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The Anatomy of a Perfect Cheeseboard [Infographic]

Recently, cheeseboards have been gaining popularity. These simple snack foods have become more elaborate, and some would even say that creating the perfect cheeseboard is an art form. To compose a perfect cheeseboard, you should start out with four basic categories of cheese: har, aged, soft, and blue. Yet, cheese isn’t the only food that shines on the platter. Other …

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How to Store Beer

The various warning labels on beer don’t just suggest storing it upright in a cool atmosphere for no reason. Sitting beer bottles, especially glass varieties, in the direct sunlight for too long can cause the beer to skunk. When it comes to refrigeration, many beer drinkers are surprised to find out that not all beers require refrigeration to maintain optimal …

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English Beer Culture is Underrated: Here’s Why

To discuss the English beer culture, you need to discuss patriotism, which can be a minefield. English patriotism can be boiled down to pride in England’s unique culture, which includes a lot of good beer. For some reason, English beer has a reputation in America for being flat and tasting bad, but that is not the truth. England has a …

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Unusual London Bars

London is known for its unusual pop up bars seen throughout the city, and The Nudge has compiled a list of all the best ones to frequent. A subterranean bar called BYOC Camden can be seen on the list due to its classic atmosphere that resembles the days of prohibition. Disrepute is another establishment that made The Nudge’s list for …

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Style School: Brown Ale, the Belgian Way(s)

While brown ales of today may be considered less-adventurous and rather boring, more than a century ago they were stylish and considered of the highest quality. Belgium is often considered an epicenter of beer-production, and so, it is expected they are a source of authority on what makes a good beer. In the 1900s there were several types of beers …

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The Rise of Real Ale

Beer has been around for decades and even though beer is a popular drink of choice, there isn’t much real ale left out there. As the market increased a lot of businesses took the easier road to mass production and cutting costs rather than keeping their small businesses unique and their ale unique among different styles. Real ale has made …

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THE BEST BEER BOOKS OF 2019 – REVIEW BY DAVID HARRIS

Davis Harris, a member of the British Beer Writer’s Guild, has released his annual guide to beer books. He thinks that the decline of new beer books reflects that the market could be saturated. One book that Harris recommended is called The Bucket Beer List by Justin Kennedy. This book is about beer all over the world. It would be …

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7 Best Beer Spots in Bruges

Bruges was established in medieval times, and has a strong history intertwined with beer establishments. There are modern beer and pizza joints, to satisfy students and backpackers. Bruges has bars in cellars of the historical architecture, and bars in landmarks over 500 years old. Charming, current and friendly beer establishments with a complete tour, and a lecture on the the …

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Best Belgian Beer Bars in Brussels

The European city of Brussels has a very rich and expansive culture, and its beer bars are no different. There are various styles of beer establishments, from formal, close and intimate, modern and friendly, traditional and reliable; in this wonderful city there is a perfect atmosphere to enjoy your favorite brew. Whether you want a low, high, spontaneous, mixed or …

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The Art and Science of Aging Beer

Not unlike wine collectors, beer enthusiasts are experimenting with aging beer in home cellars. So far, the process has had mixed results, with some brews having a subtle, but noticeable improvement in taste, while others are downright unpalatable. When choosing a beer to age, avoid beers with a hoppy profile, such as IPAs. Malt beers and imperial stouts are excellent …