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Beer 101

  • March 04, 2016

    Backyard Brews

    Real Elderflower Thistly Cross Cider | $5.99 This cider is infused with elderflower tea creating a subtle floral taste. It drinks light and is reminiscent of a dry Riesling. Pair with cheese or on its own when the warm weather sets in. Try this if you like: Crispin Pacific Pear Cider   Flower Child IPA […]

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  • September 25, 2015

    The HARD Choice

    Hard cider is becoming more popular than ever and it’s apparent why. So this season, will you be drinking cider or beer? 7 reasons you should drink cider this fall: 1. It was the drink of pilgrims Cider was, in fact, the most popular drink in North America and England from the early settlers’ times, and […]

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  • September 25, 2015

    Top Ciders this Fall

    the season’s must-try ciders 1 Zeffer Red Apple Cider: An all natural, 100% organic, wild-fermented New Zealand apple cider that will change the way you look at ciders. It’s macerated with the skins, so it has a beautiful pink color and actually drinks more like a rose. Dry, with a light apple sweetness, crisp and […]

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  • July 01, 2015

    A Crafted Couple

    Here from one of our beer experts on pairing beer as well as a few suggestions to try! Wine isn’t the only player in the pairing game anymore. Beer has an amazing capacity to pair with all kinds of foods and is more recently being recognized for it. Consider the following when pairing beer. The […]

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  • April 06, 2015

    Crawfish Beers

    There is no denying it is Spring, AND crawfish season! But what brews pair best with your boil? Check below for our experts’ choice for the top beers to pair with your crawfish all season long. 1. Our First Brew is… Slumbrew Happy Sol Blood Orange Hefeweizen “This is a new product to Martin Wine Cellar. […]

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  • July 31, 2014

    A Bit of History

    Which came fist the chicken or the egg? Or better yet, was it beer or bread that made mankind settle down for the first time? While this question is debated to this day it is undeniable that beer and it predecessors enjoyed an important place in ancient cultures. Archeological finds indicate that beer (or its […]

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  • July 31, 2014

    Ingredients

    Malted Barley Other than water, the main ingredient in most beers is malted barley. Barley on its own doesn’t contain the right enzymes or starches to produce alcohol. Through a process called “malting,” the grain is altered to gain these ingredients. The malting process involves partial germination of the seed followed by drying the grain […]

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  • August 01, 2014

    Brewing Process

    In the most simple of terms, brewing is the mixing of a starch source with water and then adding yeast to induce fermentation. Sounds simple, but the process can get a little complicated. Step 1: Malting the Grain Today, most beers use malted barley as the starch source for the brewing process. Malted barley is […]

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  • August 01, 2014

    Beer Styles

    Beer can be broken down into two main groups: ales and lagers. Ales are produced using top fermenting yeast that metabolizes the starch at a warmer temperature, approximately 64°F. Lagers use yeast that ferments at a cooler temperature, usually around 50°F. Ales tend to be heavier with fruity flavors; whereas, lagers are lighter and crisper […]

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