I’d Tap That: Flavor, low ABV make Mango Even Keel a real accomplishment

I’d Tap That: Flavor, low ABV make Mango Even Keel a real accomplishment

Glassware: The addition of mango to Even Keel adds a strong aroma presence as well as flavor. Glassware that enhances this aroma is a must. The Spiegelau IPA glass is the perfect choice with its tapered opening. The Willi Becher pub glass is also a great choice with a tapered opening. If either of these […]

Tap This: Self-brewing hazy IPAs brings hard-to-find beers into the home

Tap This: Self-brewing hazy IPAs brings hard-to-find beers into the home

Last week, we discussed the craze of the sessionable hazy IPA. These beers are certainly a growing popular segment in the craft beer industry. The trouble is that sometimes with all the hype and demand they can be difficult to find. One sure fix for this is to brew your own. Brewing your own beer […]

I’d Tap That: Jim is Workin’ Hard brings drinkability to standard IPA flavor

I’d Tap That: Jim is Workin’ Hard brings drinkability to standard IPA flavor

Glassware: American IPAs are aroma forward beers that should be enjoyed to fully appreciate the beer. Jim is Workin’ Hard may be a session IPA, but it still has a lot of aromas, and glassware that traps these aromas is a must. The Spiegelau IPA glass is the first choice, as always, but a snifter […]

Tap This: Sessionable hazy IPAs are rising stars of craft beer industry

Tap This: Sessionable hazy IPAs are rising stars of craft beer industry

The IPA is without a doubt the leader in the craft beer market. Within the IPA category, though, is a series of ebbs and flows toward the most popular variant. Right now, the New England style IPA, or NEIPA, is the rising star within the market, with an even more popular version rising through the […]

I’d Tap That: Summer Solstice is a well-balanced ‘cream soda for adults’

I’d Tap That: Summer Solstice is a well-balanced ‘cream soda for adults’

Glassware: Cream ales have a very malt-forward aroma, but Summer Solstice has an especially intriguing nose. Glassware that traps this aroma, but also keeps the beer cold is an absolute must. The Willi Becher pub glass is the best choice. A snifter will suffice but may seem a bit much for such a light beer. […]

Tap This: Cream ales are subtle, refreshing brews, shouldn’t be overlooked

Tap This: Cream ales are subtle, refreshing brews, shouldn’t be overlooked

The rise of craft beer has brought many beer styles to the market, but many of the macro-brewed lighter styles of beer tend to be less popular. The reasons are most likely tied to the turning away from macro beer by many craft brewers, not to mention the lack of flavor. However, some of these […]

I’d Tap That: Wolf Pup by Golden Road Brewing a juicy, drinkable session IPA

I’d Tap That: Wolf Pup by Golden Road Brewing a juicy, drinkable session IPA

Glassware: Wolf Pup has a strong fruit-forward hop aroma that is drool-inducing. Glassware that traps this phenomenal aroma is a must! The Spiegelau IPA glass, as always, is the first choice for any hop-forward beer. The tapered opening and thin walls are perfect for Wolf Pup. If this is not an option, a Willi Becher […]

Tap This: Expand knowledge of craft beer with this short list of books

Tap This: Expand knowledge of craft beer with this short list of books

Summer is flying by with warm weather and lazy days dwindling. However, there is still time to enjoy a day poolside while enjoying a great beer. Another pleasure to pursue while enjoying a great beer is reading about our beloved liquid refreshment. Summer is a great time to curl up with a great book and […]

I’d Tap That: Unfiltered Sculpin a refreshing new twist on a familiar brew

I’d Tap That: Unfiltered Sculpin a refreshing new twist on a familiar brew

Glassware: Fresh and hop forward beers such as Unfiltered Sculpin feature a pungent hop aroma that must be experienced to its fullest. The Spiegelau IPA glass is still the top choice for any hoppy beers with its thin tapered walls and curved bottom that help to open the beer up like a fine wine. The […]

Tap This: Brewing unfiltered can add flavor and smoothness to good beer

Tap This: Brewing unfiltered can add flavor and smoothness to good beer

Beer styles are seemingly endless in the craft beer market. While there is a set range of beer styles, within those styles is a vast amount of variations. Some of these variations are easy to distinguish from one another, such a stout with coffee versus the same stout with vanilla instead. But one area the […]

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