Beer Pro Tips – Learn About Beer

Craft beer folks can be an intimidating bunch. With a plethora of lingo, the nuances of certain hops, and all of the chemistry that goes into brewing, it’s easy to abandon the idea of an independent beer and reach for the silver bullet or a case fulla stones. We all started off drinking macro beer until we wanted to learn about beer.

 

We’ve seen it too many times. People that want to learn about beer getting bashed on Facebook beer groups for asking questions like, “What’s a Crowler,” or “Can I drink skunked beer.” We figured it was time to show the welcoming, collaborative, communal side of craft beer and answer some of those questions for you!

 

If you want to learn about beer, and you have a question that’s not answered here, drop us a line. We’ll add it to the list.

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