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Adelbert is One Hell of a Gyle

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With two hundred years of history, the most classic method of making a Session Ale is Parti-Gyle brewing. It involves using the same grains twice to make two different beers. The majority of the sugars are extracted for the first beer, resulting in high abvs. The second infusion of yields less sugar yet lingering deep malt flavor that’s perfect for a low abv, easy drinking refresher. Adelbert’s Lemon Rye Pale Ale shows how this method can be used...

Bend it like Black Shirt

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Before Branden Miller was headbrewer of Black Shirt brewing, he worked in a farm-to-table restaurant where he learned about the incredibly versatile flavors of the Saison. A few years later when set out on a mission to make the best Red Ales, he remembered this style’s incredible flexibility and set out making one of the world’s few Red Saisons. The outcome is Stringbender, a dynamic ale that collides several flavorful worlds of beer flavor into one bottle. Deep...

Beers in their Blood

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People from every conceivable profession have started brewing companies over the past few years. Of these backgrounds, we’re finding the best beers often come from people whose families were involved in the beer ingredient industry. These folks grew up already in the heart of the brewing culture and their experience shows in finely polished brews. Rahr and Sons Brewing was started by Fritz Rahr, whose family runs Rahr Malting Co:The world’s largest malting facility. 90% of all...

Stuffing the Beer Ballot

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When the 2015 MLB All-Star Game came to Cincinnati and people became obsessed with voting for their favorite players, Rhinegeist Brewing got in on the fun and made an IPA made of ingredients all voted on by beer fans. Just like the MLB they conducted online voting from a curated list of candidate ingredients. Unlike the MLB, which was overwhelmed by votes for Kansas City Royals players and had to throw out 65 Million fraudulent votes, Rhinegeists voting went without...

Cellerabrating Barley

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Overflowing with rich caramel and booze, John Barleycorn Barleywine from Mad River Brewing is also overflowing with lore. Its name is pulled from a traditional 500 year old British folktale which tells the story of a man named John Barleycorn who was killed and transformed into barley, then used in every possible way to make bread and beer. Each vintage of this beer has a slightly different recipe so each year Mad River contracts local woodcarver, Janis Taylor, to depict...

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