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With the Reinheitsgebot, the German purity law that just celebrated its 500-year anniversary, the decree stipulates that the only things that can be included in beer are hops, barley and … Continue reading

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December 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy Black Friday – Enjoy a free The Beer Authority App Download!

To celebrate Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays, I am offering a FREE download opportunity for The Beer Authority app! Enjoy and cheers! Ryan

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November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment


After visiting Germany and Czech, I knew the bar was already high when it came to beer. Fortunately, I knew Polish beer from drinking them at various authentic Polish venues … Continue reading

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November 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Second Chance for Goose Island?

Beginning tomorrow all across the country, Goose Island will once again release its annual, highly sought-after, OG barrel-aged imperial stout along with its variants (hitting the store shelves on Black Friday). … Continue reading

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November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment


The history of beer in the modern Czech Republic (I prefer “Bohemia”) goes back further than the creation of Pilsner Urquell in 1842. Beer was made in the Czech lands … Continue reading

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November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment


Disclaimer: Sometimes beer is revolved around politics, much less, a topic of discussion over a few cold ones. So this blog is going to be a little bit of both. … Continue reading

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November 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Surly Barrel-Aged Darkness

12% ABV. High West Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Russian Imperial Stout from Surly Brewing Company in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Pours midnight black with a thin receding khaki head that splatters … Continue reading

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October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

As Pumpkin Beer Sales Go Flat, Spooked Brewers Cut Production

Fortune Contributor, Tara Nurin (Thanks to Mike Pearlman for the find!) In the highly competitive world of seasonally released beers, Elysian Brewing might be considered the Great Pumpkin. Since opening in … Continue reading

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October 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Recommended Oktoberfest and Pumpkin Beers – 2016 edition

  Here is the long awaited Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beer rankings for the 2016 season! I have been ranking Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, and Autumn beers since 2010. I noticed that there has been a … Continue reading

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September 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

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