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TAG : beer

Lambic: A Beer Worth the Wait

Photo by Getty Images/Fabian Krueger Belgium is home to an incredible diversity of beers. Among the most iconic is lambic, a sour wheat ale brewed in the Zenne Valley region near Brussels. Unlike other modern beers — outside of a few newer sour craft beers — lambic wort is intentionally ...

Epicurean Esters

  Getty Images/weisschr Red wine under a microscope, Pinot Noir Precoce. The photo shows crystals of frozen wine in polarized light.Fruity, floral wines and beers are having a moment in the sun, with eager brewers and winemakers finding ways to incorporate more of these aromas and flavors ...

In Flanders Fields, the Beer Flows

  funkyfrogstockThroughout most of the 20th century, a few regional styles of sour beers existed around the world, mostly as throwbacks to a different time. In the late 1990s, sour beers were almost unheard of in North America, except to a small number of brewers and craft beer aficionados. ...

A Stout Lineup

Getty Images/5PH It’s a rare craft beer drinker who has yet to experience the joy of an inky-dark stout or porter beer. These hearty beverages have been part of the brewing world for centuries, but where did these beer styles come from, and what makes a stout a stout and a porter a porter? ...

Removing Chlorine from Brewing Water

Getty Images/JupiterImagesMicrobiological contamination is the main concern of any municipal water supplier. These contaminants can be bacteria or other organisms such as cryptosporidium and giardia intestinalis. Residual disinfection is needed to profide constant protection after the water ...

Guinness and Blackberry Beef Stew Recipe

 Beef slow-cooked in beer is no novelty. What makes this stew a new star is the fruit. Blackberries are easily manipulated. Dotted into a frangipane tart or boiled down with a little sugar, you’d believe their destiny was a sweet one. But they offer a savouriness too, especially when not ...

Stay True to the Brew

Getty Images/da-kukIf you’re considering diving into homebrewing, you’ve probably started doing your research and learned that the equipment options are endless. It’s easy for a new brewer to become overwhelmed by the assortment of gadgets, gear, and ingredients listed in homebrew ...

How to Clone Beer Recipes

Getty Images/ozgurcoskunIt’s no secret that homebrewers drink a lot of beer, and not all of it is homebrew. Given that homebrewers also enjoy many craft beers and imports, it’s not surprising that a popular topic among us is clone brew recipes—namely, creating homebrew recipes for ...

Design Your Own Beer Recipe

Getty Images/zmurciuk_kNow it’s time to take off the training wheels and strike out on your own. You have read about many of the various beer styles of the world and you should now have a better idea of the kind of beer you like best and want to brew. Homebrewing is all about brewing your ...

Herbal Beers: Cheers to Fresh Flavor

 Photo by Flickr/onkel wart.I’m a pretty conventional beer drinker — usually I buy whatever’s on special and what is relatively light. But sometimes I like to mix it up and try heavier wheat ales with combinations of sweet flavors, such as raspberries, oranges, and lemons.Herbal ...

Fermentation

Inspiration for edible alchemy.