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Eight Great Pilsners

Pilsner, the world’s most popular beer style, may also be the most maligned. The pilsener was invented in Bohemia in the 19th century, honed in Germany, and nearly destroyed in America. After years of mass-market, ersatz suds, the style has had a resurgence. Here are eight great examples....
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Eight Great Saison Beers

With temperatures inching north, now is the time to ditch dark stouts and reach for a refreshing saison. Brewed in winter to be drunk in summer (originally by seasonal workers in the French-speaking part of...
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Eight Great Winter Beers

These eight robust brews won’t give you a tan, but they might help you endure the last, dreary weeks of winter.
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Beer Tasting Notes from Portland

The Oregon Brewers Festival introduced this writer to a host of new favorites.
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Meet Randall

The unconventional device that’s taking beer to the next level.
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The Gourmet Q + A: Charles Bamforth

The UC Davis professor of brewing science talked with about brewers’ biggest mistakes; why restaurateurs should be sent to Belgium; and more.
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Hop(s) to Action

To alleviate microbrewers’ catastrophic hops shortage, Boston Beer Company offers up its stash.
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Wild as the Yeasts

Why invasive airborne fungi make for great beer.
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The Battle for Craft Beer

Long deprived of world-class brews, Alabamans are fighting back.
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Open-Source Brewing

What happens when you apply Wikipedia principles to beer?
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