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Does beer Use Yeast

Does Beer Use Yeast? Your Question Answered

Yeast is used to make many foods and drinks. It is a vital part of the baking process and is also used to make wine. But does beer use yeast? Yeast is one of the four main ingredients in beer. Alongside water, hops, and grains. Brewers add yeast to turn simple sugars into alcohol. Without […]

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Does beer or wine have caffeine

Does Beer or Wine Have Caffeine?

I was recently talking to a friend about how weird it was that Vodka Redbull was so popular. Neither vodka, nor RedBull is particularly tasty on their own, but combined you’ve got one of the most popular drink choices in many bars and clubs. My friend then asked “Does beer or wine have caffeine?” and […]

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Does beer on tap taste better

Does Beer on Tap Taste Better?

It’s a common enough debate amongst a certain type of beer-lover. Does beer on tap taste better than beer in a can or in a bottle? As with many similar questions, you’ll get numerous reasons why it does and doesn’t. But of course, taste is subjective and that should not be forgotten! There are many […]

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Does beer need hops

Does Beer Need Hops? A Quick Guide

Ask any beer aficionado what ingredients make beer and (after water), most people will mention hops. But does beer need hops? I was wondering this question myself, so thought I’d do some research. Here is what I found: While water, yeast, and grains are essential to beer, it is actually possible to have a beer […]

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What is Unfined beer?

What is Unfined Beer? And Why Does it Matter?

You may have heard the term “unfined beer” recently. It is certainly used a lot more often than it was a decade ago. But what is unfined beer? In this article, I am going to take a quick look at what unfined beer is. And why it may matter quite a lot. What is Unfined […]

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Is Amstel lager gluten free

Is Amstel Lager Gluten Free?

Amstel lager is one of the most popular beers on the planet, producing 36 million litres of beer each year. The Amstel brewery was founded in 1870 in Amsterdam, it stayed there until 1968 when Amstel was taken over by Heinekin. Production was moved to the Heinekin brewery in Zoeterwoude shortly after and has stayed […]

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What is the best beer to drink while dieting

What is the best beer to drink while dieting?

You know that feeling, you wake up one morning hungover. Stumble towards the bathroom and catch a sight of yourself in the mirror. You climb onto the scales and your worst suspicions are confirmed. You don’t own a set of scales, you’ve drunkenly broken into someone else’s house again. Everyone is dead. Sorry, I get […]

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What is German Oktoberfest?

What is German Oktoberfest? A Quick Guide

The largest beer festival in the world is held in Munich, Germany every year around late September/early October. It is called Oktoberfest. But what is German Oktoberfest? In this article, we will take a brief look at the history. Throw in some interesting facts, and help you understand why a Bavarian would be irritated that […]

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What is the oldest pub in the world?

What is the Oldest Pub in the World?

A few days ago I wrote an article about the oldest pub in Nottingham and had a lot of fun with it. Trying to decide which of the three pubs who claimed to be the oldest was in fact correct. In the end, I decided that the Bell Inn probably had the greatest claim. But […]

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Beer in England

English Beer Culture is Underrated: Here’s Why

I want to talk about English beer culture. But to do so, I need to discuss patriotism. Something I hate doing because it is such a divisive subject. Sadly, it is unavoidable! One of the most baffling things about England is the discussion that surrounds patriotism. This has never been an issue for any of […]

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