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June 2016

Craft Breweries

Catalina Brewery in Tucson, AZ

June 24, 2016
Catalina Brewery

The idea for Catalina Brewery came to fruition in 2012 when Hank Rowe and Brian Vance were mountain biking, which they did regularly. After a long day, Hank and Brian were enjoying one of Hank’s favorite beers, which he had brewed himself with a Mr. Beer kit. Brian noted that Hank’s beers were so good, he should consider opening his own brewery! After a bit more discussion, Hank told Brian that what he needed was a partner to handle all the…

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Goblet Glass

June 22, 2016
goblet glass

There are nights where you may just want to kick back in your recliner and have a few glasses of easy-drinking, cold beer. We get it. But, there are going to be nights where you want to dress up, drink strong, malty, kick-you-in-the-taste-buds craft beer from the fanciest glass you can find… and that’s where the goblet glass comes in to play. The goblet glass looks like something straight out of Monty Python and the Holy Grail: long, thick stem…

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Beer Types

American Amber Ale

June 17, 2016
American Amber Ale

Simply put, an Amber ale is a pale ale that has been brewed with amber malt, and possibly some crystal malt, which gives it that amber color. Similar to other American styled beers, it gets its name from the American ingredients that it uses; most notably are the hops. In typical American fashion, there is a lot of leeway on the interpretation of the Amber Ale. With the addition of the pale malt, it is said to balance the hops…

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Beer of the Month Club – June 2016

June 17, 2016
Beer of the Month

Mr. Beer recently signed up for Beer of the Month Club as yet another way to try different beers from around the country. After this first tasting, we’re definitely glad we decided to sign up! Beer of the Month Club has been around for more than 22 years. Each month, you will receive award-winning, hard-to-find craft beers from around the country that have been specially selected by Beer of the Month Club’s panel of brewmasters. You will get to choose…

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Pint Glass

June 14, 2016
Pint Glass

Ah, the good ol’ pint glass; beer’s most trusted partner in crime. If you’ve been to a craft brewery, or any bar really, you’ve most likely enjoyed almost every style of beer out of a pint glass. This glass is the most prevalent glass on the market, and there are a few good reasons why, and it all has to do with the shape: Shape It is really easy to pour a beer into a pint glass. Being more narrow…

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Shandy, Radler and Fruit Beers

June 10, 2016
Shandy, Radler, Fruit Beer

This week’s Thirsty Thursday beer tasting really took a lot of Mr. Beer employees out of their comfort zones. Most employees look forward to our tastings for new, interesting and complex craft beers to review, so when we told them this week they needed to review a shandy, radler and a fruit beer, they weren’t too pleased. However, part of being a well-rounded beer drinker is learning to appreciate beer styles that you may not choose to enjoy in your…

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Flute Beer Glass

June 8, 2016
Flute beer glass

When most people think of a flute glass, their first thought is champagne. However, there is such a thing as a flute beer glass, and there are several reasons you should be adding this glass to your collection. Carbonation There is a reason champagne is enjoyed from a flute glass: carbonation. The same goes for beer in a flute glass. The long and narrow body of a flute glass not only ensures that the carbonation doesn’t dissipate too quickly, it also showcases…

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Summer Beer Tasting – Part 1

June 3, 2016
Summer Beer Tasting

Summer is almost here, which means… summer beers! For those of you who don’t follow Mr. Beer on Instagram and Twitter (which you totally should, because we are always posting great stuff on craft beer and homebrewing), you probably aren’t aware that the staff at Mr. Beer does a weekly Thirsty Thursday beer tasting. Now, we’re bringing our Thirsty Thursday tasting to the blog! Each week we will taste and review 3 different craft beers. Some weeks there will be…

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