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Businesses that make and sell beer. See also brewing company and beerhouse

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Where can I find open APIs about beer?

Not sure if this is on topic! Could be interesting though. Feel free to flag/VTC if you disagree. I'm looking to build an app that has to do with beer. It occurred to me that ratings/information/any ...
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Are there microbreweries or craft breweries in Iceland?

Are there any microbreweries in Iceland? If so, are any of them in Reykjavik? What is the most distinct / unique beer from Iceland that one can get at the supermarket?
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How exactly does buying directly from Westvleteren work?

Even if I managed to reserve some beer, it appears here that I need my own car, or at least one whose plate # I will know long in advance to pick up beer. Has anyone done this? What is the exact ...
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Aside from the number of barrels they produce, what is the main difference between a craft brewery and a microbrewery?

Microbreweries make less than 15,000 barrels per year, and craft breweries make less than 6,000,000 barrels per year. Aside from this distinction, are there any differences in the styles of ...
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Alcohol-producing Catholic monasteries?

We all know that the some Trappist monasteries produce their famous Trappist beer. A little less know fact is that the Carthusian monks at the Grande Chartreuse in France produces their world famous ...
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When the Trappist foundation was founded in 1997, were there breweries which didn't get the label although they succeeded to the conditions?

So from a previous question I learned that the Trappist foundation was founded in 1997 by 6 Belgian breweries one from the Netherlands and one from Germany. But were there other breweries which ...
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What are some breweries locals like to visit in New York City?

I wasn't a beer enthusiast while living in NYC, but still I don't recall hearing much about local breweries. Are there any worthwhile beers brewed in NYC, worth visiting at their sources? Looking to ...
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Is there a taste or texture difference between gravity breweries and those that use pumps?

I visited the UK's oldest licensed brewery, the Three Tuns, in Shropshire, which has been licenced since 1642. One of its key features is that all transfers can be carried out using gravity: all raw ...
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Who do the brewers of extra strong lager claim their target market is?

I'm not sure about other countries, but in the UK we have various brands of 'extra strong' lager beers, the most famous of which is Carlsberg Special Brew (9%), but there are others. The perception a ...
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Local beers to try at airports (major airports only) [closed]

I fly a lot, and like to seek out new beers while waiting or between connecting flights. Frequent flyers: let's help each other out and compile (community wiki-style) a list of establishments in major ...
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Beer-A-Day (Free Online) Calendars

I'm looking for free online beer-a-day calendars highlighting a different beer every day. Anything available for the United States, Germany, Bavaria, for example? Ideally the calendars also include a ...
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West coast beer recommendations, please!

I'm an east coast guy who loves east coast and mid-west beer. I'm about to head out on a west coast tour with a show band and am looking for "must have" west coast beers. We will be all over CA, OR ...
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Why don't any Arizona craft breweries export their beer?

Why don't any Arizona craft breweries export beers out of state? Is it a legal restriction, a private agreement, or just a market force?
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What are the differences between mead and beer? Where can I try one in the US?

From my understanding, mead is primarily made from honey and may or may not have hops added. Is mead considered a style of beer, or more of a wine, or a completely separate kind of beverage? Are they ...
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Is there a widely-accepted procedure for saying one beer is definitively "better" than another?

I am just mesmerized to see the microbrewery revolution take off and I have visited a couple of breweries here in San Diego. I really find that there is a distinct taste to the beers as opposed to ...
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Porter in the Marketplace

Recently, I traveled to Denver, CO, and though I didn't go for beer-specific purposes, I took advantage of a few breweries (and taphouses) that were conveniently close to my hotel. The one I was most ...
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First known/recognized brewery?

What's the name of the first known/recognized brewery that produced beer (that would be recognized as beer also today)?
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Seeking online sources where companies offer free labels for their products (beer, wine or other spirits)?

Seeking online sources where companies offer free labels for their products (beer, wine or other spirits)? A few years ago I discovered that Crown Royal offers free custom made labels (restriction do ...
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Broadening my horizons (Ale recommendations in South West UK)

I would like the other beer enthusiasts to suggest some new ales for me to try. I enjoy all Bath Ales and Box Steam Brewery; I'm more a fan of a bitter and less so of pale ales. Can you advise of any ...
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Were the Sam Adams seasonal beers actually developed to accommodate seasonal availability of ingredients or are they just a marketing construct?

I enjoy the Sam Adams seasonal varieties, as they usually put people in the holiday spirit(s), etc., and they evoke the feeling of "only for a limited time" like a Shamrock shake at McDonalds. In ...
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Microbrewery in Prague

Czech is known for its Pilsen Pilsner but is there any special beer from the Prague capital? Are there any craft/microbrewery in Prague? Any suggestions to pub that serves good craft Czech brews?
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Is the german "Warsteiner" a Pilsner?

I've heard lately, that the german beer Warsteiner does not fullfill the german Reinheitsgebot and therefore is is not allowed to be called Pilsner, that is why they call it a Premium Verum. Is that ...
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Microbrewery in Porto, Portugal? Port, Porter, Porto, Portugal?

Are there any microbreweries in Porto? Are there any Port-related beer breweries in Porto? (Such as Rodenbach beers in Belgium, that have a wine-like feel.) What local beers (micro-brewery or not) ...
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Does the climate and growing conditions of hops effect the taste of a beer, like with wine?

You will often hear wine discussed in terms of the climate, soil, etc of the vineyard. The terms 'new world' and 'old world' wines are common. Is there a similar concept for the hops used in beer? A ...
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What factors cause distinctions between Canadian and American craft beer?

