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There are a number of beer-related APIs available. RateBeer does have a JSON API, but it's apparently currently unavailable and I don't know if they intend on making it available again or not. Here are several that I've found: Brewery DB has an API that can return JSON, XML, or PHP, and from their API documentation, it appear that they have quite a bit ...


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As of today (2016), there are several microbreweries operating in Iceland. The micro- and homebrewing scene has been budding nicely in the last few years, the latest player being Segull 67. The Breweries In a category of their own are Borg and Einstök. These two operate under the wing of the two "large" local breweries (Egils and Víking), serving as their ...


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I live in Amsterdam, and I have not personally been to Westvleteren but I have friends who have made the trip. It turns out that you have a few options: You can call and make an appointment and IF you get an appointment then you must drive there at the appointed time to pick up your crate of bier. If you can't make it at the appointed time then you lose out,...


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Mead is not considered a style of beer, since the sugars in mead come from honey, not from the starch of a grain. Hops are sometimes added to mead for flavor and as a preservative. The process for making mead is more similar to wine making than brewing beer. There's no brewing (boiling) stage necessary in making mead. All of the fermentable sugar comes from ...


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That is the difference. The distinction is purely one of size, and exists mainly for purposes of trade and legal organization. The gulf between the two wasn't always so large, but as the Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) has grown, the standard for 'Craft Brewing' has been increased to allow for their continued categorization as a Craft Brewer. Even with the ...


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In addition to what Chris has answered, here are some nice to knows: To see which beer is available at which time etc, look at this page: http://www.sintsixtus.be/bierverkoopactueel.htm In addition to the 60 days you need to wait for your license plate, also your phone number will be blocked once you made an order for the beer. Callers with an anonymous ...


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The explication to your question is multi-faceted and not so easy to understand if one is neither Roman Catholic nor understanding of the nuances of religious life (Trappist). The Trappists were founded in 1664 as a branch of the Benedictine Order at the La Trappe Abbey. The abbot of La Trappe has a greater authority of jurisdiction than the other trappist ...


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I started an open beer n brewery data project, that is, beer.db - all data is public domain, that is, license-free, no rights reserved). You can also run your own HTTP JSON API service e.g GET /beer/brooklynlager or GET /brewery/guiness etc. Adding new beers and breweries works like a wiki - that is, anyone can update the plain text documents (datasets) in ...


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You’re absolutely right about the perception. It’s similar in the US for people who buy Steel Reserve and other malt liquors: they’re a cheap means to an end. The reality, though, seems to be that a lot of people like the taste: 'Of course, the most common question I get asked is: 'Isn't it just winos who drink it?' ' admits Katie Rawll, Carlsberg's ...


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Yes, there are craft breweries in Iceland. There aren't that many, but with a population of only 300,000 people that's to be expected. The main ones are Einstök, Borg, Gædingur, and Ölvisholt. There's also Stedji and Kaldi, but these are less interesting. I felt Gædingur was a bit variable on quality. Note that none of these produce extreme beers. They focus ...


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While not exhaustive, countries that observe strict Islamic law, such as Iran, do not allow the production of alcoholic beverages. In the case of Iran, there are some companies that produce non-alcoholic beer, but none that produce a traditional alcoholic beer.


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TL;DR: Yes, but they're growing. This chart shows, for craft beer sold in 2012, the relative portion of the market each style made up, with IPA being the most popular (a relatively new occurrence). Porters do not even show up. Here's another for 2011 showing porters as quite low on the list. This chart shows the year-over-year increase in sales by style. ...


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I would like to add the Beer Mapping API as well. I really don't know much about any of this but when I read the question I thought it was such a cool concept! Definitely worth looking around a litle bit.


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This is a community wiki. Please be respectful while editing others' contributions. Let's keep the list alphabetical by IATA code. ATL — Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport Concourse B. SweetWater Draft House & Grill. BOS - Logan Int'l Airport Terminal A / Gate A22. Harpoon Tap Room. (Highly rated!) CLE - Cleveland Hopkins Airport Main ...


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What it really sounds like you're getting at is that the beer you drink at a brewery is better than the beer you buy off the shelf at a store. I'd believe that. Beer from a brewery's tap is likely incredibly fresh, which most people would agree for most styles is better. Especially with how popular hoppy beers are in the San Diego scene, hops fade quickly....


