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Get Wild: Everything You Need to Know About Coolships

Get Wild: Everything You Need to Know About Coolships

Nothing is cooler than coolships — especially for retro-futurists who love great beer. A large, shallow vessel made of copper or stainless steel, coolships are used to cool wort so it can spontaneously ferment into beer. They have been used for centuries, most famously for Belgian lambic at revered breweries like Cantillon.

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Brewers Are Using an Ancient Technique to Create New, Funky Solera Beers

Brewers Are Using an Ancient Technique to Create New, Funky Solera Beers

At the inaugural Beer With(out) Beards festival in Brooklyn last summer, attendees lined up for Black Project, a Denver, Colo., outfit specializing in spontaneous and wild ales. Behind the table, with a bucket of bottles and opener poised at her hip, stood Sarah Howat, Black Project’s operations manager. Sour and other spontaneously fermented or wild […]

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Peachy Keen: Six of the Best Fruit-Infused Beers of 2018, Ranked

Peachy Keen: Six of the Best Fruit-Infused Beers of 2018, Ranked

A U.K.-based brewery called Jubel Beer recently released its first brew, a peach-infused lager called Alpine. Jubel’s founders claim Alpine fills a void in the market, saying beer is “too boring” (!) and cider is “too sweet.” Well, we have news for you, Jubel. Peach beer is already popular among seasoned beer drinkers. Belgium’s Lindemans […]

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Sour Beer-Infused Soft Serve Is All About Pushing Boundaries and Having Fun

Sour Beer-Infused Soft Serve Is All About Pushing Boundaries and Having Fun

“I grew up on Mister Softee, and have fond memories of chasing down the truck come summer,” Bryan Brushmiller, the brewmaster and owner of Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, Md., says. Many of us have similar childhood memories, but only Brushmiller was inspired to make sour beer-infused soft-serve ice cream. J.R.E.A.M., Burley Oak’s line of […]

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to New Belgium Brewing Company

How to Get the Most Out of Your Visit to New Belgium Brewing Company

Blessed with 22 breweries and counting, Fort Collins, Col0. is known as the “Napa Valley of Beer.” Chief among its assets is New Belgium Brewing. Founded in 1991, New Belgium currently operates state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facilities in both Fort Collins and Asheville, N.C., and will debut a brewery on the ground floor of Denver’s Source Hotel […]

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Into the Wild: Five Funky Ciders That Will Win Your Heart

Into the Wild: Five Funky Ciders That Will Win Your Heart

Cider is a broad category. By definition, sour cider is “cider fermented with non-traditional yeast and bacteria, typically lactic and acetic acid, and wild-fermented,” Peter Clausen, production manager of 101 Cider House in Los Angeles, says. Clausen quite literally defined the category, assisting the United States Association of Cider Makers (USACM) in creating the definition […]

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