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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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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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5 Tips for Storing (and Serving) the Brews in Your Craft Beer Delivery

There are two particularly awesome things about being a craft beer fan in 2020. One, the choices today are more plentiful than ever. And two, you can get at-home beer delivery! How neat is that!? But, as much as we’d like it to, no beer stays drinkable forever. It’s important to unpack your beer delivery soon after it arrives and stow each brew properly — minus any that you crack open and sip right away, of course. Here at Tavour, we’re big beer fans at home, too. Follow these five rules for storing all the different brews that arrive in your beer delivery, and you can enjoy their flavors as intended!

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7 Surprising Benefits of Beer

Gone are the days when the persona of the typical beer drinker was overweight, yellow, and went by the name “Homer Simpson.” Aside from exploring a diversity of great new flavors from craft breweries, there may be other benefits of beer consumption. The modern craft movement has helped change beer culture as we know it, including imbibers’ attitudes towards well-being. A joint Harris Poll and Nielsen survey of nearly 2,000 drinking-age adults showed that craft beer fans consider themselves more health conscious than others. Even better, the science is there to back it up! Today, Tavour looks at 7 surprising benefits of beer linked to moderate drinking:*

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Beer of the Month Club? How About New Beer Everyday Club?

A Beer of the Month Club SOUNDS like an amazing idea, right? But, like so many ideas that seem really good in theory — sock suspenders, keeping a bear as a pet — it’s actually not that great, in practice. Sock suspenders will irritate your calves, a pet bear will destroy your home, and your Beer of the Month Club will probably send you a bunch of bottles and cans you don’t even want. Plus, many have monthly subscription fees, charge for initial membership, and don’t tell you what’s coming until it arrives. At least with sock suspenders you know what to expect. So, what is a craft beer fan to do when they want to explore the rugged beer frontier? Fortunately, today’s brave new world of advanced brew acquisition provides a host of other options. Let’s take a look!

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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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5 Great Modern Amber Ales

Back in the 1990s, when the American Craft Beer scene hadn’t yet reached legal drinking age and no one had even HEARD of a Kardashian, Amber Ales reigned supreme! Kind of. The average 90s bar featured four or five taps, and the line-up looked something like this: Bud, Bud Light, Coors, Heineken (for a fancy night out), and something vaguely ‘amber’ in appearance. If you were curious, you could ask, “what kind of craft beer do you have?” “Either Alaskan Amber or Heineken,” the bartender would reply. It was a different time.

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What Happened to Wheat Beer?

Wheat Beer — the American version of Witbier — is one of the most approachable styles in craft. The versatility of wheat complements practically every ingredient. When brewed into beer without any other additives, wheat creates a crisp, clean character, lighter than in brews made exclusively with barley. This makes it an excellent choice for pairing with many types of food, particularly fruits like raspberries and watermelon, and even savory dishes like beer can chicken. The American Wheat Beer is widely considered one of the most refreshing styles and has historically been a favorite beverage during warm weather. But, if you look around your local grocery store or even specialty bottleshops, you won’t likely find many Wheat Beer options. Where did all the Wheat Beer go?

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Beer Delivery to Your Doorstep, No Pants required!

Since the beginning of time, folks have dreamed of sitting at home in their underpants waiting for their beer delivery. Well, dream no more — the era of craft beer delivery is finally upon us! With better technology, greater demand, and a dramatically changing craft beer landscape, breweries are taking a cue from the pizza industry and dropping their suds right on thirsty people’s doorsteps. Now, if only they would embrace some kind of ‘30 minutes or it’s free’ deal! That probably won’t happen, but beer delivery already is! Here are a few ways it’s taking off.

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How Well Do You Know the Pale Ale?

You’re familiar with the Pale Ale, and you should be. India Pale Ales are among the most popular beer styles right now! Their lower ABV American Pale Ale cousins (usually just called “Pale Ales”) aren’t doing too shabby either — Toppling Goliath’s Pseudo Sue holds top scores on rating sites around the globe. But, IPAs and APAs are just the tippy top of the iceberg. Today, we’re going to boost your Pale Ale IQ and name drop some very tasty beers while we’re at it. It’s time to get to know the multifaceted Pale Ale family in all its delicious forms!

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What’s the Difference Between an Ale and a Lager? Tavour Has the Answers!

It’s a great time to be a beer drinker. From creamy Milkshake IPAs to a baker’s menagerie of Pastry Stouts, it feels like craft fans have more to choose from than ever before! Still, the abundance has also led to some confusion, especially when it comes to seemingly simple terms like “Lager” and “Ale.” So, we’re here to set the record straight. Let’s go!

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Can Craft Beer Festivals Still Happen in 2020?

Every summer, craft beer festivals pop up all over the country like dandelions. Fans flock to these boozy bastions to try specialty brews and sample beers from far-off states. Brewers attend the festivals to chat with other brewers and see what’s happening at the cutting edge of the industry.But with COVID-19 still looming, summer beer festivals across the country have already been cancelled. Even The Great American Beer Festival — the granddaddy of all U.S. beer celebrations with more than 2,000 participating breweries — is doing the whole thing online this year!If you’re wondering how to enjoy a few beer-centric events this summer, here are some of the ways festival organizers are trying to tackle social distancing, while still throwing some of the season’s best beer parties!

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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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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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