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15 Tips for Hosting a Beer Dinner

15 Tips for Hosting a Beer Dinner

Beer lovers pair their beer with food more than any other single activity surrounding the beverage's enjoyment. Here are 15 tips to help you host a successful beer dinner at home and help beer reclaim its place at the dinner table.

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Cramming for American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week CliffsNotes

With so much going on during American Craft Beer Week, Julia Herz comes to the rescue with a quick-hit cheat sheet to help you celebrate the week along with the hundreds of craft breweries and tens of thousands of craft beer lovers.

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Double Down with Multiple Brewery Locations

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Thriving craft breweries are successfully splitting their love into two, in what Julia Herz likes to call a double down, opening additional locations that are just as amazing, real and authentic as home.

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The Best Beard of Craft Beer

The Best Beard of Craft Beer

From 73 original craft brewer contenders down to 20 finalists, you've now chosen the Best Beard of Craft Beer. Folks this was no small contest, more than 7,000 fans voted from 25 states and 48 countries!

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The 4 Main Taste Sensations of Craft Beer

Flavor is a Fusion

Julia Herz is on a flavor-finding journey and here to tell you that flavor is a fusion. We're taking a look at the four main taste reactions that collectively work in concert when we drink craft beer: smell, taste, sensation and experience.

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The Shaker Pint

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There are grumblings from deep within the craft beer movement centered around one of the fundamental beer vesselsā€”the classic shaker pint. What are the concerns about this glass and are they warranted?

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The Poetry of Esters

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Julia Herz takes a look at the mystical world of esters, those fruity smelling metabolites created by yeast during fermentation that are perceived in the aroma and flavor of craft-brewed beer.

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Frosted Glassware is Not Cool: Temperature Tips for Retailers

Julia Herz shares a cheat sheet for the tens of thousands of retailers who are now serving craft-brewed beer. This list specifically addresses temperature, which is just one of the many components of delivering an amazing beer experience.

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The Romance Behind Malt

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Julia Herz shares her experience of attending the second-ever Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.'s Brew Malt School in Chilton, Wisconsin.

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