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September 2016

Craft Beer

Fresh, Bright Citrus Beer for the Tasting, plus Scotch Ale

September 23, 2016

As we do every week, we enjoyed a Thursday afternoon beer tasting to inspire us when creating new recipes. The “common thread” here wasn’t particularly strong – we tasted a Scotch Ale, then compared and discussed the citrus flavors in the IPA and Saison. We talked about common vs. tropical citrus flavors, how much is too much citrus, and beers with a citrus flavor that tastes more like a cleaning product. Admittedly, we all feel very proud of how fresh…

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Homebrewing Tips

How to Prepare for Brewing Beer at Home

September 21, 2016

Mr. Beer has been producing home brewing kits since ’93. We’re very confident that the beer recipes and equipment you are working with will make the process fast, clean, simple, and very tasty. That being said, good beer is terribly hard to wait for. This is where many of the issues happen for new brewers – shortcuts get taken and their final beer tastes less than awesome. So, we’ve collected 7 points in an effort to curb that temptation. Choose…

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Craft Beer

Brewers and Friends

September 15, 2016
Brewers and Friends

When learning how to brew beer, it’s helpful to taste new beers and find what makes them a hit for you. It’s also to your benefit to have friends try out your homebrew with you and let you know how they found it. Though as long as your beer makes you happy, we’re happy. For this week’s Thirsty Thursday, we tasted beer from our own team members, and friends of team members. I’ve got to say, there was some serious…

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Beer Recipes

13 Beers to Start Brewing Now for the Holidays

September 8, 2016
Brewing Holiday Beer

The holidays may feel far off at the moment, but when it comes to beer brewing, it’s never too early to start. Many spicy, heavy, winter beers do best with a long conditioning time. This list has a little bit of everything to accommodate the preferences of those with whom you choose to spend the winter holidays. Whether your group is all about hops, malt, fruit notes, spices, warming alcohol, or great mouthfeel – there’s something here to brew. That’s…

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Craft Beer

Oktoberfest Märzen

September 7, 2016
Oktoberfest Marzen

We decided that with Oktoberfest approaching, this was as good a time as any to do some research on tasty Oktoberfest picks. Though these three were similar in terms of flavor notes, they each had their own strengths. We’d highly suggest doing a tasting of one particular beer style to really get in tune with where your homebrew should be when brewing in that style. Though, as you know, we are all about creativity and modification here at Mr. Beer…

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Beer Recipes

Most Popular Beer Recipes by Beer Style

September 7, 2016
Most Popular Beers by Beer Style

Happy National Beer Lover’s Day! We decided that the best way to celebrate beer lovers all over the nation is to list our most beloved beer recipes by beer style. The best of the best. Allow us to show off how loved these beers are by our beer-loving Mr. Beer brewers with the glowing reviews they’ve left on our product pages! Amber Ale – That Voodoo That You Do “I prefer darker beers, and this is a beautiful dark amber,…

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Press

Mr.Beer Launches 12 New Kits to Simplify Craft Beer Brewing From Home

September 2, 2016
Mr.Beer by Coopers Logo

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Last month Mr. Beer unveiled 12 new craft beer kits on their website. The kits feature the 6 most popular craft beer styles in “complete” and “starter” kit versions, and are developed to give first time homebrewers a simple and satisfying first experience with the hobby. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160902/403982 Mr.Beer Launches 12 New Kits to Simplify Craft Beer Brewing From Home Mr. Beer boasts a long-standing tradition of quality extract and partial mash brewing kits, and these…

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