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Oregon Beer Veteran Art Larrance Has Sold Cascade Brewing Ahead of His Retirement Art Larrance, who helped pave the way for the state’s vibrant brewpub culture, has sold Cascade Brewing and is transitioning into retirement.

Lagerpalooza: Salt Lake's Lager Effect Accordingly, Lagerpalooza is Utah's premier lager homebrew-off, and over the past few years, both Salt City Brew Supply and Bohemian Brewery have shepherded it to become a nationally recognized, lagers-only competition that stimulates the vibrancy of craft lagers.

How to Brew Munich Dunkel - Homebrew Challenge All of this was about to change. Munich malt was the byproduct of advancements of the kilning process in 1820. A richer tasting malt was made possible without the smokiness. Gabriel Sedlmayr took this to great lengths when he was using this malt in the Spaten brewery in Munich.

Short & Shoddy - Munich Dunkel While nowhere near as globally popular as its paler cousin, Munich Dunkel is similar to German Pils in its delicious drinkability, and it has an interestingly rich history.

Night Vision Stargazer That's where our first batch of "solo" brewing comes in. Patrick headed over to the shed on Monday and whipped up a batch of our first dark beer - Night Vision Stargazer. Night Vision Stargazer is a milk stout named for the fantastically magical view of the night sky you get when looking up with night vision goggles.

Ultimate 6er - Dreams of Ontario I know that we're all trapped inside with a wicked case of cabin fever, but there's no reason that we can't start daydreaming about our next beer-cation. I highly suggest heading north of the border and exploring the Canadian province of Ontario. It's more than just Toronto, and you'd better let that fact marinate!

Cape May Brewing Company Announces Release of Crushin' It - Cape May Brewing Company is thrilled to announce the release of Crushin' It, an IPA brewed with orange juice, to their release of core summer offerings.

Best virtual pub quiz: a great live online quiz for every day of the week Our pick of the best virtual quizzes. Whether your preferred digital home is Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or Twitch, we've rounded up the best live online quizzes for those who want to show off their obscure knowledge to friends who are either quarantined in the same room, or just a Zoom or Houseparty call away.

City Brew Tours Launches Live Beer Events At Home BOSTON - City Brew Tours, a leading curator of craft brewery tours and experiences in North America, has announced the launch of their live Beer Events at Home to combat the isolating effects of the current crisis. Industries, including travel and craft beer, have suffered devastating effects from the recent pandemic.

Gear: Homebrewing Equipment There's a dizzying amount of gear available, from wort chillers to sparge arms, so we rounded up some of the most helpful equipment, whether you're looking to upgrade your existing system or brew your first batch.

Cape May Brewing Announces Release of Crushin' It Cape May Brewing Company is thrilled to announce the release of Crushin' It, an IPA brewed with orange juice, to their release of core summer offerings.

These Are the Best American Whiskeys, Bourbons and Ryes of the Year, According to Experts The yearly San Francisco World Spirits Competition revealed its full list of winners for 2020. Here are its picks for American whiskeys.

Kölschy Kölsch My homebrew club had a kölsch-style ale scheduled as our March contest beer. Well…world events meant that we couldn't get together. But, I could still do my own tasting at home! I decided to go for a super-simple beer, with a minimalist grain bill.

Many News New system, new beer style… I'm learning the ins and outs of the Ss Brewtech 3V system I recently acquired, and want to share a bit of my second batch experience, which was my first shot at brewing a New England IPA. Often while brewing, I'll practice my bagpipes while waiting for the mash or the boil to finish.

Top free online learning tools for bartenders during lockdown If you're struggling to fill the days that stretch ahead during the coronavirus lockdown, these free online courses for bartenders will keep you sharp.

Yeast Comparison: Fleischmann's Active Dry Yeast vs. Safale US-05 American Ale Yeast - exBEERiment Results! It's commonly said that brewers make wort while yeast make beer, and as any brewer knows, there are various types of yeast available that produce different characteristics.

Dundee sour beer firm Vault City Brewing expands production The founders of a young Dundee-based brewery say its success to date has "massively" exceeded their wildest expectations. Vault City Brewing was started in Edinburgh just over two years ago by IT consultant Steven Smith-Hay and brewer Johnny Horn - both experienced homebrewers with a passion for making sour beer.

Wildfire IPA I love IPAs, but I'm also a bit burnt out on brewing them. Often if I want this style, I'll just buy a four - or six-pack, and that will satisfy my temporary craving. There are tons of really good IPAs out there, but they start to blend together after awhile.

What's Brewing? March Edition March has been an…interesting…month for brewing. I didn't have much activity during the first half of the month due to busy weekends, and there hasn't been much brewing during the second half due to a global pandemic. Nonetheless, there are a few newsy bits.

Ellon's Brewdog opens online virtual bars The internet sessions will give spectators the chance ask questions, enter giveaways and purchase exclusive merchandise from the Brew Dog online shop. BrewDog co-founder James Watt said: "Community has always been at the absolute core of what we do. "And the role that community, and great beer play in our society is now more important than ever.

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How to Brew Schwarzbier - Homebrew Challenge As history has proven time and time again, dark beers have been around for a really long time, Porters and Stouts usually take the price when novice beer drinkers begin to think about the wide color spectrum of beers. The one that hardly is ever mentioned is the classic German style Schwarzbier.

Have a pint at a Newcastle pub when it virtually opens its doors on Friday Independent craft brewery, BrewDog has announced the opening of 102 BrewDog bars - including ours in the city on Dean Street, but this time it's taking them online.

Brewbound Podcast: Vitamin Sea's Dino Funari on Staying Humble Through the Hype "It's just madness. There's so many people showing up, and there's a line before we open, and we go through the same process." Now, those people are lining up at a social distance in mind due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease, COVID-19.

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