I'm personally not the biggest fan of beer because I don't like the taste, smell, or anything else about the beverage. However, I recently tried homemade ginger beer that my friend Rachel whipped up and it was shockingly amazing. Even though it's called ginger "beer," it's actually usually non-alcoholic. It's almost more like kombucha because of the fermentation process—in fact, if you're already familiar with how to make kombucha, the process is pretty similar. Ginger beer also contains vitamins and probiotics and is a healthier substitute to the majority of carbonated drinks. The taste was so delicious overall that I just had to make a couple on my own. It's definitely a tastier alternative to beer for people who don't like beer.
Better get to practicing in the ways to open a beer with an opener, because these peanut butter beer creations deserve a strange opening. I know most would be either mortified, or pretty much disgusted by the following beverage choices, but you can't deny that the peanut butter flavor is a nostalgic hit that's sure to not only warm your heart, but tingle your inner child-soul, as well. They also have some of the funniest names, I mean Sweet Baby Jesus and Belching Beaver? You can't not at these hilarious namesakes.
You've just entered your friend's house with three cases of you and all of your friends' favorite IPA beer. Everyone is getting hyped and more than ready to go at it. But wait, your friend can't find the bottle opener. He's been search and searching through drawers, cabinets, under his bed, in the bathroom, and everywhere in the house and the opener is no where to be seen. You and your friends are devastated, how are you going to possible cracked open these bottles and enjoy the goodness of beer?
The beer culture is alive and well, and this comes with plenty of beer myths. It is important to decipher what facts are true and which are not.
Most of us know that drinking too much beer can result in a beer belly. That's one of the biggest downsides to beer. As much as we love enjoying the delicious taste of beer, some of us tend to be cautious about the amount we're drinking. It can really take a toll on our bodies. Our favorite beers can hold a lot of calories in just one bottle. And it's a total tease, especially when we're following a strict diet to lose a couple of pounds.
From the Sour Monkey to Hazy Dreams, each of these craft beers for spring will complete your afternoon in the sun. A list of some of the most unique yet fruity and citrusy beers will complete your must-drink list for this upcoming spring, that might just follow over into the summer.
Through the ages, beer has seen many changes from Meade and Guinness, to prohibition and craft brews. Everything you could ever want from your alcoholic beverage can be found or fashioned into an incredibly tasting brew that steals your taste buds away within every sip. That’s the awesome power that only beer and it's many variations can provide: an unusual mixture of flavors that range far and wide, to the exotic and domestic. Maybe it's for the love of beer, or maybe the liquid itself is just that versatile. It doesn't matter because the truth is beer and wine have gone together long since forever.
Craft beer has arguably never been more popular. What was once something of a niche culture has evolved into a massive scene nationwide and beyond. People from all walks of life have joined in on the fun and, truthfully, the culture is a great source for dates. Making road trips to visit breweries or hitting up the local bar for a drink and bite are fun ways to enjoy the company of your better half and your favorite beer at the same time.
I was lucky enough to get a job as a bartender but I have been failing at pouring draft beer, which is like 90 percent of the job. This has been embarrassing to say the least. I have been getting way too much head in almost every glass. Even when I think I have it right I suddenly pour a beer that is 30 percent head and have to dig the top off with a spoon. Not only does that waste beer, but also it is just generally embarrassing.
Almost everyone has a favorite beverage. Soda, water, red wine, tea, or beer. Conveniently enough for those who love to have a beer or two here and there, it can be beneficial. A beer a day for a woman, and up to two beers a day for a man can have some amazing side effects you will appreciate! Thanks to science and the good people who felt the need to study it, they have found some great health benefits that I will share with you today.
There are so many of us beer lovers who can only enjoy beer with high ABV. If you're unaware of what ABV is, it basically stands for Alcohol By Volume and it's usually measured through percentages. It states how much alcohol is in your beer. For us high ABV beer lovers, we like the strong stuff! But there aren't many breweries that create good, high percentage ABV beers.
American Barleywine typically ranges from 8–15% ABV; this style is characterized by fruity sweetness and deep complexity. They range in color from amber to very dark brown and are quite thick-bodied, in some cases almost syrupy. The alcohol is easily discerned with these beers. Bigfoot Barleywine-Style Ale (9.60%) by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is a widely known and excellent example of the style.