Beer: Most Popular Articles
What's in your beer? Have you ever wondered what you beer might be doing to your body? Here's a break down of what's in your pint, how much of it's in there and what it can do to (or for) you. Page 2.
Quick, name five different kinds of German beer! Not brands but styles. If you had to think on that one you should check out this list of top ten beers and beer styles from Germany.
All beer is either ale or lager. Find out about this basic distinction here and learn how the other types of beer fit.
From the About.com guide for beer, here are the top ten beers with which every beer lover should be familiar. Beer novices, here's a good list to use to start exploring different types of beers. Beer snobs, check out this collection then share your own top ten.
What's in your beer? Have you ever wondered what you beer might be doing to your body? Here's a break down of what's in your pint, how much of it's in there and what it can do to (or for) you.
This quote is often attributed to Ben Franklin but, did he really say it?
Introduction to Wheat Beer, Hefeweizen, Berliner Weiss, Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock, Krystal, Belgian wit, and American Wheat.
IBU Defined. Beer.
What exactly is craft beer? Is this really the best term for describing the kind of beer we like to drink?
shandy shandy recipe. Beer.
Want to make a chelada? Here's how.
Summertime is no time for the dark, chewy beers that many beer lovers prize. Here are some light, refreshing beers that still have enough flavor to keep the most discerning of beer snobs interested.
Pilsner beer profiled here
The history of this popular ale is as interesting as the hoppy brew itself. Find out why the beer was originally created.
Beer tasting can be an interesting and rewarding way to discover new beers. Here's how.
What exactly is craft beer? Here's the definition.
Stumped for a gift for the beer lover on your list? Here are ten suggestions every beer lover would be delighted to receive.
Ever wonder how do bubbles get into beer? Here's what makes beer fizzy.
Growlers, they're cute, adorable and they can hold lots and lots of beer. Here's how to take care of your growler.
How is barley malted and why? Beer.
Thinking of trying some beer in your favorite recipe? Here are a few pointers.
Beer lovers who are paying attention will sometimes notice a thin, white film in the bottom of their beer bottles. This happens most often with wheat beers which, I suppose, led some of them to assume that it is wheat added to the beer “for flavor.” I have heard that explanation more than once. It is not wheat. It is dead or dormant yeast cells and they are supposed to be there.
Stout profiled here. Beer.
Original Gravity Defined. Beer.
Pale ale is one of the most popular ale styles. But there are about as many different interpretations of this styles as there are breweries. Find out what makes an ale a pale ale as well as the history and brewer stats for this beer.
For many people the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the word stout is a black pint of Guinness. But the world of stout is much wider than that. There are many different styles of stout and the variety can be somewhat daunting. Here's an introduction to the different styles of stout.
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings with pulled pork barbecue
There is more to boiling wort than turning up the heat and throwing in a few hops. Learn about the boil and how to manage it for greater control.
Is light beer really light? Will drinking it help one lose or maintain weight? Let's take a look at the numbers of light beer.
Saison ale profiled here. Beer.
Once brewed primarily for royal Bavarian quaffing, wheat beers are now widely interpreted by breweries and even more widely enjoyed by beer drinkers all over the world. Get the highlights of this style in my profile of wheat beer.
Ever wonder why some brewers use rice and corn in their beer while other brewers stick to more traditional recipes that use 100% barley?
Some brewers and many beer shops boast that theirs is the coldest beer. Is this really something to brag about?
Get a profile of Porter here. Beer.
Searching for a green beer recipe? Here it is!
Looking for some spring beer suggestions? Here are some styles specifically associated with springtime and some others that just seem to taste better during spring.
There's not more decadent of a beer than a chocolate beer. Here are some favorite chocolate beers.
India Pale Ale Defined. Beer.
Tasting Notes and Review of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
Barley wine is big in every way. It has the highest alcohol content, the greatest malt content, and a larger serving of hops than any beer style out there.
Information and tips about the various kinds of sugars available to homebrewers.
Newcastle DraughtKeg - Information and Review of the Newcastle DraughtKeg
Moderation is the key to Beer and Nutrition. How do your beer drinking habits compare to other About readers? Page 3.
Know your ales! Here is a quick run down of popular ale styles from Hefe-Weizen to Barleywine.
Beer Style Profile - Bock, Dunkles Bock, DoppelBock, Double Bock, Helles Bock, MaiBock
Pilsner Defined. Beer.
