wheat beers

MateVeza’s Deliciously Hop-Free Beer

MateVeza Morpho: so good you won't notice it's pink
Aug 16, 2011 3:01 pm
Morpho Beer

A beer without hops is strange enough. Make it pink, and you’re asking for trouble. Unless you’re MateVeza. The company’s IPA and Black Lager are, first, excellent beers, and second, brewed with yerba mate, the South American herbal tea.

The newest release, Morpho...

Can Beer Go Bad?

When beer ages, you get skunky suds or tasty gold
Aug 15, 2011 4:16 pm
beer expiration date
Photo: erokCom on Flickr

In this era of food-safety mania, there is one perishable no one speaks of. Yes, beer can go bad. Fortunately, it usually gets drunk before it can turn. But if you’ve ever cracked open a bottle that somehow managed to languish at the back of your fridge for a few months too many, then you know the horror of skunky suds.

So, how does one avoid such a fate?...

Waiter, There's A Beer In My Soup

Wheat brews are tailor-made for hearty fare
Jun 3, 2011 4:01 pm
photo: Christopher Lehault on Flickr

Summer has arrived as suddenly as a face slap, bringing with it sun, humidity, and this maddening question from bartenders: “Would you like a lemon with your wheat beer?”

As always, the answer is no. Whether you’re drinking a spiced Belgian-style witbier such as Hoegaarden or Allagash White, or a cloudy, unfiltered hefeweizen hailing from Widmer Brothers or...

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