Enjoying a beer in the sun is a summertime rite of passage. There’s only one thing that could ruin it…getting skunked! While being sprayed by a certain black and white striped animal would certainly not be ideal, we’re talking about when a bottle of beer is exposed to direct sunlight, resulting in a sulfur taste. (more…)
Ale vs. Lager: What Is The Difference?
9 Beer Garnishes Worth Trying
We know what you’re thinking. Beer doesn’t need all the fancy accouterments that cocktails do. It is perfect all on its own. But what if you could make it…more perfect?
When used right, a garnish can complement, enhance or mirror the natural flavors in beer to unlock new levels of flavor. Here are some of our favorites. (more…)
What Is a Blonde Ale?
How to Perfectly Pair Beer with Chocolate
Wine may have the stronger reputation, but beer can also pair deliciously with chocolate.
In fact, beer and chocolate have a lot in common. They both undergo significant flavor development from the process of fermentation and both require a delicate balance of bitter and sweet flavors. Plus, the carbonation in beer actually cleanses and awakens the palate, better preparing you for whatever comes next.
The Nine Major Types of IPAs and What You Need to Know About Each
Cooking With Beer: Tips and Tricks
Since you already know how to perfectly pair your food and beer, let’s take it a step further. Here are tips and tricks to cook with the hoppy beverage to complement and bring out a variety of different ingredients, flavor profiles and textures. (more…)
What’s In a Name – Barleywine Edition
In this case, “barleywine” manages to be both a helpful description and a tricky misnomer.
Let’s start with what it gets wrong. Barleywine is not wine. It is a beer made from sugars extracted from grains. So why in the world is it called a wine? Because of its strength and complexity that are similar to that of wine. (more…)