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5 Things Homebrewing Taught Me About Beer

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There's a huge difference between brewing mediocre beer and brewing good beer. Next time you sip, pay attention to these 5 key factors that distinguish quality suds. Brewing beer is actually very easy. Warm up some water, add malt, hops, and yeast and then wait a few weeks and you’ll have some sort of beer. However, making good beer is a different story entirely. If you try your hand at homebrewing and you’ll likely discover a new appreciation...

Kansas City: Beer, Beer on the Plains

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Kansas City isn’t just about BBQ -- it’s blossoming with new craft breweries everyday. My good friend and craft connoisseur Paul chronicles his adventures through the KC beer scene. The More You Know: Kansas City is not in Kansas. It’s in Missouri. Kansas City has the best BBQ (sorry, Texas), the best football fans (sorry, Seattle), and the best (and only) national monument to WWI (the Liberty Memorial). I’m not biased -- I was just born...

It’s Personal: The Business of Family-Run Breweries

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Live together, work together, drink together! Why family-run breweries choose a life of beer! As the daughter of entrepreneurs, I am delighted every time Tavour signs a new craft brewery that’s run by families. My sisters, parents, and I all work for the family coffee shop, so I know how fulfilling -- and irritating -- a family-run enterprise can be. This is the introduction to the “It’s Personal” series of interviews with our family-run breweries -- The Good...

Can You Name These Famous Beers With Only 3 Clues?

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Take this craft beer quiz and see where you stack up from newbie to connoisseur. Test your beer geek knowledge with today’s pop quiz. You get 3 clues to guess each famous brew. You’ll find all of the answers, and a key that shows where you fall on the beer nerd food-chain below. Cheers and good luck! A. It’s a 5.2% ABV Dark Beer from the Northwest B. It won GABF Gold in 1996 C. Its...

It’s Gonna Be Maibock: The Ultimate Spring Seasonal

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Boozy, yet damn near refreshing, German Maibocks are the perfect Spring to Summertime Lagers. If you’re a seasonal allergy sufferer like yours truly, the month of May isn’t exactly a favorite of the dozen. The weather also doesn’t know what the heck it’s doing, switching back and forth between chilly breeze to Dante’s melt-your-face-off inferno, with a couple dashes of thunderstorms spread throughout. May makes me wanna to drink a lot of beer. Those crafty...

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