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Does Oyster Stout Have Real Oysters?

Wondering, like I did, whether Oyster Stout has actual oysters in the recipe or it’s just a name, here’s the answer.

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What Makes Beer Sessionable?

Session beer. You hear the word all the time, but what does it mean and what does it say about the beer you are drinking or considering.

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VIDEO: How to Open a Beer Bottle with a Newspaper

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Guide to Grilling a Beer Can Chicken

This is an easy method for grilling a flavorful and tender chicken that keeps all eyes on the grill, and provides that “wow” factor for any ...

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VIDEO: How to Make Your Own Beer Flight Paddle

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What is a Beer Flight?

So many things on the beer menu sound fabulous…not sure what to get? Try a beer flight.

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How To Introduce Your Mom To Craft Beer

This really could be about how to introduce anyone you love to craft beer, but since Mother’s Day is coming up we thought we’d focus on moth...

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A Quick Lesson on Austin’s Craft Beer Industry

Want to learn a bit about Austin’s booming craft beer industry? This is a great intro!

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VIDEO: The Great Beer Route: Portland to San Francisco

Craft beer and epic landscapes in the Pacific Northwest.

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Beer Styles: The Ingredients (Part Three: Water)

In this third part of this series on beer’s ingredients, we will look at water, the largest single component of beer. As much as 90-95% of a...

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10 Beer Names You Might Be Saying Wrong

Sometimes you just start a habit and it sticks, so make sure you are saying the names of these beers correctly and avoid an embarrassing cra...

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A Sobering Thought

While we love beer, we always encourage drinking responsibly. These jarring stats are definitely another layer in the drink responsibly camp...

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Does Dye in Your Beer Affect Flavour? The Green Beer Experiment

We were at the office having a discussion about St. Paddy’s Day, when someone announced, “green beer is awful, it tastes like CRAP!”. So we ...

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Beer Styles: The Ingredients (Part Two: Hops)

In the second part of this series on the ingredients of beer, we will examine hops, the additive that provides an assortment of flavours to ...

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How to Learn What Beer Styles You Like?

Like everything in life practice makes perfect. And that goes for beer as well. If you are new to the beer world and especially the craft be...

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8 Great Food Pairings for Stouts and Porters

Even though there are obvious differences between the two types of beer, dark stouts and porters tend to match similar types of food.

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Beer Styles 201: Double/Imperial IPA

What do you get when you take the intensity of a Russian Imperial Stout and an IPA? A Double IPA (Imperial IPA), of course! Learn more about...

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How To Describe Beer Like a Pro

This article is a quick and easy reference to the words you need for describing beer to your friends. Now you’ll never be at a loss for word...

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Does Beer Go Bad?

You just found a bottle of your favourite beer that got pushed to the back of the pantry and forgotten, now you are thinking “Should I drink...

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Beer Styles 201: Gruit Beer (Ancient Herbed/Spiced Ale)

Gruit like fruit can be added to ales to change their flavour profiles. Learn more about this ancient beer style.

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Beer Styles: The Ingredients (Part One: Malt)

In previous articles, we examined what properties make the different beer varieties. In the next part of this series, we will explore the in...

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Beer Varieties: The Origins (Part Four: Bitterness)

In this series, we are looking at what characterises the hundreds of styles of beers that are available. So far we have looked at how gravit...

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How To Have A Beer Tasting

Want to plan a really cool night for you and your friends? Change up the regular beer party for a beer tasting party. Here are some ideas to...

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What Beer Should You Pair With Your Steak?

Whether you’re ordering at a restaurant or cooking at home, here’s your guide to the best beers to drink alongside steaks.

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Converting Friends to Craft Beer

How to get your “basic-beer” drinking pals, to try craft beer — #drinkLocal

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Beer Styles 201: Berliner Weisse

Like Berlin itself you either love the eclectic, funky nature or you hate it. This brew is tart and bubbly a combination that is not for eve...

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Beer Styles 201: Gose

While the pronunciation of the name leaves you sounding a little like Homer Simpson “duh”…the taste is like no other beer style you’ve had. ...

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Beer Styles 201: Weizenbock

This German style beer is nothing to bock about. It’s known for its high ABVs and high amount of wheat malt.

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How The Foam On Your Beer Keeps It From Spilling

A new study explains how your beer’s foamy top helps it from spilling, by clinging to the glass.

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Beer Varieties: The Origins (Part Three: Colour)

In this series, we are exploring what characterizes the hundreds of styles of beers that are available. While yeast is the most important de...

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What’s #DrinkLocal and Why is it Important?

An important grass-roots social movement, the #DrinkLocal tag creates awareness and support for local breweries, pubs and liquor stores.

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What’s Oktoberfest?

The short and easy explanation: it’s a BEER BASH…sorry, I mean a “festival”, or more appropriately a folk festival that celebrates great loc...

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Beer Varieties: The Origins (Part Two: Gravity)

Original Gravity, Specific Gravity, Final Gravity find out what it all means as we continue on our beer variety journey.

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Beer Varieties: The Origins by David Nuttall

David Nuttall is an instructor at the Alberta Beer Festivals’ Beer School. He has worked in almost all aspects of the liquor industry. He is...

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Beer Colours: The SRM Color Guide for Beer Styles

The quick and easy guide to beer colour and their generally accepted SRM values based on beer style.

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Beer Styles 201: Belgian / White IPA

A fruity, spicy, refreshing version of an American IPA, but with a lighter color, less body, and featuring either the distinctive yeast and/...

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VIDEO: Aleberta Beer Pioneers, Alberta’s Craft & Micro Brewing Founders

If you’re a documentary buff, a beer geek and Albertan at heart, then you’ll love this series about Alberta’s beer history; it covers everyt...

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How to Say “Beer” in Different Languages

From Europe, Asia, The Middle-East, and Africa, if you want to know how to say beer any way other than English…you’ll find it here!

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What is Craft Beer exactly?

You have probably heard that word thrown around a lot; but if you’re not a beer geek…you might not know what it means; well it’s time you le...

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Beer Types: Ales, Lagers, Hybrids and Others

You might think the differences between ales and lagers has to do with color or flavour…but for the most part, you’d be wrong. Find out more...

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Beer Styles 201 – India Pale Ales (IPA)

IPA is one of the most popular beer styles and definitely the backbone of the craft beer industry. Most breweries have at least one IPA, but...