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May 2015

Homebrewing Tips

Hops 101

May 31, 2015

We get a lot of questions from customers regarding hops, so we figured it was time to do a Livestream that was all about that hoppy goodness! The actual Livestream happened last week, but we wanted to share the video with those of you who missed it. Or, for those who would rather read than watch, a detailed description of what is covered in the Livestream is just below the video. Remember, if at any time during your brewing you…

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Craft Breweries

Interview with Banger Brewing’s Brewmaster, Michael Beaman

May 29, 2015

This month, our Craft Brewery Series limited edition recipe was a collaboration with Las Vegas’ Banger Brewing. We replicated their popular El Heffe Jalepeno Hefeweizen for Mr. Beer customers to brew at home. Banger Brewing was started by five guys who met in the casino industry in Vegas. These five guys grew up traveling as much as possible to learn about the craft food and beer industry, and what started out as a passion turned into a business venture. They…

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Food Pairings

Beer-Soaked Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Mayonnaise

May 28, 2015
Beer Soaked Sweet Potato Fries

Hi! I’m Becca, and I blog over at Amuse Your Bouche, where I share my favourite simple vegetarian recipes. My recipes tend to involve lots of vegetables, lots of pulses, and lots and lots of cheese. But, now it’s time to indulge in one of my other favourite ingredients: beer! I love beer. Probably more than I should admit, to be honest… but there’s nothing better than relaxing in the evening with a cold one (or three), especially if it’s…

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Beer Recipes

Red White and Blue Ale – Barley The Brew Pup May Recipe

May 18, 2015
Red White and Blue Ale

The smell of charcoal and roasted hot dogs is in the air. The clanging of neighbors bottles as they set aside their differences to celebrate. The sound of children laughing while having an epic water balloon fight. That’s right… it’s almost that time of year again – time for Americans to celebrate their independence by proudly flying the flag high, barbecuing and lighting fireworks; the Fourth of July! Now you might be thinking “isn’t it a bit early… it’s only…

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Food Pairings

Potato, Bacon, and Cheese Pierogi Recipe

May 17, 2015
Potato Bacon Cheese Pierogi

 Pierogi are the original “you can’t eat just one,” food, hence the use of the plural form in the name. There are almost as many forms of the word pierogi as there are fillings, which are virtually endless. This iteration is a take on a loaded potato skin minus the pool of grease. These half-moon pillows of delight have a subtle charm that goes well with the straight forward goodness of a Canadian blonde brew. Clean and crisp with a…

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Mr.Beer Buzz

Announcing the 2015 Reddit Homebrewing Competition

May 15, 2015

Mr. Beer is excited to be an official sponsor of the 2015 Reddit Homebrewing Competition! This annual competition hosted on Reddit, the largest online community in the world, has become increasingly popular over the years with its increase in subcommunities (called subreddits), like /r/homebrewing. This year, the competition will be judged by BJCP certified judges, and there are 5 categories into which you can enter. If you are interested in entering this year’s competition, we highly encourage you to do so! This is a…

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Homebrewing Tips

Buzz Kill: 6 Homebrewing Mistakes to Avoid on Your Next Brew

May 12, 2015

  Who doesn’t love beer? From baseball games to football games, all the way to a quick appetizer at the bar, beer goes well with most all of our favorite pastimes. It’s no wonder people have taken an interest in learning how to brew it themselves. With all the instructions and ingredients out there, Mr. Beer has found a way to compile all the necessary brewing products and accessories in a way that simplifies the process without taking away the…

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Food Pairings

Jalisco Style Red Pozole Recipe

May 5, 2015
Jalisco Style Pozole

Cinco de Mayo is a chance for all peoples of the world to celebrate Mexican culture, cuisine, and cerveza. But for the people of Puebla, it is the day 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated the well-equipped French army, twice in number and unbeaten in the 50 years prior. Nobody fiestas harder on this day than them, so on the morning of Seis de Mayo (Sixth of May), I’m sure the Capital City of Puebla is filled with the scent of this…

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Beer Recipes

The 20 Best Michelada Recipes

May 4, 2015
Michelada

If you’re looking for the right drink to celebrate a Mexican holiday or want to improve your beer mixology skills, then look no further than the classic Mexican michelada. We’ve included a list of the top 20 michelada recipes, along with the steps to a simple version of the recipe below. What’s a Michelada? The michelada is a Mexican cerveza preparada, or beer cocktail, in which the most basic version of the drink calls for Mexican lager, lime juice, and…

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