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What is so special about corona beer?

There are a few main things contributing to this 'hype'. Firstly is the addition of the lime. It adds the citric acidity that pairs well with the light beer and gives it a unique zing that you don't ...
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Do Easter Beers exist?

There are definitely Easter-themed beers. Though, no official beer-style when it comes to the holiday, it seems... (Barring all "hoppy" puns) Everything goes; from Pilsner to Porter. The best beers ...
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Regarding light beers and dark beers: how would you make a light beer taste more like a dark beer?

It depends upon what you think a dark beer tastes like because there is a wide range of shades of dark, and a wide range of flavors that come with dark. The amber beers can have tastes of caramel and ...
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Liquor before beer never fear

I had never heard of this saying (I'm not a native English speaker), but the funny thing is that in Dutch there is a similar saying, except with wine instead of liquor and the other way around: 'wijn ...
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Is non-alcholic beer nothing else than unfermented wort?

No, it is fermented to break down the sugar; otherwise it would be very sweet and sugar cannot be cooked off. After fermentaton is complete, the alcohol is removed. Note that most NA beers do actually ...
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Differences in beers from Asia in comparision to beers from Europe

In general, commercial Asian beer is very like beer from other continents. Industrial Asian brewers mostly started in the 19th century, based on German lager brewing, and still mostly brew German-...
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What is Ice Beer?

Ice beer is brewed using a technique known as fractional freezing, or freeze distillation. It's rooted in the tradition of German Eisbock style, though in an Eisbock the technique is used to ...
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What is so special about Guinness DRAUGHT?

Guinness Draft is an Irish Dry Stout, a session beer, with alcohol by volume at 4.2%. It is intended that you can sit and drink several pints without becoming overly intoxicated. Compare that with Bud ...
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What is so special about corona beer?

Corona used to be a cheap Mexican Beer available in the US. When its popularity fell a little bit, the company's marketing wing decided to provide provocative ads and increase the price. Americans ...
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Do Easter Beers exist?

Here goes a more traditional way at looking at this question! And yes, I do enjoy Tim Burnett - Bassist's answer very much. To each his own. For those of you who desire more traditional named beers ...
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Why would some prefer to put salt in their beer?

The same reason people put salt on their food. It enhances the flavor of the beer. The extra salt has other effects as well though, outside of simply making things more salty. Particularly, ...
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Recommendations for Tea/Fruity/Sweet beers?

If you like sour beers and fruit flavors, try lambics. I've known several people who "don't drink beer" who like this style. A lambic is a Belgian style, light in color and usually in alcohol level, ...
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How to make alchohol in jail?

Any fruit juice that will ferment. Apple, grape, orange, peach or whatever sugary concoction you can get your hands on. Raisins are especially good. Prunes. Tomatoes. Fruit Cocktail. Packets of sugar. ...
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Aging wort in wine barrels before fermenting

While I have no experience with this, I am pretty confident that it is not practical to age wort prior to fermentation in any container that is not fully sterile (not just sanitized). I imagine it ...
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What is the source of the plum flavor in (this) plum porter?

I contacted the brewery and they replied that To get the plum flavour we use a natural plum extract. Curious that it's not on the ingredients list. PS. It's St.Peter's Plum Porter.
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Where can I find something similar to White Chocolate Moose (Dixie Brewing Co)?

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 ...
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Why would some prefer to put salt in their beer?

Is there a real reason for putting salt in beer? Putting salt in beer stems from a few philosophies - all of which seem to have had a purpose at one time or another. · An old wives' tale said ...
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What is so special about corona beer?

I wouldn't even call it a fad, it's a cheap drink that's light and not too alcoholic. I think more than anything, Americans are attracted to it's Mexican/fiesta advertising and they just feel like it ...
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What is so special about corona beer?

My two cents - Corona is an accessible beer (both geographically and taste-wise). You can get it anywhere, and it doesn't contain any of the strong flavors that come with liberal use of hops, malt or ...
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Would it be sexist for a beer shop to have a "selection of beer for women"?

Yes, I think this is a pretty unnecessary (and non-descriptive) label to put on a category of alcohol. If I go to a liquor store looking for cider or for a dry stout or for anything else and I see a ...
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Beer is banned in my state. How can I make beer at my home?

I suggest you read this thread in Reddit on a guy in Kyrgyzstan trying to make beer from basic ingredients and malting his own barley at home. This is what it might take to make beer from scratch. ...
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Is non-alcholic beer nothing else than unfermented wort?

It is fermented like in the previous question but nowadays there is a genetically modified fungus that can break down the sugars without creating alcohol. When normal yeast is used (it gives a better ...
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Which chemical compound gives Heineken its sweet taste?

Chances are that the sweet taste comes from the malt used in Heineken (and other beers). Malt contains starches that are easily broken down into simple forms of sugar (like Maltose) early on. Amylase ...
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What's this white floating sediment in my bottles of twisted tea?

If the bottles have not been tampered with, the brew is perfectly safe to drink. Sediment can be formed by several factors including ingredients, filtering, temperature, and conditioning/storage... ...
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How to brew beer at home from 0% beer, yeast and sugar?

All Ethanol is "natural" in the sense that it comes from fermentation. Neutral spirits are created through distillation to concentrate the alcohol. In theory you can combine sugar, water, yeast to ...
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What is so special about corona beer?

My greatest like of Corona is the fact that it's a light bear and that it pairs very well with lime. This way in the summer when it's how, it is a very refreshing beer and easy to drink. Also this is ...
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Do kosher beers exist?

I know that it has been a while since the question was posted, but . . . If you look on the Chicago Rabbinical Council's website, they have a 25-page "liquor list", which contains about 10 pages of ...
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Gluten free beer recommendations?

Gluten-Free beer recommendations? Just as gluten intolerance will vary with individuals, so will recommendations for gluten-free beer recommendations vary as being preferred by individuals, at any ...
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Gluten free beer recommendations?

Again a long time after this question was started, I can now add some more, surprisingly not yet mentioned: Birra Peroni (Italy), iOi by Birra Gjulia (Italy), Nazionale Gluten Free by Baladin (...
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Do Easter Beers exist?

There are a few Easter beers in Germany. In 2017 these beers were available: Hasen-Bräu Oster-Festbier Kaiserhöfer Osterbier Weltenburger Oster-Festbier This list is a) not full, b) changes every ...
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