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Belgian Tripel: a Monastic Beer to Delight Even the Most Secular Tastes

Famous for its strong ales, Belgium has a rich brewing history that is closely associated with its catholic monasteries. Although only a few monastic orders are actively brewing today, many beer styles have been influenced by that heritage. Continue reading for everything you need to know about the Belgian Tripel! A Word on Belgian Beer …

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All About Coffee Beer: Why It’s a Good Thing You Should Know About and Try For Yourself!

Americans love their coffee and they love their beer.  But putting them together?  As in, in the same glass?  You might be skeptical, but coffee beer has been a thing since the mid-1990s (remember that decade of frenetic ingenuity and entrepreneurship?).  Since the first coffee beers were released, coffee has been making steady inroads into …

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Nelson Sauvin Hops

There are few hop varieties as wild and unique as Nelson Sauvin Hops. First off, let’s make sure everyone knows that this hop plant isn’t named after some guy named Nelson Sauvin. It’s named in part after the legendary grape used to produce Sauvignon Blanc wine and also for the area where it was discovered. …

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Chinook Hops

While Chinook hops doesn’t have as flashy or dramatic of an origin story as some other hop varieties, it’s no less important to American craft beer. It was developed at a time when craft breweries were popping up throughout the country and Chinook made an impression almost immediately. It’s had its fair share of struggles, …

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Citra Hops

Citra hops introduce a citrus finish to beers fans can’t stop raving over. In fact, it’s considered one of the world’s most popular hop varieties. Let’s take a closer look at Citra hops to understand why it’s such a game-changer.