Know Your Beer
Unraveling the Mysteries of Gose and Gueuze by Lyne Noella
Are international beer styles a source of confusion for you? Frankly, it’s not easy to get a handle on every style that’s out there. For my part, I kept hearing about “gose” and “gueuze.” I saw these beers at the bottle shop or online and my confusion only grew. When I mentioned gose and gueuze to friends, they seemed to know about one or the other, but not both. Was there a sense of malaise around this topic in the beer universe?
All this got me to wondering:
Are gose and gueuze the same beer?
Are they completely different?
Where do they come from?
What do they have in common? Read more . . .
5 Tips for Buying Bottled Beer Like a Brewmaster by Lyne Noella
If you’re a brewmaster, you are very picky about how you make your beer. And you’re especially picky about the beer you buy, because, well . . . you’re an expert.
If you’re not a brewmaster, you can still buy a bottle of beer like an expert. Use these tips to get the freshest, most wonderful bottled beer on the planet, anytime you go to the store. First, though, let’s talk about beer’s enemies. Read more . . .
Expand Your Beer Knowledge with These Resources
The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth
Experimental Brewing by Drew Beechum and Denny Conn
Oxford Companion to Beer by Garrett Oliver
American Homebrewers Association
Beer Judge Certification Program
Beer Blog: HummingBrew.com
What's in Your Beer Beyond Flavor by Lyne Noella
Are you constantly on the hunt for the holy grail of beers? There is nothing like the euphoria of tasting an absolutely fabulous brew. But have you paused to think about the exciting sensations that beer offers . . . beyond flavor? When beer's non-flavor sensations -- astringency, body, carbonation, finish and temperature -- are out of whack, the beer lacks balance and can even be undrinkable. Read more . . .