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November 2016

Food Pairings

The Guide to Delectable Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

November 21, 2016
Thanksgiving Meal Beer Pairing

Whether you plan on wowing your guests (at the adults table) with a Thanksgiving meal beer flight, want to know which beer will complement your favorite side dish, or just want a suggestion to pair with your entire meal, we’ve created a complete Thanksgiving Meal beer pairings list to cover all of the bases. Here’s hoping that you all give thanks, savor your Turkey Day meal, and enjoy the day with your loved ones. Be sure to keep your eyes…

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Homebrewing Tips

5 Common Off Flavors in Beer for You to Identify Now

November 17, 2016
Pouring Beer

The thing to remember when researching off flavors in beer is that many of these flavors are desirable (to some extent) in particular beer styles. Their presence in a beer is not entirely negative. For example, a Hefeweizen that tastes banana-and-clove-ish is right on style, but a crisp Lager that suddenly tastes like an entire bunch of bananas – not good. In an effort to help out homebrewers who taste something not-quite-right with their beer and cannot put their finger…

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Craft Beer

A Tasting of Mighty Mouth-watering Brews from Colorado

November 16, 2016
Colorado Beers

An unspoken agreement around the Mr. Beer HQ office seems to be that if you get the opportunity to travel, you bring back tasty local beer from wherever you were. Recently, our Sales Manager, Robert, took a trip to Colorado, and brought several delicious picks for the office to taste. We had so many choices that we did two tastings! This first round is focused on the ales of the lineup, Buffalo Gold, Hazed Hoppy Session Ale, and Moirai IPA,…

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Food Pairings

Sweet, Savory, & Rich – These Beer & Bacon Cupcakes Hit the Spot

November 9, 2016
Beer & Bacon Cupcake

Just as we did for Chocolate Cupcake Day, we have selected a tasty beer dessert recipe for Vanilla Cupcake Day. We thought there’d be no better pairing than beer, bacon, and cake. We’ll see if you agree with us after baking up a batch of these cupcakes. Though we chose to try this recipe with an IPA, you can use whichever beer you feel goes well with the taste of bacon. A porter would likely be a delicious choice too!…

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Beer Recipes

6 (More) Beers to Brew for the Holidays

November 8, 2016
Holiday Beer

Though we crafted a Holiday Beers blog back in September with a printable brewing calendar to accompany it, we know that not all homebrewers are in the swing of planning far ahead just yet. So we thought we’d do a secondary Holiday Beers blog for late-comers hoping to start brewing now. This list is populated with some of the classics, sure to appeal to your many guests and their various palates. Whether your company prides themselves on serious craft beer…

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Beer Recipes

7 Election Day Beers to Brew for Inauguration Day 2017

November 7, 2016
Election Beers

Election Day 2016 is upon us, and whether you are feeling excited or absolutely terrified, we’re hoping you’ll get out there and cast your vote! We’ll all be over here clutching our beer bottles along with you when the news hits. No matter the result, the new POTUS won’t be sworn in until January 20th. So we thought, why not brew some beer up to enjoy on Inauguration Day? Whether your pick wins or not, a cold flavorful brew will…

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Craft Beer

3 Velvety Milk Stouts for Celebrating International Stout Day

November 3, 2016
International Stout Day

It’s International Stout Day today! For our celebratory tasting we chose to focus on Milk Stouts, one of which was a Nitro brew. Though Stouts are known for their roasty, smoky, malt flavor and smooth mouthfeel, Milk Stouts also have to carry just the right amount of lactose sweetness. Finding this balance, while maintaining a full body, is what creates a standout Milk Stout. Our own Angry Bovine Milk Stout fits the bill, but we thought we’d get a taste…

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