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I would suggest the app Untappd. It gives you an opportunity to comment on beers and include pictures and locations. You can even earn badges that notate various "beer achievements".


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There are a few theories out there, and their veracity, like that of most historical "facts", is hotly debated. One theory begins in 1722 when Ralph Harwood, a London brewer, created a beer called Entire. For some time, working folk had been drinking a blend of beer, ale, and strong beer, which pubs would mix to balance out their stocks and maintain ...


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Somewhat related: What temperature should I serve my beer? In short, beers don't need to be served as cold as many are led to believe, and darker beers tend to be meant to serve warmer (as warm as 55°F). You certainly don't want to drink warm Coors, so maybe bring along some stouts. In case there isn't a stream around to do what @user23614 suggests, bring ...


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Short answer: no beer that has color-changing mountains on the side should be served warm, otherwise you'll taste it. Long answer: First, ales are traditional served warmer than pilseners, so start your selection there. Second consideration is sweet/bitter balance. Sweetness generally becomes stronger with warmer beer. Something with a bit of sour would ...


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No, they are not related at all. Except when they are. Let me explain. There are a couple of ways to make a wine sweet. Ferment to dryness, filter and then add something sweet. Make a wine with so much sugar that the yeast can't finish Stop fermentation before it ends (filtering or alcohol) and leave some sweetness Almost all grapes can be made into sweet ...


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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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My first temptation is to say none. However there are two mitigation strategies to this dilemma. The first is mulled beer, you need a light IPA, a saucepan, cinnamon and star anise. Put the beer in the pan, add the spices and heat. The second strategy, and one I've used, is camp near a stream. Store the beer in the stream in a net bag or similar. Any ...


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Sweetness largely depends on the level of residual sugar left in the wine after fermentation (which may be stopped in order to increase the sugar left). But it does not mean that all grape varieties have the same sweetness. Muscat grape is usually sweeter than other grapes. Please also note that adding sugar to must is strictly forbidden in Italy, except ...


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It's hard to say either way unless we find a primary source (someone privy to the company's strategies), but I think a refinement of your question might be— Are any ingredients for brewing either unavailable or prohibitively expensive depending on season? I doubt this is the case—if an ingredient were impractical to obtain in other seasons but one, then ...


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In my opinion most of such apps are not what you really need and they often lack something. Therefore I simply use Google Drive Spreadsheet. As cheap as it sounds, it has everything that you want out of it.


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At room temperature the flavour of the beer starts to intensify, some people would say it gets more bitter. I tried something that worked: there are beers like Kingfisher Light that have pretty good carbonation content. So even at room temperature you get a good time. You can try any other beer that has strong carbonation and little mild in flavour.


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Beer Buddy. Hands down best beer tracking, rating, and review app ever. It's associated with ratebeer.com so if you have an account with them you can sync your reviews.


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I have personally used Pintley on iOS (but it's cross platform) and found it to be a pretty good app. The quality of the graphics isn't intensely refined, but the beer list is very comprehensive. I found that the beer list was one of the most important things in an app like this, since I was usually in quick situations when I wanted to record and rate a ...


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