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Unquenchable: the Quest for the Verifiably Best Shower Beer

In a recent ground-breaking poll, I asked if my dear readers (reluctant Instagram followers) enjoy shower beers. I was pleasantly surprised to see that 63% of people stated yes, they do enjoy them! Inspired by a former customer who would feature beers from my shop on his Insta account dedicated to shower beers, I am…

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Pint Pilgrimages: “The Happy Beer” in Lisdoonvarna, Ireland

As travel slowly picks up in 2021, I’m sure you have a long list of destinations to eventually visit. Maybe a hop to England for the London Beer Mile, or Belgium for a selection of Trappist ales. Like many others, maybe you want to visit Ireland for a smooth pint of Guinness in a cozy…

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Beer Could Be What Gets You Back in the Gym…and Cure your Hangover???

“After a sweaty workout, what do you grab to quench your thirst and replenish your body? How about a beer? Many of us reach for Gatorade or water, but brewers want you to consider their libations, too. In fact, a growing number of beer makers are taking a cue from sports drinks and are adding electrolytes into their…

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The Guinness “Draft Problem” and Invention of Nitro Beer

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we are all feeling a bit numb after a full calendar year of pandemic times. This time last year, I was canceling our St. Patrick’s Day & Irish Beer event at the beer shop I ran. My natural fear of any event I plan…

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FLOATS & ICE CREAM, & BEER…OH MY!

BEER FLOATS! Drinking Game: Anytime you hear or read ‘Ice Cream’ take a sip.  https://youtu.be/AiKPU5Mzz5o There are quite a few articles out there giving different beer pairings to make the best beer floats, and I didn’t want to do that, because 1.) It’s been done a lot, and 2.) it’s not really beer education.  However,…

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What Makes a Beer ‘Break Bad?’

What Makes a Beer Bad? https://youtu.be/805nQ34fAeQ?t=446 For those who are long time listeners, you may have heard about my early quarantine project last Spring. It was meant to be my first, non Mr. Beer kit, home brew. And it was gonna be a hazy NEIPA! It resulted in one growler exploding, and the surviving one…

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Yeast Continued- Louis Pasteur

Louis Pasteur- The Father of Pasteurization https://youtu.be/gskhcxNpW_U?t=1417%20 I will begin today with a quote from Pasteur himself: “Every unhealthy change in the quality of beer coincides with the development of microscopic germs which are alien to the pure ferment of the beer” I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I would slowly dive into yeast and…

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40s Night!

The History of the 40 https://youtu.be/6fwtADH3mnU?t=173 What do country clubs, Star Wars, Ice Cube, and Dogfish Brewery all have in common? Malt liquor and 40s! Since our theme somehow ended up to be 40s tonight, I gathered enough information to have some beer school. I should preface that I am not drinking a forty, because,…

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Ales v. Lagers

What the Hell is the Difference? https://youtu.be/VkeNFINw7pA?t=892 Years ago I was on a brewery tour, when the tour guide looked directly at me and asked, “How many types of beer are there?” A little surprised I quickly responded, “Uhhhh….a million?” To which he said, “Wrong! There are two! Ales and Lagers. So what beers are…

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Ringing in the New Year with a Brut IPA

Brut IPA https://youtu.be/1qMBT_4Fw-E?t=1137 Beer School starts at 19 minutes. What the Hell is a Brut IPA What the hell is a Brut IPA? It’s basically a dry IPA that was invented in San Francisco all the way back in 2017, at a place called the Social Kitchen and Brewery. This style came and went pretty…

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