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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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Jane Austen Brewed Beer. Yes, Really.

Jane Austen Brewed Beer. Yes, Really.

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when someone asks you about Jane Austen? Perhaps it’s a high school memory of being forced to read ”Pride and Prejudice” aloud while the rest of the class carved obscenities into their desks. Maybe you were an English major and Austen’s name brings to mind riveting conversations about […]

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Drink The Beers From These 13 Breweries If You Care About Climate Change

Drink The Beers From These 13 Breweries If You Care About Climate Change

Certain optimistic political types and their yes-men in Congress may deny the notion that our climate and ecosystem have become unstable and increasingly vulnerable. But for the rest of us, it’s no secret that climate change is real. (Just scroll through Bernie Sanders’ Twitter account.) Of course, with any issue there are going to be […]

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The Flavors & Aromas In Craft Beer’s Popular Hops [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Flavors & Aromas In Craft Beer’s Popular Hops [INFOGRAPHIC]

The explosion of craft beer has in large part been because of the meteoric rise in popularity of IPA. This hop-forward beer has become so famous that, for many people, it’s the only craft beer style they’ve ever had. And because IPA has become so popular, beer drinkers across the country have started coming into […]

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