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Craft Beer-Kombucha Hybrids

As I highlighted several months back, this was a summer of sour Berliner Weisse beers, tart and salty goses, and thirst-quenching radlers and shandies. And as these lower alcohol, often funky and fruity beers enter the mainstream, I started to think that we’re not so far off from a possible new trend: kombucha-craft beer hybrids.

Pairing Beer & Food

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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

Making Beer

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Shipping Your Homebrew

Go far enough down the road of homebrew obsession, and sooner or later you’ll find yourself needing to ship some beer. Whether submitting samples to a competition, participating in a Secret Santa swap, or simply offering a bottle of your 2008 barleywine as a holiday gift, getting your precious homebrew from point A to point

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Craft Brewers’ Roundtable: The Scope of Saison

In Issue 2 (Summer 2014) of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine™, I attempted to define saison as a beer style. After a lot of chats with a lot of saison brewers, I came to the conclusion that saison is more of a philosophy than it is a categorical style of beer. Saisons abide by no

Beer Collecting & Trading

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Shipping Your Homebrew

Go far enough down the road of homebrew obsession, and sooner or later you’ll find yourself needing to ship some beer. Whether submitting samples to a competition, participating in a Secret Santa swap, or simply offering a bottle of your 2008 barleywine as a holiday gift, getting your precious homebrew from point A to point

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Beer Review

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Allagash Brewing’s Rob Tod Picks a World-Class Six Pack of Craft Beer

Portland, Maine’s Allagash Brewing Company Founder Rob Tod’s favorite craft beers are inextricably tied to time and place. His dream six-pack is a trip through memory lane and the experiences that have molded who he is as a craft brewer. Although Allagash is known for its Belgian-style beers, Founder Rob Tod’s tastes are not so

Serving Beer

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Do You Know the Muffin Fan?

The dreaded foamy pour is a common complaint among new kegerator owners and operators. While professionals enjoy the benefits of commercial-grade refrigeration and purpose-built draft systems, we home enthusiasts often cobble together our own setups from Craigslisted parts and fire-sale fridges. And diagnosing foam is almost always part of the process. If your draft system

Beer Recipes

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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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