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The Cloudy Case Of Beer Appearance: Part II

Stefan Anderson | Posted 06.23.2016 | Taste
Stefan Anderson

Once a beer has been properly transported home, stored and chilled, glassware becomes the issue. You've probably heard the term "beer clean," and cleanliness is very important.

The Delusion About Balance in Beer: It's More Than Hops and Malt

Stefan Anderson | Posted 05.13.2016 | Taste
Stefan Anderson

There are far too many vague, yet commonly used terms in the beer world. Most people would struggle to explain what smooth, light, heavy, or drinkability actually mean, but there's one term that is the most questionable and pervasive: Balance.

Kate Sheppard

Beer Brewers Unite To Call For Action On Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A group of 24 brewers from across the country have come together to cut greenhouse gas emissions from their operations and call for stro...

Brewing Beer at Home: Risk of Hops Toxicity in Pets

Donna Solomon, DVM | Posted 04.19.2015 | Chicago
Donna Solomon, DVM

At my dinner table, my family frequently asks me about my workday. Most days I share crazy or funny stories about my patients. Regrettably, on a few days, I share tragic stories.

Do You Really Know Your IPAs? You May Not Know About These Ones | Posted 09.23.2014 | Taste

Dozens of beers are released every month, and my goal is to pick out a small sample of exceptional beers to share with you.

Hop Farming in Maine

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 08.23.2014 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Unless a brewer uses them in a beer within 48-72 hours of being picked, they need to be dried to a certain water density, they have to be preserved in cold storage, and then pelleted. If this does not happen, they will rot and be useless.

What The Hell Are Hops, Anyway?

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Taste

We know you're thankful for them, but do you know what hops really are?

Top 10 Beer Locales (and Their Best Bars)

Cheapflights | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel

September ushers in that season of chilly evenings and cozy pubs. There is that festival taking place in Munich... but we're taking a look at other cities and regions where they worship the grain and listing our favorite pub in each place.

How To Grow Money On Trees (Well, Technically, Vines...)

Posted 07.10.2013 | OWN

Quick to sprout and demanding to harvest, hops give beer its zing. And -- as Rita Pelczar and her husband discovered when they bought a North Carolina...

Cooking With Hops: The Bitter Truth

Anneli Rufus | Posted 05.01.2013 | Taste
Anneli Rufus

If beer is the new wine, we need to start doing some of the same things with beer that are we do with wine.

Why Brewing Beer Just Got A Lot Harder In Massachusetts

Posted 10.08.2011 | Home

The Massachusetts State Alcohol Commission passed an advisory last week mandating that any "farmer-brewers" must grow or find Massachusetts sources fo...

The Casual Beer Drinker's Summer Brews Rundown

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Small Kitchen College Ahh, summer! Nary a warm breeze wafted o'er my sunkissed cheeks before I thought: man, I could really use a beer right now. In ...

Fragments From the Great American Beer Festival's Finale

Gregory Daurer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gregory Daurer

After three days of the Great American Beer Festival, I've lost track of how many different beers I sampled. And, seemingly, I've lost my ability to provide a cohesive narrative.

Green Beer, But it's Not St. Patrick's Day

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

As a big fan of microbrews, I am always on the lookout for environmentally friendly labels. In Escondido, CA, is what is surely among the greenest breweries in the world -- Stone Brewing Co.

Hops, the Friendly Greek, and Lagunitas Brewing Company

Amber DeGrace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Amber DeGrace

If you're ever in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and need a bite to eat, look no further than The Friendly Greek, the best place in town to stop for pizza and and a six-pack.

Beer Prices: Steady Despite Hops Surplus | John Foyston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The hops shortage of 2007 is over, buried in a glut of unsold hops. Don't expect craft beer prices to follow -- the $5 pint and $9 six-pack are likely...