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Gluten free beer recommendations?

I have noticed a number of gluten free beers pop up on the shelf of my local beer store over the past few years. Are these drinkable? And does anyone have any recommendations of any to try?
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Why would we presume a New Zealand beer contains dairy?

In researching beer as it relates to the Jewish dietary laws, I came across this page, which states that most unflavoured beers are OK. Even imported beers are given a wary thumbs up, however the page ...
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Tripel beers on tap

I was under the impression that tripel beer is supposed to be fermented inside the bottle. From time to time I come across beers that are tripel but on tap. There is a substantial difference in taste ...
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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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How can I try a wide variety beers without buying them by the case/spending a lot of money?

Like most of you here, I thoroughly enjoy beer. How can I try a wide variety beers without buying them by the case/spending a lot of money? Aspiring beer enthusiast that is grows tired of the usual, ...
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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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What is “gruit?” Why aren't there many beers on the market containing it?

I have heard of something called 'gruit' which seems to sometimes be used in brewing beer. What is it? Why are there very few beers on the market containing gruit? What are some of the more popular ...
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Why isn't Sam Adams Infinium being produced anymore?

I had Sam Adams Infinium first back in the fall of 2011. It was promoted to beer club members by my local distributor as being a first-come first-serve limited batch with a restriction on the number ...
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Where to buy “Grimbergen” in Canada

I've spent much time in Ottawa and Halifax, and have yet to find a consistent source of this nectar of the gods. Locations Found: Liquor Store in Whistler, BC LCBO in Trainyards, Ottawa Greek ...
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What is so special about corona beer?

I have heard a lot about corona in terms of its taste and being the great alcoholic beverage !! It is worth the hype or just a fad ?
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Do kosher beers exist?

Does anyone know if kosher beers exist? To be kosher, the beer would have to totally (100%) brewed by Jewish hands? Such wines do exist!
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What are the differences between Pale Ale (PA), India Pale Ale (IPA) and American Pale Ale (APA)?

I am wondering because I want to brew these styles of beer myself.
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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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Do Easter Beers exist?

We all know that Christmas Beers exist as can be seen in this article: 25 Beers of Christmas. By a Christmas beer, most interpret this to be a seasonal beer. As such I would like to know if there ...
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How to brew beer at home from 0% beer, yeast and sugar?

I have a lot of 0% beer at home and I wanna make them 8%-18% alcohol. I've been said that if I add yeast and sugar to 0% beer, it will become alcoholic beer. Now I need proportion of yeast and sugar ...
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Woodchuck Cider w/Fox on bottle?

A friend had a woodchuck cider with a picture of a fox on the bottle a while back and she keeps going on and on about how 'it was the best cider ever'. Anyone know which cider that is? I looked at ...
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Beer with honey, beer with cinnamon

A while ago on a visit to Tallinn I visited the medieval-style restaurant Olde Hansa. There they had two very good kinds of beer: one with honey and one with cinnamon. Do such beers exist elsewhere, ...
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Recommendations for Tea/Fruity/Sweet beers?

I mainly drink ciders and sometimes I find a beer that I can tolerate the taste, even if I don't enjoy it. Something like Yuengling or Stella (not the cider). Recently I tried Sea Dogs Tea Beer which ...
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Regarding light beers and dark beers: how would you make a light beer taste more like a dark beer?

How would you make a light beer taste more like a dark beer? In other words, if you like light beer better than dark beer but you think that light beer could use more taste, what could you add or is ...
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Why do some brewing companies only export certain beers outside of their primary location?

Wondering why it is that certain smaller brewing companies will export only certain beers out of their primary location? I am a huge fan of Goose Island (Chicago area based) and am having a tough time ...
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Why would some prefer to put salt in their beer?

Are there any traditional or historic reason(s) why people would put salt in their beer when drinking it or would simply prefer to drink a salted beer such as Gose? Gose beer, brewed in Bonn, Germany ...
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What is Ice Beer?

Whilst on my search for new beers I found a beer called Niugini Ice Beer This is a Ice beer and I'm not to sure about what an ice beer is. Can somebody give my a explanation to what an Ice beer is?...
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Is there any diet beer?

I want to drink beer because I feel stress of my life. However, I don't want to gain weight because I have been overweighted. Is there any diet beer in US?
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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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What's this white floating sediment in my bottles of twisted tea?

Okay so I purchased 2 six packs of bottles each bottle containing different amounts of this whitish colored sediment at the bottom of the bottle all of which aren't expired, if shaked well will ...
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Are Birra Moretti Beers from the series “Le regionali” still available?

