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The Summer Beer Drought is Coming! Here's How to Avoid It

Travel back in time a couple decades, and you’d likely find your parents sipping the same beer every time they had a drink. Until the recent craft boom, beer fans were very brand loyal. Now, we’re in an age of brewing creativity — it’s common for beer aficionados to pick out a new brew every time they shop. Finding new summer beers this year has been a lot more difficult thanks to COVID-19. Data shows, due to social-distancing restrictions, breweries are registering nearly 50% less new beers in 2020 than last year. In a nutshell, this means fewer beer options, and many breweries are sticking to tried-and-true flagships and old favorites. Adaptation has been the key for breweries to stay afloat during the pandemic — and those that are prospering noticed the ways people shop for beer has changed, so they quickly moved with the times. App-based craft beer delivery sites like Tavour have helped keep breweries’ doors open and allowed them to continue to churn out a variety of new beers. So, even though it might feel like we’re in a serious new summer-beer drought, there's a wide selection of new summer-beer releases coming to Tavour. Here are a few to look forward to!

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Salty, Sweet & Sour: The 10 Best Fruit Flavors to Pair With A Gose

The German Sour Ale known as the Gose is one of the most mispronounced beer styles. It’s also one of the brightest styles in craft. Breweries traditionally make Goses with wheat, barley, coriander, and salt. They top-ferment them using ale yeast as well as lactobacillus for souring.

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10 Milkshake IPA Breweries that Beat Your Local Ice Cream Parlor

The Milkshake IPA combines two of humanity’s finest achievements — milkshakes and beer! And while the style is new, it’s based on a decades-old dream. Just check out this quote from 1945: “If a man ordered a beer milkshake, he thought, he’d better do it in a town where he wasn’t known. But then, a man with a beard, ordering a beer milkshake in a town where he wasn’t known — they might call the police.”That’s from Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, and is perhaps the first-ever reference to a beer milkshake. Fortunately, things have changed since the 40’s — beards are no longer considered a sign of moral decay, and breweries all over the country are making beer milkshakes in the form of Milkshake IPAs!What exactly is a Milkshake IPA?

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How to Support Independent Breweries During COVID19

Tavour always had a clear mission: support independent craft breweries and build a community of like-minded beer lovers. And we’ve never wavered from that.Now, in this unpredictable and difficult time, that mission is more important than ever. That’s why, starting March 20, 2020 we are releasing a new box on the Tavour app each week to showcase just a few of the talented breweries we work with. The goal? To stand together and support these indie businesses in a time of crises, when even tomorrow is unknown. And with each curated selection, we can all come together while enjoying a lineup from some of our favorite breweries across the country.

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10 Berliner Weisse Craft Beers to Quench Your Summer Thirst!

Berliner Weisse is back in a big way! It seems like every brewery on the block is cranking out some version of this refreshingly tart brew. Pretty wild for a beer style that almost died out over a century ago! Berliner Weisse first appeared in Northern Germany, way back in the 1600s. By the late 1800s, folks all over Berlin couldn’t get enough, and more than 70 breweries produced a version. But just 100 years later, Pilsners and Lagers reigned supreme, and only two breweries in the city continued to make Berliner Weisse. Luckily, a new wave of American craft breweries swooped in to save the day! Now the style is common in craft beer bars and bottleshops across the U.S. With so many to choose from, it can be hard to know where to begin. So, here are 10 can’t-lose Berliner Weisse beers to keep you refreshed this summer!

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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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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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An American & English Barleywine Tasting Menu

A step-by-step Barleywine tasting flight to help you distinguish between styles.

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8 of the Most Popular IPA Styles in America

Walk into any beer bar or taproom in the country and you’ll likely see a dozen IPAs on draft. But what exactly is an India Pale Ale? And what’s the difference between a New England Style IPA, a West Coast IPA, and all the other versions? Well, grab your favorite brewski and get ready for a crash course in all things hops!

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10 Rising Brewery Stars on the Hazy IPA Scene

You might think you know everything about Hazy IPAs — where they come from, what they taste like, and even the biggest names in the haze game. Well, we bet you haven’t heard of these rising stars! They’re all small-batch — and their beers rarely leave their home states. Getting a taste is next to impossible! But, each of the following 10 breweries is making big waves on the Hazy IPA scene. So, buckle up and get ready to discover your new favorite!

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10 Must-Try American Sour Ale Specialists

Plenty of breweries make an occasional Sour Ale, but the country’s best tart brews usually come from Sour Ale specialists — breweries that live and breathe mixed fermentation and oak aging!

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