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What to learn more about your popular types of beer from around the world, then check out these informative articles about light and dark beer.

Beer and Wine Refrigeration Systems

Most beer and wine aficionados have considered having a home bar at one time or another. A home bar can be a wonderful addition. It adds value to the house, and gives you a place to relax, and unwind,...

Canadian Beer – Suds from The Great White North

A little piece of Canadian heritage… The BEAVER, the MAPLE LEAF, HOCKEY, MOUNTIES, CANADIAN GEESE, the MOOSE, COLD WEATHER, “EH”, and CANADIAN BACON. These are all great symbols of Canada and what it means to be Canadian. You might argue...

Homemade Beer – It’s very Easy to Make

Making your own beer can be fun, and it is not hard to do at all. The basic recipe for beer is very simple, and requires very little investment. You can take the basic beer recipe and run with...

Ingredients in Beer – Its all about Water, Malt, Hops and Yeast

Beer is a simple beverage to make. More than anything else, it takes time and patience. The main ingredients in most beers are water, grain (malt), hops and yeast. The type and amount of each of the ingredients influence...

Popular Brands of Beer

Every beer drinker has a favorite brew. Some people are beer purists, drinking only imports and beers they consider “fine ales”. Some people drink beer according to their own personality. Some choose a beer by social class or even...

The USA’’s Best Craft Beers

For much of the 20th century, beer choices for most of the country were limited to products by Anheuser Busch, Miller/Pearl, and if you lived west of the Mississippi River, the Coors Brewing companies. Most of their offerings were...

Why are Beer Bottles Brown

Beer has come a long way since the days of the cask and leather flagons. In fact, the decision about what to put beer in for storage has plagued people for centuries. Before the days of refrigeration, before the...

Calories in Beer – It all Depends on the Brand of Beer

There is a reason they call it a beer gut. Beer is loaded not only with calories, but with sugars that transfer into empty calories and carbs that hang onto a spare tire like rubber cement. Beer drinkers, as...

Canned vs Bottled Beer – Which Tastes Better

The debate between canned beer and bottled beer did not start until the 1930s. Until the 30s tin cans could not hold beer without exploding. It wasn’t until 1935 that a vinyl liner was invented to prevent the beer...

Colome Vineyards Argentina – A Hess Collection Winery

Recently I was introduced to some of the finest wines of Argentina that is in my humble opinion by James Caudill of Hess Collection Wineries of Napa Valley, California. Jim is the Director of Public Relations and Hospitality for the Hess Family, and a big fan of Social Network...

Choosing the best Champagne for your New Years Eve

It’s nearing that time of year for many when you will soon ask or be asked, “what Champagne are you serving this New Years Eve?” Like so many others in the wine industry, I find myself torn between just letting that question go by simply answering with the answer,...

The Truth about Wine Blends – Are they Any Good?

There are basically two kinds of wine in the world, single varietal and blends. One can even argue that many “single varietal” wines are in fact blends, as many are produced using grapes from different locations within the vineyards, and in many cases, grapes from another vineyard in a...