Last October, being in Northern Italy I really enjoyed a couple of sorts of Birra Moretti Beers of the Le regionali series. Now, in Southern Italy (Campania) I would like to taste other sorts but I ...
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How to measure the caffeine content of a coffee beer at home?

I recently got a winter sampler pack by Sierra Nevada, which had 3 Coffee Stout beers. I've also brewed my own coffee stout for early next year. I was wondering, having tried both, they both have a ...
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Which band beers exist in your country?

Does your country have any band or music based special crafted beers? In Finland I can get Mötorhead, Kiss, Iron Maiden and Finnish bands like Amorphis and soon Diablo's Corium Black titled beer. I ...
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What is so special about Guinness DRAUGHT?

I haven't heard a lot about the DRAUGHT (Guinness) in terms of its taste. But my brother insists to say that DRAUGHT is the queen of the Guinness. But I found nothing special, indeed, I find it ...
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How to make alchohol in jail?

I have heard about being able to make alcohol in jail. How would that be done? I imagine the the ingredient list would be limited like thing that would only be found in a cell. Anybody have first hand ...
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Specialty Beers at Local Markets [closed]

so I am trying to find some pretty nice beers, beer like a Delirium Tremens, to try. Does anyone have any recommendations on some nice beer that isn't insanely hard to find. Money is not really the ...
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Costliest beer commercial to date?

What has been the costliest beer commercial to date, who owns it and what are the reasons for it to be so costly? Adding reliable references would be appreciated .
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Which Belgian beer is served in wooden bowl?

I'm sure I had it in the Delirium Café in Brussels but I can't remember the name of it. I have no idea if tastes good as that day was a bit of blur ;)
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Which Brahma beer is unhopped?

I had a bottle of Brahma beer when I was in Brasíl some years ago, and I didn't save the label. These are what I remember: it was sweet and malty. it had a white label. it had 4% or thereabouts ...
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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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1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die [closed]

Does anybody know someone that has completed the 1001 beers of the book: 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die - Adrian Tierney-jones If there is someone here trying, please tell me: In your opinion ...
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Metal band beers in Finland

I will be visiting Helsinki in June. Where can I get metal band beers (Iron Maiden, Motörhead etc.). Is it widely sold around in Finland or there is a lot of hunting to do. Thanks in advance
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How to chill a 30cl bottle to “cellar” temperature?

I got my hand on a few bottles of Trappist Westvleteren (yay!) and of course I want to drink it at the right temperature. The "right" temperature is "cellar", but alas, I do not have a cellar. What ...
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Who made commercialization of beer possible

Who was the person or company that made beer selling commercial .
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Alcohol and cannabis [closed]

Constellation Brands (STZ) has agreed to pay $190 million for a 10% stake in Canopy Growth Corporation, which sells medical marijuana in Canada and plans to sell recreational pot there when it becomes ...
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Liquor before beer never fear

The common saying "beer before liquor never sicker and liquor before beer have no fear" always made me wander why is that? What is the science behind it?
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Would it be sexist for a beer shop to have a “selection of beer for women”?

I was on a webshop for beer and was surprised to find a "selection of beer for women". It consisted mostly of fruit-flavored beers and other sweet-type beverages such as ciders. This struck me ...
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How can I find beer or wine shops online in India?

I am a passionate traveller, and this is all I ever wanted. But the only problem I face in the new place is finding the beer shop. Is there any way of finding one without any hassle? My journey is ...
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Why is there no mention on labels especially IPAS of alcohol content? [duplicate]

I don't understand how beer can be sold in a supermarket, yet not be required to have the alcohol content listed on the bottle. This can lead to serious consequences, if the person drinking does not ...
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Why draught beer tastes so different at different places in India [closed]

I just want to know why draught beer tastes so different at different places in India. I have been to different places all over the country and the beer tastes radically different.
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Is the country of origin for a beer always the same as the brewers country of origin?

I am creating a craft beer application which will contains a lot of information about beers. Now when modeling the data I am contemplating whether a beer itself should have a country, city and other ...
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Brewing: Which temperature should I ferment ale beer at?

I want to brew beer and I wonder which temperature I should ferment it at? I want to brew ales like IPA and Pale Ale. What difference does different fermentation temperatures have on the beer? Are ...
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What Traditional Beer in Munich we can enjoy if the travel is on budget? [on hold]

Just visiting the Munich with my fiancée on June. Yes, She and I come here first time.I have looked many bars including hofbaus but it seems out of budget. Thanks guys..... Would you please recommend ...