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How to Become a Card-Carrying Beer Judge
Sara Doersam warns the "weekend warriors" that there's more to judging beers than you think!
An Interview with Paul Shipman
In this month's column Sara interviews the head honcho of Redhook Ale Brewery to find out what small beer manufacturer's are doing to stay afloat in the age of corporate breweries.
Beer Book Gallery
Sara reviews a wide selection of books on all things beery -- everything from the Encyclopedia of Beer to The Hangover Handbook.
Sara reviews the 5 most popular beer CD-ROMs on the market.
Sara helps your social skills by listing tons of beer terms guaranteed to impress your local bartender.
Beer on the Web
No need to enlist a powerful search engine when looking for beer on the Internet. Sara has all the best listed for your surfing pleasure.
Sara's round-up of beer publications. It's the water.
The Craft Brewing Renaissance
In this article, Sara defines the term "micro mega merger."
Sara gives a beer tasting lesson.
Apple cider is not just for school kids' lunches -- adults are rediscovering a more "stimulating" version for their own consumption.
Here We Come a'Wassailing!
Beer lovers will find any reason to sample their favorite concotions. Thanks to the Winter Solstice, there's a whole new reason to party! Sara provides the history behind this most global event.
The History of Brewing in the United States
Who says history and beer don't mix? Sara explains why beer is an integral part of U.S. history.
How Beer is Made
The rise of micro-breweries and do-it-yourself brewpubs has Americans enchanted and bewildered. Just how do they do it? Sara Doersam, our beer expert, tells all.
How to Host a Beer Tasting
Sara has a great idea for a holiday party -- hosting a blind beer tasting. Sounds fun, doesn't it?
How to Select a Beer Merchant
Can your beer merchant 'talk beer?' If you're not sure what to look for in a beer merchant, never fear, Sara comes to the rescue with this very informative article.
How do you take advantage of a Norse Goddess? Loosen her up with mead, of course. Sara Doersam provides historical perspective and the basic recipe for this Nectar of the Gods.
My Ten Favorites
Sara Doersam tries her best to stay neutral about which are her favorite brews.
Though this year's festivities have ended, Sara is already planning ahead by taking a look back into the history of this imbibing event.
Pairing Beer with Food
There are some guidelines to follow when it comes to pairing food and beer. Find out the "3 C's."
Preparing for a Brew Fest
Sara tells all we need to know before attending a beer festival and engaging in the "sipping, swishing and savoring" that is so prevalent.
Sara Doersam uncovers a new use for widgets and enjoys the "non-burp factor" of cask conditioned ales.
Where's the red in this style of beer? Sometimes it's all in the name. Sara exposes some breweries sure to be red in the face after reading this!
Sara Doersam knows that rice, water and patience are the secrets to a high-quality sake. Find out why this beverage is gaining popularity and what its relation to the beer industry is.
Sara describes the various forms of this potent brew.
Tampa Bay Brewing Company
Sara chronicles the tale of how one family's hobby became a lucrative business.
Those Incredible Belgian Beers
The Belgians have probably never even heard of Miller Lite!
Two Great Beer Fests an Ocean Apart
Just what the heck are the GBBF and the GABF and why are they so important? Sara knows and so can you!
Which beers can stand the test of time? Which are better taking it lying down? Sara lists her favorites.
Beer for breakfast? Sara Doersam tells why this refreshing brew goes so well with eggs and sausage.
Real beer drinkers won't let a little cold weather slow them down. Sara gets into the spirit of Samichlaus.