December Style of the Month – High Gravity Beers

“High-gravity” refers to brewing a beer with high original gravity (OG).Typically, above 1.075 OG is considered high. OG is a measure of the fermentable and un-fermentable sugars in the wort before fermentation. A gravity reading taken just prior to yeast being added, is referred to as the original gravity (OG). The OG will provide the brewer with a […]

Is Brut IPA up Next?

The West Coast’s answer to New England IPA was first brewed in San Francisco by Social Brewing’s Kim Sturdavant in late 2017. Brut is typically a wine term, meaning ‘dry’. Sturdavant says his “3 rules for the style” were that it is super pale, very dry (Below 1 degree plato*), and hop-forward/IPA-like/balanced. He also mentioned […]

Craft Beer Cellar Makes Your Thanksgiving Amazing!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and, for us at Craft Beer Cellar, it brings up one of our favorite questions: What beer to drink with Thanksgiving dinner? We’ve asked this question before here on our blog, and it’s amazing to see the array of styles our stores and their Beer Geeks come up with. […]

Style of the Month, August 2017: Pale Ales

Pale ales didn’t really exist until the 18th century, when improvements in malt drying technology enabled malt to be kilned dry without heavily toasting the kernels. These new lighter beers were instant successes and would go on to define British brewing for the next two centuries, while also finding footholds in the eclectic Belgian brewing […]

3 Beer and Food Pairings for the Summer

Few things are more divine than the perfect beer and food pairing! Craft Beer Cellar co-founders, Kate Baker and Suzanne Schalow, are Certified Cicerones® and collectively share nearly 50 years in the restaurant business. They’ve tinkered with hundreds of recipes and pairings over the years. Here are a few of their summer favorites (you can […]

Craft Beer Cellar on Tour: Spencer Brewery

The Spencer Brewery is adding “Monk’s Reserve Ale,” a new Belgian-style quad to its storied line-up of American-made Trappist beers. Being America’s only Trappist brewery gives Spencer some unique advantages and some unique challenges when it comes to introducing any new beer. But quads are different – they’re the holy grail of this revered monastic […]

Craft Beer Cellar’s Beer of the Month Program

The choices available to craft beer seekers are endless, and growing by the day. It’s a nice problem to have, but it can be hard to decide. So, let us help you with Craft Beer Cellar‘s Beer of the Month program! Every month, the Beer Geeks at all 33 Craft Beer Cellar stores select beers across a wide […]

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