• Beer Department: Expert Picks November 2019

     

     

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  • Beer Department: Get to know a style: Pilsner

    When a style is as ubiquitous as Pilsner (pils, for short), one might be inclined to believe they understand it. After all, pilsners have dominated global beer consumption since their introduction in the 19th century. Pilsners, or descendants thereof, can be found everywhere beer is drunk, from Sapporo and Asahi in Japan to Efes in Turkey and from Quilmes in Argentina to Budweiser in the good ol’ US of A. Many beers, such as Miller Lite,

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated October 2019

     

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks October 2019

     

     

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  • Beer Department: What is Wet Hopping?

    In the modern proliferation of hazy, aroma driven New England Style IPAs, most people have become familiar with the term “dry-hopped.” Dry hopping simply means adding hops to a finished beer after fermentation finishes as a way to impart more aroma. You let the hops soak in the beer for a while, then remove them, and voila! You have a dry-hopped beer.

    Confusingly enough, wet-hopping is not the opposite of dry-hopping. The two techniques are not even related,

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  • Beer Department: Expert Picks September 2019

     

     

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated September 2019

     

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  • Beer Department: Oktoberfest season!

    It is no secret that the heavily German Greater Cincinnati (Zinzinnati) area loves Oktoberfest season. Our humble little city actually hosts the second largest festival in the world, second only to the original in Münich. Being the proper descendants of German immigrants that we are, we revel in German culture at this festival: music, food, attire, and, most importantly, beer! Festbier is widely consumed, but poorly understood, and that’s a crying shame! Let’s dive into this confusing world of beer and sort things out!

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  • Beer Department: 90+ Rated August 2019

     

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  • Beer Department: Pairing Beer with Food: Hamburgers

    It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I love food almost as much as beer and I carry the extra pounds to prove it. In fact, pairing food with beer is one of my favorite things about beer, so I thought I’d share a few pointers and then illustrate those tips with a real-world example: that most American of foods, the hamburger.

    First, let’s establish why we would want to put any mental effort into pairing beer with food in the first place.

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