I've lived on the Canadian border, right next to the U.S. for most of my life. In the past 5 or so years I've noticed that many American craft breweries seem to produce higher quality craft beer than ...
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Brewed Beer in Pune

Does anybody know the best place for brewed beer in Pune, Maharashtra, India? I have visited a few breweries in Mumbai recently, and I became a fan of the brewed beer, the flavours they offered ...
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Local microbreweries and craft beer in Tokyo

Are there local micro-breweries in Tokyo? Are they serving local Japanese craft beer? What are Japanese craft beer that one can find in Tokyo?
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Is Budweiser really the most expensive beer to brew?

On bottles of Budweiser it claims that: We know of no brand produced by any other brewer which costs so much to brew and age. Photo This seems implausible both from the point of view of ...
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Is Heady Topper by The Alchemist worth it?

I have heard a lot about Heady Topper, the Double IPA by The Alchemist brewery, and how it is a fantastic beer. Online reviews always rank it exceptionally high and everyone I have asked that has ...
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Any advice on good breweries near São Paulo - Brazil?

I am moving back home in the next few days and the idea of importing all my beer does not seem reasonable. I'm willing to try any kind of beer, but my preference is for IPA's and Belgian Strong pale ...
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Are there any bottled South Korean craft beers?

Are there any South Korean craft breweries who bottle their beers? Bonus question: Where (in Seoul) can my friend obtain some?
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Modern, commercial beers that closely mimic historic styles

I'm curious to try some beer that closely mimics more historic styles, although: I'm not too familiar with all of the styles and brewing methods of centuries past I don't always trust modern brewers ...
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Causes for regional differences in brewery count in the United States

I recently came across the following map of number of breweries per 1 million population in the United States: Visually it's apparent that there are the most breweries per capita in the northwest and ...
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Craft brew in Dublin

Other than the popular Porterhouse (http://www.porterhousebrewco.com/bars-dublin-temple.php), are there other pub that serves craft/microbrewery beer in Dublin, Ireland? Other than the famous ...
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Are there any microbrewery in Lisbon/Tomar in portugal?

Are there any microbrewery in Lisbon/Tomar in Portugal? What is the specialty brew in Portugal? Is there any special beer or beer-like alcohol from Portugal?
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Where can I find something similar to White Chocolate Moose (Dixie Brewing Co)?

Dixie Brewing Company used to make a dessert beer called White Chocolate Moose. It was a sweet, chocolate-flavored (I don't mean chocolate malt) beer and came in small (I think 7oz) bottles -- which ...
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Craft/micro brewery in Saarland, Luxembourg and Lorraine region?

I found these Beer from Saarland but it looks more like commercial brews. Are there any craft/microbrewery in the tri-country greater region of Saarland (Germany), Luxembourg and Lorraine (France)?
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What does Single Turn, Double Turn and Triple Turn mean in brewing?

I was going through a brochure in brewing and it mentioned Single Turn, Double Turn and Triple turn brewing. However, it did not mention what those mean. I would really appreciate if anyone with ...
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Looking for local beers on the Canary Islands?

The common beers in Gran Canaria are Topical and Dorada. What other local beers are there on the Canary Island? Is there any microbrewery / local brewery in the Canary Island? Are there craft beers ...
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Are there any craft beer or microbrewery in Washington and Baltimore?

Are there any microbreweries in Washington/Baltimore region? What are the specialty brew from that part of the states?
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Local breweries and specialty brew in Montreal?

Are there local breweries / microbreweries in Montreal, Canada? What are the specialty brews in Montreal? Is there a must-drink beer in Montreal?
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Countries not producing beer [closed]

It seems like it's possible to find beer from almost every corner of the world today. What are the countries without any national brands / breweries?
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Craft beers and Microbreweries in Singapore?

Recently, CNN listed the Smith Street Tap from the Good Beer Company in Singapore as one of the world's greatest bar (http://www.cntraveler.com/galleries/2015-07-21/the-greatest-bars-in-the-world/23). ...
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Becks USA AB InBev

Can anyone tell me if the USA market Becks adheres to the current definition of the Reinheitsgebot (aka German Purity Law) and what grains are used? I ask because I swear it tastes "ricey" like all ...
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Local breweries and brewery supplies in Istanbul?

Are there any local breweries and supply shops in Istanbul? How can I find supplies for home brewing in Turkey as I want to start home brewing but I dont know where to find supplies?
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Where is Archetype microbrewery in Vietnam?

Traveling to Vietnam in 2018-19 I had the chance to try several (very good!) local craft beers and one of those I tasted in Ho Chi Minh was by Archetype Brewing Co. I am trying to find out any ...
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Effects of temperature and time handling on beer 's taste?

We have 12 can of beer, we boiled 3 of them in some ranges of temperature such as: 122F, 131F, 140F, 149F in some duration (30min, 40min, 50min, and 60min). Then we drank them, but we feel their ...
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Where can I found beer's logos / labels in good image quality?

I'm making a Beer APP for mobile phones but I need a way to get good quality beer label for specific beers. So far, I'm using this free Beer's Api Service: BreweryDB.com But as you can see, the ...
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Craft beers and Microbreweries in Melbourne?

There are several lists online for craft brews in Melbourne, Australia: https://foursquare.com/top-places/melbourne/best-places-craft-beer https://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/melbournes-...
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Beer n Brewery Statistics - Any Sources for Production, Consumption, Number of Breweries, etc. per Country?

Looking for sources for beer n brewery statistics such as production in hl per year, consumption, consumption per capita, number of breweries (macro, regional, micro, brewpubs, and so on) etc. ideally ...
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