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How can absinthe be colored into a different colour other than green?

Some days ago I was walking on the street and passed by a beverage store where I saw some bottles of absinthe. There were green, red and blue versions, and I thought how could absinthe, a classically ...
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Why are dubbels generally dark while most tripels are not?

In my experience, dubbels are often fairly dark, brown ales, while tripels are much clearer and lighter (of colour). Why is that?
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“Green Schlitz” myth: Was the beer green, or the flakes?

I am editing an academic economics paper (I'm a grad student), and I ran across the following line: Schlitz changed preservatives, which led to green flakes in the beer. The paper references an ...
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What gives a porter or a stout its dark colour?

I imagine it's probably just that the barley has been roasted darker, and that comes out.
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Which types of beer are commonly used for half-and-half beers?

Which types of beer are commonly used to create half-and-half beers? In frequent recipes are only beers of contrasting colours being used (like pilsener vs porter or pale lager vs stout) or other ...