Beer of The Week: Dogfish Head Bitches Brew

Posted on December 7th, 2010

About The Beer: Dogfish Head Bitches Brew is a very special beer indeed. As documented on the new Discovery Channel show Brew Masters this beer was brewed by the Delaware brewers in collaboration with the estate of Miles Davis to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Davis’ landmark album Bitches Brew.

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The Great Pumpkin Beer Taste Test

Posted on October 28th, 2010

Click to Embiggen Every fall countless pumpkin beers are released. With all the beers out there to choose from it can be tough to know which one to enjoy. To solve this problem last week the Beeriety crew conducted a blind taste test of 16 popular pumpkin beers. We were hoping to see what beer would emerge as the group favorite when labels, brands and preconceptions were removed. We had a blast, and learned a lot about pumpkin beer in the process.

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Five Great Books on Beer

Posted on June 9th, 2010

When I’m not drinking beer one of my favorite things to do is read about beer. In the last ten years or so a number of outstanding books have been published on the subject of beer and brewing. Here’s five great ones to add to your library.

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Drinking To Your Health: Beer and Beauty

Posted on November 10th, 2009

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Today’s post comes to us courtesy of contributor Sarah. Thanks Sarah!

It may seem like a waste of perfectly good beer to use it in soaps, skin-care, and hair treatments, but beer as a beauty treatment is possibly as old as beer as a drink. Beer was used topically by Greeks, Babylonians, and Egyptians, to soften skin and even cure wounds and irritations. In fact, many of the same qualities that make beer good for your insides also make it pretty good for your outsides. Consequently, a number of spas offer beer baths, beer facials and beer hair treatments; cosmetic companies like UK-based company LUSH market beer-based products; and even breweries themselves, like Magic Hat and Dogfish Head, use their own brew to make soaps and shampoos.

So what can beer do for you when you’re not busy drinking it?

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Try These Five Barrel-Aged Beers

Posted on October 27th, 2009

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Barrel-aging is nothing new in the world of wine and liquor; aging beer in barrels, however, is a relatively new practice that’s gaining in popularity. Today, we’re going to take a look at how it works and some barrel-aged beers that everyone should try.

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