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Brew York (which is one of the foremost local news sites for Beer Enthusiasts in NYC) wrote up a really great guide to NYC's Beer Culture for Super Bowl visitors last week. The strongest picks, if I had to rattle them off myself, would be Brooklyn Brewery for someplace with some serious scale, Singlecut's taproom in Astoria for some great hoppy lagers and ...


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I think your friend got the wrong end of a stick :p Wikipedia lists it as a pilsner, so does BeerAdvocate and the Warsteiner site. I think Premium Verum is just a name.


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There are some other Cistercian monasteries like the Abbey of New Clairvaux, which has a vineyard and produces wine. Also, Sierra Nevada produces the Ovila beers in cooperation with the abbey. It should be noted that the abbey can be considered a Trappist monastery, but that the beer is not sanctioned by the International Trappist Association, and is ...


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A few notes on brewing and the seasons. It isn't a question of availability today but there are other factors that likely have seasonal impact. Traditionally (say, 1000 years ago), yes, brewing recipes would vary with the seasons. Some ingredients like henbane seed or barley keep extremely well. Others do better fresh (herbs and such). It is likely ...


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In addition to what was already said, there's a lot of legal gray area, as most if not all states have different laws governing breweries and wineries. Mead is really something different than both, but I believe most meaderies choose to identify as wineries, and many if not all states prohibit wineries from having malt on premises, and breweries MUST use ...


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I've had it and I would say it's not really worth going out of your way for it. It's been overhyped, in my opinion, and while it's a good beer I don't think it's really as mind-breakingly good as many others seem to think. I believe this discrepancy arises from the fact that Heady Topper is a relatively well balanced IPA. It has the hops bitterness to it ...


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There are many craft beer pubs in Tokyo. But there is no craft beer brand made in Tokyo. I recommend Coedo Beer from Kawagoe-city, Saitama-Pref. Kawagoe is a traditional town near Tokyo. It takes 40 minutes by train from Shinjuku/Ikebykuro. Coedo has 4 flavors, "Kyara" (Golden Brown), "Ruri" (Blue), "Shiro" (White), "Shikkoku" (Black) and "Beniaka" (Red). ...


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Seattle: Black Raven, Elysian, Georgetown, and Naked City Spokane: Iron Goat and River City Bellingham: Boundry Bay, Chuckanut, and Kulshan In Oregon, Hop Valley, Deschutes, Boneyard and Laurelwood would be on my list. If driving around Washington you will probably be going by Roslyn so stop by Wild Earth and check out the Brick Tavern.


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The province of Québec is very fertile in microbreweries. Montréal being the major city, has lots to offer. A lot of the beers are available throughout the province, however some are only available at the microbrewery itself, especially seasonal beers - a good reason to visit them! here's a list of the best microbreweries and some of their speciality beers: ...


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While there is no current objective assessment of beer other than IBU/abv you can take classes to become a subjective judge of the major traits: nose/head/appearance/taste/finish. Classes are available via a simple google search that will return results like this: http://www.bjcp.org/index.php


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There are several that you might try. The Bruery White Chocolate This bourbon barrel-aged wheatwine-style ale made a fanciful trip to the chocolatier and returned with luscious flavors of white chocolate – hence the name. White Chocolate is a rewarding summons to the senses – beginning with its golden appearance and finishing with warming, white ...


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No, there isn't a central place where you can find high quality beer or wine labels. Sometimes you can find them at the brewery's website or an app like Untappd. But in general nobody has aggregated those labels. You would also run into intellectual property issue since many labels contain unique art work and you must get permission to reproduce. I know in ...


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Raven Dog DuClaw Monocacy And the list goes on...


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The only thing I can add to the already given answers is for you to try out Ölvisholt's beer Jólabjór (or Lava if you find it). Here in Sweden we get the annual Jólabjór at the state-operated monopoly Systembolaget. It's a discrete smoked beer imho. Jólabjór at Ratebeer


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I was on a quest to find some hoppy beers in Iceland and here is what I found: Hollie's Hobbies which has a huge selection of Mikeller beers.


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