In other parts of the globe, bartenders pour beer in strange and mysterious ways. Beer foam flows out of taps and bottles and to turn patrons’ glasses into science fair volcanoes with maximum head. In the US drinkers tend to steer clear of foam, but they just may be doing it wrong.
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It’s the mossst wonderful time of the year—to shop for beer gifts! If you thought your beer-loving friend already owns everything beer-related they could own, think again. This 2023 gift guide is sure to spark some fresh ideas. Take a look at some of the best beer subscriptions, items with vintage flare, over-the-top gadgets, and more.
Talented brewers from all over the United States will pack up their kegs and head to Denver, Colorado, for The Great American Beer Festival on September 21-23. There will be more than 500 craft breweries from all over the nation, pouring more than 2,000 different beers in over 100 different beer styles. With so many options, it’s impossible to try them all. To help you narrow down your options, here is a short list—that is by no means conclusive—of breweries that are serving up something a little different.
Raíces, meaning roots in Spanish, is one of the few Latino-owned breweries in Colorado. Latinos own less than half a percent of all breweries in the US. That alone makes Raíces stick out. In such a competitive marketplace, owners José D. Beteta, Tamil Maldonado-Vega, who are spouses, and Martín D. Vargas leaned into that advantage.
Homebrewing is a lot of trial and error, especially for the inexperienced. Collaboration helps with exponential knowledge gains. And camaraderie can save money, time, and heartache from big mistakes. Groups like Brewtubers, an online homebrewer club, allow members to exchange ideas and recipes and help each other out along their homebrewing journeys.
Let's get a little technical. Not all the haze in Hazy IPAs is caused from the yeast. There are many contributing factors. Read our blog article to find out more about creating haze and how to create more depth in your hazy beers.
The world is changing quickly. So is the beer world. A new generation with different tastes and lifestyles is coming of drinking age in a strange and unpredictable economy. These changes have undoubtedly played a role in trends we are seeing in the market today. Here’s what you should know.
Drinking locally has not only been trending for years, it has become an integral part of the craft beverage industry. Supporting local makers is good for building a community, helping the environment, and part of what has made craft beverages so successful. But, while the drink in your glass is made local, many of the ingredients in it are not. That’s where craft malting comes in.
The beer-making process is complex. There are a lot of opportunities for mistakes, up to the very moment when the beer goes through the draft line and into a glass. It’s why keeping lines clean is crucial for any brewery, bar, or restaurant that values the quality of their beers.
There are hundreds of beer gifts to choose from. But to narrow it down, here are a handful of quality and interesting items that make presents that are sure to please any brewer and beer lover.