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National Beer Day

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National Beer Day

HAPPY NATIONAL BEER DAY!This isn't one of those crappy made up holidays like National Boss day or Eat beans day. This a legit holiday and one worth celebrating and dates back to a very important day in 1933...On April 7, 1933 President Roosevelt signed a law that was the first step in repealing the prohibition. This bill allowed people to brew and distribute beer again in the United States! FDR exclaimed "I think this would be a good time for a beer" after signing the legislation. This was the first time in 13 years that you could legally drink and purchase beer....

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Top 10 Fun Facts About Hops

Top 10 Fun Facts About Hops

So, I'm sure you've heard of hops, after all they are in every* beer! And perhaps you even say something like "Uggh, I hate hoppy beers!" but truthfully without this wonderful plant the beer would be sickly sweet. Hops can be added in such small amounts that the beer is so sweet your face puckers to so hoppy your face puckers or it can just be balanced and nice.

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You can't take beer out of the fridge after it's been cold!!!

You can't take beer out of the fridge after it's been cold!!!

Has anyone ever told you "once a beer has been cold, you can't let it warm up."? While I'm all for treating beer with respect, I just want to help anyone out who has been chastised for doing this. Truth is, it's not really a big deal (unless your are going to cellar your beer). Hoppy Beer is more sensitive to temperature swings but 1-2 times of cold back to room temperature won't effect flavor if you are are going to consume the beer in the next 30 days. Most hoppy beers should be consumed within 30-45 days after purchase...

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There WAS such a thing as a free lunch!

There WAS such a thing as a free lunch!

In the pre-prohibition era there in fact WAS a free lunch. It was quite common for bars/saloons (which were often owned by, or exclusively served beer by one brewery - more on this in another post) to offer free lunch to patrons with the purchase of a drink. The free lunch was often a buffet style meal with plenty of salty options, all but ensuring that the patron ordered another tasty beverage. These "loss-leaders"of the time were thought to be effective at bringing people in for lunch and also for creating loyal patrons.

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Lager vs. Ale - What is the difference?

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Lager vs. Ale - What is the difference?

What is the difference between Ale and Lager?

 

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