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Beer 101: What is malt?

The term malt can refer to several things but we’ll focus on the definitions that pertain to beer. According to the German Purity Law, malted barley is one of the four primary ingredients

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Beer 101: What are hops?

Hops are one of the four primary ingredients of beer, the others being malted barley, yeast, and water. Hops are cone-shaped flowers that grow on the hop plant, which is a fast-growing

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Beer 101: What is IPA?

Skunk Beer. If you’ve never been unfortunate enough to have had skunk beer, count yourself lucky. If you have, then you know what the British were dealing with in the early 1700’s

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Beer 101: What is bock?

Bock is the German term for strong beer. The primary characteristics of bock are: Relatively high in alcohol content. In Germany the alcohol by volume (ABV) is more than 6.25%. It is

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Beer 101: What is lambic?

Lambic is a unique style of beer produced only in a small region in Belgium. The primary characteristics of lamic are: Yeast is not added directly to the wort. The vats are

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Beer 101: What is ale?

Ale is one of the two major styles of beer, the other being lager. The primary characteristics of ale are: It is top fermented, meaning the yeast floats on the top of

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