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Homebrewing: Making an Oatmeal Stout | The Homestead Fritz

Homebrewing: Making an Oatmeal Stout | The Homestead Fritz | International Beer News | Scoop.it

So, I only have a 6-pack left of the Kolsch that I brewed back in April.  Yes, I should be drinking it faster, but I’ve been busy over the Summer.  I also don’t do much brewing in the heat, I don’t like to heat up the kitchen.  I decided that since Winter is coming, I should do a brew more fitting for the season.  I decided on an Oatmeal Stout.  I think this will drink well on a cold Winter day after shoveling the driveway...

 

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VISIT INTERNATIONAL BEER NEWS

VISIT INTERNATIONAL BEER NEWS | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Visit our main website for more news and information about the world of craft beer, brewing, homebrewing, beer culture and pub science. We'll try not to bore you with endless personal reviews of exotic craft beers, or updates on every single new beer release...we'll bring you what we think is important and relevant -- along with some insightful opinion and interesting views. Check us out!

 

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How Budweiser Lost Millennials

How Budweiser Lost Millennials | International Beer News | Scoop.it

A couple of decades ago, Budweiser, owned by ABInbev, was the best-selling beer in the United States, and the brand your snobby European relatives brought up when insulting American beer. But according to the The Wall Street Journal, Budweiser shipped only 16 million barrels in 2013, down from 30 million in 2003. And what's worse, the number doesn't figure to get better anytime soon. A stunning 44 percent of people aged 21 to 27 have apparently never sipped an ice cold Bud... [click headline for more]

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Almost Half of Millennials Have Never Drank a Budweiser

Almost Half of Millennials Have Never Drank a Budweiser | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The company is going on a full-court PR press to get more young drinkers

The King of Beers isn’t America’s reigning beer anymore — at least among millennials.

The flagship Budweiser beer remains popular mostly among older folks, and its parent company, Anheuser-Busch InBev, is refocusing its marketing specifically on the millennial age bracket, the Wall Street Journal reports... [click headline for more]

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Lancaster, UK - City centre Cask Ale Trail is a £16m Holy Grail

Lancaster, UK - City centre Cask Ale Trail is a £16m Holy Grail | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Cask ale related trade is worth around £16m in revenue to Lancaster city centre businesses.

In terms of volume growth, it is outperforming the on-trade beer market by 4.5 per cent, and the UK now drinks 634 million pints of cask ale every year.

In Lancaster, there are 29 pubs selling cask ale within half a mile of Market Square, and there has been a huge increase in the number of pumps dispensing it over the last decade... [click headline for more]

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Craft beer becoming a popular Thanksgiving drink choice

Craft beer becoming a popular Thanksgiving drink choice | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Move over wine, craft beer is becoming a popular beverage choice on Thanksgiving. In 2005, "Thanksgiving wine" was searched 10 times more than searches for "Thanksgiving beer".

Last year, the gap dropped to 4 times more searches for wine. According to the Brewers Association, 4 of the top 15 weeks for craft case sales in supermarkets were around Thanksgiving. Left Hand Brewing joins 9NEWS mornings on Monday to talk about dishes that match well with craft beer... [click headline for more]

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[UK] Dorchester Beer festival brews up further success

[UK] Dorchester Beer festival brews up further success | International Beer News | Scoop.it

ORGANISERS are looking to build on past success as they prepare for Dorchester Beerex 2015.

Glasses will be raised in February for the 27th popular beer festival, which showcases ales from around the country. Tickets don’t go on sale until January 1, but are sure to sell out fast. Funds raised will help pay for a trip for disadvantaged children.... [click headline for more]

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33 Best Thanksgiving Beers, Chosen By The Top Craft Brewers

33 Best Thanksgiving Beers, Chosen By The Top Craft Brewers | International Beer News | Scoop.it

No holiday on the calendar is more of a testament to the American identity than Thanksgiving. While historians debate the true origins of the holiday, the rest of us gather with loved ones, consume massive quantities of comfort food and sack out on the couch to watch football. What could be more American than that?

Since Thanksgiving is basically our only holiday that revolves around food, you shouldn’t settle for mediocrity when picking the perfect beer to accompany each course... [click headline for more]

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Rich and pour: Beer snobs pay $23 a pint

Rich and pour: Beer snobs pay $23 a pint | International Beer News | Scoop.it

THE price of a pint has reached “ridiculous” levels in Melbourne as hipsters shell out up to $23 for a single beer.

A Sunday Herald Sun investigation into beer prices has found the cost of a cold one at a craft beer pub is becoming out of reach for many. But rusted-drinkers who stick to the tried and true brands of Carlton Draught and Victoria Bitter have scoffed at the craft-beer trend.

Les Barrett, who enjoys a pot at the Moonee Ponds Bowling Club, was stunned when told the price being charged for a beer at some trendy pubs... [click headline for more]

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Latin American Beer War is Brewing - Telegraph

Latin American Beer War is Brewing - Telegraph | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Off Calle 45, a busy road in the shadow of Mount Monserrate, the most famous of the rugged mountains that overlook Bogota, is a tiny bakery selling typical Colombian snacks such as Arepa, a flatbread made from ground maize.

