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12 Colleges That Are Training Future Brewmasters

12 Colleges That Are Training Future Brewmasters

As the United States’ craft beer industry continues to boom (the number of operating breweries jumped 16.6 percent in 2016), brewing is an increasingly promising employment sector. Last year, craft brewers provided almost 129,000 jobs, up 6 percent from the year before. In response to all this growth, two- and four-year colleges across the country have […]

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Craft Brewers Explained to Us Why Water Is Actually Beer’s Most Important Ingredient

Craft Brewers Explained to Us Why Water Is Actually Beer’s Most Important Ingredient

Beer, like our bodies, is mostly water. “Water is the most important ingredient in beer,” says Max Unverferth, one of the three brewers at the mobile beer outfit Nowhere in Particular. In fact, it’s so important, the differences in the water in different locations will affect — sometimes deeply — the taste of the beer. And though […]

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The Difference Between Making Beer, Wine and Spirits

The Difference Between Making Beer, Wine and Spirits

The fermentation and distilling processes that keep humanity lubricated share a lot. But they actually start and end differently, which is why you don’t often see brewers adding whiskey to their lineup, or dual beer and winemaking operations. A quick alcohol refresher course tells us that ethyl alcohol, the type of alcohol that we drink, […]

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