Posts tagged Additives
The Interesting and the Strange – Beer Flavors Gone Wild

Remember when beer tasted like, well, beer? Once upon a time, you could pop open a bottle and regardless of the brewery of origin, the contents were going to taste pretty similar. However, with the rise of the craft beer movement, beer doesn’t have to taste like beer anymore. There are some rather creative breweries out there doing some innovative, and sometimes downright strange, things with their brews. Here’s a quick rundown of the more uniquely flavored beers on the market.

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Adding Some “Spice” – Craft Brewers Turn to Interesting Ingredients

The days of “a beer is a beer” are long gone. While big beer might not have gotten the message yet that bland, boring beer is out (and who cares if they ever do), craft brewers are definitely on the leading edge of innovation when it comes to taste and flavor for their brews. Increasingly, more and more brewers are choosing to add ingredients to their brews to make them stand out and add unique character. What are some of the more popular options out there? Here’s a quick rundown, and some of these might surprise you.

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What Are Noble Hops?

We're all familiar with the fact that hops are found in our beer. Many of us even prefer "highly hopped" brews. If you have paid attention at all to the beverages you're consuming, then you know that hops are an integral part of the brewing process and have probably at least heard of noble hops. What are they, though? Let's take a closer look at the four noble varieties and what makes them "noble."

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Fruit Additives for Beer: What, Why and How

Fruit flavored beers are incredibly popular throughout the year. You need to make sure that you do it in the right way if you want to add some fruit flavoring to your own batches. Doing it incorrectly can cause quite a few problems, ranging from little flavor added to ruining your entire batch. Here are some tips for the hopeful brewer thinking about ramping up their flavor complexity.

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