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Growlers vs Crowlers vs Bombers – What’s the Difference?

If you’ve visited your local craft brewery lately, you’ve probably heard the terms “growler”, “crowler” or “howler” – but what are they? Lea...

Can I Grow My Own Hops? – A Guide on Growing Hops at Home

Growing hops at home isn’t as hard as it seems, you just need to know where to start! Here are some tips for adding homegrown hops to your h...

Types of Beer: A Guide & List to Understanding Different Beer Styles

There are over 50+ different types of beer and there are even more ways to categorize them—by flavour, by type, by color, by bitterness, by ...

India Pale Ale (IPA) vs. Double IPA (DIPA) – What’s the Difference?

Unsure of the differences between a Double / Imperial IPA and a regular IPA? Continue reading to learn what sets these hoppy beer styles apa...

What is Beer?

Beer — It’s your favourite drink, but how much do you actually know about it? What is beer? Who invented beer? How is beer made? Continue re...

Beer vs. Cider — What’s the Difference?

Hard ciders have been in the alcohol industry for a long time; but only recently has cider gained popularity as a beer replacement. This lea...

Does Beer Go Bad? How to Prevent a Skunky Beer

Sometimes a bottle of your favourite beer that gets pushed to the back of the pantry and forgotten. It’s sad, but it happens. If you’re thin...

Beer Styles 201: What is Malt Liquor?

Malt Liquors: where they come from, their appearance, flavour & aroma, palate & mouthfeel, food pairings and serving suggestions are all exp...

QUIZ: What Style of Beer Should You Drink According to Your Personality Type?

Which beer matches my personality most? What beer style should I drink based on my personality? If you’ve ever asked yourself these question...

Beer Styles 201: What is a Pale Ale?

Pale Ales: where they come from, their appearance, flavour & aroma, palate & mouthfeel, food pairings and serving suggestions are all explai...

What Style of Beer Should You Drink? How to Choose a Beer You’ll Actually Like

Are you struggling to find a beer to be your “go to” drink? Are you usually asking yourself, “what should I drink tonight?” JustBeer has gro...

Beers That Taste Sour, Tart & Funky (Flavour Profile – 7 of 7)

Sour, Tart & Funky: The perfect beers for anyone who drinks green tea in the morning instead of coffee, puts cucumber in their water to give...

Beers That Taste Fruity or Spicy (Flavour Profile – 6 of 7)

Fruit and Spice Beers: The perfect beers for anyone who’s morning routine consists of chugging a glass of orange juice or anyone who never s...

Beers That Taste Smoky (Flavour Profile – 5 of 7)

Smoke Beers: The perfect beers for anyone who loves scotch, campfires, and smoked meats. Smoky brews can be enjoyed all year round.

What is a Fruit or Vegetable Beer?

Everything you need to know about fruit beers & vegetable brews: where they’re from, how they taste, what foods they pair with and more in t...

Beers That Taste Dark & Roasty Like Coffee (Flavour Profile – 3 of 7)

Dark and Roasty Beers: The perfect beers for anyone who loves coffee-crisp, purposely burnt marshmallows, and other bold, rich flavours.

Why Do We Celebrate National Beer Day on April 7?

National Beer Day is celebrated on April 7 every year, commemorating the day in 1933 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Cullen-...

Beers That Taste Bitter & Hoppy (Flavour Profile – 2 of 7)

Bitter and Hoppy Beers: The perfect beers for anyone who loves the bitter flavour of black coffee or a strong grapefruit.

Beers That Taste Crisp & Clean (Flavour Profile – 1 of 7)

Crisp and Clean Beers: The perfect beers for anyone who loves the summer months, hanging with friends on patios, and pairing anything barbec...

How to Order a Beer and Say Cheers in 10 Different Countries

Sometimes you just need to know how to ask for a beer when you’re in a country where you don’t speak the native language. This article is br...

Beer Styles 201: What is a Sour Ale / Wild Ale?

Sour Ales: where they come from, their appearance, flavour & aroma, palate & mouthfeel, food pairings and serving suggestions are all explai...

Beer Styles 201: What is a Saison / Farmhouse Ale?

Saisons and Farmhouse Ales: where they come from, their appearance, flavour & aroma, palate & mouthfeel, food pairings and serving suggestio...

Stouts vs. Porters — What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between a porter and a stout? Should stouts be considered a porter? If you find yourself asking questions about stout...

What Temperature Should I Drink My Beer? Suggested Serving Temperatures for Each Beer Style

Did you know that not all beers should be drank cold? Different beers and beer styles require different temperatures. Continue reading to le...

