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The Best Beers To Store in Your Craft Beer Cellar

Why do you need a craft beer cellar? Well, you don’t need one, but if you love beer tasting, aging many beer styles can awaken new flavors, tame the sting of a high ABV, or smooth out the mouthfeel. Cellaring can increase a beer’s shelf-life by keeping out harmful light and controlling temperature. Draft Mag relays that beer “should mature in a cool space, but not your fridge” — that’s why a cellar or basement is ideal. For long-term aging, the Washington Post agrees. The fridge is too cold, and can slow down the aging process, dry out corks, and let in air that causes off-flavors.

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Ditch your Cake for these 10 Pastry Stouts

Have a favorite after-dinner treat? There’s a good chance its sweet flavors also come in craft beer form! Here are 10 Pastry Stouts to satisfy every type of dessert craving

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Delicious IPAs for Your Tavour Beer Delivery!

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after IPAs we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Drop the Budweiser and Crush these 10 Craft Pilsners Instead!

If you really want to know how good a brewery is, you HAVE to try their Pilsner. With no adjuncts to hide behind and less hop character than many other styles on the market, this simple, clean beer can reveal any faults or mistakes made along the way. And sure, you probably have a few macro Pils stuffed into your fridge, but those chilly blue mountains and self-proclaimed “King” ain’t got nothin’ on these 10 craft Pilsners.

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Five Fabulously Fruity IPAs!

Back in early 2000s, during the height of the bitter beer craze, a typical IPA slammed into the tastebuds with all the subtlety of semi-truck full of hops. People called these beers ‘palate wreckers,’ and they meant it as a compliment. But hey, it was a weird time. People across the country walked around with frosted tip hairstyles like members of a boy band. And high definition TV was just beginning to show us how big celebrity’s pores actually are. Thankfully, Hollywood makeup artists have adapted to high def, and tastebud terrorizing hop bombs are almost as rare as bleached hair.

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Five Scrumptious Coffee Stouts that Beat Your Local Barista!

Coffee is delicious, but Coffee Stouts are even better. That’s an objective truth. For one thing, coffee doesn’t come with booze. That alone is enough to declare Coffee Stout the winner, by miles! But, it doesn’t end there! To get a delicious coffee drink, you’ll have to go down to the local cafe. Coffee Stout, on the other hand, doesn’t even require you to leave your couch, thanks to online retailers like Tavour who will bring it straight to your door!

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German Beer Tradition, American Brewing Craft

German Beer. It’s as synonymous with the country’s culture as pretzels, Hansel and Gretel, and the music of the Scorpions. Or Beethoven, I guess. If you’re into that kind of stuff. But, if there’s one thing that truly defines the country, it’s gotta be the beer.While the Sumerians get credit for actually inventing the world’s greatest beverage, it’s the Germans who turned it into the bubbly brew we know and love today. 

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Glassware to Elevate Your Beer Drinking Experience

The days of any-old-pint-glass are far behind us. For craft beer fans, using “proper glassware” means creating a tasting experience that amplifies presentation, aroma, ABV, temperature, and even ergonomics. Once you spend your precious time selecting the ideal craft beer for your palate, follow these simple glassware tips to make it truly shine!

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How 4 Breweries Changed Their Small Towns Forever

Wilmington, North Carolina is what CraftBeer.com calls one of “America’s Beeriest Beach Towns.” It wasn’t always this way. When John and Michelle Savard moved back to their hometown in 2012, the local beer scene consisted of one small brewery, a few bars, and whatever the grocery stores were stocking. So in 2012, they launched a home brewing supply store that they soon expanded into Wilmington Brewing Co. — a destination for both Southern beer fans and homebrewers looking to hone their craft. 

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How a Brand New Brewery Thrived During Quarantine

Fair Isle Brewing — the first dedicated Wild Ale brewery in Seattle — opened their doors at the end of January, and on March 15th, Covid-19 closed them again. That’s a setback that would spell the end for many small businesses, but for Fair Isle founders Geoffery Barker and Andrew Pogue, it just meant they had to get creative!

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How Beer Delivery Makes Remote Bottleshares Possible

If you’ve attempted a virtual bottleshare or tasting party without using a mutual beer delivery service, you probably know the feeling of ‘it’s just not the same as in real life.’ The Atlantic chalks it up to how “videochat happy hours fail to measure up to real-life happy hours because we keep comparing them with real-life happy hours, expecting that they will satisfy the same desire with the same efficacy.” It’s hard to connect over craft beer if you and your buddies aren’t drinking the same brews.

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How Beer Is Made: And Tips For Homebrewing Beginners

To understand how beer is made, it’s best to start with the essential ingredients: yeast, grain, and water. Brewing requires fermentation to extract sugars from the grains (often barley), allowing the yeast to turn it into ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide (carbonation) — beer in its simplest form.

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How Craft Beer Is Reforming Taxes

Craft Beverage Industry Urges Passage of Tax Reform Act. Small businesses across the country have felt the impact of Covid-19 quarantine measures, and craft breweries are among the hardest hit. According to a study by the Brewers Association, total craft brewery sales were down over 30% through May of 2020 compared to the previous year. Furthermore, most craft breweries have been forced to pivot from on-premise draft beer sales to the distribution of packaged beer, where margins are lower.

