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Question: How Is The Severe Drought Affecting Beer Production?

Could a water shortage lead to a beer shortage?
Jun 13, 2014 2:00 pm

As you've likely heard, a sizable chunk of the country is experiencing a severe drought. Beer nerds will recall that water is a key component of the brewing process (it takes between 3.5-5 barrels of water to brew one barrel of beer), so with many breweries operating in drought-affected areas, will output be affected?

 

Kickstart This: HopBox Handcrafted Brewing Kits

A simple way to brew beer at home
May 16, 2014 11:00 am

An afternoon spent brewing homemade beer? Sounds like an ideal weekend plan to us. HopBox Brewing Kits are perfect for brewing cider, mead and beer – whether you’re a veteran brewer or brewing your first ever batch. It appears our excitement is shared — the project's Kickstarter campaign had received almost three times the necessary funding amount of $45,000. But there are more reasons to donate, and to check it out. Read on.

Beer Geekery: 13 Things You Probably Never Knew About Hops

The more selection, the bitter. Get it? Hop joke!
Mar 20, 2014 2:00 pm

Our brew obsession has a lot to do with the wide range of incredible flavors and aromas imparted by different kinds of hops. There’s also a common misconception that all hops are bitter, which is far from true. Hop profiles are incredibly diverse, from the intense tropical and citrus fruits of Citra hops to the white wine and gooseberry flavor imparted by Nelson Sauvin. Check out a few other things you probably didn't know about the best thing to happen to beer since water.

5 Weekend Drinking Assignments For A Lazy Sunday

Cold? Bored? Feel like polishing up your beer game?
Jan 5, 2014 1:00 pm

Yeah, we don't want to go outside right now either. If only winter mix was like spring mix. Sadly one is a blend of ice, snow and rain and one is a salad. As a result, we're hitting the craft beer section hard, kicking back and relaxing. But, you know, for educational purposes, so here are 5 suggestions from Jon Katz's Weekend Drinking Assignment to expand both palate and mind. 

Our Beer Writer Cameos In This Video About Brewing Perrier Beer

A beer experiment on film, with bubbles
Dec 18, 2013 2:00 pm

Food Republic beer writer Jon Katz was called to Brooklyn microbrewery Bitter & Esters not long ago to participate in an experiment: making beer with Perrier as the base. Not only does he admit to underage drinking on film, he learns that delicious fizzy water makes delicious fizzy beer, which happens to be our favorite kind! Check out the Société Perrier video after the jump.

Why Does My Beer Taste Awful? It Was So Expensive.

A quick lesson in savoring Brettanomyces yeast
Dec 11, 2013 3:30 pm

During a bottle share with a couple of Food Republic writers last week, it became evident that not everyone has a palate for beer brewed or "infected" with the wild yeast known as Brettanomyces. A couple of the beers in sharemaster Jon Katz's evening lineup smelled and tasted like, well, farm animal manure, according to one unenthused guest. Welcome to the magic world of wild ales, here's why you should keep tasting them.

The Sake Ninja Takes On American-Made Sake

American sake is getting stronger, for good or bad
Sep 26, 2013 4:01 pm

October is the beginning of saké-brewing season in Japan. Here in the U.S., we celebrate in our own way: with The Joy of Saké, an annual celebration of the Japanese rice brew in New York City. This year marks the 10th edition of the event, which features some 300 different premium sakés. 

Video: The Secretive World Of Sake Distilling, Exposed

'The Birth Of Sake' is documentary worth watching
Sep 9, 2013 4:00 pm

Eric Shirai was given a rare glimpse into the world of saké brewing at the Yoshida family brewery in Ishikawa, northen Japan. After spending some time there, Shirai felt compelled to make a movie about what it's like to live with a group of people, under the same roof for six straight months, making saké. Check out the trailer here.

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