Beer: Most Popular Articles
All beer is either ale or lager. Find out about this basic distinction here and learn how the other types of beer fit.
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.
IBU Defined. Beer.
This quote is often attributed to Ben Franklin but, did he really say it?
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 exactly is craft beer? Is this really the best term for describing the kind of beer we like to drink?
shandyshandy recipe. Beer.
Want to make a chelada? Here's how.
What exactly is craft beer? Here's the definition.
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.
Beer tasting can be an interesting and rewarding way to discover new beers. Here's how.
The history of this popular ale is as interesting as the hoppy brew itself. Find out why the beer was originally created.
Introduction to Wheat Beer, Hefeweizen, Berliner Weiss, Dunkelweizen, Weizenbock, Krystal, Belgian wit, and American Wheat.
Ever wonder how do bubbles get into beer? Here's what makes beer fizzy.
Pilsner beer profiled here
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.
Growlers, they're cute, adorable and they can hold lots and lots of beer. Here's how to take care of your growler.
Stumped for a gift for the beer lover on your list? Here are ten suggestions every beer lover would be delighted to receive.
Original gravity, or OG, gives the brewer an idea of the potential alcoholic strength of the final product.
Tasting Notes and Review of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy
Thinking of trying some beer in your favorite recipe? Here are a few pointers.
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.
Stout profiled here. Beer.
How is barley malted and why? Beer.
Some brewers and many beer shops boast that theirs is the coldest beer. Is this really something to brag about?
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.
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings with pulled pork barbecue
What's the right choice for beer can chicken? Let your imagination go!
Know your ales! Here is a quick run down of popular ale styles from Hefe-Weizen to Barleywine.
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.
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.
India Pale Ale Defined. 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.
There's not more decadent of a beer than a chocolate beer. Here are some favorite chocolate beers.
Ever wonder why some brewers use rice and corn in their beer while other brewers stick to more traditional recipes that use 100% barley?
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.
Get a profile of Porter here. Beer.
Learn about the history of Pilsner, the most popular beer style in the world.
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.
Want to make a chelada? Here's how.
Tasting notes and review of Hoegaarden's White Beer.
Remember the three Cs when pairing beer with food.
Newcastle DraughtKeg - Information and Review of the Newcastle DraughtKeg
Know your lagers! Profiles of popular lager styles.
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.
Beer Style Profile - Bock, Dunkles Bock, DoppelBock, Double Bock, Helles Bock, MaiBock
How many beer styles are there and why do there seem to be so many?
When a beer style is named for a festival, you know that it's got to be good! Find out about Oktoberfest beer here.
Krausen 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.
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.
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.
Tasting Notes and Review of Negra Modelo
Searching for a green beer recipe? Here it is!
What's the difference between beer served from a bottle and beer served from a can?
hefeweizen defined. Beer.
Tasting Notes and Review of Red Stripe Jamaican Lager
Information about brown ale including history, style points and tasting notes.
Strike Water defined. Beer.
Are there justifiable reasons to have a beer before 5:30? How about before noon? I think I've come up with a few.
Think that putting beer and chocolate is sacrilege? Think again.
Did you know that some beers aren't vegan friendly? It seems counter-intuitive at first but it's true.
What is it about Trappist beers? What sets them apart from other beers?
This is an overview of the process of brewing beer.
Information and tips about the various kinds of sugars available to homebrewers.
What defines lager? When is a beer a lager and when isn't it? The answer is here.
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.
A brief overview of growing and harvesting hop vines and hop cones
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.
Pilsner Defined. Beer.
Stout defined here. Beer.
Worried about a stuck mash or trying to solve one? Here are a few pointers for preventing or fixing a stuck mash.
Pasteurization defined. Beer.
Kölsch beer profiled here.
Understanding how brewers use hops to bitter and flavor their beer.
Tasting notes and review of Crisp Apple from Angry Orchard
Flocculate Defined. Beer.
The line between Scottish and Scotch ale is a pretty clear one when you compare representatives of the styles side by side.
