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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 […]

Tap This: Move over hops, coffee is the new flavor on scene

Tap This: Move over hops, coffee is the new flavor on scene

The craft beer movement has brought forth a wide array of ingredients previously overlooked as possibilities within beer. Many of these ingredients are new and exciting and forever pushing the definition of beer. One ingredient has been viewed as a perfect addition — coffee. While coffee as an ingredient is not traditional in a historic […]

Tap This: 6 beers to try this Valentine’s Day no matter who you’re with

Tap This: 6 beers to try this Valentine’s Day no matter who you’re with

When discussing craft beers in America we tend to drop impressive dates of some older breweries that opened in the late ’70s or early ’80s. These “older” breweries seem to have been on the landscape for quite some time. Some macro breweries even date back to the 1800s, but in the overall beer landscape, we […]

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 […]

Tap This: 6 beers to try this Valentine’s Day no matter who you’re with

Tap This: 6 beers to try this Valentine’s Day no matter who you’re with

Valentine’s Day is traditionally celebrated with a fine evening of food, chocolates, wine and flowers. However we need to re-examine this tradition and look at the beer offerings available to us now that will not only pair better with that box of chocolates, but may even be rich and chocolaty enough to replace the chocolates. […]

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 […]

Tap This: Let the power of hops compel you

Tap This: Let the power of hops compel you

If there is one thing that can be said about many craft beer lovers it is they desire flavorful beer regardless of style. This is what propells many brewers into a variety of directions to ensure they’re brewing impactful and flavorful beer. The one ingredient that has truly risen above all others to help? The […]

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, […]

Tap This: Brewing beers with variants

Tap This: Brewing beers with variants

Craft beers come in all kinds of varieties and ranges of alcohol by volume (ABV). However, some beers are brewed to have a strong similarity with another. Often a brewer will brew a base beer and then a variety of ingredients to make unique and distinct beers. These are called variants. A better way to […]

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