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Sierra Nevada’s New Digs In Mills River

When the Asheville Brewers Alliance brewed its collaboration 12-pack beer on Sierra Nevada’s new brewhouse in Mills River, North Carolina, they used 1,000 pounds of sweet potatoes in the mash tun. A half a ton of anything raises the question, just how big is that brewhouse? Well, the lauter tun alone is twenty feet in

Pairing Beer & Food


Craft Beer Pairings for Poutine

Right up there with key lime pie, cilantro, and olives, poutine is a “you either love it or hate it” kind of dish. Most people, however, seem to fall squarely on the “love it” side of this plate of crispy, hot French fries topped with beef gravy and fresh cheese curds. And while a plate

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Five Ways To Brew on a Budget

Like an ideal gas, homebrewing expands to fill the space allotted to it. A previously unused corner of the garage becomes a homebrew station, or the spare guest room transforms into a fermentation cellar. And each homebrewing expansion is accompanied by a corresponding shrinking of the bank account. If you’d like to homebrew within a

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The Geography of Craft Beer

If you’ve been on any form of social media this past week and have at least a few friends who enjoy craft beer, there’s a good chance you saw the post from Thrillist: “Every State in the USA, Ranked by Its Beer.” The story currently has almost 900,000 views and 170,000 shares. The only other

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Odell Brewing Introduces Brett Golden Ale

Odell Brewing is getting ready to celebrate the release of its latest Cellar Series beer: Fifty Niner. Named for the Colorado gold rush of 1859, Fifty Niner is a golden ale conditioned with Brettanomyces, “a yeast as wild as the new frontier.” This is a complex and fun beer,” Odell Brewing’s QA/QC Manager Eli Kolodny

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Craft Brewers’ Roundtable: Pilsner In Perspective

For Issue 3 (Fall 2014) of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine™, I polled some of the country’s best pilsner-makers on what makes this beer style what it is, and why it’s such a popular choice among brewers. They all agreed that pilsner is the most challenging style of beer to brew. They also concurred that

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Five Craft Beer Glasses That Should Be Part Of Your Collection

While there are newfangled glasses for IPAs and stouts, black and tans, and Samuel Adams Boston Lager, classic glassware still holds its own. The classic Belgian-style glasses–tulips, flutes, and chalices–are more prevalent in beer bars today, but traditional German, British, and Scottish glassware allows for hearty cheersing. Here is a handful of lesser-known classic, proper

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Easy Irish Stout

What? Stout in the middle of summer? Absolutely! Irish stout is the perfect dark beer for warm weather. It’s full-flavored, low in alcohol, and has about the same number of calories as that watery “lite beer” your brother-in-law brings to your backyard barbecue. And speaking of grilled meat, Irish stout is a great pairing. If

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