Beer 101
Nitro beers, or beer that has been prepared with nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide as the engine that drives bubbles and the foamy head, is a relatively modern concept. The key idea came out of Guinness’s attempts to revolutionize their ...
Beer 101
If you’re into craft beer, especially IPAs, you’ve probably drunk a brew or six that had an IBU measurement listed on the bottle. You may have some foggy idea that this number is supposed to be a measure of hoppiness ...
Beer 101, Craft Beer
Okay… What’s an India Pale Lager (IPL)? In order to answer the question of what an IPL is, we need a bit of a history lesson. After it became possible to culture pure yeast in the late 19th century, beer ...
Beer 101
The rising popularity of craft beer is in part due to the ethos of the small, independent craft brewer, but there’s more to it than the independent image: craft beer straight up tastes better than big beer. Brewers pay attention ...
Beer 101, Craft Beer
The New Beer Trend: Farm Breweries
Farm Breweries are a growing trend in the craft beer world.¬†As the public’s interest in knowing the source of the food they consume has risen in recent years, so too has their interest in knowing where their beer comes from. ...
Beer 101
Gluten Free Beer vs. Gluten Reduced Beer
For beer lovers, a diagnosis of gluten sensitivity or celiac disease is akin to being forbidden their favorite beverage. However, thanks to inventive beer-loving minds, that is now changing. In addition to the “full gluten” variety, delicious gluten reduced beer ...