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Gluten free beer recommendations?

Just to add to this topic, I think it's important that the correct terminology is used since the author asked for "gluten free" beer suggestions. In the beer world, "gluten free" can only be used ...
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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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Gluten free beer recommendations?

Here is a review for Estrella Damm Daura Estrella Damm Daura – Gluten Free Lager It is one of, if not the first gluten free beers to be made. This is one of my favorites.
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How can I try a wide variety beers without buying them by the case/spending a lot of money?

You can look for breweries in your areas that give tours. These often include free tastings. (Since you mentioned you're from the Chicago area, I know there's a bus tour that takes you to different ...
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Is there a widely-accepted procedure for saying one beer is definitively "better" than another?

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 ...
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Do kosher beers exist?

Indeed there are kosher beers All unflavored beer with no additives are considered to be kosher, even without certification. Some of the most popular kosher beer companies include: Many breweries ...
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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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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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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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Is there any diet beer?

This is what would be referred to as the "Light Beer" category. For the most part, this is mass-produced beer, done by the big commercial breweries in the USA (I don't know much about beer production ...
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Gluten free beer recommendations?

I recently tried Schnitzer Brau Gluten Free. It tasted great so much so that if I was offered without knowing it was gluten free I wouldn't notice the difference. I think I'm ok with gluten but I'm ...
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Gluten free beer recommendations?

Tweason'ale by Dogfish Head is a unique fruit and vegetable beer that is available in many places in the States. We like Omission Pale Ale, but apparently anything by Omission is quite good. Good ...
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Why do some brewing companies only export certain beers outside of their primary location?

I'd say it comes down to three things. Distribution Rights Breweries in most states are restricted by the three-tier system which divides the brewing industry into three categories: Producers ...
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Beer with honey, beer with cinnamon

There are several beers with honey, some of them are quite famous. For example the ones I know are from Belgium and France: "Barbãr" and "Barbãr Bok" from the Levebvre brewery "Bière des ours" from ...
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Beer with honey, beer with cinnamon

Do such beers exist elsewhere, in particular, in bottled versions? Yes. American craft brewers use honey and cinnamon quite a bit, though not necessarily at the same time. Here are a few that might ...
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Which band beers exist in your country?

In Brazil, we have a few. But, in general, they're not an original beer, really created by some musician, but more a marketing thing. They only contract a micro brewery to develop a recipe for then, ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Gluten free beer recommendations?

I'm not sure if you are looking for STRICTLY beer but, what about hard cider? I am pretty sure all ciders are GF. I personally like Original Sin and Ace Cider's.
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Gluten free beer recommendations?

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Glutenberg, which I have heard very good things about, although I can't find it in my area. According to their website, they have won several awards at the "World ...
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Gluten free beer recommendations?

If you're not too sensitive, there is Wicked Weed Gluten FREEk, its brewed with the brewers clarex, my wife has celiacs and she does not get a reaction from drinking it. It is the best "Gluten Reduced"...
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