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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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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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Why A-B InBev Suddenly Chose to Go After Homebrewing

October 31, 2016
Homebrewing

Many proud homebrewers felt slighted when Northern Brewer & Midwest Supplies revealed their acquisition by Anheuser-Busch InBev this month, but what seemed especially curious for the beer brewing community was the underlying question – why a homebrew supply store? Beer fans have been well aware of craft brewery acquisitions by large conglomerates like A-B InBev (for example, those of Shock Top, Goose Island, Elysian Brewing, Devil’s Backbone) for years, to the point where shock has diminished. Many homebrewers feel protected…

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The Freedom to Brew Your Own Way: Coopers, Mr. Beer, & The Merger

October 20, 2016
Coopers Mr Beer Partnership

A small, family company (albeit a public one) was able to withstand the most strenuous and ingenious tactics of a large corporate group and its highly paid advisers. It managed to retain the loyalty of its shareholders to the astonishment of many observers. – John P.G. Lessing & Renaee Johns In late 2005, Coopers Brewery stands at the center of a hostile takeover bid by Lion Nathan, now known as Lion. Lion Nathan’s portfolio at the time includes names like…

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Weizen Glass

August 10, 2016

Hefe fans are sure to know this glass, as Weizen glasses are the ones that properly highlight your tall, gold brew with that lovely cut of citrus that pubs like to slip on the lip. Betcha didn’t know that the acidity of those fresh citrus slices can kill the white fluffy head wheat beers are well-known for! Weizen, meaning “wheat” in German, refers to the types of beer meant to be enjoyed from this glass, including: • Hefeweizen, such as…

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Tulip Glass

July 8, 2016
Tulip glass

The tulip glass may look dainty, but the beers you should drink from it are anything but. Named after the flower its shape resembles, the tulip class is crafted with a longer stem and at first glance might resemble a goblet glass. However, the rounded base becomes more narrow towards the top, and then at the rim, the glass juts back out to create a lip of sorts. Besides just visual appeal, there is a reason for this uniquely shaped…

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Goblet Glass

June 22, 2016
goblet glass

There are nights where you may just want to kick back in your recliner and have a few glasses of easy-drinking, cold beer. We get it. But, there are going to be nights where you want to dress up, drink strong, malty, kick-you-in-the-taste-buds craft beer from the fanciest glass you can find… and that’s where the goblet glass comes in to play. The goblet glass looks like something straight out of Monty Python and the Holy Grail: long, thick stem…

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