Beer is a drink for every occasion, but in order to truly experience beer one must store, pour, and taste beer correctly. Whether you’re running a bar, getting ready for a party, or just making your own beer experience the best it can be, it’s important to learn how to do it the right way. By following the correct method for each of these steps, one can truly engage in a flavor experience that enhances the natural flavors of the beer. Read on to learn how to taste beer, store it, and pour it too! [Read more…]
Summer is knocking at our door, and that means that is time to kick back and enjoy something a bit different from what we drink the rest of the year… a delicious seasonal summer ale. Certainly, ale can be good to you 365 days a year, however since summer provides an awesome opportunity to enjoy some new brews of the season, we thought we’d talk a bit about how seasonal ale came about. [Read more…]
There is beer and then there is an IPA. To a normal alcohol consumer this is just another beverage, although to a beer connoisseur it is a whole different world. IPAs have a rich tradition and embody a very special place in many people’s hearts. With such a strong following and such unique flavors it’s impossible to shy away from a frosty IPA. But before you order one the next time you are at the bar, take a moment to learn a little more about what makes this beer so great. [Read more…]
There is nothing quite like a warm afternoon spent grilling with a beer in hand. Whether you are grilling up burgers, steaks, sausages, or any other delicious variety of grill-worthy food, it is always worth it to pair your dish with a great beer. After countless hours of “research”, we put together a beer pairings guide that’ll help you pick that perfect brew every single time. [Read more…]
Beer. It has united people across the world for centuries. If you are new to beer, or just need a little help finding your go-to brew, you have come to the right place. This month we are getting back to our beer basics when it comes to beer styles, terminology, and history. [Read more…]
Spencer Trappist Ale is America’s first Trappist brewery, located in Spencer, Massachusetts. The brewery is maintained and operated by the monks at Saint Joseph’s Abbey. [Read more…]
One of our beloved ale providers is Smuttynose. The company was founded in 1994 in New Hampshire, and has since then become one of the region’s finest brands. They have distributed beer in more than half the United States and in locations found it Europe and Asia. Smuttynose IPAs are a light bodied and beautiful golden colored beer which has purposed to remain true to its local roots. It has also remained true to its mission to provide hop lovers with an experience that many other brands cannot offer.
There’s nothing as much fun as starting your own beer cellar. Like wines, some beers require particular storage and actually improve as they are stored for an extended period of time. [Read more…]
Do you notice something different? Are your surroundings beginning to look like you are back in 1776? Do you feel as if we are once again on the brink of revolution? Well, very simply, that is because we are: Revolution Brewing has arrived at Julio’s.
As the story goes, Hugh Malone was an Irish immigrant in the 1800s who loved to brew. Hugh was the son of a shepherd and kept a pet falcon as a boy. He moved to the United States at the fine age of 66, and settled into Portland, Maine. It was there he began brewing his excellent beers. Hugh’s secret was the strategic addition of hops to the boiling kettle, for at this time hops was known as a reliable preserver but not as a flavoring agent. Since then hops flavored beers have become extremely popular.