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I’d Tap That: Jai Alai king of Cigar City’s world-class roster of craft beers

I’d Tap That: Jai Alai king of Cigar City’s world-class roster of craft beers

Glassware Fruity aromatics are present throughout, and a glass that captures that will enhance the drinking experience. The Spiegelau IPA glass, snifter and tulip are best, but a nonic pint or oversized wine glass will do in a pinch. It should be noted this is a perfect IPA even when enjoyed straight from the can. […]

I’d Tap That: Divided By Zero — Southern Hemisphere leaves zero complaints

I’d Tap That: Divided By Zero — Southern Hemisphere leaves zero complaints

Glassware: As with all IPAs, experiencing the aroma is a must to truly appreciate the beer. The Spiegelau IPA glass is always a personal favorite for IPAs as it perfectly traps the aroma and allows the beer to warm slowly. It is not widely available, but picking one up is highly recommended. A snifter glass […]

I’d Tap That: Old Chub an enticing introduction to dark beer for skeptics

I’d Tap That: Old Chub an enticing introduction to dark beer for skeptics

Glassware: Old Chub is best served in either an English tulip pint glass or a traditional nonic pint glass. It is also suitable for a dimpled English pint glass, especially if you are receiving the beer in a traditional English pub. Description: Old Chub pours a hazy mahogany brown with a ruby hue and a […]

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 […]

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