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The History of Lager in America

The History of Lager in America

Let’s take it back. When John Wagner, a Bavarian brewer, arrived in America in 1840, he came with some precious cargo: a supply of lager yeast from his native Bavaria. And as far as American cities go, he picked the right place. Philadelphia had been brewing beer for 160 years. However, the beer that Philadelphia, […]

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Hop Take: Brewery Closings Are Not a Bad Thing. They’re a Mark of a Healthy Beer Industry.

Hop Take: Brewery Closings Are Not a Bad Thing. They’re a Mark of a Healthy Beer Industry.

Hundreds of craft breweries are expected to close by the end of 2018, according to Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson. But the presence of “distressed breweries” is not necessarily a sign of hard times; it’s a sign of a maturing industry, and one that has become increasingly competitive.

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Seven Mexican Lagers, Blind Tasted and Ranked From Bad to Bueno

Seven Mexican Lagers, Blind Tasted and Ranked From Bad to Bueno

Mexican lagers taste like the weekend. Not just when the fifth of May falls on a Saturday, either. Cracking open an ice-cold Corona or straight-from-the-cooler Tecate is reminiscent of beach trips, cookouts, game days, and sunny afternoons doing or avoiding yard work. The category gets its crisp, light flavor profile from the German-style Vienna lager […]

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Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Here’s Your Drink Pairing for Your April Horoscope

Is it spring yet? Whether the start of April brings you warm temperatures and sunny skies, or yet another snowfall from a cold snap that just won’t quit, take heart. We’ve got your drink pairing for your April horoscope right here, brightening up whatever is out your window and in your glass. Aries: Rum Punch […]

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10 Things You Should Know About Narragansett Beer

10 Things You Should Know About Narragansett Beer

Narragansett Brewing is an American beer success story. The first ‘Gansett lager debuted in 1890, after which the Rhode Island-born brewery survived Prohibition, became the biggest lager maker in New England, and then, after complications following the 1965 sale of the brewery to Falstaff Brewing Corporation, shut down in the 1980s.

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Hop Take: Craft’s Next Big Trend Is Bright, Light, and Maybe Not for You

Hop Take: Craft’s Next Big Trend Is Bright, Light, and Maybe Not for You

Last month, Founders Brewing introduced Solid Gold, a “premium lager” described by the brewery as a risky and rebellious take on a classic lager. Also in February, Firestone Walker announced the launch of its simply named, simple-drinker: Firestone Lager. It came with more fanfare than a triple-dry-hopped triple IPA. This lager got its own website, Instagram […]

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Jim Koch Literally Only Drinks Boston Lager

Jim Koch Literally Only Drinks Boston Lager

Jim Koch is an American beer industry legend. As the founder of one of the first-ever craft brewing companies and beer brands in the country, the Boston Beer Company and its famous Samuel Adams, Koch’s company has grown from a small startup to the leading craft brewer in the world. ”I started Sam Adams in […]

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