Want a Good Beer? Do German!

The Germans are renowned for a lot of things; one of them is beer. Beer is an important part of their tradition and heritage, with more than thirteen-hundred different breweries spread across the land. As far as per capita beer drinking, the Germans are only below the Czechs and the Irish.

The history of German beer goes back to the beginnings of the nation when monks began to experiment with brewing around 1000 A.D. Eventually, brewing started to become really profitable for the monks and the nation’s leaders started to regulate the manufacturing of the brew. The most well-known and significant factor to influence German brewing came about in 1516 with the Bavarian Reinheitsgebot, or the purity requirement.





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Microbrewery And America

The term microbrewery originally originated in the United Kingdom during the late 1970s. Though it was originally used to reflect on the size of the breweries, it gradually came to reflect a different attitude and approach to adaptability, flexibility, experimentation, and customer service.

The term eventually spread to the United States, where it was eventually used to indicate a brewery that produces no less than 15,000 barrels of beer per year. The term microbrewery is now falling out of touch in the United States, as the term craft brewer is preferred.





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Clipper City Micro Brewery

The Clipper City Brewing Company was founded by by pioneer Hugh Sisson, with the intention of restoring a rich brewing tradition to the entire Baltimore area. By focusing on the classic styles of beer that are made with fresh ingredients and high standards, Clipper City is the largest brewing company in Baltimore, giving the entire Bay area residents reason to celebrate.

After the inception of craft brewing in Baltimore, Hugh immersed himself in developing and market recognition of both Sisson’s brewpub and all of its beers.





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Lagers

lagerLagering, as a process, was discovered around 200 years ago in Bavaria. Here, it was found that beers experiencing secondary fermentation in casks stored in the caves of the Alps would produce beers with different characteristics than ales.

The process of lagering became very popular in areas where fermentating with cool temperatures could be maintained, although it wasn’t until the invention of the refrigerator that lagers really spread around the world.





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Anheuser Busch And Microbrews

Beer brewing has always been the core business of the Anheuser-Busch company. An industry leader since 1957, Anheuser-Busch currently owns over half of the domestic beer market.

The market share has grown so much that Anheuser- Busch now has a bigger portion of the market than the next four competitors, with the international sales being no different. Anheuser-Busch remains the leading exporter of beer from the United States, with sales in more than 60 countries.





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Brewpub Heaven

Oregon MicrobrewsEveryone knows that if your looking for the best in coffee, you go to Seattle. For wine, you go to California. When it comes to the best in beer, you go to Portland Oregon, where your never more than 15 minutes away from a quality brewpub.

The Williamette Rive in western Oregon has been the center of hop growing and brewing since the days of the pioneers. When the microbrew revolution began, the history and the hops were already there, along with the spring water, the grain, and the fruit for summer beers. As a result, regional brewers and microbrewers began to pop up all over the place.





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Alaskan Brewing Company Oldest Brewery

Alaskan Brewing CompanyThe Alaskan brewing company is the oldest operating brewery in Alaska, with their amber beer being their most popular brand. They produce two other brands as well, pale ale and Alaskan frontier amber. If you enjoy fresh amber beer, Alaskan brewing is what you want.

As you may already know, brewing beer in Alaska is very hard to do. The coastal community of Juneau doesn’t have road connections to the lower 48 states, so everything arrives and leaves by water or air, with weather always having the final say.





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Brewing Beer At Home

Beer drinkers who find it inconvenient or expensive to make trips to the brewery, can now enjoy a cold one at home. Home brewing kits make it easy to have great tasting beer whenever you want it. The process is a little complex, but the money you’ll save and the satisfaction you’ll receive are well worth the effort.

Courses:
home brewBrewmaster courses are the best way to learn the intricate details that go into creating great beer. Lessons are available online, in guides and books, an in classroom settings. Check with your community college to see if brewmaster courses are available in your area. Whatever type of lesson you choose, it should fully cover areas including beer making methods and ingredients. Once you have an understanding of the beer making process, you can shop for a home brewing machine.





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Brewing Beer Basics

beers to yaBeer drinkers see a pint of beer as a magical golden brew. Many have said that it’s surely the Nectar of the Gods. In reality, most beers are based on a basic four-ingredient recipe, and undergo a simple brewing process before bringing joy to the parched bar patrons of the world.

Beer Brewing Basics





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Beer Culture Around The World

beer traditionsMany social traditions and activities are very associated with drinking beer, such as playing cards, darts, or other games. The consumption of beer in isolation and excess may be associated with people drinking away their troubles, while drinking in excess with company may be associated with binge drinking.

Around the world





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