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If you Love beer, you care about climate change!

If you find yourself a beer lover and always looking for the next craft brew, you need to take note on climate change.  Global warning continues to impact all types of farming and agriculture, including those most important for beer such as hops and barley.  With the long running craze, hops are one of the

How Many Beers are in a Heineken Mini Keg?

A question I  hear more often then I would anticipate, is How Many Beers are in a Heineken Mini Keg?  This is not a question I expected to hear, but a valid question to know the answer to on your next beer run.  So How Many Beers are in a Heineken Mini Keg? How many

How Many Beers are in a Pitcher?

A commonly asked question while at the bars or a restaurant, is how many beers are in a pitcher?  This is a valid question and a good one to know the answer to when trying to get the best deal.  So based on the standard pitcher size, how many beers are in a Pitcher? How

How Many Beers are in a Full Keg?

A full keg, also called a Half Barrel, is a beer keg which contains around 15.5 gallons when full.  It is half the size of a brewers barrel, which is 30 gallons.  It is also a quarter of a barrel, which is approximately 31.5 gallons. So how many beers are in a full keg? How many Ounces

How Many Beers are in a Half Keg?

A half keg, also known as a quarter barrel or more commonly called a pony keg, is a beer keg which contains around 7.75 gallons when full.  It is half the size of a standard keg, which is 15.5 gallons.  It is also a quarter of a barrel, which is approximately 31 gallons. So how

How Long Does Keg Beer Last?

One of the most important factors in how long does keg beer last, is how you pressurize your keg beer. Beer that is pressurized using a CO2 setup will outlast a keg being pressurized with a hand pump by months.  Keg beer is not usually pasteurized, if treated improperly the shelf life will be short. 

How To Grow Hops at Home

Why Grow Hops at Home? Over the past few years, I have noticed that home brewing is becoming a more popular hobby, which is great.  Just like many other hobbies, as your skills progress, it is only natural to want to spread your knowledge, your skillset and have more control over as many factors as

When to Tap Keg Beer

When to Tap Keg Beer? Although this is a fairly simple question to answer, everyone’s situation will vary. The general rule is to wait between 2-4 hours to tap a keg of beer after it arrives at its final destination. There are two main reasons for this: temperature change and agitation. When the keg beer

Widmer Brothers – Pitch Black IPA

Brewed by: Widmer Brothers Brewing Location: Portland, Oregon, USA Style: Black IPA ABV: 6.5% Commercial Description: Pitch Black IPa takes you to the dark side with our take on Cascadian dark ale. Debittered black malt lends a midnight hue along with rich, toasty malt flavor. Generous doses of alchemy and cascade hops provide a complex

Rogue – First Growth Pumkpin Patch Ale

Brewed by: Rogue Brewery Location: Newport, Oregon, USA Style: Pumpkin Ale ABV: around 5.6% Commercial Description: Created with pumpkins grown on Rogue’s Micro hop and pumpkin yard in Independence, Oregon. Fresh pumpkins are picked, loaded into our truck, driven immediately 77 miles to our brewery in Newport, Oregon, quickly roasted, and pitched into the brew
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