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The Top 4 Myths of Dark versus Light Beer

June 21, 2017

In the beer world, there are a couple of myths that are circulated so frequently that you may have begun believing them. They have become a part of beer marketing even. But they are not founded in fact, just appearances, so it’ll be easy to disprove them here. Once you understand the “beer science” behind them, you will be able to educate others. Then I won’t have to groan when I hear slanderous things about the dark-colored beers I love…

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What Makes Beer Sessionable?

April 28, 2017
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With craft beer becoming increasingly popular over time, more and more beers are hitting the double-digit-ABV range, with some even reaching up to 20 percent ABV. Having just one bottle of this boozy beer might have you headed straight to bed! This spawned a need for a lighter, more drinkable beer, and the comeback of the “session beer.” While beer experts might throw around ABV numbers, you might be wondering, “what exactly is ABV?” It stands for “alcohol by volume”,…

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Mr. Beer Teams up with Funky Buddha to Release New Homebrew Recipe

April 21, 2017
Funky Buddha Brewery

This weekend Mr. Beer kicks off the newest homebrew recipe in our Brewery Spotlight Edition series, Funky Buddha’s Hop Stimulator Double IPA! This delicious partial mash brew is only available in limited numbers on www.mrbeer.com, beginning Saturday, April 22nd. Funky Buddha Brewery Funky Buddha’s rich, bold flavors and fun, food-inspired brews made them an easy favorite for our team here at Mr. Beer. With beers like Maple Bacon Coffee Porter, No Crusts – PB & J Brown Ale, & Blueberry…

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A Beer Guide for Non-Beer Drinkers

April 17, 2017

You may already have a favorite drink – wine, whiskey, gin & tonic – or you don’t even have one of those, but you know you’d like to try out beer and don’t want to proceed blindly. You’ve come to the right place. Having a favorite drink will allow you to have a sort of starting point with this guide, but you won’t need one to confidently apply these tips the next time you choose a beer. Great Tips for…

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Delight Your Cinco de Mayo Party Guests with These 5 Beers

March 8, 2017
Cinco de Mayo Tacos and Beer

Crispy, tender Carnitas. Crunchy, battered fish dowsed in lime. Bold salsas in red, green, and gold. Cooling guacamole and sour cream to chill your scorched tongue. Let’s talk about your Cinco de Mayo plans. Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s defeat of the French in 1862 in the Battle of Puebla. (It is not Mexican Independence Day, I repeat – NOT Mexican Independence Day. I hear that poor guess every year.) Though in America the day is more of a celebration…

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How to Arrange Beers for a Buzzworthy Tasting

January 19, 2017
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Creating a particular order for the beers you and your friends are tasting may seem like too much fuss, but it can most definitely have an effect on the impression you get from each beer. If you line them up wrong you could have everyone hating a beer that is actually delicious, simply because it mixed with flavors still on their tongue from the last glass. This used to happen to me whenever a brewery or brewpub handed out a…

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The 4 Modern Times Beers You Need to Drink Already

December 21, 2016
Modern Times

Seriously, you have no excuse. Modern Times’ 4 year-round beers and their super-stylish cans just keep popping up everywhere. These San Diegans brew beer that manipulates style standards, putting an unexpected but welcome spin on craft beer flavors. I found our whole office going “well it doesn’t taste like a _____ but damn it’s good! Pour some more.” So drop your BJCP guidebook and let these sudsy gems surprise you. Lomaland Saison IBU 30 | 5.5% ABV   Pale, fizzy,…

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4 Winter Beers to Warm You to Your Toes

December 19, 2016
Winter Beers

We collected and tasted some standout winter craft beers, and had to share! At our own holiday party everyone in the office received bottles of our Lock, Stock, and Barrel Stout, so we felt that smooth beauty deserved a spot on our list as well. If you’re thinking that Lock, Stock, and Barrel Stout sounds delicious, grab some from our store and start brewing now. This beer takes 6-12 months to condition so if you get it going now it’ll…

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Choosing the Right Gift for the Men in Your Life

December 15, 2016
Mr. Beer Kit

If you’ve got a guy on your list who’s a bit hard to buy for, a Mr. Beer kit is the perfect gift. Mr. Beer brewing kits come in many varieties, boast high ratings, are user-friendly, and very affordable. All of the gift ideas listed below are less than $65! What’s more is that our fermenters are sturdy and reusable, so the gift recipient can look forward to many batches of flavorful homebrew. Our kits are an excellent choice for…

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Appreciating a Taste of the Expertly-Hopped Beers of Two Roads Brewing

December 7, 2016
Two Roads Brewing Co.

Woof, this one’s been a long time coming. But with all of the holiday sales and madness going on around here at Mr. Beer, it took me time to settle in and collect all of our thoughts on Two Roads Brewing. Our Sales Managers and VP of Marketing were in Connecticut on business last month, and they brought a whole mess of tasty Two Roads brews back for the office. So many, in fact, that we had to split them…

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