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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 […]

I’d Tap That: A barrel of delicious brew

I’d Tap That: A barrel of delicious brew

Glassware: Rich and luscious stouts such as Ten Fidy Bourbon Barrel-Aged require glassware that allows the beer to warm slowly and trap the alluring aroma. Spiegelau has a stout glass that works great, but a snifter will suffice. The most important aspect with proper glassware is the subtle tapering to trap the aroma. Description: Ten […]

I’d Tap That: What’s majestic, dark and delicious?

I’d Tap That: What’s majestic, dark and delicious?

Glassware: Stouts, especially those of the imperial variety, offer rich and fairly complex notes that truly show themselves as the beer slowly warms. Samuel Smith’s Imperial Stout is no exception and glassware that allows the beer to warm slowly while also trapping the aroma is a must. Spiegelau has a wonderful stout glass with thin […]

I’d Tap That: Merry Monks offer more than holiday cheer

I’d Tap That: Merry Monks offer more than holiday cheer

Glassware: Belgian beers have a very distinctive aroma that is the centerpiece of many. Merry Monks is no different. Glassware that helps trap the inviting aroma and allows the beer to warm very slowly is an absolute must. Any type of stemware is the best selection such as a tulip glass, chalice, snifter or over […]

I’d Tap That: A little of this is how Santa stays so merry

I’d Tap That: A little of this is how Santa stays so merry

Glassware: Amber ales are not huge impactful beers, but they do possess a lot of great subtle characteristics and with Rogue that is understood to be true. The hops and rich malts emanate a wonderful aroma that must be enjoyed to get the full impact of this beer. A willi becher pub glass is a […]

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