Hazed And Perceived

hazed and perceived

For much of its history in American craft beer, the IPA has been a golden, or amber, beer with good clarity; meaning you can see straight through the glass. For any of you unaware, a movement has been under way for a handful of years now of IPAs that look…

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What’s The HAZE About?

what’s the HAZE about?

With the introduction of the pilsner hundreds of years ago, the look of a beer became a point of focus for drinkers. At the time, it was an interest in having brilliantly clear, golden beers like liquid sunshine. In recent years, starting in the American Northeast, a move towards cloudy…

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Beer Buzz: Not From Round Here?…

Beer Buzz: Not From Round Here?…

Things have begun snowballing at a somewhat startling rate in the world of craft beer. In 2012 America had amassed 2,401 craft breweries, according to the Brewers Association. By their most recent count in 2015, that number has grown to 4,225. Such rapid growth has had many people, myself included,…

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Everyman’s Doing It!

Everyman’s Doing It!

How best to find a food pairing for a beer is a constant topic of conversation and debate among those at Spec’s, whether employee or guest, and all of us, myself included, would benefit more from basic information. There are a handful of “rules” I do my best to adhere…

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Mind’s Playing Tricks  On You…

Mind’s Playing Tricks On You…

I have a healthy level of curiosity in what we taste, how and why, when eating and drinking. How is it that I taste different fruits, flowers, herbs and spices in my cup of coffee? Why does this beer taste different today than it did last time I had it?…

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