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  • Brews to Beat the Heat
  • Brews to Beat the Heat

    Next step: Find a bottle opener
      Here's a trio of lagers from different European destinations, each with something to recommend as a summer quencher.
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  • Winter Brews, Round One

    'Tis the season for thick, dark beers
      The official start of winter is almost four weeks out, but it's time to pop the top on some winter seasonals.
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  • Near Beer

    Non-alcoholic choices
      This week, while the rest of the paper tackles more traditional brews, I'm exploring beer alternatives.
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  • Traditional Farmhouse Cider
  • Traditional Farmhouse Cider

    Made with real cider apples
      Cider has become a hot ticket, but most are made with culinary apples found in the produce section. Real cider takes bitter, fibrous apples. You can taste the difference.
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  • Session Brews
  • Session Brews

    Three easy drinking beers
      Thirsty? Have a few hours you want to kill drinking beer without killing yourself in the process? Try this trio.
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  • Flemish Sour Ales

    Fill your head with brown and red
      Flanders is the Dutch-speaking region of Belgium famous for its brown (Oud Bruin) and red ales.
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  • Make My PA An IPA

    Three IPAs For Your Consideration
      Crooked Fence Hop Notion IPA: Beautifully balanced, this beer has citrus, tropical fruit and light malt, backed by bright hops that carry through to the crisp finish.
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  • Summer Sessionables
  • Summer Sessionables

    When the weather is scorching, reach for these easy-drinking brews
      When the weather turns hot and you want to relieve that heat by tossing back a beer or two, those big, bitter beauties can be a bit much. Enter the summer brew.
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  • Don't Kick the Can
  • Don't Kick the Can

    We test a trio of newly available cans
      Cans have distinct advantages over bottles. They are lighter and more recyclable; they chill more quickly; and most importantly, they keep the beer fresher.
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  • Summer Refreshment in a Can
  • Summer Refreshment in a Can

    Can you dig it?
      The summer heat has finally hit. If you don't already know that I'm a big fan of beer in cans, you haven't been paying attention.
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  • Holiday Brews, Part Three

      Good news for all but the most masochistic among us beer drinkers.
  • Saisons Span the Seasons
  • Saisons Span the Seasons

    Savoring some sour-in-the-center brews
      Belgian saisons were originally brewed as light alcohol ales designed to quench the thirst of summer farm workers. As with all things creative, the style has morphed, and now saisons for all seasons can be found.
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  • Separating the Witbiers from the Chaff
  • Separating the Witbiers from the Chaff

    Sipping some straw-colored Belgian brews
      These refreshing wheat brews are marked by ample carbonation and are lightly flavored with a mixture of herbs called gruit.
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  • Barley Wine Ales

      Barley wine--the English term for a very strong ale--is definitely not meant as a session brew, but the rich and robust flavors and high octane make them the perfect thing for a cold weather nightcap.
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