Tag: Beer Styles

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Shandies Inspire Summer Seasonal Releases News by

While Shandies and Radlers have been brewed stateside for several years, the style has proliferated in the US, with several new summer seasonals featuring radler-inspired brands.

Seasonal Change and Shifting Preferences: Breweries Look for New Ways to Keep Portfolios Fresh The Business of Beer by

Is the “seasonal beer” still relevant in a marketplace where a record number of new brands and styles are available to consumers year-round?

It’s Official: New England India Pale Ale Is a Style Beer Smack by

Like it or not, the New England India Pale Ale is a style, and one that you’re going to see much more of as brewers continue to jump on the hazy hype train.

Brewers Showcase Hoppiness Without Bitterness in Zero IBU IPAs News by

Since The Veil’s “zero IBU” IPA first appeared in April 2016, several breweries have released their own takes on the sub-style, including Other Half in New York, Twin Sails in Vancouver, BC, and a collaboration between Cerebral Brewing in Denver and Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing.

The Return of Whitbread Pale Ale History by the Glass by

Last year Whitbread Pale Ale was relaunched in the UK, brewed by the highly regarded Windsor & Eton. Let’s not worry too much about whether it’s an IPA, Pale Ale, or Light Ale. Just rejoice at the return of Whitbread’s iconic hind logo.

A Hazy Shade of Winter: Homebrewing a Belgian-Style Session Ale BYOB by

Session beers aren’t limited to British styles—Grisette, the lesser-brewed cousin of Belgian Saison, is a refreshing thirst quencher at just 4 percent ABV.

Newcastle Brown Ale: A Quintessential, Atypical Beer History by the Glass by

Known as “the Dog” in its home of England, Newcastle’s ubiquitous Brown Ale was atypical in its strength and production methods when it debuted in 1927.

Gold Label: A Revolutionary Beer History by the Glass by

In the 1950s, Tennant Brothers advertised Gold Label, its pale Barleywine, as a beer “as strong as a double whiskey and half the price.”

5 Sources of Inspiration for Dogfish Head Immort Ale 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione reveals the five beverages that inspired Immort Ale, from Alaskan Smoked Porter to Pappy Van Winkle.

Big in Japan: Stouts in the Land of the Rising Sun Beer Without Borders by

In contrast to the country’s ubiquitous lagers, a growing number of Japanese brewers are making big, bold Stouts, often with local ingredients.

2017 Beer Resolutions Beer Smack by

It’s a fact: 2016 sucked for too many reasons, so let’s make 2017 an awesome year; at least beer-wise. Here are our tips to help achieve that goal.

A Flavorful History, Served by the Glass: The Enduring Appeal of Mole Beer Feature by

Inspired by the traditional south central Mexican sauce, which can contain up to 20 different ingredients, brewers across the country are putting their own unique spins on mole-inspired beers—and the public can’t get enough.

Jeff Griffith of Fate Brewing Company Going Pro by

Jeff Griffith, head brewer at Fate Brewing Company in Boulder, Colo., cranks out everything from classic Belgian and German styles to experimental IPAs, tequila barrel-aged sours, and coffee-infused hop bombs.

A Mostly True Story: Homebrewing Wood Chipper Irish Red Ale BYOB by

A trip to Fargo, N.D., rekindles a love for malt-forward beers and inspires Wood Chipper Irish Red Ale, with an addition of roasted barley for a subtle color boost.

Past Perfect: Coolships Take Off Around the Country Tools of the Trade by

While anachronistic, the coolship is now used by more than two dozen breweries across the US to create spontaneously fermented ales in the Lambic tradition.

Heavy Medal: A Brief History of the Great American Beer Fest Awards By The Numbers by

The history of the Great American Beer Festival is the history of craft brewing magnified. It started in 1982 as a one-night event, held during the fourth annual National Homebrew and Microbrewery Conference.

Complete IPA: The Guide to Your Favorite Craft Beer Shelf Talker by

Beyond the classic English and American styles, author Joshua M. Bernstein indexes standout IPAs by grain, color, and strength. Fringe categories like “yeast-driven” and wood-aged get a nod, too.

Baltic Brewing: In Estonia, a Farmhouse Tradition Survives Feature by

The remote Estonian islands, an hours-long journey from the capital of Tallinn, have preserved many of the country’s cultural traditions, including brewing the rustic farmhouse ale Koduõlu.

The Rise and Fall of Beer Houses History by the Glass by

England’s attempt to create a free market in beer led to an explosion of small, beer-only pubs—and the beginning of the end for Porter.

There Gose the Neighborhood Beer Smack by

While Gose’s triumphant return is most welcome, we’d love to see more brewers offering a traditional version, too.

60 Shilling Ale History by the Glass by

Untangling the origins of Scottish 60 Shilling Ale and the now virtually extinct style’s transformation over time.

Beyond the Pale: Is the Pale Ale Passé or Poised for Reinvention? Feature by

Once an industry staple, Pale Ale has ceded shelf space to the popular IPA and its Imperial and Session cousins. Has the former flagship style seen its last days, or can it be reborn with a renewed emphasis on hop and malt varieties?

Brian Hunt of Moonlight Brewing Company Going Pro by

Since 1992, Brian Hunt’s little Santa Rosa brewery Moonlight Brewing Company has been churning out small batches of ales and lagers that are uniquely rooted in Northern California.

Adulterating Germans History by the Glass by

Despite the strict rules of the Reinheitsgebot, in the mid-1800s, Germans were no less prone to tampering with beer than the British.