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Over the past few years I’ve consumed a lot of information from a variety of sources but there are select materials I’ll come back to time and time again. Below are some of the key resources that have transformed me from philistine to a significantly more educated beer consumer.

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After my Christmas read, Vintage Beer by Patrick Dawson, I’ve been inspired to be more experimental with the beers I should save and ensure that I also well document the beers currently in my cellar. It’s a really good read for the relative newcomer like myself to the concept of aging beer. The books goes through the rules …

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I spent most of my childhood enjoying some form of chocolate advent calendar but once the austerity of being an adult set in that tradition faded away. After an excellent suggestion by my wife, this year I decided it was time to bring it back with a bit of a grown up twist in the form of a …

Maybe it’s my British heritage but I am a sucker for roasty, malty qualities of a good stout. I’m not very particular about how I distribute my stout love either- each style brings their own unique and wonderful compliments. Oatmeal Stouts in general have a creamier and fuller mouthfeel. Coffee Stouts, if well crafted, create a …

One of the underrated joys about beer drinking are the seasonal releases a lot of breweries seem to build into their calendars. Central Indiana has a clear distinction of seasons, which really makes it conducive to drinking beers that compliment the weather outside. Fall is here, the weather is cooler and I find myself shifting away from the …

For sometime now I’ve been contemplating becoming a Certifed Cicerone. Seeming as beer is hobby and interest of mine it makes very little sense to have any kind of accreditation on the subject. Although the benefits are purely academic from my standpoint I feel like the challenge pushes me to expand my horizons and challenge the weaknesses in my knowledge …

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