Month / February 2008

A Taste of… Leinenkugel Berry WeissJ. Leinenkugel Brewing Co.Chippewa Falls, WI / Milwaukee, WI   Preface: As I mentioned in the blog about the Honey Weiss, three or four months ago I was at the initial presentation of the Leinenkugel summer beers. At that event, I had an interesting conversation with the Brewers and representatives […]

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  A Taste of… Leinenkugel Honey WeissJ. Leinenkugel Brewing Co.Chippewa Falls, WI / Milwaukee, WI   Preface: Three or four months ago I was at the initial presentation of this beer in the New York City area and had a chance to talk to the brewers, and their representatives. What I found very interesting was […]

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Greetings, This time we are going to discover the different flavors that malted barley brings to beer and ale. To begin with, it is helpful to understand the reason for “malting” barley. First of all, the barley grain is not particularly suited to the baking of bread as it has far less gluten in it […]

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Greetings, Today I’m going to stay on the subject of aromas. I find it amusing that the subject is called beer “tasting” or for that matter wine “tasting” when so much is involved in the olfactory sense. It has been agreed for a long time, in the culinary sense as well as a scientific sense […]

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The Beer Tasters Vocabulary… Greetings, When a group of people get together and discuss a particular topic that is common knowledge to all of them a sort of jargon develops. If you add a level of professionalism, the jargon becomes part of the conversation. For instance, if a professional chef says that his “line got […]

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