The classic brews of winter

Up until the past two hundred years, many beer styles were identified by the season in which they were produced. Although commercial refrigeration has allowed most beer styles to be brewed year round, winter ales remain one of the few styles that are still only released during their own season.  For millennia there has been … Continue reading The classic brews of winter

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Warm beer in the cold winter

The holidays are over but technically winter is only getting started and the gray drizzle that has accompanied us these past few weeks has not made going outside an inviting prospect. Cold weather often inspires a desire for a warm beverage next to a toasty fire. Winter is often not seen as the time of … Continue reading Warm beer in the cold winter

Telegraph delivers some sweet sours

Telegraph Brewing Co. recently held their 2017 3rdAnnual Dia de las Obscuras Rare Beer Festival, a sessioned event where they showcase their most groundbreaking sours and barrel-aged beers. Obscura is Latin for “shadowy, indistinct” and the brews produced in this line are just that. Each one is thought-driven, not trend-driven, and plays with different concepts … Continue reading Telegraph delivers some sweet sours

GABF and the process of judging beer

The Great American Beer Festival (GABF) just took place and every year the beer industry swoons over the award ceremony where thousands of beers compete to see which ones are considered the best in the nation. Judging beer is a complex process and measures a brewer's ability to hit a target, namely, a beer style. … Continue reading GABF and the process of judging beer