11 Nov 2015

Beer Consumption Around the World: Top 25 Beer Loving Countries

Since 7000 BC when people in Mesopotamia brewed the first beer, the popularity of this beverage keeps on growing. Today, beer is the world’s most popular alcoholic beverage and the fourth most popular drink.  Unless you are in Kuwait where beer is illegal, enjoying a bottle of beer with friends is a favorite past time. People […]
4 Nov 2015

10 Best Beers to Use in Beer Batter Recipes

Beer does some amazing things in batter for deep-fried foods. The CO2 gas in a can of Bud keeps things light and airy, and helps the batter cook fast, meaning the cod underneath can emerge moist and properly à point. But what kind of beer? Aggressively hoppy beers (West Coast IPA, for example) can leave […]
28 Oct 2015

10 Interesting Beer Facts That Will Leave You Tipsy

Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third-most popular drink overall (after water and tea). People all over the world just love beer. An average American consumes 23 gallons of the beverage a year. But do you know what nation has the highest beer consumption per head? Or what is the […]
21 Oct 2015

Beer 101: What’s the Difference Between a Port and a Lager?

All beers are either lagers or ales (and sometimes hybrid). All beers are fermented from a combination of malts, hops, water and yeast. Whether you have an ale or a lager depends on the brewer’s yeast used and the brewing technique. What is a Lager? Lagers originated from Germany. Bavarian brewers discovered that “lagering” (aging […]
14 Oct 2015

What Inspires a Beer’s Flavor?

Beer is one of the world most loved beverage. It is an alcoholic beverage produced by saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugars. The sacchrification enzymes and starch are derived from malted materials that include malted wheat and barley. Other ingredients used to brew beer include water, starch source, flavoring agents, yeast for […]
7 Oct 2015

Grande Prairie’s International Beer Festival

Last September 25 and 26, Edmonton International BeerFest came to Grand Prairie for the largest beer festival in the West of Canada.  The festival was a huge success with hundreds of beers available for tasting (over 200 to be more precise) and a whole new line-up of entertainment.  Edmonton International BeerFest did their best to […]
30 Sep 2015

5 of the Strangest Beer Ever Brewed!

Now that the craft beer revolution is old news, a microbrewery can’t just make better-than-average beer to get noticed. They have to do something really unique to get their name out there—and there seems to be no end to the weird things beer makers will do to get noticed. Here are some of the strangest […]
23 Sep 2015

Top 5 Facts about Heineken

Heineken is easily one of the most iconic beer brands in the world – but how much do you know about the beer and the company that brews the stuff? The Dutch lager with the lone red star on a green bottle can be something of an enigma. Thankfully, we’ve researched these 10 facts about […]
16 Sep 2015

Try A Shot: Flaming Dr. Pepper!!

A strange combination of beer, alcohol and fire that winds up tasting like Dr. Pepper. It also tastes like Dr. Pepper coming back up so I would recommend only having a couple of these. Supplies: 1/4 oz 151 Rum 3/4 oz Amaretto 1 12 oz Beer 1 pint glass 1 shot glass Matches or a […]
9 Sep 2015

Prevent the Hangover: What Should I Do?

As most people know hangovers are due to the dehydrating effects of alcohol. This occurs because Alcohol is a diuretic, however, there are other ingredients in some forms of alcohol that also contribute to a hangover. These are called cogeners and are found in dark drinks such as Brandy, Red Wine, Whiskey, etc. Beer is […]