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Garrett Oliver’€™s List of Craft Beer Injustices

In his recent online article for Food & Wine, "Garrett Oliver on the Crimes Against Beer," Oliver addresses five common injustices to craft beer in the restaurant setting.

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Defining Beer Gravity

No one mentioned that my future understanding of brewing science would vastly benefit from retaining a little more than the gossip of my first period chemistry class.

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The Poetry of Esters

Julia Herz takes a look at the mystical world of esters, those fruity smelling metabolites created by yeast during fermentation that are perceived in the aroma and flavor of craft-brewed beer.

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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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Fox News: Prohibition 80 Years Later with Shmaltz Brewing

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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December 5 marks the anniversary of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition.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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