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Hard Ciders/Hard Seltzers: favorites?

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by gutreactions 9 days ago

Just delving into the world of hard ciders and seltzers. I see signs popping up at local crafters. I read that 'hard seltzers' started showing up in the marketplace less than a decade ago. What are...

Mission Trail Ranches Taproom in Shandon

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by carlhensler 17 days ago

If you like cherry hard cider, you will love Mission-Trail. Their ranch is in Bradley, CA, but their tasting room is about 25 miles east of Paso Robles on 46. I was just there and bought a mixed...

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Enchanted Cherry by Santa Fe Cider Works

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by Melanie Wong 21 days ago

Our original plan for the day was to stop at Sazon https://sazonsantafe.com/ for a fancy cocktail post-dinner at Rancho de Chimayo https://www.chowhound.com/post/rancho-de-chimayo-chimayo-mexico-10...

Diner Brew Co. now open for tastings in New Rochelle...

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by gutreactions 23 days ago

Diner Brew Co. out of Mount Vernon has opened a tasting room on Division Street in New Rochelle. They produce a variety of ciders and beers, some with an historic bent. Dropped in last night to a w...

Beer low in Gluten/Gluten light?

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by Hershey Bomar 11 years ago

I'm not allergic to gluten but I'm pretty intolerant. I also love beer. I've noticed that Heineken doesn't (seem to) make me sick. Ironically Michelob Ultra Light, a low carb beer makes me ver...

Good seasonal brews at Broken Bow, Tuckahoe...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Opened 7 years ago, Broken Bow Brewery on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been making progress across Westchester County. We visited recently to take in some Sunday afternoon sports and current bre...

Beer tour in Prague

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by SueFH 4 months ago

I’m looking for a beer tour in Prague, there’s a ton listed online but would prefer personal recommendation (or warnings on to-avoid). Thanks!

"Why Does Every Beer Look So Cool Now?"

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by patsully 6 months ago

Today I learned that there are design firms solely focused on beer branding. "When craft beer was still a small operation, breweries would often design their label in-house or ask a friend or lo...

Why does beer make me sleepy?

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by AnneInMpls 13 years ago

Whenever I drink a beer, I get so sleepy that I can barely keep my eyes open. Is it the hops? It can't be the just alcohol - wine and vodka don't make me sleepy like beer. Has anyone else no...

What's with all these craft beers?

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Caught a commentary by commentator/comedian Jim Gaffigan on CBS Sunday Morning Show this past weekend lambasting the explosion of craft beers/microbreweries around the country. It struck me as true...

Focal Banger

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by MOREKASHA 7 months ago

I finally had this beer the other night. Marta here in NYC has it in cans. Ok, another IPA. That's it. If folks want to wait in line, that's ok by me. I don't and won't. For my IPA fix, I go local ...

Covering your beer with a napkin: Caribbean-style...

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by gutreactions 7 months ago

Visited a favorite Caribbean restaurant recently and ordered a Red Stripe, of course. I chose to go without a glass, so automatically our friendly bartender twisted a paper napkin over the top of t...

Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams) Buys Dogfish Head

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by patsully 7 months ago

"Boston Beer Co, maker of Sam Adams, has acquired Dogfish Head Brewing for $300 million, the companies announced Thursday. With the transaction, Dogfish Head founders Sam and Mariah Calagione wi...

Chowdown Report: 4/20 @ Lagunitas Brewing Petaluma Taproom

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by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Last weekend, four 'hounds gathered at the Lagunitas Brewing Company's Petaluma Taproom for the infamous 4/20 party. Maybe not so infamous nor radical these days now that cannabis is legalized. Und...

Clausthaler, my favorite non-alcoholic, non-GMO, non-propylene glycol beer

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by sweet100s 8 months ago

In my old Chowhound topic linked below, I was trying to find out which beers definitely don't contain propylene glycol because it causes my skin to char and because (amazing but true because of t...

Belgian Beer Advice

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by Philly Ray 8 months ago

My daughter’s school held a fundraiser auction and I won a Belgian basket that contained a 25 oz bottle each of... Chimay Premiere Westmalle Tripel Westmalle Dubbel Tripel Karmeliet I’m lo...

When did Heineken go to 12 oz. bottle? (Bottle size, in general).

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by alkapal 4 years ago

Normally I get IPA drafts when I want a brewed beverage at a restaurant, but last night there were only bottles, so I ordered an old stand-by, Heineken. I picked up the noticeably more petite...

Fuller's Beer business sold to Asahi

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by TroyTempest 11 months ago

From the article. A spokesman for Asahi said the Japanese group was committed to making beer at the Chiswick site, which employs 400 people. “Based on the agreement, we will continue to brew beers...

Help me break free from Pilsner Urquell

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by waste49 13 years ago

Help a beer novice break away from Pilsner Urquell. I love it, but there must be another pilsner just as good out there! Suggestions? Am I forever stuck in Plzen?!?

Looking for a good, quality beer that has low IBU (low bitterness)

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by LeoNYC 9 years ago

I would love to find a regular, good quality beer like Sam Adams Boston Lager, but that one that is not as bitter as Sam Adams (it has IBU of about 30). I am aware of the wheat bears and Belgia...