Tap This: Craft breweries creating adventurous IPAs using hops, fruit

Tap This: Craft breweries creating adventurous IPAs using hops, fruit

There is no doubt that the American IPA is the king of craft beer right now. The style is favorite among craft drinkers and many IPA brewery releases garner long lines. However, many breweries are starting to expand on the style beyond the realm of just hops. The main feature for any IPA is, of […]

I’d Tap That: Freshly ground coffee, rich chocolate meet hops in Mocha IPA

I’d Tap That: Freshly ground coffee, rich chocolate meet hops in Mocha IPA

Glassware: IPAs are always aroma-centric. The hops are the showcase for the style, but with Mocha IPA the uniqueness of the beer is first experienced in the aroma. Glassware that captures this intriguingly delicious aroma is a must. The Spiegelau IPA glass is the best choice, however, a snifter will also suffice. The aroma will […]

I’d Tap That: PILS is a flavorful pilsner for craft and non-craft drinkers

I’d Tap That: PILS is a flavorful pilsner for craft and non-craft drinkers

Glassware: The pilsner has long been relegated to the standard shaker pint glass, a glass that serves as no help for any beer style. However, to truly experience any beer great, proper glassware is a must. A standard tubular pilsner glass is the best choice for this beer, but a Willi Becher pub glass or […]

Tap This: Pilsner, the style that got you into beer, gets craft-brewed

Tap This: Pilsner, the style that got you into beer, gets craft-brewed

In the ever-increasing popular world of craft beer, many styles exist together in perfect harmony. While there are certainly pilsners in that world, it does seem to be a forgotten style. This is a sad fact, because for many of us, it is the style of beer that got us into beer! Sure our first […]

I’d Tap That: Founder’s All Day IPA has big flavor profile for small beer

I’d Tap That: Founder’s All Day IPA has big flavor profile for small beer

Glassware: All Day IPA is a light beer with subtle delicacies and a bright aroma that is a showcase for hops. Glassware that traps this hop-forward aroma is a must to fully appreciate this delicious beer. The Spiegelau IPA glass is the first choice with this IPA but a snifter, nonic pint, or Willi Becher […]

Tap This: Full flavor and moderate ABV make session IPAs a lasting movement

Tap This: Full flavor and moderate ABV make session IPAs a lasting movement

The American IPA has long been the fan favorite within the craft beer industry. However, some beer lovers have found the higher ABV a bit too much, especially when indulging while out with non-craft-beer-drinking friends. While many macro beers feature ABVs ranging from 4 to 5 percent while IPAs can range from 6 percent all […]

Tap This: One of four key ingredients in beer, hops can complement or shine

Tap This: One of four key ingredients in beer, hops can complement or shine

Hops are an ingredient that any craft beer lover has heard discussed. Even the most casual of beer drinkers is at least familiar with the term. What exactly are they though? Where do they come from and what are they doing in beer? IPA lovers flock to beers loaded with hops. They add a bittering […]

I’d Tap That: Knee Deep’s Breaking Bud IPA crown jewel of brewery’s products

I’d Tap That: Knee Deep’s Breaking Bud IPA crown jewel of brewery’s products

Glassware: The bright and fresh hops with semi-sweet malts create a perfect IPA. To fully experience this beer proper glassware is an absolute must! The Speigelau IPA glass is again the first choice with this IPA but a snifter, nonic pint, or Willi Becher pub glass will also work wonders. The key is to allow […]

Tap This: Dad deserves crafty, beer-related gift this year for Father’s Day

Tap This: Dad deserves crafty, beer-related gift this year for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is upon us yet again, but instead of going with the usual tie, tool or other standard “man gift” this year, buy him something he will truly want and use — beer! Beer-related gifts are growing in popularity and Father’s Day is the perfect time to show him how much you truly care. […]

I’d Tap That: Drinkability major factor when it comes to VooDoo Ranger

I’d Tap That: Drinkability major factor when it comes to VooDoo Ranger

Glassware: The refreshing hops and semi-sweet malts provide a great drinking experience. These characteristics are only enhanced when the aroma can be fully experienced. The Speigelau IPA glass is the first choice with this IPA but a snifter, nonic pint, or willi becher pub glass will also work wonders. Description: VooDoo Ranger pours a clear […]