Beer Style of the Month: Weissbier

Origin: Bavaria – 1872 History: While Bavaria has a had a tradition of brewing wheat beer dating back hundreds of years, brewing wheat beer used to be reserved for Bavarian royalty only. Modern weissbier dates back to 1872 when Schneider began production. However, pale weissbier only became popular since the 1960s. It is quite popular … Read more

Rooftop Bar In Boston Partners With Jack’s Abby

BOSTON, MA – Over the Charles, the rooftop bar located at DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston – Cambridge that overlooks the Boston and Cambridge skyline and Charles River, is reopening its doors on Friday, May 14th. New for this year, Over the Charles will feature a selection of award-winning lagers from the Framingham brewery Jack’s Abby. “We look … Read more

The Art of Canning a Beer

Beer, one of the world’s oldest and most popular beverages, is much like music and fine art. It is subjective. What is appealing to one person may be appalling to another. And as the craft beer revolution in America continues, many craft brewers are utilizing their cans as a canvas for more than just listing … Read more

Follow (Some) of the Rules

Beer can be divided into two main groups: ales and lagers. Ale, the original beer, is brewed in a way that results in earthy and fruity flavors. Lagers tend to be lighter and drier. Each type of beer, and the styles that represent them, has a distinctly different flavor that pairs well with certain foods. … Read more

Cooking Tips for the Chef

Have fun with it. Keep it simple, don’t over think it. If it’s not fun, you’re doing it wrong. This is beer! The best part of trial and error…is the trial. Keep practicing! Look to gain an understanding of malt flavor profiles that different beer styles offer. Beer IS, in fact, food. The malt character, … Read more

Finding the Perfect Balance

Because beer is, in fact, food, and because beer offers such a wide array of aromas and flavor, it allows for the perfect pairing to fully enhance your dining experience. Understanding exactly how the flavors and aromas of your beer can bring your meal to another level is actually quite simple and fun. When pairing … Read more

Beer Style of the Month: English IPA

Origin: London, England: 1780ish History: IPA’s evolved from English October/Pale Ales that were shipped to India for the British Troops. These soldiers were given a ration of a gallon of ale per day! Sadly, these pale ales struggled on the long overseas journey from London, souring in the heat on their weeks long trip as they rounded … Read more

Beer Style of the Month: Dry Irish Stout

Origin: Dublin, Ireland: Late 1800ish History: Dry Irish Stouts evolved from attempts to capitalize on the success of London porters, and reflected a fuller, creamier, more “stout” body and strength. Irish stout diverged from London Porter in the late 1800s, with an emphasis on darker malts. Guinness was among the first breweries to use black … Read more

Beer Style of the Month: Belgian Witbier

Origin: Belgium, 17th Century History: This 400-year-old Belgian beer style sort of died out in the 1950. Thankfully, it was later revived by Pierre Celis at Hoegaarden, and has grown steadily in popularity over time, both with modern craft brewers (your favorite local) and mass-market producers (Blue Moon) Appearance: Pale straw to noticeably light gold in … Read more

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