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Is there a contest that chooses the best beer in the world?

Is there an "Oscar" for beers?
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Which Brazilian beers are found outside Brazil?

In Brazil there is a very large trade in foreign beers, but in the countries I visited I never found Brazilian beers. Can you help me with this answer?
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Which are the sweetest alcoholic drinks?

I am attending a company party that will be serving these alcoholic drinks: Belvedere Vodka Bulleit Bourbon Don Julio Silver Tequila La Marcca Prosecco L. Martini Cab Sauvignon Dry Creek Sauvignon ...
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How to open a bottle of wine without a corkscrew?

How can one safely go about opening a bottle of wine when there is no corkscrew present? (Obviously, we are talking corked bottles and not twist-off...)
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How to open a beer without a bottle opener?

How does one go about opening a bottle of beer when (gasp) there are no bottle openers present? Twist off is not an option. And, anything involving using one's teeth should be omitted (safety first!)
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Is it normal for Black Haus Blackberry Schnapps to taste like acetone?

I have consumed very little alcohol in the last 20 or so years, so my taste-buds and tolerance are like a young person. Someone gave me a bottle of Black Haus. It has a nice blackberry flavor, but ...
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What to do with leftover gin soaked clementines?

I'll start off with saying I'm not looking for a recipe or a list of ideas, as I know that's outside the scope of this SE, but if my question is too close to those lines, I won't take it personally if ...
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Does whisky change its taste in an open bottle?

When you open a bottle of whisky and don't finish it, lets say, within a year. Does it change its taste in this time period? If so, which processes lead to this change? I know there are a lot of ...
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Trying to find out more about this John Exshaw bottle

I just found two bottles of Exshaw. The reason I bought them was because someone close to me used to drink this (years ago). I got a pretty good bargain on them so just went with it. When I opened ...
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How did the phrase “beer me” originate?

The question says it all: where does the phrase "beer me" come from? And, is it widely used other than in the United States? The phrase 'beer me' meaning, "give me a beer!"
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Found brewing grains in a bunch of paper bags - can I use them?

Found a bunch of specialty grains I'd intented for a beer but lost to time. They've been in brown paper bags for well over a year. Is it worth using them at all for a small batch or has time/air ...
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Sugar before bottle

I did a set of Brewdog Punk IPA with the kit they are selling. In the howto they put sugar in the bottle before filling. Is it mandatory to have a good beer ?
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Aging wort in wine barrels before fermenting

If I were to age wort in wine-barrels, let's say oak for instance, for six months , before I ferment it, would that improve the taste of the beer at all? Can beer be aged in wine barrels like other ...
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How long does Chouchen keep once opened?

I have tried to look this up but have only come up with a few community sites with improper sourcing and varying degrees of answer (from 1 month to many years). Does anyone have first hand knowledge ...
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How to tell if my home-brewed mead is safe/ready to drink?

Good day; So, I made some very simple mead, about a month ago. There's about 2 liters; in a simple bottle and a home-made airlock. It's about 35% honey, the rest is bottled water, about half a ...
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Beer shop in Brittany (cave à bières bretonnes située en Bretagne)

I am searching for some shops with large (100+) selection of beers from Brittany. I have two somewhat different targets: (1) a shop located in Rennes, more than V&B, or around RN 164, see below: ...
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Does Caymus use “Mega Purple”?

I can’t find a solid answer on this. I’ve tried both special selection 2014 and the regular cab from 2017. Really enjoyed both bottles but I’ve read some things that suggest that they use Mega Purple ...
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Is it possible to identify this bottle and its contents?

My brother-in-law received this bottle while in a soccer recruit tryout in Yugoslavia(?) around 6ths year 2000. We haven't been able to identify it by anything on the label. It was opened, I think it ...
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What dishes pair well the Maltese Harruba liqueur?

What food stuffs pair well with the Maltese liqueur Harruba? A friend of mine has several bottles of this sweet liqueur and we are hoping to make it into a meal of something more than just the ...
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Noah’s wine what is it?Healthy [duplicate]

You mention that there is a wine similar yet you do not give it a name. Please give the name of a wine that resembles the wine Noah made
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Is non-alcholic beer nothing else than unfermented wort?

Is non-alcoholic beer nothing else than unfermented wort? That is to grains which the sugars have been cooked out of, bittering agent added and then just the step of fermentation omitted or is there ...
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Why do some non-alcoholic beers have sugar?

I have seen non-alcoholic beers with anywhere from 0 to around 10 grams of sugar listed in the nutritional info tag. Is this added sugar? Or if it is just sugar from the process of making the beer, ...
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Is it possible to invest (long-term) in beer?

I've recently discovered that the beer Oude Geuze Boon can be stored up to 20 years and only improve in flavor. Seeing as this beer is rather special and might not exist any more in x years time due ...
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Where to buy Absinthe

I have heard a lot about this legendary beverage and I know it was forbidden in the market for a while because of some rumors, anyway, I want to give it a try but I have never seen it in any store. It ...
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How to increase pH in a cocktail?

I've recently become fascinated by the use of butterfly pea blossoms to add colour to alcoholic drinks. (Yes, I've been watching How To Drink on YouTube). It acts as a natural pH indicator--add lemon ...
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Prophecies involving alcohol?

