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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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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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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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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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Beer Camp Across America Tasting – Part 2

July 26, 2016
Beer Camp Across America

Last week we did a tasting blog on the first three beers from Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America collaboration. This week, we will feature the last three of this delicious six pack. This week’s Beer Camp Across America brews are Family Values Imperial Brown Ale, Moxee-Moron Imperial Session IPA and Stout of the Union. Family Values Imperial Brown Ale with Cocoa Photo Courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Collaborators  A representation of the Midwest, this Imperial Brown Ale was brewed…

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Beer Camp Across America Tasting – Part 1

July 18, 2016
Beer Camp Across America

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company set out to celebrate American craft beer in the best way possible: by collaborating with 30 breweries across the country to create unique, collaborative beers that represented America, as well as host craft beer festivals across the country featuring the region’s most loved craft breweries. They called their collaboration efforts “Beer Camp Across America.” Recently, Beer Camp Across America’s 12-pack was made public. This 12-pack features 6 beers that represent different regions of craft beer and…

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Summer Beer Tasting – Part 2

July 7, 2016
Summer Beer Tasting

Earlier in June, we did a Thirsty Thursday beer tasting blog on summer beers. Well, we decided that just one blog on these light, crisp refreshing beers just wasn’t enough, so we decided to do a “Part 2.” When the weather starts to warm up (it hasn’t dropped below 100 here in Tucson for weeks now, so we know this heat all too well), you spend your days dreaming about cold beer. Not just any cold beer – a golden…

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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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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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