Social Media and Hard Seltzer Redemption

From social media to meaningful growth in beer Alyssa Hoberer of Jagged Mountain Brewing talks about searching for positivity, and hard seltzer redemption.

Better Brewing Through Judging

Episode 6: A conversation between Tonya Cornett of 10 Barrel Brewing and Ben Edmunds of Breakside Brewery.
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Bourbon From Kentucky

Kentucky. Straight. Bourbon. Three words that when said together are music to the ears of whiskey devotees. Bourbon does not



Pilsner styles of beer originated in Bohemia in the Czech Republic. They are medium- to medium-full-bodied and are characterized by high carbonation and tangy Czech varieties of hops that impart floral aromas and a crisp, bitter finish. The hallmark of a fresh pilsner is the dense, white head. The alcohol levels must be such as to give a rounded mouthfeel, typically around 5 percent ABV. Classic pilsners are thoroughly refresh ing, but they are delicate and must be fresh to show their best. Few beers are as disappointing to the beer lover as a stale pilsner. German pilsner styles are similar, though often slightly lighter in body and color. Great pilsners are technically difficult to make and relatively expensive to produce.

Pale Lager

Pale lagers are the standard international beer style, as personified by products from Miller to Heineken. This style is the generic spinoff of the pilsner style. Pale lagers are generally light- to medium-bodied with a light-to-medium hop impression and a clean, crisp malt character. Quality, from a flavor point of view, is very variable within this style, and many examples use a proportion of non-malt additives such as rice or corn. Alcohol content is typically between 3.5-5 percent ABV, with the upper end of the range being preferable if one is to get a true lager mouthfeel.

Munich Helles

Munich helles is a style of lager originating from Munich that is very soft and round on the palate with a pale to golden hue. These beers traditionally tend to be quite malt-accented with subtle hop character. They are generally weightier than standard pale lagers, though less substantial than Dortmunder Export styles. All the finest examples still come from the brewing center of Munich and are relatively easy to find in major U.S. markets.
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