Alcohol by volume defined and how to figure the alcohol by volume in homebrewed beer
The History of Bock, Doppelbock, Hellesbock and Maibock. Page 2.
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.
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.
Bottle conditioning is the process where a beer's residual yeast is given a second helping of sugars, added directly to the bottle, keg, or vessel.
What defines ale? When is a beer an ale and when isn't it? The answer is here.
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.
Overview of the history of the beer can.
Tasting Notes for Rolling Rock Lager brewed at Latrobe, PA brewery
Ten beer recommendations for your wintertime and holiday celebrations.
What's the difference between beer served from a keg and beer served from a cask?
Tasting Notes and Review for Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Want to brew chili pepper beer? Hewe are a few tips.
Tasting Notes and Review of Redhook ESB
Beer budget a little thin these days? Here are some tips buying good beer without breaking your budget.
Tasting Notes and Review of Leffe Blonde
About Beer's Panel Review and Tasting Notes for Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Growler Defined. Beer.
Tasting Notes and Review of Corona
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.
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.
Thoughts and tips for pairing beer with chocolate.
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.
How to Make Beer Steamed Shrimp
A few thoughts and suggestions for homebrewing beer with herbs or spices.
Beer and cheese soup, the ultimate comfort food! Here's a recipe that combines Newcastle Brown Ale and cheddar.
A look at German beer and how to sell it in the American beer market
Recipe for Sauerkraut and Brats with Beer
FG - Final Gravity Defined. Beer.
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.
Mead, an ancient and elegant drink.
Tasting Notes and Review of Twang Beer Salt
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.
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings for stuffed pork chops.
Are you a hop-head? Do your knees go a little weak at the aroma of bright, lovely hops in a beer? Here is some hops history, information about growing hop vines and harvesting hop cones, and our favorite hoppy beer styles.
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.
A few thoughts about judging beer and the role of 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.
Wort Defined. Beer.
Wheat Beer Defined
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale is an early example of an American pale ale, a style modeled after earlier British pale ales that reinvented a two hundred year old style with the addition of more generous servings of local Pacific Northwest hops.
Bock beer is traditionally lightly hopped, has a strong malt sweetness and is relatively strong in alcohol, ranging from over six to around eight percent alcohol by volume.
Beer Gas defined
Do you know what the most important ingredient in beer is?
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.
Listing of upcoming beer festivals and events for the next three months.
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.
In 1996, Italy reduced restrictions for lower volume brewing, paving the way for a budding and ambitious market for inventive beers.
: Beer clean is a term that is more common in the restaurant industry than in the beer geek community.
Can these reusable beer bottle caps keep a beer fresh after its been opened? Here's my review.
The beer lover's top ten holiday gifts and stocking stuffers list, from gift baskets and beer clubs to bottle openers and homebrew kits.
Lauter Tun Defined. Beer.
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.
A few thoughts and suggestions for your first homebrew.
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.
Is it time that you upgrade your beer drink ware? Here are some elegant glasses that should do the job nicely.
Live, an American pale ale, one of Southern Tier's year round beers and one of five pale ales is an example of a great bottle conditioned ale.
Thinking of getting into homebrewing beer? Do you really know what you're getting yourself into?
What are your favorite lawnmower beer styles?
Tasting Notes and Review of Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale
Tasting notes and review of Apple Ginger from Angry Orchard
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.
Offland IPA is one of four regular beers that Montauk Brewing Company currently brews, only two of which are packaged for sale outside of their brewery
Beer pairings, wine pairings and cocktail pairings with pumpkin pie.
With the growing popularity of pilsner lager, thirty years later in the town of Dortmund, Germany, brewmasters began to produce Dortmunder pale lager.
Beer brand loyalty is one of those things that I completely get but also completely baffles me.
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.
Remember in high-school history class when you learned about the fertile crescent and when mankind turned
Can wine lovers really enjoy beer? I think so.
Here's your place to sound off about beer, beer drinking, and homebrewing beer. Check out all of the current beer polls from About Beer - remember vote early and vote often!
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?