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The Challenges and Rewards of Brewing Fruit Beer

Ezra Johnson-Greenough, organizer of the Portland Fruit Beer Festival talks about the possibilities when fruit is brought into the brewery with Alex Ganum of Upright Brewery and Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing.

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Session Beer: How Low Can You Go?

After years of craft breweries reaching into the stratosphere of alcohol by volume (ABV) there is a renewed effort to go the other way, and offer lower alcohol beers that don’t sacrifice on flavor—also known as session beers.

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Randy Mosher Picks Winter Warmers for New Years

Randy Mosher gives us a quick dose of history on the Winter Warmer style, shares suggestions for craft beers not to miss this season, and includes a few craft beer cocktails to get your New Year's off to the right start.

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Celebrate Repeal Day: December 5

December 5 marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition. Ginger Johnson offers suggestions for celebrating Repeal Day and America's craft brewers.

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Dr. Bill Sysak’s Thanksgiving Pairings

Beer—being the most versatile of all beverages to pair with food—allows for a veritable cornucopia of pairing options, making it perfect for any Thanksgiving celebration.

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The Secret Life of Hops

You probably know that hops provide much more to craft beer than just bitterness, but how much do you really know? After a recent trip to Hopunion's Hop & Brew School, CraftBeer.com's Andy Sparhawk returned with his mind officially blown!

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My First Semester at Beer College

Brewers Association staff member Ryan Farrell hilariously describes his tactics at handling his craft beer knowledge and the experience of becoming a beer judge through the Beer Judge Certification Program.

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Like Father, Like Son

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to open a brewery with your son or daughter? There are families all over the country that have brought that dream to life, including Robert and Patrick Jensen of Argus Brewery.

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Pray for Beer

Beer has been around for centuries. So how did we end up with this wonderful beverage, more importantly, who do we thank? Answer: It was a gift from the gods.

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Cicerone™ vs. Sommelier

As Julia Herz prepares for what is believed to be the first-ever Cicerone vs. Sommelier dinner, she shares her thoughts on what an amazingly powerful tool pairing really is.

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