How to Pronounce ‘Gose’ & ‘Gueuze’

June 27, 2017 0

Q: “Dear Stouts & Stilettos: I’m pretty sure I’m pronouncing Gose correctly and I love that beer style, but how the hell do you pronounce Geuze or Gueuze?” A: While I’ve heard a lot of folks pronouncing Gose as “Goes”, that is incorrect. This German beer style should be pronounced “Goes-uh.” The “E” is NOT silent. An even trickier beer style Read More

Prepare to be Rauchified

October 3, 2015 0

As the weather cools and the scent of fireplaces fills the air, I start to get a hankering for one of my favorite ales: smoked beer. There are two major kinds of smokey beers, not to be confused with each other. Rauchbier is a traditional German style, and features malts smoked over beech wood. Smoked beer, on the other hand, Read More

Style. Undefined.

September 16, 2014 3

Lately I’ve been musing on the parameters of craft beer styles, and whether or not they are necessary. For some craft beer drinkers and brewers, it’s incredibly imperative and comparable to calling an apple and orange. For others, it’s just an unnecessary and sometimes inaccurate descriptor and can set improper expectations. I was convinced for awhile that style wasn’t important. I’m Read More

Craft Beer 101: Belgian Beer Abbey v. Trappist

April 1, 2011 0

Great post from my boys over at Passion Beer!  As my aim is to educate, this post was a wonderful clarification for both new and old micro-drinkers! Plus, the history is super cool. Cheers! Belgian Beer: Abbey v. Trappist Nothing screams “monk-tastic” like a nice, rich Belgian Ale. When you’re in your local distributor or bottle shop, you may notice Read More