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Christmas Beers Combine History and the Holidays in a Frosty Glass

Christmas Beers Combine History and the Holidays in a Frosty Glass

‘Tis the season, and that means Christmas beer. The seasonal style has a long history in brewing cultures worldwide, from France’s bière de Noel, to Germany’s weihnacht, to contemporary American iterations from Elysian, Anchorage, and many others. The Beer Judge Certification Program sets out certain guidelines for what characterizes a Christmas beer.

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10 Things You Should Know About Delirium Tremens

10 Things You Should Know About Delirium Tremens

Delirium Tremens is one of the most popular Belgian beers out there, and for good reason. Its signature pink elephant logo and ceramic bottles have helped it become incredibly recognizable. The medium-bodied Belgian pale ale exhibits apple and pear aromas at the nose, and features banana, fruit, spice, and wheat flavors. What it’s arguably most […]

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America’s Favorite Christmas Cookies Paired with Beer [Infographic]

America’s Favorite Christmas Cookies Paired with Beer [Infographic]

Whether you’re surreptitiously polishing off a gingerbread man while standing over the sink in a dark kitchen, or sharing a platter of homemade goodies with loved ones at your holiday table, cookie season has arrived. You can pair yours with wines like Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon. Or you can highlight fudgy, buttery, or fruity notes with […]

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Alcohol and Umami: Why Craft Brewers Are Falling In Love With Champagne Yeast

Alcohol and Umami: Why Craft Brewers Are Falling In Love With Champagne Yeast

Few beverages mark a momentous occasion quite like the pop of Champagne. Beers fermented with Champagne yeast, though, come pretty close. Although there are more than 5,000 breweries in the country, beers brewed with Champagne yeast are relatively rare. Rate Beer, the crowdsourced beer-ranking website, lists only 180 beers made with Champagne yeast. Some are no […]

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The Surprisingly Legit Reasons Miller High Life Is Called the Champagne of Beers

The Surprisingly Legit Reasons Miller High Life Is Called the Champagne of Beers

Among the more optimistic advertising slogans (”I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke,” ”Diamonds are Forever”) lies Miller High Life’s ”The Champagne of Beers” assertion. It’s so bold it reads almost as a dare, like when a celebrity self-identifies as down-to-earth in an interview aboard a private plane. Miller’s Champagne dreams, however, are surprisingly […]

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