When we read the Life of Nostradamus, we come across a rather strange little prophecy. Put in a short manner, it states that whoever drank from the skull of Nostradamus would inherit his incredible ...
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What does the absinthe ritual do?

I'm not an absinthe expert, and also, I'm not really unto rituals of any kind, so I'm curious. Can anybody tell me what the absinthe ritual does? You know, this. Pour the absinthe into a glass. ...
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How can I layer liquors on top of each other?

I was at a bar some time ago and I ordered a random shot. A B52 I believe. And it looked perfectly layered, no gradients between any of the three liquors. So how do the bartenders do it?
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Is peaty whiskey made in other parts of the world besides Islay?

I recently came back from a visit to Islay in Scotland, where I learned that the distilleries use peat in the process of drying barley to give the local Scotch its distinctive peaty flavor. I'm ...
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What is the max ABV that can be attained with instant yeast?

Wine yeast is not sold in Indian markets, and online it's very costly; around 12 times what it would cost in the US. I like wine above 15% ABV. Will that be possible with instant yeast? If so, then ...
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Sangria left out overnight

I made some sangria for a party - Spanish red, brandy, triple sec, peach schnapps, orange slices, lemon slices, strawberries, pineapple, generic tropical juice - and have accidentally left it out on ...
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What is a good collection of alcohol to keep around for someone who doesn't drink? [closed]

I don't drink alcohol at all, but I'd like to keep some kind of selection around to offer to guests who do. I'm not looking to fully stock a bar, but at least a few different options that can ...
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What is the best way to cool your beer on a festival without electricity?

I am going to some festivals this year but I still struggle to find the most convenient method to cool my beer there. I already tried bringing a cool box but it was warm after a few hours the first ...
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Can I use bentonite for clarifying beer? [closed]

So, I have a 5 liter dark style beer batch which completed the fermentation. It's a bit cloudy at this moment even after racking. I have some pure bentonite clay lying around and I want to use it to ...
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WSET Level 2 Exam

I'm studying for the WSET Level 2 and I will be taking it in a couple of weeks. Any advice on what I should study? I've already made tons of flash cards and I'm going through them regularly.
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Is there any professional cooler that can carbonate beer? [duplicate]

Or does all beer have to be carbonated in kegs (or before)? My beer is not carbonating properly and I would like to find a way to do it on the spot whatever the cost.
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What are the disadvantages of storing and transporting wine in steel barrels?

What are the disadvantages of storing and transporting wine in steel barrels? I am an MBA student from Christ University, lavasa, india and this is a question regarding my internship project. Please ...
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Beer is banned in my state. How can I make beer at my home?

I am living in Germany, I am addicted to beer, but if I go back to my country, I couldn't find the beer or any alcohol products at my state, because beer and alcohol are banned. Is there any way, I ...
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Using barrels for aging Whisk(e)y - preparing the barrel?

I've been in homebrewing and homedistilling for some time and read a bunch of useful information about all types of whisk(e)y's and how are all of them named and such. I can't get the right ...
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Why is alcohol so expensive in Australia?

How is it that alcohol is so expensive in Australia? Is it just because of taxation?
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What is a dry porter?

A local brewpub describes one of its current beers as a "dry porter". I got something else instead, so I didn't taste it. I'm familiar with both porters and stouts (and the controversies over what ...
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Unique and valuable gift for drinker? [closed]

I want to give a close friend a unique and memorable liquor-related (his stipulation) gift. He's particularly fond of whiskey and beer but drinks most anything. What are some ideas, not necessarily ...
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Is there any good local gin or whiskey produced in South Korea?

When travelling I try to bring back home spirits from places I visit, mostly gin and whiskey. I will be soon travelling to South Korea (Seoul and Busan), and I am trying to find out about the local ...
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Will Adding Wood Chips meant for smoking to whiskey add bad flavor

Take a Kirkland Blended Whisky or something similar. Is it reasonable to put that in a container with smoking wood chips and let sit for a long while with good results? Are there any gotchas that ...
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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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Is there a real life equivalent to Bean's Alcoholic Cider in Fantastic Mr. Fox?

Mr. Fox says the cider "burns in your throat, boils in your stomach, and tastes almost exactly like pure melted gold." To me, that sounds like an ABV of at least 25-30%, but I've never seen an ...
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What is “Five Fruits” in this 1920s cocktail recipe?

From Shake 'Em Up! A Handbook of Polite Drinking (1930), page 46: GIN PUNCH NUMBER ONE 2 quarts of grapefruit juice 2 quarts of gin and one quarter cup of Five Fruits or Grenadine ...
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Can a kiwano melon become alcohol?

Could someone make wine (or any other alcoholic beverage) from kiwano melons aka horned melons? Like, if you needed to make alcohol and the only prominent fruit is kiwano, could you make it work? In ...
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What's the difference between Amaretto and Crème de Noyaux?

Both Amaretto and Crème de Noyaux are sweet almond-flavored liqueurs. My understanding is that Crème de Noyaux is typically red, whereas Amaretto is usually brown. Other than the obvious difference ...
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Bad spirits experience - cannot drink that specific type anymore

One time, I had a bad experience with vodka; I drank a very excessive amount in one night. As a result, I can no longer drink vodka or even smell it with out getting queasy / sick. This was several ...

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