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10 Best Sour Beers in 2020 Tried, Tested and Ranked

Sours are gaining popularity in the world of craft beer.

Whether by happy accident or cool calculated fermentation science, sour beers are created by allowing wild strains of yeast into the wort in order to “spoil” the beer.

In the earlier days of brewing, most beers were, to varying degrees, sour. Today, sours are making an emergence as a popular style on the craft beer scene.

Tart flavors, balanced with the other flavors in beers, are taking palates by storm!

Personally, I love sours. I’m going to highlight just a handful of my favorites.

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Top 10 Mexican Beers (Commercial & Craft Beers) Reviewed

Mexican beers are usually associated with vacations and summertime. Oftentimes they’re light, pale, very crisp lagers that are enjoyed best with a lime.

Mexico’s beers have a lot more than that going on. Most Mexican beers can be divided into Clara (pale) or Obscura (dark).

Today, I’m going to highlight both some fantastic beers produced in Mexico and some great American craft beers that have made in Mexican style.

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My 20 Best Lagers of All Time (Budweiser Is Not In This List)

If you’re in the mood for a very smooth, mellow tasting brew a lager might be what you need.

As opposed to the often hop-heavy ales, lagers tend to be smooth, crisp and “clean-finishing”.

A class including pilsners, lagers are beers that are conditioned at low temperatures.

Lagers have long dominated the American domestic beer market, but to find the best lagers you’ll have to go beyond Budweiser.

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My 17 Best Pilsners of All Time (And 3 Worst)

Originating from Pilsen, in what is now the Czech Republic, the Pilsner is popular style of beer on the American beer scene.

These beers are lagers, conditioned at low temperatures, with a stronger hop flavor.

Typically, pilsners use a pilsner malt and Noble hops. These deliciously balanced beers pack a lot of good flavor and aromas in and finish smooth and crisp.

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[Guide] IPA Beer: Meaning, Styles, Taste, Hops, Glasses

If you’ve never tried an IPA beer, chances are good that you’ve been cryogenically frozen for the last 20 years and you’ve just woken up, lost and confused.

If that’s the case, please don’t waste your time reading this right now. You’ve got a lot of catching up to do and this isn’t the place to begin. Come back after you’ve gotten caught up a bit and you’re sure to be in dire need of a good, strong beer.

If you’re not a time traveler, you’re probably at least a little bit familiar with IPAs.

There’s a lot more to these hoppy brews though, than you may realize. Read More

Microbrewery Equipment List: All You Need to Get Started

If you are really passionate about homebrewing and you might want to consider starting your own business, you may want to know how you could actually get started with your own microbrewery.

A microbrewery doesn’t have to have the same equipment that a large-scale craft brewery needs to have.

With a few proven recipes that you have tried on a small scale, an investment in your time and some money you can get together the equipment you need to start a business in brewing.

Here is a list of some of the top microbrewery equipment that you will need to get started.

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How to Make Beer Taste Better? 6 Super Easy Tips to Apply

When it comes to enhancing the flavors of beer there are a number of tools that you can use to potentially improve the flavor of popular beer or almost any kind of suds you might purchase (or make). If you are really trying to enhance the flavors in your beer and bring out a greater amount of quality and distinct flavor patterns use some of these following tips to make your beer taste better. Read More

7 Best Books About Beer Reviewed (Beer Lovers Ideal Gifts)

If you are looking for some of the top reference materials for bring your own beer, there are many different types of books available for home brewers across the world.

The best books available for home brewers include some of these top seven novels and more.

If you are interested in learning more about beer as well as how you can produce better flavor accommodations for your home brews, these are some excellent points to start with.

Whether you have had one unsuccessful homebrew or you are simply looking into expanding some of the types of brews that you can make, these are the best novels to build up your home growing library. Read More

12 Unique Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers Perfect For A Birthday or Holiday

Buying for the beer lover in your life around the holidays or for his birthday can always be a bit of a chore.

While it may seem a little bit improper to simply buy somebody a sixpack or a selection of craft beers, there are a number of different beer related gifts. They are funnt for some or even can improve the life of any beer connoisseur.

Here are 12 great gift ideas for the beer lover in your life. Read More