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beer like blue moon

Blue Moon was the first beer I remember liking well before the craft beer boom. And while I don’t drink Blue Moon much anymore (unless it’s the best option on limited beer menu), I do appreciate that it introduced my taste buds to the possibility of a crisp, citrusy brew. If you’re a fan of …

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pilnser v lager

Looking at a beer menu can be intimidating. So many choices! You may know you want something light and crisp and see both pilsners and lagers listed as such. So, what’s the difference between a pilsner and a lager? The short answer: a pilsner is a type of beer in the broader categorization of lager …

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hops bitter ibu

Have you ever heard or seen IBU listed next to a craft beer and wondered what it meant? Knowing what IBU stands for can be a great way to look at a beer menu and quickly weed out those you may not like based on the bitterness level. Or perhaps the opposite – you can …

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beer on ice

Accidentally froze your beer? Here’s how you can save it. I think it’s safe to say that, at some point, we’ve all left our beer bottles in the freezer for a bit too long just come back to find them frozen over. Honestly, that’s probably why you’re reading this right now. That makes the million …

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beer flight on wooden paddle

With the growing interest in new and local breweries, you may have heard people using the term ‘beer flight.’ Or perhaps you’ve seen large wooden paddles full of small glasses of different beer and wondered what it was. Whether you’re new to the craft beer scene or just want some additional information about beer flights, …

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perfect pour dublin

With the closing of my nearby Crafted Draft, I went on a mission to find another great Columbus area beer store. After scouring Yelp and other online reviews, I learned about Pour Perfect Beverage Co and decided to see if it lived up to the five star rating hype. Spoiler alert: it does. Here’s why …

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beermosa

Who doesn’t love a boozy brunch? One of my favorite spots in Columbus for a Sunday morning nosh session is Wolf’s Ridge Brewery. And while they have some awesome breakfast cocktails, I tend to always accompany my Toad in the Hole food order with the classic Beermosa. As the name suggests, a beermosa is a …

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how to trade beer

When you think about trading items, you might picture stocks, comic books, records, or other things people barter.  Beer is probably not one of those items. Yet, in every part of the country, people are networking with other brew fans through the art of the trade. How do you trade beer? This is a straightforward …

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remove beer bottle labels

Whether you want to save an awesome beer label or reuse the bottle, removing the label can be a challenge. Having spent time soaking bottles in water, trying to peel and scrub, I went on a quest to determine the best way to remove the labels where the labels were still intact and the bottles …

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what is a pastry stout

In the world of craft beer, new tastes are always going to pull a lot of attention. And while pastry stouts came out many years ago, they just recently started to gain in popularity.  So, what is a pastry stout? A pastry stout is a beer that has an additional sweet flavor element, such as …

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