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  • An Introduction to Light Beer

    Okay, we know die hard craft beer lovers will find this article offensive but we have to admit there is a very large population that loves the one thing they dont: Light Beer. However, even though most all beer drinkers have consumed this beverage at one point in their life, do you really know what Light Beer is? We took some time to provide you with a true introduction...

    Light Beer - the phrase means different things to different people - some laugh at the mere mention of it, while others swear by the taste. Say what you will about light beer, but it currently dominates the American domestic beer ...


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  • Rules for Storing Bottled Beer

    We all want to enjoy what we drink.  The beauty of craft beer is the freshness and uniqueness of product available to those lucky enough to be the recipient of distribution.  Most craft beer is enjoyed far away from its origin.  Because of this, breweries typically bottle their paradise and we have a few pointers to help guide you in keeping the integrity of the beer the brewer envisioned.

    There are many consumers out there may believe that aging any alcoholic beverage (most notably, wine) will make the product taste better. However, storing wine versus storing beer is a completely different process. Some beers, like Bud Light, need to be consumed much quicker tha...


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  • World Series of Beer Pong Comes to a Close

    Did you even know there was a World Series of Beer Pong? Many of our readers may not know of the "sport" that has indulged avid light beer consumers around the nation. Despite the recognition of Beer Pong, the game has garnered significant attention over the past couple of years. The fifth annual World Series of Beer Pong came to an end today, with team Smashing Time taking home the gold and a $50,000 prize - yes, you read that correct, $50,000. Smashing Time's Ron Hamilton and Mike "Pops" Popielarski currently stand at the top of the beer pong world, having won the event last year as well.

    The event, sponsored by B...


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  • Top Breweries of 2009

    Now that the new decade is underway, we can look back and see just how good 2009 was to the American craft beer industry. In recent years, the US has emerged at the top of the Beer Universe - though once considered an international joke, the country now consistently produces a huge variety of some of the most well-made, creative, tasty beers in the world. The reason? Our amazing breweries, run and staffed by people who truly know and care about their beer.

    Here's our list of the top breweries of 2009. This list is by no means comprehensive, so as always, let us know if you see something you like, or if you think we missed something. We hope that you get a chance to see some of the...


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  • Cooking with Beer - January

    Cooking with Beer - January: Vermont Maple Syrup and Porter-Poached Apples

    January is all about warm comfort foods.  This meal takes advantage of just that, but without the added calories so often associated with comfort food.  However, you will not feel deprived. 

    This meal utilizes a porter or dark ale.  We used one type of dark beer, a stout – Guinness, to be specific.  The beer added a great depth of flavor to the apple. We suggest poaching the apples in the poaching liquid for a little bit longer than suggested.  It will probably depend on the type of apple used, but be sure to check for softness on both sides (you ...


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