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Tavour Craft Beer Report and Trends for March 2021

The American craft beer scene is booming! According to the Brewers Association and Nielsen Harris data*, the portion of adults who enjoy craft beer rose to an all-time high of 44% in 2020 (shooting up from 35% in 2015). The COVID-19 pandemic has played a big role over the past year, with more people than ever opting to order beer from the comfort and safety of home.Though beer e-commerce is relatively new, Tavour has been an industry leader since 2013. Working with over 600 of the nation’s independent breweries, the app-based service allows craft fans to access beers they can’t find locally. In order to better serve the nation’s beer aficionados and provide insights on upcoming industry trends, Tavour closely examines their inventory data and brewery trends each month. Based on these findings, here are the top trends of March 2021.

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Tavour Craft Beer Report and Trends for May 2021

The effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic are still being felt by American craft breweries everywhere. Earlier in May 2021, the CDC published their predictions that cases in the U.S. will likely decline starting around July, giving brewers hope for a return to higher on-premise sales. Be that as it may, the events of the previous year have forced many independent breweries to pivot their business models in order to stay afloat. A survey conducted by online craft beer retailer Tavour in March of 2021 found that many breweries shifted an average of 25% of their business to online channels. Since March, the app-based bottleshop provided more than 26 new breweries a platform through which to share their beers with a national audience, joining the 600+ craft breweries already working with Tavour. In order to better serve the nation’s beer aficionados and provide insights on upcoming industry trends, Tavour closely examines their inventory data and brewery trends each month. Based on these findings, here are the top trends of May 2021.

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Tavour Still Touts These 8 Stouts With Clout

Every beer nerd knows there’s a shortlist of Stouts that you can’t pass up. They’re the holiest of grails in the craft beer kingdom — brews that are hard to come by and are among the highest-rated anywhere. The beer nerds that use Tavour have very discerning tastes, and they know immediately when one of these beers stares them in the face. In fact, our members often snatch them all up with lightning speed, so we have to keep bringing them back! If you’re ever eager to try some of these top-rated Stouts, check out the app — you’re practically guaranteed to see these 8 fan favorite, Dark Beer diamonds at least once every year:

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Tavour’s Most Popular IPAs from Coast to Coast!

Buckle-up hopheads! We’re about to take a delectable trip down IPA memory-lane.Coming to us from some of our favorite brew joints around the country, each of these hop-loaded delicacies sport their own level of craft fame. Some grace the pages of Thrillist, Vine Pair, Food & Wine, or the Beer Travel Guide. Others sport out-of-this-world scores on BeerAdvocate, Untappd, and Tavour! So, we’re highlighting a few juice-soaked sippers that have filled Tavour members’ crates and rattled the craft-o-sphere in the best way possible. Here are 10 of the most popular IPAs to ever hit the Tavour app.

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Test Your IPA IQ with These 7 Fun Facts!

No beer style has risen to greater prominence over the past decade than the IPA. But, how much do you really know about it? Here are seven interesting facts to amp up your hoppy IQ:

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The 2020 Fantasy Football Fan’s Starting Beer Lineup

Fantasy football season is here, and it looks different in 2020. Altered training camps and no pre-season mean skewed projections. But, for many fantasy leagues, there’s another significant change — the inability to meet up in person and sling back a few brews during drafts and games. For so long, beer and fantasy football have gone hand-in-hand! The good news is that as 2020 leagues go virtual, home beer delivery is also just a few clicks away. Craft beer app Tavour has come up with their own fantasy starting lineup to kick the season off right:

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The 6 Types of Breweries All Craft Beer Fans Should Know

Unless you’ve been doing your drinking under a rock, you’ve noticed that the modern craft beer movement of the past decade sparked a steep rise in brewery openings all across the country. In fact, Statista reported 8,386 breweries in the United States as of 2019, compared to just 2,670 in 2012. From tiny corner brewpubs to large campuses with warehouse-sized brewing facilities, today’s breweries come in a wide range of sizes. But, which are actually “craft?”

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Dark and Delicious Stouts on the Tavour App Last Week

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after Stouts we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Crushable IPAs for Your Tavour Beer Delivery!

Each week on the Tavour app, we highlight top-notch beers from independent craft breweries across the U.S. — and sometimes even from abroad! Here are just a few of the sought-after IPAs we shared with beer lovers recently. Have you scheduled your beer delivery yet?

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Craft Breweries Get Scrappy — A Mid-Year Update

It’s been a rough few months for American craft brewers who entered 2020 riding high. The 2010s were a decade of great success that began with under 2,000 breweries and concluded with well over 8,000! Then Coronavirus hit, and mandatory closures of bars, taprooms, and restaurants across the nation plunged the industry into a panic.

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Craft Beer Beats Starbucks with the Season’s First Pumpkin Spice

We’re halfway through August and pumpkin spice drinks are already popping up. But this year, it’s not Starbucks or other coffee shops who are early. Craft breweries are taking everyone’s favorite fall flavors and weaving them into delightful seasonal beers! 

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Can’t Find The Beer Styles You Want? Try Craft Beer Delivery!

If you’re having a hard time finding every beer style you desire in your local shops, check out the treasure trove of options on our craft beer delivery app. The Brewers Association recognizes 89 beer styles, and there are plenty of new hybrids that haven’t earned their ‘official’ status yet. Many of these styles can be quite hard to track down, but here are 6 hard-to-find beer styles often featured on Tavour:

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