To the students who live in this part of Bogota, an area which is home to four universities, the bakery is nothing out of the ordinary.

It is the kind of no-frills, owner-run snack bar that is 10 a penny in this sprawling city, with a population of almost 8m. Inside, though, there are signs of a looming battle between two of the world’s biggest brewers... [click headline for more]

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Bacardi's Cuban Style Craft Beer, sold exclusively in South Florida for the past 100 years, launches its national distribution in New York City Dec. 1 at Havana Centre

Bacardi's Cuban Style Craft Beer, sold exclusively in South Florida for the past 100 years, launches its national distribution in New York City Dec. 1 at Havana Centre | International Beer News | Scoop.it

As part of its centennial celebration, HATUEY beer is now making its distinguished, Cuban style craft brew available in New York. To commemorate the launch, a VIP reception is being held at a restaurant in Times Square on Monday, Dec. 1st from 7pm to 10pm. The New York City market is the first stop to the brand's eventual east coast expansion. Until now, it was sold exclusively in South Florida. In order to expand the brand in the northeast, HATUEY has proudly joined with a leader in the distribution industry, OAK BEVERAGES, INC.

The event will feature a live band playing Cuban music and a cigar roller, as a tribute to HATUEY beer's culture and heritage, as well as its new brand ambassador, Camille Arroyo, the mirror image of the iconic Cuban beauty depicted in the painting, "Beer Me" by Abdul Delgado... [click headline for more]

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This app can tell which brew is right for you

This app can tell which brew is right for you | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Ever gotten stuck in a grocery aisle debating what beer or wine to buy? For college students on a strict budget, that risk can sometimes cause frustration.

Now Next Glass, a new smartphone application that launched today, can provide newbies with some guidance.

The app was inspired by a disappointing restaurant experience Next Glass CEO and founder Kurt Taylor had with his father. The two ordered an expensive bottle of wine per the waiter’s recommendation but ended up disliking it... [click headline for more]

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10 Great Beer Books: Holiday Gift Guide 2014

10 Great Beer Books: Holiday Gift Guide 2014 | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Recent books on beer that have hit the market cover food, British beer, home brewing, overviews, world history and much more. With the holidays coming up, here's a primer to what came out in 2014 for the beer lover in your life ... [click headline for more]

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Craft Beer Heroes: Miro — The Crafty Pint

Craft Beer Heroes: Miro — The Crafty Pint | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Brewers make beer. Without them there would be no beer. Thus it's easy to fall into the trap of focusing on them and them only as the stars of the beer world, especially in the craft beer industry where doors are almost always open and access to brewers – often with a beer in their hand and a smile on their face – is easy.

But the people that make the beers we love are only one part of the broader picture. Without the work of myriad others those beers would never make it from their hands to yours and you would know far less about it than you do. This new regular feature on The Crafty Pint is here to right the wrong, one that we've been guilty of too, by shining a light on the heroes of the craft beer world that don't own a brewery or make beer but, without whom, the beer world wouldn't be the place it is... [click headline for more]

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10 Great Black Friday Beer Releases

10 Great Black Friday Beer Releases | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Why would anyone want to shake off a tryptophan-induced slumber just to stand in the freezing cold for the latest TV set when you could stand in line for something worthwhile, like beer? Black Friday has become one of the biggest beer release days in the world of craft beer, with dozens of breweries releasing some of their most sought after seasonals during the post-Thanksgiving consumerism bonanza... [click headline for more]

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Become a Craft Brewery Benefactor, Drink Better Beer

Become a Craft Brewery Benefactor, Drink Better Beer | International Beer News | Scoop.it

There was no question that Jacob McKean would open San Diego's Modern Times Beer. Equipment was purchased, employees hired, and recipes formulated. However, the million-plus dollars he'd raised left little for look and feel. "We wanted to pimp out the tasting room," says McKean.

So in spring 2013 he turned to KickStarter, offering quirky awards like picnics and black-velvet portraits of donors. The successful campaign netted Modern Times $65,471, letting the brewery install a wall of comics, a bar made from old books, and a colossal Post-It note mosaic of Michael Jackson and Bubbles... [click headline for more]

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Ireland well represented at Beijing craft beer festival

Ireland well represented at Beijing craft beer festival | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Chinese beer is pretty good, and is about the best thing you can drink with Chinese food – pairing wine is difficult – but increasingly the country’s middle classes, as elsewhere in the world, are having craft beers with their gong bao chicken and spicy tofu.

At the Beijing Invitational Craft Beer Festival recently, Irish brewers gave me a tour of the finer brews on offer with Sichuan pepper and black tea among the flavours... [click headline for more]

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Beverley Christmas Real Ale Festival raises glass to British brewing heritage

Beverley Christmas Real Ale Festival raises glass to British brewing heritage | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The Beverley Christmas Real Ale Festival saw scores of drinkers from across East Yorkshire get their fill of an array of real ales and ciders at the Rugby Club in Norwood.

