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Ice cubes in rum

When it comes to what is socially accepted in the US, ice is mostly reserved for the harsher stuff like bourbon and scotch. The ice serves a purpose of diluting the liquor, thus making it smoother on ...
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What is the difference between historical beer and 'modern' beer?

Not only has variety improved, but so has the technology and agronomy of brewing. Malt variety, yield, and efficiency Crop science has increased the size of barley kernels and the amount of starches ...
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What's the difference between a Triple IPA and a Double IPA?

A bit obvious, but it's just about more malt and hops (which results in higher ABV and IBU levels, off course). Particularly, I don't see it becoming a new style, as our palate has a limit when it ...
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Advice for finding the right beer for me

If you can purchase variety packs or cases of individual bottles where you live, that's a great way to explore -- get a couple each of a bunch of different things and use a site like RateBeer to keep ...
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What is being doubled or tripled in a doublebock/triple bock?

Typically, it seems people expect single, double and triple to mean higher alcohol content. But that is not exactly true. You have single and double bocks with the same alcohol content. Take ...
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What's the difference between a Triple IPA and a Double IPA?

The beer judge certification program style guides seem to imply they are the same. You can get more details at bjcp.org. The text below is from the 2015 guidelines double IPA category, 22A. ...
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Ice cubes in rum

Ice in any spirit is always about personal preference. Adding ice does two things to any spirit, regardless of category: It lowers the temperature, slowing down evaporation of the ethanol, making the ...
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Ice cubes in rum

I find rum good when it is served neat, but then I am far from a connoisseur on the subject of rum. It really is an amazing drink because it’s made in so many different places and in so many different ...
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Why is Lager/Pilsner the most common beer style for alcohol-free beer?

There are several ways to make a non-alcoholic beer (which BTW is not alcohol free. These beers can have .5% ABV). Boiling off the alcohol at 175f degrees, vacuum distillation at 120f degrees and ...
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What is the difference between historical beer and 'modern' beer?

That's a very broad question, and hard to answer. Very early on, hops weren't well known, and beer was made without hops; this likely would have caused the beer to be sweeter than it is today. Hops ...
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Advice for finding the right beer for me

It's a tough question. When I was getting into craft beer it was an organic process: I'd try something new, see if I liked it, then I'd try something else, and the process would continue. Eventually ...
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Advice for finding the right beer for me

Figuring out the "right" beer can be very difficult. Something that helps tremendously is learning what gives the beer the flavors you like. "I really like that hint of banana in the Belgian beer! ...
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Do beer blends exist?

I have been to two places that had beer blend (or beer "cocktail") menus: Cafe Belge (now defunct I think), a small restaurant chain in Kent, UK, and a pub in Montreal. The former had hundreds of ...
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Do beer blends exist?

Evil Twin Yin & Yang is one popular blend. They are brewed and sold separately as Evil Twin Yin and Evil Twin Yang. There is also the blend that is bottled and sold, Evil Twin Yin & Yang, ...
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Do beer blends exist?

In addition to blending different beers (like, blending an stout with an IPA, getting something like a black IPA), it's important to mention that almost all barrel aged beers are blends, because of ...
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Looking for dark but not heavy

My favourite is "Waterloo Dark"; it's dark enough to pass in a cola bottle, but doesn't have any of the heaviness or burnt taste that would turn off the blonde beer drinkers. It's also well ...
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Beer like Grimbergen Blanche

If You do enjoy Grimbergen Blanche You should definitely try out some Blanc 1664. It is light white beer - cold one is best choice at hot summer! As for me, the one in the bottle is better (like all ...
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