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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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Pint Glass

June 14, 2016
Pint Glass

Ah, the good ol’ pint glass; beer’s most trusted partner in crime. If you’ve been to a craft brewery, or any bar really, you’ve most likely enjoyed almost every style of beer out of a pint glass. This glass is the most prevalent glass on the market, and there are a few good reasons why, and it all has to do with the shape: Shape It is really easy to pour a beer into a pint glass. Being more narrow…

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Flute Beer Glass

June 8, 2016
Flute beer glass

When most people think of a flute glass, their first thought is champagne. However, there is such a thing as a flute beer glass, and there are several reasons you should be adding this glass to your collection. Carbonation There is a reason champagne is enjoyed from a flute glass: carbonation. The same goes for beer in a flute glass. The long and narrow body of a flute glass not only ensures that the carbonation doesn’t dissipate too quickly, it also showcases…

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National Lager Day 2015

December 10, 2015

When it is all said and done, there are only two types of beer in this world: ales and lagers. Today is a day to celebrate the latter!  As far as history goes, lagers are relatively new to the beer scene. By new, we mean the first mention of a lager style beer was in 16th century Bavaria. A lagers biggest differentiator is the style of yeast used during fermentation and the temperature at which you brew. To be a true…

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A Heartfelt Thank You to Veterans from One of Our Own

November 11, 2015
Unstopable Heros

When we asked Tim Falk, one of Mr. Beer’s amazing Customer Service Representatives, to write a blog for Veterans Day, he quickly agreed. We couldn’t think of anyone better to thank our past and present service men for their selfless, and often times, unrecognized, service to our country. You see, Tim himself is a veteran, serving as a medic in Afghanistan, and he knows firsthand how profound a simple “thank you” can mean to his fellow brothers and sisters who…

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