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The Craft Beer Guide to Dublin

Would you prefer a Guinness or a Murphy’s? Until two years ago, that was your choice when you stepped foot in any Irish pub. Sure there were a few other big name lager choices and some Beamish on occasion, but, for the most part, you had your pick of two very similar creamy stouts. Like we said, that was a few ... continue reading
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The Seven Kingdoms Mug SHOP

Channel your inner Tyrion Lannister and drink your wine—or beer, booze, blood of your enemies—from this handmade Horn Mug. Each is crafted from a real cattle horn and is ready for your next Game of Thrones feast. And since each is made from actual cattle horn, no two are alike. All are finished by hand and attached ... continue reading
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Pop Chart Lab’s Beer Prints and Products SPONSORED

Learning about beer doesn't have to involve a boring textbook. Beer is fun, so shouldn't learning about it be as well? Pop Chart Lab creates incredible prints and products—growlers, glasses, coasters, bar towels, and bags—that offer up stunning doses of brew-related knowledge. Whether you want an eye-catching print of all the breweries in the United States, a colorful Venn diagram of ingredients, or an incredibly detailed wall map of beer styles, Pop Chart Lab has you covered. Every item marries data and design and makes beer education enjoyable and eye-catching. ... check it out
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Happy National Beer Day

We live in a time when people can just create food-related holidays. Tomorrow, for example, is National Empanada Day, Saturday is Cheese Fondue Day. It's fucking ridiculous. With that in mind, today's a day worth celebrating: National Beer Day. And it's not just because some ad guy is trying to promote drinking, ... continue reading
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The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State

The Best Craft Beer Bar in Every State A great craft beer bar simply needs great craft beer. Whereas a dive bar must, without any perceivable force, assume a certain personality to be stellar, a craft beer bar just needs the right taps. Good food and comfy seats are nice, but if your most interesting brew is a ... continue reading
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Beer Enhancing Sachets

Just because you don't homebrew doesn't mean you can't customize your own beer. Hop Theory hand-crafts tea bags filled ingredients meant to enhance and change the flavor and aroma of your beer. Simply drop a sachet into your brew, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then enjoy something unique. While the idea of ... continue reading
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The Top Craft Breweries of 2014

Thanks to a change in the definition of "craft" beer—craft breweries can now use adjuncts in the brewing process—there's a new craft beer king: Yuengling. The nation's oldest brewery has claimed the top spot in this year's Brewers Association rankings which are based on 2014 sales volume. (D.G. Yuengling & ... continue reading
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8 New Beers You Should Know

When you hit your local liquor store or brewery in search of some new beers to try, there are a few we’d recommend keeping an eye out for. Some of these are brand new, some are seasonals making their return, and some were just announced for future release. So next time you’re out scouting some potential fridge-dwellers, ... continue reading
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DIY: Wooden Beer Tote

We've featured a lot of different ways to get beer from point a to point b on Cool Material before, but never a DIY project about how to create your own wooden beer tote. You'll get a lot of points for having a sustainable, reusable way to get your beer to the party in style, but you'll get even more if you're the ... continue reading
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10 Award-Winning Homebrew Recipes

Every new homebrewer dreams of creating the world's next great beer. But before you craft a Pliny-level Double IPA on your own, you're probably going to want to try your hand at some recipes. Here are 10 award-winners that go down easy. a.linkhiglight { background: #9cc4cc !important; font-style: italic; ... continue reading
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Craft Beer Brewed With Space Yeast

For a beer that's truly out of this world (we are so sorry), check out Ninkasi Brewing's latest beer: Ground Control. Last year, the brewery sent six vials of brewer's yeast into space (77.3 miles up)—this was their second attempt to do so—and brought them back to brew up this Imperial Stout. Brewed with Oregon ... continue reading
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