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Month: September 2014

Stop Calling Your Beer ‘Hoppy’

Stop Calling Your Beer ‘Hoppy’

Hoppy has practically become as ubiquitous a word as ‘beer’ in the craft world and I can. not. stand it anymore!     “Wow, this beer is sooo hoppy.”            “Ew, I can’t stand hoppy beers.”   “What?! I LOVE hoppy beers!” […]

Porter vs. Stout: Really, what is the difference?

Porter vs. Stout: Really, what is the difference?

‘What exactly is the difference between stout and porter?’ someone  recently asked me. As I opened my mouth to explain, I realized that the answer is not as cut and dry as you might think. While there are many varieties of so-called ‘dark beer’ such […]