Shiner Bock has a medium head that leaves a nice quilt down the sides of the glass as the beer is drunk. Its body is clear with a copper/amber color.
There is no more natural pairing in the world than coffee and beer. The deep roasted flavors of dark beers like like stout, Schwarzbier (black lager), porter, doppelbock and others lend themselves perfectly to the beautiful black bitterness of coffee. The craft beer renaissance has seen an explosion in beers brewed with coffee. Here are some of the favorite coffee beers out there.
Homebrew Beer Resources - Improve your chances of a healthy fermentation with a big yeast starter. Find pictorial instructions for making a yeast starter here. Make your own beer more successfully and with less chance of infection.
What's the right choice for beer can chicken? Let your imagination go!
How many beer styles are there and why do there seem to be so many?
Tasting Notes and Review of Negra Modelo
Remember the three Cs when pairing beer with food.
Want to make a chelada? Here's how.
Krausen Defined. Beer.
Information about brown ale including history, style points and tasting notes.
Tasting notes and review of Hoegaarden's White Beer.
Thinking of signing up for a beer of the month program? Here's a comparison guide of a few of the beer clubs out there.
Learn about the history of Pilsner, the most popular beer style in the world.
hefeweizen defined. Beer.
Know your lagers! Profiles of popular lager styles.
This is an overview of the process of brewing beer. Page 2.
Beer is made from four basic ingredients - malted barley, hops, water and yeast. Anything else that finds its way into the brew pot is known as an adjunct.
Stout defined here. Beer.
Flocculate Defined. Beer.
If you are like me, beer does not last very long in your house. But, occasionally, you might find yourself with more beer than can fit in the fridge. So, how do you store beer until some room opens up? Here's how.
Four ingredients are necessary to make beer - water, malt, hops and yeast. But there are a lot more things in a lot more beers, aren't there? Let's take a look at the role and variety of beer adjuncts.
What's the difference between beer served from a keg and beer served from a cask?
Understanding how brewers use hops to bitter and flavor their beer.
Do you know the difference between Scottish ale and Scotch ale?
What's the difference between beer served from a bottle and beer served from a can?
Thoughts and tips for pairing beer with chocolate.
Kölsch beer profiled here.
Tasting Notes and Review of Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Think that putting beer and chocolate is sacrilege? Think again.
Want to brew chili pepper beer? Hewe are a few tips.
Overview of the history of the beer can.
Are there justifiable reasons to have a beer before 5:30? How about before noon? I think I've come up with a few.
Tasting Notes and Review of Corona
This is called the Black and Red, a twist on the black and tan, because of the color of the raspberry lambic but any fruited Lambic would be wonderful in it.
Strike Water defined. Beer.
When a beer style is named for a festival, you know that it's got to be good! Find out about Oktoberfest beer here.
Worried about a stuck mash or trying to solve one? Here are a few pointers for preventing or fixing a stuck mash.
Fining defined. Beer.
Did you know that some beers aren't vegan friendly? It seems counter-intuitive at first but it's true.
Tasting Notes and Review of Red Stripe Jamaican Lager
Alcohol by volume defined and how to figure the alcohol by volume in homebrewed beer
In 1996, Italy reduced restrictions for lower volume brewing, paving the way for a budding and ambitious market for inventive beers.
Wheat Beer Defined
How to cook a beer basted turket
Tasting notes and review of Crisp Apple from Angry Orchard
Pasteurization defined. Beer.
Sometimes people tell me that they just don't like beer. I tell them that they just haven't found the beer they like yet.
I don't know about you but I'm tired of showing up to find nothing available but watery light lager that has no business trying to stand up to powerfully flavored foods like hot wings or these little weenies simmered in barbecue sauce. Here are some beers worthy of the four basic food groups of the Super Bowl Party.
Lambic beer is a unique ale and something that every beer lover should try at least once. Check out this profile of lambic Belgian ale.
Beer unquestionably plays an integral part in German identity, though different German beer styles and their subtleties are not that widely known to the international beer drinking community.
Beer Gas defined
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings for stuffed pork chops.
Beer festivals are great fun. They offer a chance to try a wide variety of beer and hang out with other beer lovers and brewers. Bigger festivals attract the beer gadgets crowd where you can see a wide variety of useful and useless beer products. And you can literally drink all that you want, usually for just the entrance fee. I can’t think of a better way to spend a few hours.
Beer tap handles are ubiquitous fixtures in bars, pubs and restaurants. Here are the different types of handles and how they work.
