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Summer Seasonals

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Craft Beer Summer Seasonals 2013

It’s time to dust the cobwebs off your grill, patio furniture and cooler—summer is almost here! America's craft brewers have planned ahead and are set to help you celebrate the warmer weather with craft beers that embody the summer months.

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15 Tips for Hosting a Beer Dinner

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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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saison

Craft Beer Muses

The Summer of the Saison

Two years ago it was black IPAs, last year it was white IPAs, but what will this summer’s craft beer trend be? CraftBeer.com's Andy Sparhawk takes a look at his top pick, which may or may not include bugs.

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7 Session Ales for Summer

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7 Session IPAs for Summer

Session IPAs allow you to safely enjoy hiking, biking or other outdoor activities—yes, that includes just enjoying a beer outside. Here are a few excellent session IPAs from around the country.

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Can Buy Me Love: Canned Summer Seasonals

Craft Beer Muses

12 Summer Seasonals New to Cans

With summer right around the corner, we're taking a look at a few of the many craft beers that are making their first appearance in cans this season. A number of breweries are releasing cans for the very first time, including the nation’s largest craft brewer, Boston Beer Company, makers of Samuel Adams.

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American Craft Beer Week CliffsNotes

Craft Beer Muses

Cramming for American Craft Beer Week

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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Celebrating the Moms of American Craft Beer

Craft Beer Muses

Celebrating the Moms of American Craft Beer

To celebrate Mother's Day, we wanted to give the craft beer community a chance to recognize the mothers that have made their brewing dreams and businesses possible. From bartending and kegging, all the way to construction, these amazing moms deserve some recognition, and a beer!

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cask ale

Craft Beer Muses

Cask Ale: Draught Beer At Its Best

Hugh Sisson, founder of Heavy Seas Beer, shares why he believes cask beer is draught beer at its best. Cask beer has a much gentler level of carbonation, a rounder mouthfeel, and since it is unfiltered, usually shows a slightly more complex flavor and aromatic profile.

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The Draught Beer Circle of Life

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The Draught Beer Circle of Life

By hook or crook, the craft beer industry is losing kegs at a rate 5-6 percent per year. In 2011, the cost of lost kegs to craft brewers was estimated to be between $5 - $15 million. Find out how you can help reconnect lost kegs to their rightful owners by using KegReturn.com.

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The Best Beard of Craft Beer

Craft Beer Muses

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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Bringing Craft Beer to Antarctica

Craft Beer Muses

Is There Craft Beer in Antarctica?

Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest and coldest place on earth—and naturally there are no breweries within its borders—so beer must travel to Antarctica. As Retail Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program, Jason Kirk has the task of supplying beer to the more than 150 crew members stationed in Antarctica.

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