February 28, 2013

Why Do American Beers Taste Terrible?

Brian Palmer, Slate

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Beer drinkers have filed class-action lawsuits against the makers of Budweiser and Michelob in several states, claiming that the beers are watered down below their stated alcohol content of approximately 5 percent. Beer can be made at many different strengths, with some craft brews surpassing 20 percent alcohol by volume. Why are the most popular American beers so weak?

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October 18, 2013
Sour Beers Are Coming, Thanks to Bacteria
Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR
Move over, bitter IPAs and chocolaty stouts. There's a new kid on the craft brewing block, and it's going to knock your salivary glands into action.It's called "sour beer." When you take a sip, it's like biting into a Granny... more ››