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Excuse me Sir. You are not allowed to do that...

Excuse me Sir. You are not allowed to do that...

These are the words the waiter said to me while I sat alone in a Belgian bar in Hong Kong... I was startled and a little scared. Wha? What? I said while I looked around in utter bewilderment. Other than my buddy I was traveling with, no-one had spoken clear English to me in weeks. After a few seconds, I finally re-gained my composure... or what composure I could (after two weeks of drinking light lagers, we had certainly imbibed a few high end beers once we found this Belgian godsend).  What did I do? What are you talking about?...

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Glass Color Matters!

Glass Color Matters!

If beer is left exposed to the sun too long the UV rays break down the Alpha Acids in the hops and these then react with the sulfur in the beer and it actually forms a chemical that is almost identical to a Skunks' spray. I really dislike flavor and will go to great lengths (such as wrapping my beer in paper) to hide my beer from the sun when I'm drinking outside. Yup, I'm pretty embarrassing to hang out with... In fact, one of the projects I have been working on is an outdoor beer/camping mug that will protect...

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How to Improve your Beer's Flavor!

How to Improve your Beer's Flavor!

First of all, let's start with: it's your beer, drink it however you want! But, if you want to experience the most flavor out of your beer, keep reading, these tips will help you maximize the flavors you get. Start with beer the right temperature Temperature is important, in general, an easy rule to remember is the stronger the beer, the closer to room temperature it should be served. Most US breweries expect their beer to be stored and poured at 38ºF. Mass produced pilsners and lagers are designed to taste best at very cold temperatures, they are intended to be cold and refreshing....

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