Andrew Cheong
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Will temperature changes cause a beer to "skunk" or otherwise spoil?
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In short, no. As explained by George de Piro, a biochemist and Brewmaster of C. H. Evans Brewing Company— When light hits beer, it provides the energy necessary to drive a reaction that transforms ...

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Why use clear or green bottles?
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Fully attributing the Berghoff Beer Blog for this interesting story (emphasis mine), Around World War II, brown glass rose in demand and many companies had to forfeit their brown glass for their ...

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What are the differences between an IPA and its variants?
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This is a broad question, notably regarding the differences between IPAs and Double IPAs, but here's an overview focusing on the naming (and misconceptions thereof) and brewing of variants. Double ...

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Why does beer dehydrate you?
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Well, this question might get closed as a duplicate, but I'm going to answer it anyway, and try to answer it better. IMO, the suggested duplicate answers a different question, only answering the ...

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Beer, sexual desire and potency
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tl;dr—We don't know (via science, at least). Letting alone ethanol, which triggers innumerable biochemical pathways in our bodies, hops itself may affect potency and sexual desire, in males at least, ...

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How accurate is Alcohol by Volume in beer?
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tl;dr — By regulation, ±0.3-0.5%. Chemically speaking, I'm not sure—maybe someone else can go into measuring techniques, alterations (continued fermentation?) during distribution, etc. But ...

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What constitutes a Pale Ale?
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It's historical. The "Pale" in Pale Ale is mostly historical. In the 18th century, most beers were dark due to being produced with barley malt that was kilned or roasted over wood fires. But from ...

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Other Jalapeño beers?
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I recently had their "Crime" and loved it. Here are some other beers brewed with Jalapenos, but not a whole lot from major breweries like Stone. Rogue - Chipotle Ale "smoked jalapeno peppers" ...

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How do you pour a bottle conditioned beer?
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Unfortunately, I don't know the source of this image—a Google reverse image search reveals only a single webpage which itself attributes the image to Google searching.

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What food pairs well with an IPA?
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As a complete novice to food pairings with beer, I've been looking at this nifty pairing chart on http://www.craftbeer.com [PDF] whenever pairing questions have come up on Beer.SE. According to it, ...

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What's a good way to train your palate?
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Flights! I didn't know much about beers until I moved to San Diego, where I was introduced to beer flights:                &...

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What beer is ok to drink not-cold or room temperature (for camping)
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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°...

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What is the micronutritional value of stouts such as Guinness?
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There is a table of amino acid composition in beers on page 105 of Beer: Health and Nutrition (C. W. Bamforth, 2004) (page 119 of the overall PDF): Other than that, I cannot find any nutritional ...

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How do Trappists Brew so much?
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Wikipedia's article leads to several sources that substantiate what @ValentinGregoire preempted. For example, Chimay put up a series of short video clips that take us through surprisingly up-to-date ...

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Are there any medicinal uses for beer?
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Beer apparently not only lowers the risk of kidney stones, but also helps dissolve and pass existing kidney stones (additionally by dilating the ureters—the tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder)...

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Why do some beers have expiration date, while others have "born on" date?
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IPAs don't age well, or at all. The sooner they're consumed, the better they taste (or taste as intended). Are most of the craft beers you have, IPAs? If so, a "Best by:" would make sense. Meanwhile, ...

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Local beers to try at airports (major airports only)
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This is a community wiki. Please be respectful while editing others' contributions. Let's keep the list alphabetical by IATA code. ATL — Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Int'l Airport Concourse B. ...

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Is there formaldehyde in beer?
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tl;dr—Yes, but only at safe levels. Formaldehyde was detected in beer, at safe levels, as far back as 1983: A simple procedure was developed for the determination of formaldehyde in samples of ...

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Can quick beer cooling have a negative effect on the beer's taste?
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As long the beer's sealed, there should be no difference in taste due to rapid or slow cooling. Lowering the temperature only increases the solubility of CO2, which should dissolve later. Temperature ...

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How can I prolong the life of beer in a growler?
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Unfortunately, there's not much one can do, at least using only household products. While filling, using a counterpressure bottle filler would maximize the longevity of the beer as well as filling ...

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Were the Sam Adams seasonal beers actually developed to accommodate seasonal availability of ingredients or are they just a marketing construct?
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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 ...

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How do you mull beer?
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This answer was originally an answer to Optimal mulling temperature?, but adapting it to this question seemed better, as the former asked a more specific question I couldn't address. Most well ...

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Microbrewery in Prague
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I was in Prague a month ago :-) You absolutely must make a stop at the brewery at Strahov Monastery, Klášterní Pivovar / Sv. Norbert, in particular if you're a fan of hops. I wasn't enjoying the beer ...

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What type of beer should be used in making Beer Soup (Polewka Piwna)
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There appears to be no consensus. After scanning hundreds of Google results for polewka piwna (and polewka beer) using Google Translate to read pages in Polish, I found, as you did, most recipes ...

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"Pumpkin" beers made with actual pumpkin?
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I saw today that my local Whole Foods had on display an island of Dogfish Head Punkin Ale which is brewed with real pumpkin, though I myself prefer Southern Tier's.

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