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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.

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...

Japanese Beer – Trivia and Information

You’ve had Japanese beer with your sushi, I’m sure. But have you ever really thought about it? Like electronics, Japanese beer is an innovation, not an invention. The Dutch brought beer to Japan when they established beer halls for...

Beer Trivia and Facts

Anything popular develops a history of facts, trivia and folklore, and beer is no exception. Over the years beer has had many “firsts”, and has inspired an equal number of tall tales. So what is fact and what is...

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...

Choosing a Wine For Christmas Dinner – Red or White?

In the Christian world, few celebrations can match the splendor and sumptuousness of Christmas Day. It is a time for spiritual reflection, generosity to those less fortunate, fellowship with family, friends, and even strangers, and most of all, a time for feasting. Roast turkey, ham, goose, roast beef, dressings,...

What Is A Fair Mark-Up On A Bottle Of Wine

I have noticed lately, in many forums and wine websites, that there seems to be a lot of animosity over prices charged for wine in restaurants. Of course, as a former restaurant owner, I am familiar with the problems of mark-up. There is no simple answer to what is...

The Scoop on Unoaked Chardonnay

For hundreds of years, winemakers worldwide have aged their wines in oak barrels, usually French Oak, to manipulate the true flavors of the fruit, believing the oak to enhance the enjoyment of the wine. It is what one expects when tasting a new wine, and usually the question will...