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AZ Brewers Championing Water Conservation

August 31, 2017
AZ Pure Brew Challenge

Beer brewing for the environment! Sure, it sounds like a curious form of advocacy, but what better way to pique public interest in water conservation than with rich, foamy beer? This clever approach, known as the AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge, and developed by Pima County’s Southwest Water Campus team, won the $250,000 New Arizona Prize: Water Innovation Challenge. The AZ Pure Water Brew Challenge concept proved to be the “most innovative and inventive market-based, technological or entrepreneurial solution to…

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Why Homebrew?

July 25, 2017

Looking back, when I think about all the reasons why I didn’t homebrew for so long, waiting wasn’t even on my list. I admit, I’m an inpatient guy. But I’m here to tell you if you can wait three weeks after the boil and another two to three weeks after bottling, you can make your own beer too. I haven’t been at it for very long – about two months. But, I have taken to homebrewing with Mr. Beer like…

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Attending Homebrew Con as a Newly-Certified BJCP Judge

June 22, 2017
homebrew competition

The National Homebrewers Conference (aka “Homebrew Con”) is a 3-day annual gathering of 3000+ homebrewing and craft beer enthusiasts hosted by the American Homebrewers Association. It takes place in a different city each year and consists of seminars, a homebrew industry expo, and LOTS and LOTS of beer. This year, which celebrates the Homebrew Con’s 39th anniversary, took place in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Minneapolis Convention Center. National Homebrew Competition Another event that takes place at the Homebrew Con every…

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What’s Overrated & Underrated in American Craft Beer?

May 18, 2017
american craft beer

We’re currently in the middle of American Craft Beer Week, which lasts from May 15 – 21 this year. Given the occasion, I found myself wondering – what is the state of American Craft Beer right now? As I touched on in the blog about beer for non-beer drinkers, I feel like there is a beer for everyone nowadays. With microbreweries popping up around every corner and homebrewing becoming such an accessible hobby, I feel confident that no matter what…

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How to Keep Your Fermenter Cool in the Summer

May 11, 2017
keep beer fermenter cool

Summer is almost here! When it comes to fermenting, proper temperature control is one of the most important factors for maintaining happy yeast. This time of year, as the temperatures start rising, you will most likely be looking for ways to keep your yeast cool during fermentation. Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping your fermenter cool and your yeast happy: A makeshift evaporative cooler (swamp cooler). Place your fermenter in a pan of water deep enough to…

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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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How to Best Enjoy Your Next Beer

March 20, 2017
Beer Serving

Excellent beer deserves to be enjoyed fully. I realize that not everyone means to make their casual beer consumption into a fine event, or that everyone is terribly picky about the quality of their beer. But for those who want to taste and smell the character of their beer, here’s a guide to make sure you’re not missing out by making small mistakes in the way you serve your beer. 1. Avoid frosted glassware It feels like this point has…

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Why Drinking from a Snifter Will Better Your Beer

February 23, 2017

I once arranged an impromptu “these are my favorites” craft beer tasting for a group of friends and acquaintances in one of our tiny kitchens, hovered around the stove top. Nothing fancy, just wanted to share. Looking down into the red plastic cups we had on hand with the range hood light flooding them so I could pour fairly – I figured, “this’ll be fine right?” I mean, good beer is good beer, so I imagined that these beers would…

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Outstanding Things Mr. Beer Achieved in 2016

December 29, 2016

Why not finish the year by remembering the things that went really well? Seems like a good practice to me. In case you were busy brewing & sipping and happened to miss them, here are some awesome things that Mr. Beer did in 2016. 6 Craft Beer Kits that taste like your favorite craft beer Seriously. Just like it. Mr. Beer designed 6 beer kits with craft beers’ most popular flavor profiles in mind – and nailed it. Our American…

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7 Beers for Celebrating Higher ABV in Tennessee

December 26, 2016
Higher ABV in Tennessee

We heard that a new law goes into effect on January 1, which allows beer and cider brewers in Tennessee to create brews with stronger alcohol content. At the moment the legal limit is 6.2 percent ABV, but the new law will raise the limit to 10.1 percent. With such excellent news, we decided collecting some of our higher ABV gems for inspiration would only be fitting. Since this law covers beer and cider alike, we’ve added some of our Graffs…

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