Yeast, A Romance Story

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Hops get all the attention—all the fame, puns and glory while yeast does almost all the work. Hops dominate label space, and varieties like Cascade, Strata and Citra are practically house-hold names, thanks to the seemingly unquenchable demand for every category of IPA. Yet basic beer ale yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae is abstract to most people, […]

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SoCal Cerveceros, America’s Largest Latino-Based Homebrew Club, Is Making Its Mark

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Seven Latino men gathered on a Hacienda Heights driveway on a warm Southern California night. Shiny homebrewing equipment filled the garage so the fledgling craft brewers stood in the car port—pint glasses in hand—sharing names, hometowns and brewing experiences. The SoCal Cerveceros homebrew club was born. “We didn’t really know what it was going to […]

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PSA: July 3 Is National Independent #BeerRunDay

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Some beer runs are so momentous — so essential — they deserve their own special holiday. National Independent Beer Run DayOpens in new window, observed annually on July 3, is dedicated to supporting and celebrating independent beer in advance of Independence Day. #BeerRunDay is often for stocking up on local favorites for a Fourth of July gathering. It’s […]

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Spice, Fat, Acid, Beer

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American Craft Beers Find Their Way into Japanese and Korean Restaurants For so long American craft beers have been left out of Japanese and Korean restaurants—because they seemed to clash with, or overshadow the food’s character (too hoppy, too sour, too spicy). But by sticking to dependable pairing ideologies—big flavored or high alcohol beers with […]

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Get Ready: American Craft Beer Week Is May 10-16

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American Craft Beer Week (May 10–16, 2021) is our annual springtime salute to local beer and local breweries. It’s an opportunity to honor the hometown gathering places that give our communities their unique flavor, because here’s the glorious truth: Local Beer Is Better. We invite you to toast the local businesses that have endured tough times to […]