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The Ideal Serving Temperatures for Every Type of Beer, Explained

The Ideal Serving Temperatures for Every Type of Beer, Explained

Serving beer can have kind of a Goldilocks effect: too warm, it’s flat and possibly off-flavor; too cold, and its flavors will be masked. Just as there are optimal serving temperatures for wines, beer also benefits from being served the right way. In more scientific terms, per the American Homebrewers Association,* “Cold temperature slows the […]

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When Should You Send Your Beer Back Where It Came From?

When Should You Send Your Beer Back Where It Came From?

Hello, America! How’s tricks? Have you ever regretted something? Asked for a thing, gotten the thing, and then decided it was, in fact, the very worst thing in the world? Well too damn bad, friends! You’re stuck with it. Except when you’re not. Let’s talk about beer. Last weekend, Maine-based beer blogger Carla Jean Lauter […]

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How Much Heat Does It Take To Ruin Wine? Not Much

How Much Heat Does It Take To Ruin Wine? Not Much

If the Nelly song, “Hot in Herre,” describes the temperature in your home — clothing or lack thereof notwithstanding — then it’s likely your wine stash is at risk. Amid all the noise of the wine industry–what to drink, when, and how–heat damage often comes up, but there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to proper storage, especially […]

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