1. Beer 101: Beer Cocktails

    Post by Joseph Schumacher Howdy readers! Today our Beer 101 gets a little boozier than usual. Why? Because today we are going to learn about beer cocktails! There are three types of beer cocktails out there, and we’ll explore them one by one. Let’s get mixin’. Style One: Beer + Nonalcoholic M…Read More

  2. Brewery Spotlight: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

    Post by Joseph Schumacher In preparation for an exclusive upcoming article on The Pizza Press Beer Blog’s experiences at Sierra Nevada Beer Camp, today’s spotlight falls on Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Let’s get to it! We’ll begin with where the company began: its founder Ken Grossman. Ken…Read More

  3. Beer 101: Fruit Beers

    Post by Joseph Schumacher Today’s Beer 101 is about Fruit Beers- get ready for a fun lesson, readers! First, what is a fruit beer? Fruit beers are actually a very broad category: any base beer style with fruit used as a flavor component qualifies as a fruit beer. Fruit additions can be whole fruit…Read More

  4. Beer 201: Foreign Hops

    Post by Joseph Schumacher Hello Blog readers! Today our Beer 201 article will be about Foreign Hops. Before we dive into that, however, we will give a brief overview of hops in United States. It’s safe to say that the United States hop farms are not evenly distributed across the country. Today, th…Read More

  5. Beer 101: Trappist Beers

    Post by Joseph Schumacher Greetings, blog readers! Today our Beer 101 will be on the subject of Trappist Beers. Let’s dive in! First, as ever, some history. What is a “Trappist” anyway? Monastery brewhouses, from different religious orders, have existed across Europe since the Middle Ages. The…Read More

  6. Beer Spotlight: Deschutes Black Butte Porter

    Post by Joseph Schumacher Hello Blog readers! Today we aim our spotlight at Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter, known as “the beer that started it all”. So where did it all start? Deschutes Brewery has lived by the words “do your best and next time do it better” since they opened in 19…Read More

  7. Beer 201: Baltic Porters

    Post by Joseph Schumacher Hello Beer Blog readers! Today’s Beer 201 is on the topic of Baltic Porters. Let’s get started on this advanced topic! First, what are the origins of the Baltic Porter? The Baltic Porter style originated in Britain in the 18th century, reflecting both the character of o…Read More

  8. Beer 101: Coffee Stout

    Post by Joseph Schumacher The subject of today’s Beer 101 article is the Coffee Stout. First and foremost, what is a Stout, and what made it what it is today? A Brief History of Stouts The adjective “stout” originally just meant “proud” or “brave,” but after the 14th century it took on…Read More