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I’d Tap That: Ommegang’s Hennepin is perfect for the coming spring season

I’d Tap That: Ommegang’s Hennepin is perfect for the coming spring season

Glassware: The saison style, like many Belgian beers, is effervescent and has a large fluffy head. Glassware that has room for the beer to breath and also traps the wonderful Belgian yeast aroma is an absolute must. This is a beer that is best enjoyed cold, and glassware that allows the beer to warm slowly […]

I’d Tap That: You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Dead Guy

I’d Tap That: You haven’t lived until you’ve tried Dead Guy

Glassware: Beers in the lager family are brewed to be enjoyed in quantities, not fussed over too much. Dead Guy Ale offers more than the standard lager so glassware that gets the beer from glass to mouth quickest is the best choice. A willi becher or nonic pint glass are the best choices for a […]

I’d Tap That: A perfect porter for St. Patrick’s Day

I’d Tap That: A perfect porter for St. Patrick’s Day

Glassware: Rich roasted porters deserve glassware that allows the aroma to flourish and be noticed to fully enjoy such a world class beer. A stemmed porter glass is a great choice, however a snifter or nonic pint glass will also work. The trick is to allow this beer to warm to room temperature to truly […]

I’d Tap That: Goes down fast and smooth

I’d Tap That: Goes down fast and smooth

Glassware: If a beer is said to have coffee as an ingredient the first area it should be sensed is in the aroma. Glassware that traps the rich coffee notes and allows the beer to warm to room temperature is best. Spiegelau makes a fantastic stout glass, but is not widely available due to its […]

I’d Tap That: The beer gods have answered prayers

I’d Tap That: The beer gods have answered prayers

Glassware: As with many Belgian beers, glassware is important. The key is glassware that allows the aroma to take front and center while allowing the beer to warm slowly from body heat through the hands. The first and best choice for glassware is Trappist Rochefort’s own glass but if this is not an option a […]

I’d Tap That: Brewed with love and chocolate

I’d Tap That: Brewed with love and chocolate

Glassware: The chocolate aroma emanating from this beer is a must to fully appreciate how incredible this beer tastes. Glassware that allows the beer to warm to room temperature also helps to unlock the magic within. The Spiegelau stout glass is a great first choice, but not always a practical one at many bars. A […]

I’d Tap That: Make your escape a hoppy one

I’d Tap That: Make your escape a hoppy one

Glassware: As with any beer that features hops, glassware that helps trap the aroma is a definite must. More delicate beers, such as this one, require glassware that keeps it cold longer. The true crisp taste shines when the beer is chilled. Sam Adams makes a glass perfect for the beer. Another great choice is […]

I’d Tap That: Hey, there’s beer in my peanut butter

I’d Tap That: Hey, there’s beer in my peanut butter

Glassware: Rich porters and stouts have a lot to offer with aroma. Glassware that traps that aroma is a must. Darker beers are best served at slightly warmer temperatures so a glass that will allow the beer to warm slowly is crucial. A snifter glass is a great first choice and many breweries, including Terrapin, […]

I’d Tap That: Lagunitas’ pale ale is bright and beautiful

I’d Tap That: Lagunitas’ pale ale is bright and beautiful

Glassware: Aroma is always key with any hop forward beer. The truest taste from the delicate hops occur through one’s sense of smell. Glassware that perfectly traps the aroma as well as allows the beer to slowly warm is the best selection. Spiegelau’s IPA glass is a wonderful choice as well as a snifter. A […]

I’d Tap That: Drinking in a winter wonderland

I’d Tap That: Drinking in a winter wonderland

Glassware: German style beers are brewed to be malt forward, emanating wonderfully sweet aromas. The addition of spices makes Sam Adams’ Winter Lager more aromatic with a wonderfully sticky sweet malt quality. The perfect glass for this beer is Sam Adams own glassware with the perfect shape to capture the aroma and allow the beer […]