Wort Defined. Beer.
The History of Bock, Doppelbock, Hellesbock and Maibock. Page 2.
What is it about Trappist beers? What sets them apart from other beers?
Just because a beer is described or even named chocolate by the brewery doesn't necessarily mean that it is a beer with chocolate in it. And, chocolate malt when used in brewing a beer doesn't mean that the beer will taste of chocolate. Here's some clarification about chocolate beer.
A lot of people seem to think that this question is already been settled. Women do not like beer. But, is that true? Or maybe it is just that women do not like the bad beer that dominates the market not the way it is sold to them.
A few thoughts and suggestions for homebrewing beer with herbs or spices.
Beer budget a little thin these days? Here are some tips buying good beer without breaking your budget.
From time to time I get asked what is the best beer. I used to find it an impossible question to coherently respond to until I came up with this answer. The best beer is the one brewed closest to you.
What defines lager? When is a beer a lager and when isn't it? The answer is here.
Summer is here and we are all looking for that perfect, refreshing beer. But we do not have to sacrifice flavor for refreshment. Here are four tasty beers that are light and refreshing enough to cool down the hot days.
Listing of upcoming beer festivals and events for the next three months.
FG - Final Gravity Defined. Beer.
How to Make Beer Steamed Shrimp
Tasting Notes and Review for Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Growler Defined. Beer.
What's a beer lover to do when it's cold outside? Drink a beer, I say!
: Beer clean is a term that is more common in the restaurant industry than in the beer geek community.
Tasting notes and review of Bohemia Clasica
American pale ale is characterized by its hops. American hops, most of which are grown in the Pacific Northwest such as Cascade, Simcoe, Amarillo...
Are pop-top style beer bottle caps really superior to screw-tops or is that just a bunch of whooie?
When I first heard of The Beer Drinker’s “Diet” a few months ago I assumed that the title was likely a marketing hook. Nevertheless, I was intrigued. I told myself that perhaps here was a plan that I could work with. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
Have you been craving a specific beer that you once had in another country or region? Have you been trying to find that certain beer brand to no avail? Here's how to find out if the beer you've been thinking of is available in your area.
Hoppy and malty, fruity and bitter, India pale ale is a more heavily hopped pale ale that was first brewed in the 1700s to be slightly higher levels of alcohol and hops
Tasting notes and review of Pilsner Urquell (canned)
Remember in high-school history class when you learned about the fertile crescent and when mankind turned
Session Beer defined
What are your favorite lawnmower beer styles?
We have been hearing a lot about craft beer lately. What exactly is this stuff and how is it different from regular beer? I attempt to answer that here while working through some of my own issues with the word.
Tasting Notes and Review of Einbecker Ur-Bock
A few thoughts and suggestions for your first homebrew.
Mexican beer and Cinco de Mayo
Is it time that you upgrade your beer drink ware? Here are some elegant glasses that should do the job nicely.
Tasting Notes for Rolling Rock Lager brewed at Latrobe, PA brewery
Tasting Notes and Review of Goose Island's India Pale Ale
Tasting Notes and Review of Twang Beer Salt
Looking for the extra-special gift for the beer lover in your life? Here are some unique and extraordinary gifts that are sure to make your beer lover feel loved.
Tasting Notes and Review of Leffe Blonde
Mash Defined. Beer.
Struggling to figure out which wine goes with your holiday dinner? Dump the wine and try beer this year!
Here are some drinks that elevate the chocolate truffle to new heights.
AleSmith's IPA has won multiple awards, including Silver at the California State Fair and at the World Beer Championships and bronze at the Great American Beer Festival in 2005.
A few thoughts about judging beer and the role of beer styles.
Are you ready for the big day? St. Paddy's can sneak up on you. Here's what you need to know to be ready for the best day in a beer lover's year.
Ten beer recommendations for your wintertime and holiday celebrations.
What defines ale? When is a beer an ale and when isn't it? The answer is here.
Tasting notes and review of Moose Drool from Big Sky Brewing Co.
So, your buddy tried a particular beer and loved it so much that he has convinced you that you must try it. Or, you heard about a new rare beer on BeerAdvocate.com and decided that if you can’t find a bottle of it for yourself, life simply would not be worth living. How can you find that rare beer?
What does it mean when beer is bottle conditioned?
Mead, an ancient and elegant drink.
Tasting notes and review of Apple Ginger from Angry Orchard