growth in the craft beer industry can be credited…

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Does Your Favorite Style of Beer Reflect Your Personality?

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Mindset Media, a market researcher that focuses on psychographics, concluded that with so many brands and choices associated with beers, it must have a certain link to consumers personality. It conducted an online survey of 2,600 showed amazing results. They found, for example, that people who patronize domestic beers instead…

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5 Ways Drinking Beer is Good for Your Health

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Next time you enjoy a nice cold brew, pat yourself on the back for contributing positively to your health. There are multiple ways beer can actually make us healthier! Beer minimizes the risk of stroke and coronary disease Beer contains a significant amount of important vitamins, which it gets from…

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The Love of Craft Beer

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Traditional and hand made products have their own uniqueness. Products which are handmade and customized are hard to come by in the modern world. When we drink a decent craft beer, we’re tasting classic craftsmanship. Good craft beers bring with them the effort, joy and happiness exerted into the production…

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A Brief Look at Hop History

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While beer has been around for over 5,000 years, hops haven’t been used in the mash tun for nearly as long. Before hops were used as preservatives, strong aromas, and a reason for us to argue over internationals bitterness units, hops were a medicinal plant used by the Romans. So…

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