Hoppy vs. Bitter — What’s the Difference?

Many beers are described as hoppy and bitter, but are there actual differences between the two terms? Continue reading to find out…

Beer Styles 201: What is a Porter?

Porters: where they come from, their appearance, flavour & aroma, palate & mouthfeel, food pairings and serving suggestions are all explaine...

Beer Styles 201: What is a Barleywine?

Barleywine: where they come from, their appearance, flavour & aroma, palate & mouthfeel, food pairings and serving suggestions are all expla...

Pilsners vs. Lagers — What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between a pilsner and a lager? Is pilsner a type of lager? If you find yourself asking questions about pilsners and l...

Does Beer Freeze? At What Temperature Does Beer Freeze?

Summer or winter, there’s always a way to accidentally freeze your beer. We did some research and here’s what we can tell you about frozen b...

What Is Cannabis Beer?

It’s a thing some crafty brewers are working on. Here’s what you need to know about the latest craze to hit the brewing industry since marij...

What is Beer Fermentation?

Beer Fermentation; a crucial step in the brewing process, but what actually happens to your beer during fermentation, why is it so importan...

Ales vs. Lagers – What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between an ale and a lager? Are lagers a type of ale? If you find yourself asking questions about ale and lager beer ...

What is Shotgunning Beer? How to Shotgun a Beer like a Pro

Shotgunning beer is a great way to get drunk fast and impress your friends at house parties. But chugging a beer can be harder than it looks...

German Beer Styles – Sour Ale: Berliner Weisse, Gose and Lichtenhainer

Join us as we cover Germany’s well-known sour beer styles; from Berliner Weisse and Gose to Lichtenhainer. A brief history and vital statist...

German Beer Styles – Wheat Ales: Weizen, Weissbiers, & Weizenbock

Join us as we cover Germany’s wheat beer styles; from weizens (wheat beers) and Weissbiers (white beers) to Dunkel Weissbier and Weizenbock....

Beers That Taste Sweet & Malty (Flavour Profile – 4 of 7)

Bitter and Hoppy Beers: The perfect beers for anyone who loves dried fruit, Werther’s Original candy, bold flavours and just a pinch of swee...

German Beer Styles – Dark Beers: Doppelbock, Dark Lager, & Schwarzbier

Dive in to Germany’s dark beer styles; from doppelbock and dark lagers to schwarzbier. A brief history and vital statistics about each dark ...

German Beer Styles – Amber Beers: Märzen, Kellerbier, & Roggenbier

Learn about Germany’s amber beer styles; from Märzen and Kellerbier to Roggenbier. A brief history and vital statistics about each amber ale...

Cheers to Sour Beers

Sour Beer: A deceptively simple term for a complex style. Is sour beer here to stay or a passing trend? I visited Bricks Wine Co. for the “C...

German Beer Styles – Pale Beers: Euro Lagers, Kölsch, & German Pilsener

Join us as we cover Germany’s pale beer styles; from Euro/International Lagers and Kölsch to German Pilsener (not “pilsner”). A brief histor...

German Beer Styles – History & Info About Germany’s Greatest Creation

Think all German beers are light coloured lagers? Nothing could be further from the truth! Follow along in this 5-part history series as we ...

The World Guide To Beer – The History of Categorizing Beer

With more brewers making more kinds of beers these days, we now enjoy a mixture of historical and modern creations. Where did these styles c...

What Are Adjunct Beers? – Beer Styles: The Ingredients

Ever wondered what beer is made of? You may already know about the four basics: malt, hops, yeast and water…but what about “everything else”...

Beer Styles: The Ingredients (Part Four: Yeast)

While yeast is the smallest component of beer, it is just about the most important because without it, beer wouldn’t exist.

Why Does My Beer Taste Metallic? – Here’s Why Your Beer Tastes like Pennies

Ever wonder why some beers have a hint of metal to them? No, that is not a new flavour profile and no, you’re not drinking liquified pennies...

3-Step Introduction to Wine for Craft Beer Lovers

This is an introduction to the world of wine for people who love craft beer, but it can also work as an introduction to the craft beer world...

Beer Styles 201: What is a Stout?

There are so many different stout styles, are the names of the style actually an ingredient contained in the beer? Let’s find out!

What Is An Oyster Stout? – Is It Made With Real Oysters?

What Is An Oyster Stout? Do Oyster Stouts have real oysters in them? Read this article to answer your questions about Oyster Stouts and see ...