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5 Brewing Terms Every Beer Drinker Should Know

Drinks Mike Reis 15 comments

Here are five basic (but essential!) funny-sounding words that should be a part of every beer drinker's lexicon. More

3 Ways to Brew Better Coffee at Home for Under $500

Drinks Liz Clayton 9 comments

Home coffee setups don't have to be cafe-caliber to make a big change in your daily routine. In this fifth of a series, we'll explore three easy ways to make huge improvements in what you taste—and how you think about brewing—each and every day. If you're looking for the perfect extravagant gift, to yourself or someone else, consider some of the following high-ticket items to class up your coffee with the highest quality. More

A Pint With: Scott Vaccaro, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 1 comment

If you live in the New York area, you may have spotted Captain Lawrence beers on tap at restaurants around town. We highly recommend you give them a try—next thing you know it, you may find yourself on the Metro-North train at an ungodly hour making your way the brewery for a special limited-edition beer release. We caught up with Captain Lawrence's owner and head brewer Scott Vaccaro for the latest in our brewmaster interview series. More

A Pint With: Kelly Taylor, Brewmaster for Heartland Brewery and Kelso of Brooklyn

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 4 comments

Kelly Taylor makes interesting, usual beers in Brooklyn, including Flemish-style sours, a beer brewed with Valrhona chocolate nibs and orange peel, and a collaboration with Blue Hill at Stone Barn that once included farm-fresh roasted beets. Nice guy that he is, Kelly joined me for a beer and the following interview. More

Serious Beer: Seasonal Fresh-Hop Beers

Drinks Maggie Hoffman 6 comments

Once a year when hops are ready to be pulled from the vine, some brewers celebrate the season by heading out to local farms to harvest hops fresh. Once gathered, the hops need to be added to the brewing kettle as quickly as possible—the delicate flowers spoil rapidly, especially if exposed to heat. More

Meet & Eat: Nathaniel and Thatcher Martin, Manhattan Meadery

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"I would love it if Stephen Colbert actually faux-bashed our product. I would take it as a big compliment." I don't know about you, but when I think of mead, the only thing that comes to mind is Ye Olde... More

British Sake Brewer Hopes to Revive the Japanese Drink

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Unlike other sake masters, Philip Harper has curly auburn hair, a degree from Oxford, and speaks Japanese as a second language. He is the only foreigner to earn the Japanese title of toji, or master brewer.... More

Celebrate Mead Day Tomorrow

Erin Zimmer 2 comments

Honor the ancient honey wine tomorrow with meadmakers across the country celebrating at registered sites. First described in the ancient Rigveda hymns, later in Beowulf, and beloved by ancient Celtic and Germanic tribes across centuries, mead has even inspired its own comprehensive book: The Compleat Meadmaker. Bees everywhere would want you to get your mead on.... More

Photo of the Day: Brewing in a Pumpkin

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Following in the tradition of crafty potheads, some industrious folk brewed beer inside a hollowed-out pumpkin, and documented the process on a Flickr set. The beer had "a raw squash flavor up front and strong hop aftertaste. No bacterial contamination as far as we could tell."... More

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