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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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5 Cardinal Sins of Craft Beer Service

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Having high beer standards is completely different than being highbrow. Julia Herz shares five cardinal sins of craft beer service and encourages beer bars to go beyond the industry standard to win the hearts and palates of America's craft beer drinkers.

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Beer Remains America’s Preferred Alcoholic Beverage

With the help of Bart Watson, the Brewers Association's staff economist, Julia Herz sets out to prove that the data provided in Gallup's® annual alcohol survey provides little evidence of what is really going on with consumers in the beer category.

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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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