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August 2016

Beer Recipes

5 Beers to Start Brewing Now for Fall

August 31, 2016

Fall is a season known for luscious, spicy beer offerings to warm us as the weather gets colder. So it’s no surprise that some folks don’t care to be restricted to pumpkin-flavored brews only. Oktoberfest beers are certainly not centered around the orange gourd, thanks to Germany’s Purity Law. However, Halloween and Thanksgiving seem to ensure that half, if not more, of all seasonal beers will be loaded with Jack O’ Lantern and Pumpkin Pie reverence. So, this blog is…

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Craft Beer

Mr. Beer Craft Beer Kits

August 30, 2016
Craft Beer Tasting

For this Thirsty Thursday we decided to do tasting notes on our own homebrews – the 6 new craft beer kits Mr. Beer just released. Though each of us had a clear favorite, we all seemed to banter on about things we’d add to each recipe, hops we might substitute, because that’s the fun of our kits – creativity and customization. That being said, these 6 kits made seriously tasty beer, which doesn’t demand modification. If you’re a craft beer…

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4 Beers to Start Brewing Now for Pumpkin Spice Mania

August 23, 2016

It’s late August, and you can already feel it in the air – pumpkin spice EVERYTHING is approaching. No, not just the Pumpkin Spice Latte that sets Bux sippers at each other’s throats for the last drop. We are talking pumpkin spice air freshener, butter, potato chips, whey protein – and maybe even toothpaste. If you grimaced at that last one you don’t get how pumpkin spice mania wreaks havoc on this nation every fall. So, we thought we’d give…

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Arizona Breweries

August 22, 2016
Arizona Breweries

This week’s Thirsty Thursday tasting was a special one. We had a special guest, Dr Tim Cooper, Managing Director and Chief Brewer for Coopers Brewery, visiting the office.  So, naturally we had to celebrate his attendance with excellent beer selection. Aside from offering up two homebrew creations from our own brewing room for Dr Tim to try, we brought in 3 delicious beers from Arizona breweries. Our Arizona beer picks came from 1912 and Ten Fifty Five out of Tucson,…

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5 Beers to Start Brewing Now for Oktoberfest

August 18, 2016
Oktoberfest Beer

Oktoberfest 2016 runs from September 17th until October 3rd. Even if you aren’t game to splurge on a plane ticket to Munich to hang out with the roughly 6 million people who go each year, we’re guessing you’ll celebrate from where you are. Sure, there will be some nice local festivals and shindigs at local pubs, but we at Mr.Beer are all about DIY.  So, we’re suggesting you brew some sudsy bottles of homebrewed joy to share with your nearest…

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Barrel-Aged Beer

August 15, 2016
Barrel Aged Beer

In anticipation of our own Lock Stock and Barrel (Aged) Stout release, the Mr. Beer team chose to dedicate our Thursday to trying out the heavy hitters of the barrel-aged beer realm. Barrel-aged beer tasting gets you comfortable much faster than typical beer tasting. Actively tasting four barrel-aged beers back-to-back took focus and caution. Admittedly, after the first two I had to really reign my taste buds back in from the smoky, chocolatey, warm goodness. Read on to learn what…

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Weizen Glass

August 10, 2016

Hefe fans are sure to know this glass, as Weizen glasses are the ones that properly highlight your tall, gold brew with that lovely cut of citrus that pubs like to slip on the lip. Betcha didn’t know that the acidity of those fresh citrus slices can kill the white fluffy head wheat beers are well-known for! Weizen, meaning “wheat” in German, refers to the types of beer meant to be enjoyed from this glass, including: • Hefeweizen, such as…

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Gose

August 5, 2016
Gose Beer

So, what qualifies a beer to be a “sour beer?” If you’ve ever sipped one of those green-bottled Belgian fruit beers, enjoyed a Berliner Weisse, or tried out an American Wild Ale – you already know a bit about sour beers. They are clean, tart, tangy, and not your average beer. Though nowadays brewers produce beer in a sterile environment, where wild yeast or bacteria should not contaminate – all beers were sours at one time. By that I mean…

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International Beer Day

August 5, 2016
International Beer Day

Since today is International Beer Day, the Mr. Beer team decided to do a beer tasting of some standout international beers. We chose a German Helles Lager, English Porter, and Belgian Quad with some impressive history to each of their stories. Weihenstephaner Original from Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan Our first pick for International Beer Day was the Weihenstephaner Original from the Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan, which is the oldest brewery in the world! Considering their nearly thousand years of brewing experience, it’s…

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Summertime Beer Grab Bag

August 1, 2016
Summertime Grab Bag

For this week’s beer tasting we decided to grab a little bit of everything for some summertime inspiration. Our team tried out a Session IPA, Imperial Brown Ale, and Milk Stout, and after some boos and yays on a warm Thursday afternoon of sipping, here is what we had to say about the line-up… Hop Slice Session IPA from Deschutes Brewery Photo Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery Aroma – Floral, citrusy hops with sweet malt notes and a clean yeast smell.…

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