Monica Cellio
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Did everyone drink beer in the middle ages?
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Beer was commonly drunk in the middle ages (and renaissance), but what they drank is different from the beer we're used to today. Beer and ale, being grain-based, were important dietary staples -- it'...

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Why would we presume a New Zealand beer contains dairy?
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I asked a rabbi at the KAA and he said that the ruling was because in NZ ethanol is produced from whey and there was concern about that ethanol being used to fortify beers. However, they have now ...

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What the heck is a lambic?
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For how lambics are made and what distinguishes them from other beers, see this Wikipedia article. To summarize, lambics are exposed to wild yeast (rather than the usual cultivated yeasts) and tend ...

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What styles of beer pair well with white fish?
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Take your cue from recipes for fish cooked in beer/ale. "Ale" (not usually specified further) and "amber beer" (example) seem to be the most common, and I can say from personal experience that these ...

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Are there any good uses for beer that has sat in my growler for too long?
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In my experience, many recipes that call for beer either work fine with flat beer or call for it that way. Examples include chili, fish poached in beer, and some stews. I would be reluctant to ...

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How should I convince my mom that my beer isn't poison?
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To the other answers I would add: point out that you're working from a kit. Like prepared kits for bread-machine bread, stir-fry sauces, and spice mixes, your beer kit is designed to minimize ...

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Recommendations for Tea/Fruity/Sweet beers?
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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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Eggnog: is it really a holiday drink?
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Eggnog appears in grocery stores in (at least) the US from late November through early January. Whether it's specifically a holiday drink or more generally a seasonal one is unclear. According to ...

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Advice for finding the right beer for me
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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's the point of drinking light booze?
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In addition to what farmersteve said: Pure alcohol doesn't have a taste, but lower-alcohol beers, wines, ciders, meads, etc do. Sometimes what you're looking for is the taste, not the alcohol -- the ...

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How can I try a wide variety beers without buying them by the case/spending a lot of money?
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I live in a state that (mostly) requires that you buy beer by the case. I feel your pain. ("Mostly": there's still the bar option, and there are a very few places where you can buy mixed cases or ...

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What type of beer did the pilgrims have?
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Beer was commonly drunk in the Elizabethan period in Europe, but what they drank is different from the beer we're used to today. Beer and ale, being grain-based, were important dietary staples -- it'...

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