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The Beginning of Brut IPA

The Beginning of Brut IPA

The enzyme amyloglucosidase has been used in brewing for a while now. It has the ability to break down complex sugars that might not otherwise ferment, allowing the yeast a bonus meal during fermentation. As such, it has been popular with big, boozy imperial stouts so...

An Ode to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

An Ode to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

It’s immediately recognizable, thanks to its distinctive green label announcing “purest ingredients” and “finest quality” and the 12-ounce heritage bottle with the quality-seal cap (use bottle opener). But it’s the concoction of ingredients inside that brings people...

Hop or Artichoke? A Whole Lot of Confusion

Hop or Artichoke? A Whole Lot of Confusion

A few months ago, I was at the gym (yes, really), working with a trainer when a few minutes into a session she remarked on how much I must love artichokes. I was momentarily confused by this perceived non sequitur until she pointed at my T-shirt, a “true royal”...

The Return of a New York Beer

The Return of a New York Beer

A beer-lover's Instagram feed is continuously filled with what's new, what's exciting, what's soon-to-be-released. This is an age of beer unlike any other, fueled by passionate consumers and an extraordinary number of breweries. Still, from time-to-time, it's nice to...