Brewing in America

Brewing in America began long before European settlers ever set foot on our shores.  Native Americans developed brewing techniques like almost all other civilizations around the world.  Tribes in the American Southwest and Mexico created a beverage call tiswin, a corn-based fermented drink.  They also produced a wine using the saguaro cactus called nawai.  Legend even has it that the reason...
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The Beginning of Modern Brewing

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, feudalism and Christianity take hold in Germany and most of central Europe.  There are hundreds of recorded laws in the first millenium C.E. that specifically address beer production.  The most interesting  (at least to me) is that even the great Charlemagne had laws written regarding beer production.  He was even known to drink and enjoy beer...
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Boston Beer Company – Samuel Adams Alpine Spring

Boston Brewing brings us a new entry in their line of seasonal brews. This new beer defies categorization by being a combination of a Heller, bock, and Kellerbier. That alone should give you enough reason to try this beer if for no other reason than morbid curiosity. With the quality of seasonal beers that has been coming from this brewery lately, the decision should be easy. As the largest craft brewery in the US you can find it just about anywhere you find Sam Adams' offerings. ....
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