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Beer Haze: Clarity in a Topsy-Turbid World

Beer clarity—or lack of clarity, also known as ‘turbidity’—is one of beer's most telling attributes when it comes to quality. But, before you go tossing out every beer that doesn’t appear impeccably crystal-clear, realize that beer haze isn’t necessarily a flaw.

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Pumpkin Craft Beer

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Pumpkin Beers: Why People Love—and Love to Hate—Them

Pumpkin beer is loved so much that in the month of October it rivals the popularity of India pale ale—the top-selling craft beer style in supermarkets in America. What’s most surprising about this little style that could is that beer lovers take an emotional stand for or against it, but why?

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Beer Styles Beginner

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Beer Styles for Beginners

No matter where your craft beer journey begins, the fact remains you always have to start somewhere—and that's the most overwhelming part. Here are a few of the most approachable beer styles, including commercial examples from America's small and independent brewers.

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Only You Can Prevent Seasonal Creep

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Only You Can Prevent Seasonal Creep

Forget Christmas in July, these days it’s Thanksgiving in August as craft beer fall seasonals seem to start hitting store shelves earlier and earlier every year. Plenty of beer enthusiasts protest, and there are few ideas on how to stop it, but seasonal creep just keeps on creepin’ on.

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Craft Beer Doesn't Need Sexism--It Needs Women

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Weighing in on Women and Beer

Julia Herz weighs in on the topic of women and beer, particularly sexism in beer advertising, which she feels is isolated to just a few offenders. "Even one sexist label or logo dilutes the integrity of our beloved beverage."

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