What Does it Mean When a Beer is Skunked?

What Does it Mean When a Beer is Skunked?

The term “skunked” refers to the taste of a beer when something tastes off or skunky. This weird taste is the result of the beer being exposed to light, which then causing a chemical reaction known as oxidation. This term is aptly named because the chemical that...

Rules for Storing Beer

Rules for Storing Beer

You know it and I know it. Beer doesn’t last forever. No matter how much you wish it so, beers will turn eventually. That day may be sooner rather than later if you don’t store it properly. The biggest enemies to the flavor of a beer are exposing it to air, light and...

The Big Impact Of Craft Beer On Smaller Neighborhoods

The Big Impact Of Craft Beer On Smaller Neighborhoods

When it comes to establishments such as bars, breweries, and taprooms, these places have always been about much more than just serving beer. They serve as general hubs of the community, as well as sources of local identity. However, these types of establishments are...

What Is Craft Beer?

What Is Craft Beer?

Generally defined, beer is a beverage made of ingredients such as grain, water, hops, and yeast. The water is used to heat up the grain, and starches are converted into sugars. The sugar water that's made is then boiled down in order to get rid of anything that may be...

New Austin Craft Brewery, Hitmaker Brewing, Releases First Beer

New Austin Craft Brewery, Hitmaker Brewing, Releases First Beer

The craft brewery’s IPA is now available at select bars and restaurants AUSTIN, TX: On Friday, May 11th, Hitmaker Brewing released their first beer, an India Pale Ale. The beer is light-medium bodied with lots of fruit and citrus notes and an assertive, bitter finish....

Austin Named Craft Beer Capital

Austin Named Craft Beer Capital

It's often rather subjective to select the right city in America which is felt as the best for microbreweries. The first thing that is typically done is looking at the total number of brewers who are in each city; however, this never really says much about quality...

What makes a brewery a ‘craft’ brewery?

What makes a brewery a ‘craft’ brewery?

Craft breweries in the United States fall under three different categories: *Small *Independent *Traditional Small breweries produce approximately 6 million barrels of beer or less on an annual basis. Independent breweries are controlled by about 25% or less of a...

Austin is the Craft Beer King of Texas

Austin is the Craft Beer King of Texas

Recent reports are indicating that the city of Austin is essentially dominating the craft beer industry throughout the entire state of Texas. Back in 2016, Central Texas breweries ended up rolling out a total of 187,000 barrels of beer, which equates to about 26.3...

2017 Saw Record Number Of Breweries Opening

2017 Saw Record Number Of Breweries Opening

A new report from Brewers Association has revealed that in 2017, a record number of breweries opened their doors in the state of Texas. The report estimated that approximately 997 breweries opened, which brings the total number of breweries in the entire United States...

Brewing Together In The Craft Beer Industry Is Much More Effective

Brewing Together In The Craft Beer Industry Is Much More Effective

Craft beer is currently in its sixth consecutive year of a huge double-digit growth, and even better is the fact that there's absolutely no sign of a slowdown anytime soon. Despite the fact that general beer sales in the United States have been rather low, back in...