A Window To The World

A visit to B.United and OEC in Oxford, CT

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A Window To The World

You usually see the “three-tier system”, created after Prohibition, described as “Brewer, Distributor, Retailer”. However, that first tier also includes Importers, which is how foreign producers get their beer into the country. Importers face many of the same logistical challenges that Distributors do, but exacerbated by geography and border customs. B. United International is a […]

Betting on Small Pack

I’m not a large person. I don’t eat a lot (even when I want to). And yes, I’m in my thirties (slower metabolism, blah blah blah). I recently stopped in a yogurt shop and was chastised by the owner about how little I got from the self-serve machine. “Are you on a diet?” she asked. […]

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 […]

The Pacific NW Brew Tour

The Pacific Northwest may be known for green scenery and an increasingly liberal social climate, but more than either of those, the wide array of fresh seafood and the thriving craft beer scene drive thousands to the west coast each year for premium imbibement. Pike Brewing Co. is located in downtown Seattle on 1st Avenue […]

The Beer Snob Told Me So

It was a cool, chill day and with the weather not as humid as it normally is here in Florida I decided to hop on my bike and take a ride to the bar. Walking into the bar I spotted a group of individuals gathered at a table in the corner with multiple bottles popped […]

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