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Weekly Taproom Events

Weekly Taproom Events

Happy Monday!  We have a lot of great things going on this week at the taproom, so be sure to come check it out!  In addition to these great events, the Blue Pantry will also be running food specials, and we’ll have a special keg…

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Beer Trivia – 2

Beer Trivia – 2

The original text of the Reinheitsgebot only had three ingredients: Barley, hops, and water. Yeast wasn’t mentioned for another 35 years. The first consumer protection law ever written was enacted over beer by Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria in 1516. It was a purity law…

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Beer Trivia

Beer Trivia

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this…

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Beer Conditioning

Beer Conditioning

Following primary fermentation, immature beer is far from finished because it contains suspended particles, lacks sufficient carbonation, lacks taste and aroma, and it is physically and microbiologically unstable. Conditioning reduces the levels of these undesirable compounds to produce a more finished product. The component processes…

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Fun Facts about Beer!

Fun Facts about Beer!

Time for a pop quiz! What common beverage helped start the agricultural revolution, helps prevent kidney stones, and has been around for thousands of years? If you said beer you would be correct. Man’s favorite drink has been around for several thousand years and holds…

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SMaSH Beers

SMaSH Beers

SMaSH beers are beers that are brewed with a Single Malt variety (SM) and a Single Hop variety (SH). SMaSH beers are great beers to learn about ingredients and how they can affect the brewing process, since each ingredient is isolated and the differences between…

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A Summary of Hops

A Summary of Hops

     At the close of the 1970s, there were 44 brewing companies in the United States that all made nearly identical beers. Light, easy-drinking and largely tasteless lagers were the American beer du jour—unless, of course, you bought imported beers. Since then, American craft brewers…

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Water Quality in Brewing

Water Quality in Brewing

Water quality is very important to beer. After all, beer is mostly water. Historically, a correlation was observed between the liquor composition of an area and the type of beer that the region could best brew. The Pale Ales of Burton-on-Trent and Edinburgh, Porters of…

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Breweries in Alabama

Breweries in Alabama

There are eleven active breweries in Alabama. Follow the links to each website. Avondale Brewing Company in Birmingham, Alabama http://www.avondalebrewing.com/ Back Forty Beer Company in Gadsden, Alabama http://backfortybeer.com/ Beer Engineers in Birmingham, Alabama http://beer-engineers.com/ Blue Pants Brewery in Madison, Alabama http://www.bluepantsbrew.com/ Cahaba Brewing Company in Birmingham, Alabama http://www.cahababrewing.com/ Fairhope Brewing Company in Fairhope, Alabama www.fairhopebrewing.com Good People…

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Beer Styles

Beer Styles

Integrated with mythology and discovered independently by most ancient civilizations, the earliest records we do have tell us that beer has been heartily appreciated for as long as it’s been talked about and brewing it has been deemed a most serious and important job. Very…

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