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Celebrating the Moms of American Craft Beer

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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: 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

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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

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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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Flavor is a Fusion

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The 4 Main Taste Sensations of Craft Beer

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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Good Beer Gas: Nitro Beers Explained

There is something poetic, almost romantic, about a freshly-poured pint of stout from a nitro tap. The cascading effect is mesmerizing; the waterfall of tiny bubbles slowly yielding to a dark brew with a fluffy, white head thick enough to float a bottle cap. But what's exactly happening in your glass?

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CraftBeer.com’s Beer Trends of 2012

To celebrate the end of 2012, we're looking back at the top 10 CraftBeer.com posts of the past year to see what trending topics were the talk of the craft beer nation.

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10 Nut Beers Cracking onto the Scene

Truth in advertising is vital in craft beer culture. There better be fresh hops in our fresh hop beers, real cherries in our krieks, and just as seasonally-relevant, real pumpkin in our field or pumpkin beers. Yet the distinguished British classic, nut brown ale, contains nary a nut. These craft brewers are putting the nuts back in nut beers.

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Beer Pairings: Making the Case to Taste

Being food itself, craft beer complements all types of dishes and flavors, but for some reason many people can’t get past pizza and pretzels. Andy Sparhawk takes three classic food combinations and makes a craft beer pairing connection for each.

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We Want Beer

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Repeal Day: The Good Thing About Prohibition Was…

In “Last Call”, a recent article in the Washington Monthly, Tim Heffernan suggests that while Prohibition did not succeed the way its supporters hoped, the end may have set this country up for a better future. Could the Noble Experiment and consequential end of Prohibition have been a good thing?

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