And with every sip, each felt they were doing their bit to preserve the long-standing skill of brewing ale in the UK. James Harper, the organiser, who has been running beer festivals in East Yorkshire for six years, said: "Beverley is turning into a real ale town... [click headline for more]

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‘We Make Beer’ is a top-notch book on brewing history

‘We Make Beer’ is a top-notch book on brewing history | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Elegantly crafted with a smooth mouthfeel, a medium body, containing hints of playfulness, strong scents of citrus and pine, and complemented by a strong finish.

That’s how a beer geek might describe a very good to excellent craft beer, but it also aptly characterizes We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America’s Craft Brewers by first-time author Sean Lewis... [click headline for more]

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Craft Breweries Share Their Homebrew Clone Recipes - American Homebrewers Association

Craft Breweries Share Their Homebrew Clone Recipes - American Homebrewers Association | International Beer News | Scoop.it

The professional beer industry is unlike any other. Instead of guarding their recipes under lock and key, craft brewers are usually happy to discuss their recipes, especially if you’re a homebrewer!

We snooped around the internet and reached out to the AHA Forum to find commercial breweries that generously offer a selection of their recipes online. If you know of other breweries posting homebrew clone recipes, share them in the comments below and we’ll add them to the list! ... [click headline for more]

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Craft Beer Weekly - Dublin: State of the Nation

Craft Beer Weekly - Dublin:  State of the Nation | International Beer News | Scoop.it

This week there has been a lot of discussion about big corporations trying to get a slice of the 'craft' cake. There is no denying that this seems to be happening in every area of 'craft' or 'artisan' food and drink.

In the Irish craft beer industry, it has taken a bit longer than in other industries for the macros to admit to themselves that this 'craft' thing isn’t going anywhere and is actually doing extremely well. But even they can no longer deny the facts... [click headline for more]

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‘Gansett announces new brew, hints at returning production to RI

‘Gansett announces new brew, hints at returning production to RI | International Beer News | Scoop.it

As promised, Narragansett Beer is coming out with another Rhode Island-inspired flavor.

In October, WPRO’s Andrew Augustus reported that the brewing company would release another new flavor after the New Year, and Narragansett Beer President Mark Hellendrung gave Kim Kalunian on the WPRO Saturday Moring News the exclusive details.

“We’re launching a partnership of sorts with H.P. Lovecraft, the ‘Dark Prince of Providence,’” said Hellendrung. “He was the inspiration of many, including Stephen King, Metallica and Guillermo del Toro.” ... [click headline for more]

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UK Pub giant Punch to sell off more than 800 sites

UK Pub giant Punch to sell off more than 800 sites | International Beer News | Scoop.it

 PUB company has more than 800 of its premises up for sale to the highest bidder, a report has revealed.

Punch Taverns, which owns three businesses in York and its surrounding villages, has released their Preliminary Results showing plans to dispose of 884 venues, and generate £227million.... [click headline for more]

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Is the glass half-full or half-emply for Britain's pubs? - Telegraph

Is the glass half-full or half-emply for Britain's pubs? - Telegraph | International Beer News | Scoop.it

There is nothing quite like the English pub. There are Irish bars, American saloons, and taverns of one kind or another all over the world. The German kneipe comes closest but it will never be a pub in the way that English people understand their “local”, any more than Pilsner, however wonderful, resembles ale.

Ah yes, English beer! Another thing that foxes foreigners. To their stupefaction, and to our delight, ale is best served at room temperature. Brother Hun may know all there is to know about Pilsner but the ales of England are supreme: Bateman’s of Wainfleet; Harvey’s of Lewes; Batham’s of Brierley Hill; Hook Norton of Hook Norton; and the greatest of ’em all, Timothy Taylor of Keighley. Those names, so evocative of old England, ring out like bells... [click headline for more]

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How science saved beer — NewsWorks

How science saved beer — NewsWorks | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie are, without question, classic components of a Thanksgiving Day meal. Still, more than a few people are thankful that beer is just as soaked with tradition; especially when it comes to the football-watching part of the holiday. It's one reason why breweries across the country are utterly obsessed with controlling tiny, tiny bacteria that cause spoilage. They know they're in big trouble if you end up cursing your drink more than the game... [click headline for more]

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Don’t put that cask of ale away just yet

Don’t put that cask of ale away just yet | International Beer News | Scoop.it

This weekend, at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, six to seven thousand punters will brave the cool weather to drink a kind of ale that goes back to the Iron Age. Some 316 barrels, each containing a different brew, will be tapped in celebration of what Cask Days organizer Tomas Morana calls “the rawest way to serve beer.” In Canada, it also happens to be the trendiest... [click headline for more]

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Does Craft Beer Fail Its Female Fan Base?

Does Craft Beer Fail Its Female Fan Base? | International Beer News | Scoop.it

Not every craft-beer drinker is an upper-middle-class, bearded white male in his 20s or 30s, with disposable income to blow on bottles of Westvleteren 12.

At this year’s Great American Beer Festival, the Chief Economist for the Brewers Association, Dr. Bart Watson, presented a series of surprising numbers. One of the stats: Women ages 21-34 now consume craft beer over the national average, which means that they represent one of craft beer’s strongest groups of supporters. Even more telling: Females 21-34 represent 15% of total craft-beer consumption... [click headline for more]

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