While most Americans don’t understand why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated any more than they understand the reason we don’t work on Labor Day, it doesn’t stop us from making it one of the drunkest holidays of the year. Cheap Mexican beer may be what most turn to, but for the craft beer fan there are far better options. Here are 7 craft beers to help you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style.
Beer is a wonderful beverage but as hardy as many can be, there are a number of problems that can cause good beer to go bad. Like any food or beverage, unwanted guests like bacteria or other microbes can cause issues. To prevent these pests from putting the hurt on our favorite drink, some brewers pasteurize their beer. This kills any unwanted guests but does pasteurization hurt a beer’s ability to age? Let’s take a look.
Have a brewery you love? Want to help them get more business? In just a couple minutes, you can help them out in one simple way. Write them an online review. Here’s how do you can help your favorite brewery with a review and why it will mean a lot.
The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest beer fest in the United States. It attracts more than 60,000 people to Denver, Colorado each fall and serves up some of the best beers in the country. With more than 750 breweries and over 3,800 beers, it’s a beer lover’s paradise. There’s just one problem. Denver is a bad place for the Great American Beer Festival.
As the number of breweries in the US continue to climb to record levels, competition is growing too. And it’s not simply competition between breweries but also the bars and liquor stores that sell the brews we’re eager to get our hands on.
While most look to support the brewers they love, it seems many don’t show the same loyalty to the liquor stores they buy from. They’re willing to pay more for one brewer than another, but they don’t apply the same justification to paying a bit more at one verses another. We need to show support for local stores more now than ever before. Here’s why local liquor stores deserver our support.
Upcycling is taking waste material or useless stuff and turning it into something useful or better. While some seem to think this is a relatively new concept, back in 1963 the idea was envisioned by beer brewer Alfred Heineken and designed by Dutch architect John Habraken with the Heineken WOBO (world bottle). Not only were they bottles of beer, they were also building blocks for the drinker to create walls or whatever they’d like and prevent the bottles from just becoming landfill. Pretty cool idea but sadly it never caught on. Would you live in a house of bottles like this guy?