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Tap This: Beer Recipe Writing Improv

If you are getting tired of using beer kits or following other peoples recipes and are ready to start creating your own beers, this post is for you. When I first moved out to San Francisco I started putting Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in...

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Tap This: Shmaltz Jewbelation

Just a day after my Holiday Beer post I came across another great holiday beer at City Beer. This one is actually a Chanukah beer! Jewbelation by Shmaltz Brewing Company is an American Strong Ale. Smaltz brewed eight different recipes for the...

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Tap This: Holiday Brews

Ahhh the holidays! For me the time between Thanksgiving and New Years is always a huge rush. There's always year end stuff to wrap up for work, on top of all the shopping and traveling. It can really burn you out. But every year I...

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Tap This: Beer for Turkey Day

Most people show up with a bottle of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir to Thanksgiving. Snore. Bring something a little different and break out a few nice beers! In fact, I have read that pilgrims drank beer, not wine,...

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Tap This: Maui Brewing Company

I was lucky to be in Maui this past Labor Day weekend for a good friend's wedding. When I got there I checked out the beers in the market and noticed a few from the locally brewed Maui Brewing Company. Since I had a...

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Tap This: Keg It! (Part 1)

Bottling is the most painful and tedious task in the brewing process. The main benefit of kegging is that it is far less work than bottling. Several years ago, I got so sick of peeling labels off the...

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Tap This: Pliny the Elder

Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus) was a Roman author and naturalist. He and his contemporaries are also known to have created the botanical name for hops. Because of this, Russian River Brewing Company of Santa Rosa, California made a beer in his...

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Home Brewing Part 6, DRINK IT!

READ ALL 6 PARTS OF THE TAP THIS HOME BREWING GUIDE HERE Popping the cap off of the first beer in a new batch is always exciting. When I first started I used to think nothing but "I hope it doesn't suck." Now I am...