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CraftBeer.com’s Top Posts of 2014

Top Posts of CraftBeer.com

To celebrate small and independent craft brewers and the ever-advancing U.S. beer scene, give a gander at CraftBeer.com's top posts of 2014.

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Coming Clean About Dirty Beer Glassware

It’s great that we are finally getting the culinary world to pour beer into an actual glass—thank goodness—but now we have the issue of remnant-riddled glassware. Find out what the bubbles in your beer are trying to tell you.

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Birth of a Hop

Birth of a Hop

It takes about ten years (on average) to develop each new hop variety—thus the less than two hundred worldwide varieties today. See just what it takes to bring a new hop to life in, "The Birth of a Hop."

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5 Tips for Cooking with Craft Beer

Craft Beer in the Kitchen

Many people today are bringing craft beer into the kitchen, as they've found it to be a flavor enhancer that evolves and expands the potential of their dishes. But what they may not know, and something I recently discovered, is that when cooking with fermented beverages, some alcohol can remain in the final dish.

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So You Want to Be a Beer Judge?

So you want to be a Beer Judge?

It's true, there really are certified beer judges—more than 4,500 active judges worldwide. Julia Herz shares her beer judge journey and gives resources and options for becoming a judge.

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Chefs Biased Towards Wine

Chefs Biased Towards Wine

Julia Herz says it’s time to put craft beer on equal footing with wine and spirits in terms of education and emphasis in the culinary world.

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