Style Profile: Mild Ale

Posted on June 23rd, 2010

Mild Ale is an oft overlooked style, but it holds an important place in the history of beer. For many many years mild ale was the most popular style of beer in The United Kingdom, and the base on which many other styles are built upon. Here’s a quick look at the style.

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Style Profile: Trappist Ale

Posted on June 16th, 2010

Although beer making is mostly done commercially today, there was a time when it was a strictly domestic affair. Almost every sizable household brewed its own beer. Back then beer wasn’t consumed out of pleasure but necessity; it was much cleaner and safer to drink than water so everyone drank it, including monks.

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Style Profile: Chili Beer

Posted on June 2nd, 2010

One of the more unusual styles to emerge from the craft beer scene is chili beer. There are all sorts of brews out there with different fruits and spices in them, but beer with chili peepers is not something you see everyday. Although it remains an unusual and rare style, its unique taste is something everyone should try once. Here’s a run down on this odd style.

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Posted on May 4th, 2010

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, the yearly holiday which celebrates all things Mexican. The festival dates back to May 5, 1862 when Mexican Republic forces defeated the invading French military at the Battle of Puebla, despite being vastly outnumbered. Although the holiday is not currently celebrated through much of Mexico, it remains as popular as ever in the United States and other parts of the world. Along with Mexican food, a great way to honor Mexico tomorrow is to enjoy some tasty Mexican brews.

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Style Profile: Rye Ale

Posted on March 30th, 2010

Rye Ale is an oft overlooked style of beer that combines the graininess of a porter, the smoothness of a cream ale and the spiciness of a pale ale in one delicious brew. While it still can be tough to find in some parts of the country, the style has been slowly gaining in popularity over the last few years. Its unique combination of flavors makes it a great beer to enjoy during the spring or any time of the year.

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