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Kegerator Tips

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Andy’s Tips for the Perfect Kegerator

Serving kegs of beer at home sounds like a perfect scenario, but a kegerator is like a puppy: it has to be fed, walked and given a bath. Just kidding! But you get my point. Here are four things that are important to think about before welcoming a kegerator into your life.

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Craft Beer in the Kitchen

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5 Tips for Cooking with Craft Beer

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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health benefits of craft beer

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Health Benefits of Craft Beer

An ever-growing body of research confirms that responsibly enjoying beer as part of a healthy diet can promote your well being. In fact, the USDA Dietary Guidelines specifically mention the health benefits of moderate consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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Growlers on the Prowl

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Growlers On the Prowl

The 64-ounce growler, as well as the emerging 32-ounce “growlet," has become a prominent fixture for both brewery startups, and new craft beer point-of-tap businesses. So prominent in fact, that some states are changing laws to allow growlers to be taken home.

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Before They Were Professional Brewers

Unlike the days before Prohibition when brewing was largely a family enterprise, there’s no one-track path to becoming a professional brewer. Fact is, professional brewers come from vastly varying backgrounds. Here's a look at a few of our favorites.

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Collaboration On the FL-ORegon Trail

The brewhouse used to brew Sangre de la Carretera—Blood of the Road, traveled on a flatbed trailer to Black Shirt’s backyard while being towed from Dunedin to Portland, Ore., and back during the Florida brewery’s five-week-long FL-ORegon Trail road trip.

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8 Craft Beer Cookbooks for the Holidays

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8 Craft Beer Cookbooks for the Holidays

There are a number of beer cookbooks on the shelves these days that talk about cooking with beer, pairing beer and food and experiencing flavors on an individual level. Here are some suggestions to bulk up your home library that will fill your head with knowledge, your home with flavorful aromas and your stomach with satisfying meals.

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Andy's Wish List: The Most Random Craft Beer Gifts Ever

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The Most Random Craft Beer Gifts Ever

If you know someone who already has a closet full of brewery shirts, and can’t seem to cram another shaker pint in their cupboard, check out this list of brewery merch exclusively from the "miscellaneous" categories of your favorite small and independent craft brewers.

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Winter Seasonals Are Coming to Town

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Craft Beer Winter Seasonals 2013

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—for craft beer! To share the spirit, passion and imagination of America’s small and independent brewers, we asked Brewers Association member breweries to provide information about their latest seasonal releases.

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5 Clues to Deciphering Craft Beer Styles

While some beer styles require a bit of background to understand, one can often make reasonable assumptions about a beer's character with a small amount of information. Here are five clues that I think will help you immediately start to decipher what a beer might taste like before ordering.

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