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7 Ways to Celebrate International Beer Day

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"There is no such thing as a bad beer. It’s that some taste better than others." - Bill Carter Imagine if there were a day where beer drinkers world wide could celebrate the evolution of the golden brew. Did you know, annually on the first Friday in August, the world celebrates International Beer Day? This year is the 10th Anniversary of the first official International Beer Day celebrations and is celebrated in over 200 cities around the globe. The creators of International Beer Day explained that the purpose of the holiday is threefold: To gather with friends and enjoy the deliciousness...

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Europe's CO2 Shortage & The Beer Industry

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The 2018 Fifa World Cup began last Thursday in Russia amidst crowds of excited attendees. It is no secret that beer and The World Cup are almost synonymous with one another. The summer heat leaves match goers flocking for refreshing, carbonated beverages causing a surge in the demand.  Carbon Dioxide is produced from ammonia plants, which also are used in the production of fertiliser and typically takes place during the winter months. In an article from Gasworld they said, "Fertiliser companies then plan maintenance or shutdowns in April through to June on a regular basis – but this is coincidently the peak...

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Männertag: Father's Day in Germany

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Picture yourself strolling down the streets of Germany, when you begin to notice groups of men wheeling carts loaded with alcohol and food, drinking and celebrating. Most of us are aware that the beer culture surrounding Germany is deeply rooted in their history, resulting in a certain national respect for the golden brew. This love extends into their Father’s Day traditions, also known as Vatertag or Männertag (men’s day), where their celebrations might look a bit interesting to outsiders. Father's Day became an official holiday in the United States thanks to a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington. She thought that fathers deserved a day equivalent to...

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How is Rosé made?

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#NationalRoséDay has talking all about rose! Did you know rosé can be made through several different processes? This includes: maceration, direct pressing, the saignée method, and the blending method. First there is what may be considered the most common process for making rosés, maceration. This is where the red wine grapes macerate (or rest) in the grape juice before the wine-making process is continued. This allows a controlled contact with the juice. The longer the maceration/contact, the darker the rosé will be. Similar to maceration is the direct pressing method. Instead of letting them soak in contact with the skins, they are pressed immediately. This...

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What makes a Sparkling Wine considered true Champagne and how is it made?

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With celebrations often comes Champagne; we’d have to agree that this Saturday’s royal wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle is certainly an occasion for such. In recent years the U.K. has made a name for itself in the sparkling wine industry with products that rival favored classics, but not all sparkling wine can be called Champagne. Do you know what makes sparkling wine considered true “Champagne” or how it is made? Do you think Prince Harry and Markle will choose a true Champagne or will they choose, as we call it, a "Britagne"? While the vast majority of sparkling...

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