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How-to Hold a Beer Tasting with Friends

How-to Hold a Beer Tasting with Friends

If you’re a beer lover, as I am, tasting new varieties of beer can be a lot of fun. Tasting them with a small group of like-minded friends and family can make the experience even better. My idea for having a beer tasting came when some friends and I were trying to decide what bar to go to on a Friday night. I wasn’t very excited about going out and spending $50+ on drinks at a place that played bad…

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How Does Sporting a Beer Belly Affect Your Health

How Does Sporting a Beer Belly Affect Your Health?

Are you one of those people who love to have a few beers after a long hard day’s work? Well, you may think twice about the types of beverages you decide to quench your thirst. Dr. Michael F. Roizen, MD, and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, MD, say, “Belly fat is the most dangerous fat you can carry.” Not to put a damper on the party, but drinking beer is largely accountable for belly fat, according to personal fitness trainer, Mike…

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Green Living: Finding Eco-Friendly Beer

Green Living: Finding Eco-Friendly Beer

So, you’ve decided to go green in order to make the planet and yourself healthier. You should certainly be proud of yourself because you’re making a real difference in the future of the planet and in your life. It’s not always easy to go green in the beginning, especially if you are still participating in some “un-green” activities like drinking beer on the weekends. According to editors on Greenguide.com, which is affiliated with the National Geographic Society, beer is made…

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How to Brew Your Own Beer

How to Brew Your Own Beer

Now that I’ve grabbed your attention, how about bringing you into the article! As the title reads, let’s get to brewing our own beer! Sure didn’t you know you can make your own at home? Many people often feel making their own brew at home is the best way to have a good drink! Always on hand and made the manly way! It used to be that home brewing equipment was expensive and hard to find. Well not anymore! In…

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How to Properly Shotgun a Beer

How to Properly Shotgun a Beer

The art and romance of shot gunning beer has been a high school and college tradition for many years. I first came in contact with the sport during my early high school years through a friend who claimed he could finish a beer in 4 seconds or less. He then proceeded to do so as I watched in amazement. This man then became my shot-gunning mentor and taught me the tricks of the trade, which I will share with you…

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Oktoberfest Celebration in the Amana Colonies of Iowa

Oktoberfest Celebration in the Amana Colonies of Iowa

Amana is located west of Iowa City and celebrates many German-type festivals throughout the year. The Amana Colonies are a unique group of 7 villages founded by Germans who settled the area. Until almost the middle of the 20th century, these groups of people worked totally together. In turn they provided a lifestyle that was simple, well-done and made a base for this community today. The old buildings now house shops, the same restaurants, meat shops, wineries and bakeries. Bring…

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How to Store Your Beer

How to Store Your Beer

Before we start, some considerations: A beer lasts, on average, from three to six months, as is the case of Pilsen, for example. Some beers, on the other hand, calls for a period of maturation, as is the case, for example, of Barley Wines, Imperial Stouts, Strong Ales, Old Ales and Lambics.These beers will be our focus here. Doing some research here and there, there are still some disagreements about the best way to store beer: standing or lying down,…

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How Not to Run Out of Cold Beer

How Not to Run Out of Cold Beer

Whether it has been at a party, at an event that you have hosted, or as a guest at someone else’s party, it has happened to us all. It may have been at the beach, in the park, or at someone’s house, but you have experienced it. Perhaps it was on New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, your Nephew’s graduation, your cousin Bob’s birthday, or just any old Saturday at the beach. No matter where or when, everyone has had that…

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Making a Ginger Beer for Kids

Home Beer Brewing: Making a Ginger Beer for Kids

As soon as mom or dad start to get involved in a home brewing hobby, kids want to join in too. If you can get them involved in the brewing process, it only not expands their minds, but it also makes memories to last a lifetime. So how do make that possible? It is very dangerous for the kids to be around because of the boiling water and equipment that can be misused. A way to get kids involved without…

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Why You Shouldn’t Wear a Beer Shirt to School

Why You Shouldn’t Wear a Beer Shirt to School

Students are expected to adhere to the school rules while they are on the premises. Doing something against the school rules are subjected to punishment or penalties, depending on the severity of the punishment. As long as you do not do the things that are forbidden on school grounds, rest assured you get to finish the whole school term easy and happy. However, there are records of students that got suspended when they went against the rules. The good thing…

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